January 6, 2015

Former chairman, president and CEO of Del Laboratories, Dan Wassong, died on Jan. 1 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 84 years old.

January 6, 2015

Pert Plus — distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy — has unveiled its newest product called Thickening 2x.

January 6, 2015

The Promotion In Motion Companies, the manufacturer behind such brands as Welch's Fruit Snacks, Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins and Sour Jacks Sour Candies, named Joseph Vittoria as EVP and chief administrative officer, effective mid-January. 

 

January 6, 2015

Leonard Lieberman, former chairman and CEO of Supermarkets General, which owns Pathmark, died at his home in Hoboken, N.J., on Jan. 2, according to an obituary on NJ.com. He was 85.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 6, 2015

Sakar International on Tuesday unveiled four new Vivitar branded fitness trackers at the 2015 International CES, expanding the company's line of health and wellness products into the wearable tech market.

January 6, 2015

Now that we are kicking off the first work week of the New Year, it’s time to look ahead at three technologies likely to disrupt retail in 2015.

January 6, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is investigating generic drug price inflation.

January 6, 2015

Vidal Sassoon has unveiled its new Vidal Sassoon Salonist — an at-home hair color system that incorporates an exclusive two-step technique to treat roots and lengths separately.

January 6, 2015

Making a splash for National Bubble Bath Day, Painting with a Twist, a paint-and-sip franchise, is celebrating in style with bath and body brand Vitabath for a weekend of bubble bath fun.

January 6, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that December sales increased 10.2% to $7.9 billion.

 

January 6, 2015

According to the Walgreens Flu Index for the week beginning Jan. 5, Knoxville, Tenn. is the No. 1 designated market area with flu activity, followed by the Paducah, Ky. area and Chattanooga, Tenn.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

January 5, 2015

Nearly three-fourths (72%) of Americans will be committing to “drinking enough water” in 2015.

January 5, 2015

Atkins Nutritionals on Monday unveiled Atkins 40, a new low-carb weight-loss program that offers greater flexibility and food variety, making it easier to sustain while creating the foundations for healthier eating over a lifetime.

January 5, 2015

Boca Health Remedies announced the introduction of GermWarrior, a nasal inhaler that combats germs, provides a boost to immune defenses and temporarily relieves cold symptoms.

 

January 5, 2015

As expected, Bottom Dollar Food is closing its 66 store locations in the greater Philadelphia and greater Pittsburgh markets by Jan. 15 and will retire the banner's operations.

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

January 5, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association thanked President Obama for signing the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act into law last month.

January 5, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition expressed its support in response to a study, “Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron–Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh.”

January 5, 2015

CVS Health is now offering talking prescription labels as well as braille and large print labels through its mail service pharmacy to CVS/caremark members who are blind or visually impaired.

January 5, 2015

CVS Health recently awarded 80 area nonprofits from its Charity Classic tournament, which each year attracts world-class golfers and is the largest charitable sporting event in Rhode Island.

January 5, 2015

Walgreens and Alliance Boots last week completed Step 2 of their strategic partnership to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012.

January 5, 2015

Healthy Mama on Monday launched Be Well Rounded!, a dye-free prenatal vitamin and DHA supplement system retailing at $29.99 for a two-month supply.