June 24, 2014

Publix is test-marketing a website that allows shoppers to register for special offers in lieu of a card-based loyalty program, The Tampa Bay Times reported on Monday.

June 24, 2014

After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

June 24, 2014

Asthma rates are on the decline, the Associated Press reported last week, citing a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 24, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up probes of pay-for-delay settlements — pharmaceutical deals that delay the sale of generic drugs — according to a report published Monday by Bloomberg.

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 24, 2014

As Walgreens carefully considers how to best execute the second step of its acquisition of Alliance Boots, Walgreens on Tuesday relayed its progress in improving its domestic business, including the company's success in winning the prescription business of high-value seniors and the pending national launch of its Boots No7 beauty brand.

June 24, 2014

Walgreens will open its latest flagship store in the Wrigley Building on North Michigan Avenue this Wednesday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune published Tuesday.

June 23, 2014

BJ's members will now be able to brew the wholesale chain's brand of coffee with their Keurig coffee makers.

June 23, 2014

This summer, Gillette Venus is asking women to embrace their spontaneous side and celebrate all the on-the-go and leg-baring moments this season brings via partnership with video blogger Tessa Violet.

June 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco is celebrating this week the grand opening of five new stores and 14 remodels across Chicagoland.

June 23, 2014

Lupin Pharmaceuticals last week announced the launch of ciprofloxacin oral suspension in 5 g/100 mL (250 mg/5 mL) and 10 g/100 mL (500 mg/5 mL) dosage strengths.

June 23, 2014

McKesson on Monday announced Lori Schechter has been appointed EVP, general counsel and chief compliance officer, replacing Laureen Seeger, who will leave McKesson at the end of June to become the EVP and general counsel of American Express Company.

June 23, 2014

Nexcare, a brand from 3M, announced the launch of a new digital campaign that highlights the performance of its Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.

June 23, 2014

Performance Health, the manufacturer and marketer behind TheraBand, Biofreeze, Perform, Cramer, Bon Vital' and Hygenic products, last week announced that it acquired TheraPearl, the creator of hot and cold therapy products.

June 23, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 innovative new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population, according to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America last week.

June 23, 2014

There has been a lot of good news generating out of Rite Aid headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa., in the past week. Not the least of which was the 2.7% lift in first-quarter sales and the 3.1% gain in same-store sales for the period. Rite Aid delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of profitability, noted John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, during a conference call with analysts last week. And Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly raved about Rite Aid's Health Alliance program, what he described as the company's "ace up its sleeve." O'Reilly noted that the Health Alliance program is designed to drive traffic into Rite Aid's stores through doctor recommendations in the markets where Health Alliance is active. But there's a deeper dive here, because Rite Aid is driving the right customers into its stores — customers with poly-chronic or chronic conditions that represent more frequent trips and bigger market baskets. What's more, Rite Aid's Health Alliance program aims to make those acquired patients more sticky by coordinating a comprehensive care program that will help those patients reach their health goals.

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

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate), an antibacterial drug.

June 23, 2014

SoftSheen-Carson’s Magic Shave grooming and shaving brand for African American men celebrated its new Bump Rescue Skincare Line through its Magic Shave Approved campaign and partnership with Sony Pictures’ “Think Like a Man Too.”

June 23, 2014

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study.

June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent Type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests.

June 23, 2014

Three-quarters of online shoppers have shopped online for groceries and 40% of these do so on a regular basis, but only one-third of grocery shoppers rate their experience as “easy.” And only one-in-five (19%) of those surveyed by EDigitalResearch are delighted with their online grocery experience.

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 23, 2014

Target has implemented a new policy for online shopping, making nearly all online orders of $50 or more eligible for free shipping.