July 29, 2016

Since a resurgence in the late 1990s, bedbugs persist as a problem across the United States. As these infestations continue to rise across North America, DSN talked to Gary Beutler, COO of KiltronX Enviro Systems, about the problem and the remedies required to combat it.

July 29, 2016

Low-risk general wellness products, including wearable fitness monitors and sleep monitors, will not be subject to pre- or post-market regulatory requirements, the Food and Drug Administration reported Thursday, according to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. "FDA has kept in line with its previous guidance on other health and wellness products, such as mobile medical applications and exercise equipment, where depending on the product's intended use, it could fall under FDA regulations," RAPS reported. "FDA says manufacturers could say their product is intended 'to promote, track, and/or encourage choice(s), which as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help to reduce the risk of [or may help living well with] certain chronic diseases and conditions.'" (RAPS)
 

July 29, 2016

Session Savers Sunscreen, a San Diego-based supplier of on-the-go sun care products, has been named the winner of the 2016 ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice Award for its eponymous line of sunscreen products.

July 29, 2016

Increased Medicare audits are raising the stakes for compliance in today’s pharmacies, with stricter enforcement than ever before. In fact, the likelihood of receiving a Part B audit request continues to climb amid national efforts to control fraud, waste and abuse.

July 28, 2016

Del Monte is teaming up with actress Katrina Bowden to introduce Del Monte Fruit Refreshers, the first ever Fruit Cup snack made just for adults. 

July 28, 2016

Dollar General has purchased 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states in a move designed to allow the discounter to expand its fresh meat and produce offerings.

July 28, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Adlyxin (lixisenatide), a once-daily injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.

July 28, 2016

Kenneth Cole is launching the next evolution of the brand's iconic, signature fragrance, Kenneth Cole Black. 

July 28, 2016

Kroger has reached a long-term agreement with IRI that will enable the firm to provide the nation's largest grocery chain with market measurment serices that further enhance its "Customer 1st" strategy.

July 28, 2016

London Drugs has launched a new Photolab app that allows free and easy upload and printing of photos direct from a mobile device and social media accounts.

July 28, 2016

McKesson on Thursday reported revenues of $49.7 billion for the first quarter, up 5% compared to a year ago. 

July 28, 2016

Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped build Mars Inc. into the world’s largest confectionary company, died on Tuesday in Seattle. (New York Times)

July 28, 2016

As manufacturers move some production abroad, others are determined to make their products in the United States, even when the costs are higher. (New York Times)

July 28, 2016

Sprouts Farmers Market is partnering with the non-profit Vitamin Angels to support health and nutrition for children. 

July 28, 2016

So it turns out that it's not just teens who love beauty products. New research from Mintel reveals that as many as 80% of all 9- to 11-year-olds in the United States use beauty and personal care products.

July 28, 2016

In recent studies, as many as 69% of people self-treating with OTC lice products use more than the recommended dose to increase effectiveness. 

July 28, 2016

With the final regulatory hurdle behind it, the company said it expects the $40.5 billion transaction to complete next week.

July 28, 2016

Walgreens will focus its omni-channel efforts bolstering its core online destination Walgreens.com.

July 27, 2016

Beauty blogger and entrepreneur Huda Kattan is launching a new take on liquid lipstick with a revolutionary formula.

July 27, 2016

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the ALS Association announced.

July 27, 2016

After several test pilots over the past year and a half, medication management platform Medisafe has launched Medisafe for Pharma.

July 27, 2016

Just in time for summer's long days full of sun and sand, Method is launching a new product to help consumers beat the heat.

July 27, 2016

The Natural Products Association has launched a free online tool for NPA members to view violations against the dietary supplement Good Manufacturing Practices.

July 27, 2016

H-E-B is expanding its partnership with Shipt to include deliveries from H-E-B's upscale grocery chain, Central Market. (Dallas Morning News)