Despite clear evidence of ineffectiveness, guidelines and more than 15 years of educational efforts stating that the antibiotic prescribing rate for acute bronchitis should be zero, the rate was about 70% from 1996 to 2010 and increased during this time period, according to a study in the May 21 issue of JAMA.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, will address the NACDS Total Store Expo during the morning Business Program on Aug. 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
Brick-and-mortar operators may be able to take solace in the fact that a growing number of consumers are reverse-showrooming, or 'webrooming,' according to a report published Friday by Merchant Warehouse.
A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors.
With less than five months until the doors open for the second National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo, the association announced its line-up of educational “Insight Sessions,” which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities, including healthcare, business and logistics.
Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.
Rite Aid on Tuesday announced it has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corp., a provider of health coaching, shared decision making and healthcare analytics from Bupa, a London-based international healthcare services group.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday.
New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago.
Target’s pre-Christmas database breach not only affected the retailer’s fourth-quarter same-store sales, but also contributed to plummeting shopper penetration post-holiday, according to a new report by Kantar Retail.
Could retail-based health clinics be coming soon to Boston? While it appears that there are no definite plans in the works, a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh reportedly said that he has no intention of blocking the clinics from coming to Boston, the Boston Herald reported.
Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has entered an agreement to acquire from Hellman & Friedman majority control of Catalina, a provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry.
It may be about six months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, but energy is already building, with more than 90% of the show-floor already sold out.
Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is promoting its new Clinical Clear Gel deodorant by partnering with the NFL, NFL.com and NFL Films to unveil “Pressure Points: Presented by Gillette Deodorant,” an eight-installment web series about three potential 2014 NFL Draft picks.
Private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners announced on Wednesday that its portfolio company Parfums de Coeur, a provider of mass-market fragrances and supplier of specialty bath products in the United States, has acquired Dr. Teal’s Therapeutic Solutions from health and beauty company Advanced Beauty.
A new and possibly transformative technology for rapidly diagnosing and evaluating patients based on their specific genetic profile may soon begin appearing at retail pharmacies and clinics, giving pharmacists and clinicians another tool for advancing patient health outcomes and their own practice capabilities.
Beauty industry consumers are turning to YouTube in record numbers, and are often bypassing major brands for product recommendations, instructional guidance and social engagement. Yet, according to a recent study, only a handful of beauty brands are effectively incorporating YouTube into their web and commerce initiatives.