September 15, 2011

Clif Bar on Thursday will begin rewarding college students who follow the brand through social media with a Clif Bar Energy Pack that includes Clif Bar bars, fitness tips, water bottles and other items for outdoor recreation.

September 15, 2011

The use of over-the-counter medicines as a cost savings tool is catching on, of all places, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

September 15, 2011

Fresh & Easy has doubled the number of stores in the Long Beach, Calif., market with the opening of two new locations.

September 15, 2011

Without magnesium, calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, according to a meta-analysis recently conducted by Carolyn Dean, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

September 15, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores marked a major investment in social media and marketing with the announcement Wednesday that its technology unit @WalmartLabs has acquired mobile and social advertising firm OneRiot.

September 14, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday announced that it ranked 29th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.

September 13, 2011

Impax Labs has hit a roadblock in its attempt to market a generic version of a symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia drug.

September 13, 2011

Pharmavite late Tuesday announced it has chosen Opelika, Ala., as the location for its new manufacturing and packaging facility.

September 12, 2011

GeoGirl, a new line of color cosmetics and skin care designed by Pacific World for “Generation Z,” has announced that Drugstore.com now will carry its complete line.

September 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Vivus for treating erectile dysfunction.

September 7, 2011

Naturade on Wednesday announced the mass-market introduction of HealthSmart, a doctor-formulated daily protein ready-to-drink shake that will serve as a comprehensive source of nutrition for active adults.

September 6, 2011

Impax Labs has appointed a new president of its generic pharmaceutical division.

September 6, 2011

Kroger has announced the promotion of Joe Fey as president of the Quality Food Centers division.

September 6, 2011

Safeway on Tuesday announced its offering of flu shots in its grocery stores — positioning its flu season inoculation as more convenient to drug stores.

September 1, 2011

California on Wednesday banned the sale of dextromethorphan to minors, becoming the first state to pass such legislation.

August 31, 2011

A&P has selected DemandTec's Deal Management software service to help streamline its deal-and-allowance management capabilities.

August 31, 2011

Alacer last week launched Emergen-C Kidz, a new vitamin drink mix specially formulated for children.

August 31, 2011

Derma e Natural Bodycare, a maker of natural skin care products, has hired a North American beauty sales manager to help bolster sales and awareness of its natural facial care brand in the United States.

August 31, 2011

Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

August 29, 2011

Safeway is helping customers prepare for the flu season by offering a new deal for those that get inoculated at its pharmacies.

August 25, 2011

Amgen has launched an educational campaign that targets women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures.

August 24, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. will acquire Anchen Pharmaceuticals for $410 million, Par said Wednesday.

August 24, 2011


Dispensing narcotics and other highly abused prescription drugs, pharmacies have always been potential targets for robbery and burglary. But a series of violent crimes over the past year and a half have thrown a spotlight on the dangers faced by pharmacy workers and customers, and have galvanized public opinion for tougher laws.


August 24, 2011

Jelly Belly Candy has teamed up with Snapple for a new line of gourmet jelly beans.