December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

December 5, 2013

Making regular doctor appointments is the activity done most often by respondents (78%) to live a healthy life, at least 10 percentage points higher than diet and exercise, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes. As many as 70% limit alcohol consumption, and 68% monitor their diet.

October 4, 2015

During Sunday’s Business Session at GMDC Health Beauty Wellness 2015, GMDC announced an investment the association has made on behalf of its members, subsidizing the cost of a crucial analytics tool provided through RetailNet Group.

September 29, 2015

Time is reporting that Mondelēz International’s Nabisco brand is set to roll out a new seasonal flavor of Oreo. This fall there are two limited-edition flavors already — pumpkin spice and caramel apple — but soon there will reportedly be a cinnamon bun flavor joining the ranks.

September 28, 2015
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Target has expanded its list of chemicals that it wants suppliers to remove from their products. The list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.
September 24, 2015

HealthDay is reporting on a new study in Spain that shows the impact timing of a patient’s high blood pressure meds can have on whether or not they develop Type 2 diabetes. Findings point to the fact that taking medication at bedtime could reduce the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50%. 

September 23, 2015

The Wall Street Journal is examining the potential that biosimilars can have in the market for biotechnology drugs by looking at how they have been received in Europe to highlight their potential in the U.S. following the launch of Zarxio, the first U.S. biosimilar, earlier this month. 

September 22, 2015

As many as 84% of consumers say they check the expiration date at least sometimes when using an OTC medicine for themselves. 

September 22, 2015

Bloomberg Business reports that the company in charge of A&P, currently in bankruptcy, has won court approval to sell 95 of its stores to Acme Markets and Stop & Shop. The sale will net $370 million. 

September 22, 2015

The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Haggen is attempting to sell its $12.16 million in assets to Albertsons and Safeway. Some $8.9 million of those assets include customer and prescription records, as well as other pharmacy information. 

September 22, 2015

The campaign includes an ambassador program where Rite Aid coordinators will plan and implement onsite workplace flu clinics staffed by certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. 

September 22, 2015

The acquisition of PunchTab is Walmart’s 15th acquisition by @WalmartLabs in the last four years. 

September 21, 2015

PepsiCo last week tapped Walmart’s former head of mobile and digital to head to oversee potentially large changes at the company, according to Quartz. 

September 17, 2015

While most available apps focus on overall wellness, healthcare systems and professionals are expressing greater interest and excitement in broader app use.

September 17, 2015

A 2012 Nielsen study, revealed that 92% of consumers trust word-of-mouth testimonials or product recommendations above all other sources of product information.

September 16, 2015

A new drug before the Food and Drug Administration would track adherence. 

September 15, 2015

Targeting every market with a Health Mart pharmacy, the compay’s new ad campaign is supported by turn-key marketing solutions that enable stores to leverage the Health Mart brand.

September 14, 2015

Dollar General is giving major financial support to a cause that may appeal to many value-oriented shoppers.

September 11, 2015

NY AG renews efforts against dietary supplement industry with 13 new cease-and-desist letters. 

September 10, 2015

Specialty coffee maker Keurig Green Mountain on Thursday announced that Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup is available for purchase on

September 10, 2015

However, patients in the 10-17 years age group also showed the greatest improvement in appropriate prescription drug use compared to all other age groups over a four-year period.

September 10, 2015

Prilosec OTC will donate $125,000 to Taste of the NFL on Feb. 6, 2016, the company stated.

September 9, 2015

Youth and young adult cigarette use has reached historic lows, which is a major victory, but tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.

September 3, 2015

Bayer HealthCare on Thursday announced that it will sponsor community awareness efforts nationwide this September, in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.