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

Carex Health Brands recently introduced a new version of its popular derby designer cane decorated with the U.S. flag that will be shipping to stores in time for Memorial Day.

April 26, 2011

A third-party certifier of Fair Trade consumer products said that 2010 saw an increase of such products on the market.

April 26, 2011

The New Life Agency has added a prescription progesterone supplement and RESOLVE: the National Fertility Association to the Fertility Pharmacy Care Card.

April 25, 2011

Drug maker AP Pharma has appointed two new executives and may receive financing of up to $4.5 million, the company said Monday.

April 25, 2011

Beauty360 has been described as “a natural evolution” of CVS/pharmacy’s commitment to beauty, and there’s no denying that it is much different than any beauty department you’ll find in a traditional CVS/pharmacy store. As of press time, there were 25 Beauty360 stores in operation, located primarily in California. The first location was unveiled November 2008 at a Capitol district CVS store in the center of Dupont Circle.


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 new Pharmaca stores make a very bold statement about the relationship between pharmacy and prevention. The company unveiled its new store design in Menlo Park, Calif., in November 2010. The 6,800-sq.-ft. store continues Pharmaca’s “integrative pharmacy” model, which emphasizes holistic approaches to health care and features eight licensed practitioners.


April 25, 2011

Like most retailers in California, combo-store pioneer Raley’s Supermarkets has been in a slow growth mode since the recession began in 2008. “We still have 105 pharmacies, so not a lot has changed in the past few years,” said John Segale, a spokesman for the Sacramento-based chain.


April 25, 2011

In response to the news last month that Rite Aid named Tony Montini EVP merchandising, DSN shared this exchange with an online reader.

April 25, 2011

The 59-year-old Save Mart supermarket chain more than doubled its store count in 2007 with the purchase of 132 Albertsons stores, but entered something of a dormant period since then. Save Mart now operates 241 stores in California and Nevada, down from a peak of 255 in 2009, and 114 in-store pharmacies, down from 115 in 2009.


April 22, 2011

Just in time for Earth Day, Fresh & Easy has introduced its private-label household cleaning and paper products.

April 22, 2011

An investigational antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug could help treat a common complication of diabetes.

April 21, 2011

Rite Aid is selling whooping cough vaccines to parents in California at a reduced price, the retailer said Thursday.

April 20, 2011

Astroglide on Wednesday launched its new personal massager device, the AstroglideVibe.

April 20, 2011

Supermarket retailer Fresh & Easy, which operates stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, experienced increased losses this year, according to parent company Tesco.

April 19, 2011

Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.

April 18, 2011

Annie Chun's has introduced soup singles that include ramen noodles and gourmet sauce, serving as an alternative to dry or canned soups.

April 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Genentech for treating a rare and severe form of arthritis that affects children, Genentech said.

April 18, 2011

Walmart announced that it has acquired the services of Kosmix, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company to grow its multichannel strategy.

April 15, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to pay $17.5 million, to be allocated among the federal government and 10 participating states, to resolve a civil complaint concerning how its CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacies submitted reimbursement claims in certain states for prescriptions filled for "dual eligible" patients who have coverage under both Medicaid and a third-party insurance plan.

April 15, 2011

Fresh & Easy said its third annual fundraising program for schools garnered more than $1.3 million.

April 15, 2011

A Native American tribal clinic in Redding, Calif., that fills some 300 prescriptions per day has adopted a pharmacy automation system made by Innovation, the company said Friday.

April 15, 2011

Even with an extra week in this year's reporting period, 99 Cents Only Stores reported a total sales increase for it fiscal fourth quarter.