January 30, 2015

H-E-B has plans in place to open a 12,000-sq.-ft. grocery and gas station downtown this fall.

January 30, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a draft roadmap toward the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.

 

January 30, 2015

The Network of Executive Women has launched a new movement for women's leadership and workplace change via a campaign dubbed “It’s Time,” which calls on industry leaders to advance more women leaders in the retail and consumer goods and services industry, and to create a workplace that is more collaborative, flexible and inclusive.

January 30, 2015

ONE Condoms on Thursday announced the launch of a national HIV prevention campaign that features a coalition of visual artists, musicians, celebrities and public health agencies.

January 30, 2015

Janssen Therapeutics on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Prezcobix (darunavir 800 mg/cobicistat 150 mg) tablets. The drug is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus in combination with other antiretovirals for treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced adults with no darunavir resistance-associated substitutions, according to the company.

 

January 30, 2015

Nutramax Labs announced Thursday the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrates the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate in the management of joint health and wellness. 

January 29, 2015

The American Association of University Women, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand, has awarded grants totaling nearly $50,000 to 11 student-led teams to fight stereotypes and biases on college campuses around the nation.

January 29, 2015

Rite Aid reported a 4.8% increase in same-store sales benefiting in part from a strong flu season to date.

 

January 29, 2015

BAILEYS Coffee Creamers on Thursday announced two new additions to its line of non-alcoholic flavored coffee creamers. Macadamia Brittle and the limited-edition Bourbon Vanilla Pound Cake will join the brand's existing 13 flavors in dairy cases across the country. 

January 29, 2015

Cardinal Health reported fiscal year 2015 second-quarter revenue of $25.5 billion.

 

January 29, 2015

Cardinal Health increased full-year share earnings projections to a range of $4.28 to $4.38, in part driven by a faster-than-expected start for its generics sourcing venture with CVS Health.

January 29, 2015

Colgate announced on Thursday during the fourth quarter it posted organic sales growth and higher profitability as new launches in the United States helped fuel volume growth.

January 29, 2015

The Joint Industry Coupon Committee urged retailers to prepare for the retirement of UPC Prefix 5 barcodes from manufacturer coupons.

 

January 29, 2015

L'Oréal Professionnel has announced that Eva Green — Bond girl in Casino Royale, heroin of the new TV series “Penny Dreadful” and star of the next film by Tim Burton, “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” which will be released in 2016 — is the new international spokeswoman for L'Oréal Professionnel.

 

January 29, 2015

Markwins has entered into an agreement to acquire from Aspire Brands the Bonne Bell and Lip Smacker assets.

January 29, 2015

Skin care brand Murad has announced the debut of its new Youth Builder Bodycare, a family of transformative body treatments that address the most prevalent body-aging concerns, including uneven skin tone and texture, loss of elasticity and firmness and dehydration.

January 29, 2015

If its goal of expanding health coverage to more Americans is fully realized, the Affordable Care Act could end up pulling as many as 30 million more people into the ranks of the newly insured. That means rising prescription counts and more patients at pharmacy counters and in drug store aisles, but it also poses challenges in managing and educating patients about their benefits.

 

January 29, 2015

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

 

January 29, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, the U.S. Senate has followed suit with a companion bill.

January 29, 2015

ThinkThin will expand beyond its selection of bars with its new thinkThin Protein and Fiber Hot Oatmeal, marking its first new food category launch. The brand said it hopes to meet a rising demand for protein products and is first in the hot cereal category to offer a combo of both protein and high fiber with 200 calories or less. 

 

January 29, 2015

A pair of veteran retailers were among the most popular store sites on Facebook during the 2014 holiday season. Sears was the most popular U.S. department store, while Walmart.com was the most popular mass merchant store site, according to a study by Searchmetrics.

January 29, 2015

Weis Markets on Thursday announced that Rick Bhandari has joined the company as director pharmacy operations.

January 28, 2015

AmerisourceBergen on Wednesday reported that in its fiscal year 2015 first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, revenue increased 15.1% to $33.6 billion in the quarter.