May 10, 2011

New York-based retailer Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has inked a deal with Belli skin care and now is carrying the pregnancy skin care products in 200 Duane Reade stores.

May 10, 2011

A new line of mosquito-repelling candles is slated to make its nationwide debut.

May 10, 2011

Sanofi’s vaccines division has won Food and Drug Administration approval for a vaccine designed for injection into the skin, the company said Tuesday.

May 10, 2011

Julep, a boutique salon concept that offers manicure and pedicure parties, is looking to help beauty mavens enjoy pedicure parties at home with the launch of its new Julep At-Home Mani Pedi Party Set for Six.

May 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is moving forward in the creation of a regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics and is requesting input from stakeholders and the public, the agency said Monday.

May 9, 2011

Drug maker Merck announced that it has kicked off an initiative that includes a wide range of public education and patient support programs, as well as research efforts to help improve care for people living with chronic hepatitis C virus infections.

May 9, 2011

Napo Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against Salix Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter breached commitments under an agreement to develop and commercialize a proprietary gastrointestinal compound.

May 6, 2011

Nestle Waters North America has inked a deal to acquire the maker of Sweet Leaf and Tradewinds beverage brands.

May 5, 2011

A maker of organic green tea-based beverages and energy drinks is debuting its zero-calorie iced teas.

May 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that it accuses of selling fake products for sexually transmitted diseases, the agency said.

May 4, 2011

Nail treatment company Nutra Nail has announced the launch of two new products — Instant Smudge Repair and Flex-Shield nail hardener.

May 4, 2011

Barbara's Bakery is expanding its gluten-free cereal options with new Puffins multigrain cereal.

April 28, 2011

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and the World Federation of Hemophilia announced Thursday a three-year extension of Bayer’s sponsorship agreement with the WFH.

April 27, 2011

BioFilm on Wednesday launched Astroglide Natural product, a water-based and latex-safe personal lubricant made with all-natural botanical ingredients.

April 27, 2011

A new natural baby care line from One recently hit Target shelves and also is available online at Target.com and Walgreens.com, the manufacturer announced.

April 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new storage option for a hemophilia A treatment made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

April 25, 2011

Health and wellness is a major focus for grocer Albertsons, and that also holds true for its youngest of customers. 


Enter Healthy Kidz Club. 


April 25, 2011

Bartell Drugs, a family-owned regional chain since 1890, has still got it. The chain has brought together health and personal care by sponsoring health and beauty events, the first of which happened in October 2010 and featured health screenings, cosmetic demonstrations and hairstyling tips. Another event is scheduled for the fall.


April 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease in children as young as 9 months old, the agency said.

April 25, 2011

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic division has expanded its suite of services to now include vitamin B12 injections and the human papillomavirus vaccination Gardasil.

April 25, 2011

Mylan has launched a generic treatment for breast cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

April 25, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is targeting three new store openings in 2011 and between three and six new stores each year through 2015. It’s a pace that would put the company at approximately 44 locations in time for the chain’s 15th anniversary, Mark Panzer, Pharmaca president and CEO, recently told Drug Store News. 


April 25, 2011

The pharmacist isn’t just someone in a white coat who hands out bottles of pills anymore. The role of pharmacists has been changing and expanding dramatically over the last several years.

Now, pharmacists in all 50 states can offer a service previously reserved for doctors and nurses: 
administering vaccinations. Retail pharmacies across the country are racing to join the immunization trend, with Weis Markets recently announcing that it would spend the year making sure all its pharmacists were trained to give vaccinations. 


April 25, 2011

A line of head lice prevention hair care products has made its way to a Florida-based pharmacy chain.