October 23, 2012

New York’s hip and edgy beauty retailer Ricky’s NYC has tapped Catherine Moellering, former EVP at the retail consultancy Tobe Report, to serve as its new president and CEO, according to a published report.

October 9, 2012

On pace to reach about 1,000 clinic locations by 2016 and a robust team of 1,800 nurse practitioners and physician assistants working tirelessly to provide patients convenient access to quality care, MinuteClinic has demonstrated the integral role that it plays not only within CVS Caremark’s healthcare offering but within the entire U.S. healthcare system.


October 9, 2012

CVS Caremark’s front-store business continues to experience solid performance despite a weak economy — success that can be credited to such factors as a skilled merchandising team, a focus on store brands and a clustering initiative that tailors stores’ merchandise mix based on how the stores are shopped in certain locations.


September 19, 2012

Walmart and HumanaVitality have developed a unique way to incentivize people to eat healthier while promoting increased customer traffic at Walmart stores.

September 13, 2012

An expanded offering of private-label pet care products will come soon to retailers' shelves, following the acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products by Perrigo, the leading global provider of store-brand health and personal care items.

September 11, 2012

During Tuesday morning’s Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference in New York City, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo expressed optimism for a strong second half of the year and confidence in retaining a large portion of the prescription volumes gained from the Walgreens-Express Scripts impasse.

September 5, 2012

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals are seeking approval for a new drug to treat tumors of the gut, the companies said.

September 5, 2012

Yellow Wood Partners has acquired mass market fragrance provider Parfums de Coeur, whose brands include Body Fantasies, Designer Imposters and BOD Man.

August 21, 2012

The largest nonprofit organization focused on HIV and AIDS has acquired a group of specialty pharmacies.

August 17, 2012

Carma Labs last month celebrated its 75th year of distributing its lip balm to a rabid fan base, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joining in on the company’s anniversary celebrations.

August 17, 2012

The signs that the convenient care industry has hit a significant tipping point in 2012 just keep on coming.

August 15, 2012

Beauty company Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

July 30, 2012

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

July 25, 2012

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker helped ring in the 75th anniversary of Carma Labs last week at the company's facilities.

July 23, 2012

Blu Pharmaceuticals has named Joe Dombrowski to the newly created position of VP corporate development, the company said.

July 9, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider BioRx has acquired another specialty pharmacy provider based in Minnesota, BioRx said Monday.

June 29, 2012

Taking a complete approach to skin health and leveraging conjugated linoleic acid — or CLA, a natural compound derived from the safflower plant — is the new skin care line called Own.

June 21, 2012

“This tomato sucks.”
 A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


June 13, 2012

Health Net on Tuesday launched a national public service campaign to help increase awareness of prenatal and infant health.

May 30, 2012

Champneys, a spa established in 1925, now has brought its 90-year heritage in health and beauty stateside with the introduction of a line of bath and body products at Target in March.

May 24, 2012

After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

May 23, 2012

In 2011, the Convenient Care Association was interested in studying the impact of vaccine packaging in a retail clinic setting and conducted a pilot program. The pilot program looked at the perceptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in 31 retail health clinics operated by The Little Clinic regarding the preparation and administration of flu vaccine via pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials. Featured is a discussion of how NPs and PAs perceive providing flu vaccine with pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials.

May 16, 2012

A consumer group is urging the Food and Drug Administration to review a proprietary point-of-purchase nutrition rating system that it said is "inconsistent with FDA guidance statements and enforcement correspondence, federal nutrition programs and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine."

May 9, 2012

The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Aveeno and Rite Aid, once again is touring the country to raise skin cancer awareness.