March 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has plans to launch a new digital health initiative next month both online and in 500 of its stores, MobiHealthNews reported last week. "Beyond knowing the stories will offer a new section for health devices, details on what, exactly, the launch will entail are scarce," the site reported. "One device that will be included is Quell, an FDA-cleared and smartphone-connected wearable for treating chronic pain from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Neurometrix. (MobiHealthNews

March 23, 2016

Walmart hired former Disney public affairs executive Brian Besanceney to serve as SVP and chief communications officer beginning April 1, The Holmes Report reported Monday.

March 23, 2016
Behind the scenes, Schnucks made equipment updates including energy efficient and temperature-controlled coolers and cases.
March 23, 2016
Tecnu Textures features a new technological advancement - each wipe has one side that is textured while the other is smooth. 
March 23, 2016

The drug is indicated as maintenance treatment for severe asthma in patients over age 18 alongside other medications. 

March 23, 2016

The popular snack brand Triscuit is getting behind a cause that is near and dear to the heart of all food lovers.

March 22, 2016

The acquisition of PIPCo fits within AAP's growth strategy and solidifies its position as a leader in the independent pharmacy cooperative market.

March 22, 2016
Apotex’s drug is the first generic of the nasal congestion treatment. 
March 22, 2016

The epilepsy medication is the first tablet made using the company’s ZipDose 3D printing technology to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

March 22, 2016

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

March 22, 2016

U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., this week introduced a piece of legislation that is seeking to speed up generic drug approval and creating incentives for competition. 

March 22, 2016

Anthem is claiming that the PBM Express Scripts charged Anthem with higher than competitive benchmark pricing on pharmaceutical products.

March 22, 2016

Between 2006 and 2011, among older adults use of over-the-counter medications declined from 44.4% to 37.9% and use of dietary supplement use increased from 51.8% to 63.7%. 

March 22, 2016

The Kroger Co. has named new leaders for its Roundy's and Mariano's grocery chains.

March 22, 2016

LoveBug’s three existing products - Here’s the Skinny, Colds Suck and Yeast is a Beast - have reached over 1,500 customer reviews on Amazon within the first five months since launch. 

March 22, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday finalized the creation of the first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, the Weinberg Group reported. "The committee has been established in order to provide the FDA commissioner with advice regarding complex issues related to medical devices; specifically regarding the regulation of devices and their use by patients," the report noted. "This was done as part of the agency's 'patient-centric' approach, under which FDA is attempting to ensure the needs and experiences of patients are taken into account during the review of medical devices." (The Weinberg Group)

March 22, 2016
The Associated Press is reporting that Johnson & Johnson is set to announce two new projects, one aimed at predicting gestational diabetes in pregnant individuals, another looks to identify people who are either at risk of or in early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and treat them. The company, according to the report, is working to develop a way of identifying biomarkers signaling the onset of a disease and a way to make diagnostics tests for certain biomarkers widespread. (AP)
 
March 22, 2016
The drug will be available in 333-mg dosage strength, and had annual sales of about $14 million for the 12 months ended December 2015, according to IMS Health. 
March 21, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the eye in patients with AIDS.

March 21, 2016

Leading hair care brand Creme of Nature is inviting consumers to experience "nourishing and strengthening hair products infused with high-quality, natural ingredients."

March 21, 2016

The company’s essential oils — which are gluten-free and plant-based, as well as cruelty-free — look to bring aromatherapy to consumers in packaging that looks to make essential oils and their uses accessible.

March 21, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration proposed banning powdered surgical gloves on Monday, saying the powder can carry dangerous allergens into the air.

March 21, 2016

Population health management solutions company Health Dialog announced Monday that it would be partnering with L.A. Care Health Plan to give the provider’s direct lines of business members in Los Angeles County access to Health Dialog’s Nurse Line.

March 21, 2016

A new venture from industry veteran and former CHPA VP Ted Peterson is looking to work with senior CPG executives to identify business growth opportunities.