December 16, 2015

Natural skin care brand Derma e has been tapped by Target and will be available in stores in late December. 

December 16, 2015

Rite Aid is the largest chain to use EQuIPP — which allows pharmacists to see metrics and data on their patients, as well as benchmarks and Star Ratings — for its pharmacists. 

December 16, 2015

According to a new survey by Ebates, half of Americans admit that they end up doing last minute shopping because there is always someone they have forgotten to buy a gift for, and 31% will take advantage of free shipping and order these last minute gifts online.

December 16, 2015

2015 has been a good year for e-commerce, and retailers can expect even bigger things from 2016. The stage is set for a shift in the way brands and retailers relate to one another, and to consumers, according to Salsify’s Rob Gonzalez.

December 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Teva and Eagle Pharmaceuticals’  Bendeka (bendamustine hydrochloride), an injection and 10-minute infusion formulation. 

December 15, 2015

"Leveraging Mood's existing audio infrastructure, our exclusive Presence beacon technology and the popular Shazam app, we are able to provide Food Lion with a compelling solution that encourages direct mobile interaction with the brand," Mood Media's Jaime Bettencourt said.

December 15, 2015

Investigators recommend a serum vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/mL to protect against stress fractures. 

December 15, 2015
As part of the program, Marsh Drugs also provides a free 100-count box of universal lancets with a prescription. 
December 15, 2015

Treato found that brand marketing plays a large role in consumers’ experiences of cough medications as products with the same formulations placed in significantly different spots on the list. 

December 15, 2015

"Partnering with key brands like trusource is allowing Kroger to build and provide a full product regimen to meet the needs of our customers," stated Travis Riepenhoff, Kroger drug/GM category manager.

December 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance may be in position to acquire PBM Express Scripts by 2018, according to a Bidness ETC report published Tuesday. "[Jeffries analysts] stated that due to antitrust issues, the Walgreens-Rite Aid acquisition deal may not go forward," Bidness ETC reported. "After the merger is cleared, a deal for a pharmacy benefit manager can be expected next." (Bidness ETC)

 

December 15, 2015

Under a potential deal, Boehringer Ingelheim would take over Sanofi’s animal health business Merial, and Sanofi would receive Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare business (excepting China), making it one of the world's largest OTC makers.

December 15, 2015

Significantly, 53% of employers have added new coverage and utilization restrictions for specialty pharmacy, such as requiring prior authorization or limiting quantities based on clinical evidence.

December 15, 2015

TABS Group conducted several online surveys for 2015 of 1,000 women ages 18 to 75 years to find out their habits as consumers of beauty in color cosmetics — what products did they buy, where did they buy them and how often.

December 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved the new multiple myeloma drug four months ahead of the date of its Priority Review. 

December 15, 2015

A former small businessman, NACDS Annual headliner John Boehner served as the 53rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly five years. 

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with the fulfillment agreement, Valeant will reduce prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

December 14, 2015

Vibrezi is an oral medication that is indicated to relieve the diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with IBS-D.  

December 14, 2015

It’s no secret Amazon.com counts Google and Apple as two of its biggest competitors for general online domination. According to Motley Fool, Amazon is expanding a specific benefit of its Prime paid loyalty service intended to both boost membership and stay current with Google and Apple’s consumer offerings. [Motley Fool]

December 14, 2015

The dietary supplement industry stands in support of FDA taking enforcement action against misbranded and adulterated products. 

December 14, 2015

Both products’ packaging feature new villain Kylo Ren’s mask and light saber, both of which are already recognizable ahead of the film’s Dec. 18 release.

December 14, 2015

The new company will wield a $16 billion CPG portfolio across a number of front-end categories, including health and wellness, consumables and general merchandise. 

December 14, 2015

Reuters is reporting that in 2015, the number of drug approvals surpassed the 18-year high that 2014 saw. But the number of approvals is being accompanied by a decline in the return on companies' research and development investements, as returns have dropped to 4.2%, less than half of the 10% reported in 2010. (Reuters)

December 14, 2015

Revlon’s Nail Art colors are divided between three categories — Moon Candy, Neon and Expressionist — each of which contains 10 colors.