August 27, 2014

A bill in California that would ban plastic mircobeads in soaps and cosmetics was refused by the state Senate, according to an Associated Press report.

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

August 20, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine concluded that aspirin, in addition to preventing pain and inflammation, actually helps hasten the end of inflammation in a study published this week in the online early edition of PNAS.

August 20, 2014

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

August 19, 2014

Nearly half of women age 45 years or older who experience symptoms of overactive bladder report their current treatment does not address their OAB symptoms, according to a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Allergan.

August 14, 2014

Raley’s Supermarkets and NRG eVgo are introducing the first electric vehicle fast charging station at a retail location in Northern California that features both industry standard fast chargers: CHAdeMO and SAE Combo.

August 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic locations in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened their doors on Wednesday inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October.

August 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced the agenda for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, taking place Nov. 5 in Dana Point, Calif.

August 1, 2014

BareMinerals is inviting women to experience a new way to shop with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop, which opened its doors Friday in the heart of Soho in New York City.

July 30, 2014

McKesson on Wednesday announced preliminary voting results from its annual meeting of stockholders, held earlier today in Redwood City, Calif.

July 15, 2014

John Biles, who led the University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy for 27 years, died June 27.

 

July 11, 2014

Breg on Thursday announced the launch of the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.

July 9, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Jim VandeHei, named one of the 100 most powerful thinkers of the “Information Age” by Vanity Fair, will kick off the conference, "CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry," taking place in Dana Point, Calif. Nov. 5 to 8.

July 9, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. 

July 2, 2014

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and its president, Michael Pellico.

July 2, 2014

Ralphs Grocery Co. has announced that its 85 in-store pharmacies throughout Southern California continue to offer Tdap vaccinations as the number of pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, reaches epidemic proportions in California.

June 27, 2014

SilverScript Insurance Co., a CVS Caremark company, has entered into collaborations with seven accountable care organizations across the country.

June 26, 2014

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced that they are offering the pertussis vaccine at all of its locations across California as the state’s whooping cough epidemic continues.

June 25, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. on Wednesday announced a package of seasonal flavors.

June 24, 2014

Rite Aid and Heritage Provider Network, one of California’s largest healthcare provider networks, on Tuesday announced they have entered into an agreement to bring the Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN’s chronic and polychronic patients across Southern California.

June 23, 2014

Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale officially marked the grand re-opening of the company's Beverly Hills store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning.

June 23, 2014

Almost 70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses — information that likely would help them manage their disease better.

June 20, 2014

As the whooping cough epidemic grows in California, Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies throughout Southern California are offering the vaccination to help stop the spread of the highly contagious disease.