February 6, 2015

Drug Store News has learned that Walgreens has teamed up with beauty company Maesa to launch a multi-cultural beauty brand called Circa. The nationwide launch supports Walgreens' desire to increase accessibility to well-priced, diverse, specialty beauty offerings and reflects its commitment to owned brands.

February 5, 2015

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of their second pseudoephedrine product, Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain.

February 5, 2015

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences received from an anonymous donor an estate gift valued at $3 million that marks the largest bequest in the history of the college.

February 5, 2015

In light of the renewed discussions on the efficacy and safety of childhood vaccinations, The American Pharmacists Association issued a statement on the important role childhood and lifespan vaccinations play in protecting personal and public health.

February 5, 2015

Beauty brand Coty posted a boost in second-quarter net income and saw renewed strength in such core brands as Sally Hansen and Rimmel.

February 5, 2015

CVS Health Foundation has revealed a $5 million five-year commitment to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to launch its new "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program.

February 5, 2015

On the one-year anniversary of its decision to stop tobacco sales, CVS Health released new data showing that its messages about the importance of quitting smoking for good is resonating.

February 5, 2015

Drogueria Betances of Caguas, Puerto Rico has partnered with Hamacher Resource Group to develop an island-specific category management program to support community independent pharmacies.

February 5, 2015

HDMA recognized four members of Congress with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

February 5, 2015

It’s the end of an era that never really began for Target Canada as three of the biggest names in the asset disposition world begin store closing sales at Target’s 133 Canadian locations.

February 5, 2015

In its first acquisition in 10 years, Macy’s has signed an agreement to acquire luxury beauty products retailer Bluemercury for $210 million in cash. The privately held Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, primarily in prime street-level locations and urban lifestyle centers. Most locations include in-house spas. The company also operates an online business.

 

February 5, 2015

Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will resign from her post in March.

 

February 5, 2015

Merck earlier this week announced that Belsomra (suvorexant) is now available at pharmacies in the United States for the treatment of insomnia.

February 5, 2015

The National Sleep Foundation recently issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. 

February 5, 2015

Procter & Gamble is supporting its newly introduced outdoor-inspired Fresher Collection with an integrated marketing campaign that includes setting up an Old Spice Nature Exchange Vending Machine in New York City’s Grand Central Station.

February 5, 2015

Pfizer has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hospira.

 

February 5, 2015

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance on Wednesday announced the results of the first salary survey for retail dietitians.

February 5, 2015

The Venezeulan government has continued its crackdown on retail in the country for allegedly hoarding products.

February 5, 2015

Schick announced the debut of the new Schick Xtreme3 Ultimate, its latest brand enhancement in disposable shave.

February 5, 2015

The Walgreens API team announced the availability of the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler Application Program Interface.

 

February 5, 2015

Whole Foods Market and the award-winning brand The World of Eric will join forces to roll out a series of cereal boxes for the grocer's 365 Everyday Value line. The packaging will include games for children as well as Carle's iconic artwork, which includes illustrations from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

February 4, 2015

AmerisourceBergen announced that Robert Mauch has been promoted to EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug.

February 4, 2015

Colgate is teaming up with Family Dollar to inspire African-American families during February's Black History Month to honor their past and treasure their future with a healthy smile.

February 4, 2015

Costco posted a sales gain for the month of January.