August 17, 2016
The death rate from opioid overdose in the United States had increased 200% since the year 2000, with deaths impacting people between ages 25 and 44 years, particularly in southern states. 
August 17, 2016

Before joining Fred’s at the beginning of 2016, Mary Lou Gardner worked with CVS Health, most recently serving as divisional merchandising manager for beauty and personal care.

August 17, 2016

Jack Link's is offering consumers more protein-powered innovation with the introduction of five new meat snacks.

August 17, 2016

The new wipes provide the power of three ingredients, including pramoxine (an anesthetic), glycerin ( a protectant) and phenylephrine (a vasoconstrictor), which are typically only found in hemorrhoid ointments.

August 17, 2016

MediMergent LLC has recently to senior members of the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), favorable preliminary results from its first real-world evaluation using its NMSOAP technology. 

August 17, 2016

"Today's acquisition of GDD, while relatively small in transaction value compared to other acquisitions we've made, further strengthens and diversifies our U.S. distribution and retail network," Perrigo stated.

August 17, 2016

Kroger has begun selling the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone without a prescription at all of its 96 pharmacies in Kentucky, NBC's Wave3 News reported Monday. The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is assisting with pharmacist training. “Naloxone is a lifesaving drug in the hands of those actively using opioids,” stated Trish Freeman, president of Kentucky Pharmacists Association. “Kroger pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers in many areas of Kentucky, and they were quick to take advantage of this specialized training." (Wave3 News)

August 17, 2016

Sephora's new store on Michigan Avenue, opening Aug. 26, will be a new type of store the retailer is calling the Beauty TIP Workshop. (Chicago Tribune)

August 17, 2016

The new Rx90 program leverages tailored communications, plan design and clinical support to improve patient outcomes and lower benefit costs for employers.

August 17, 2016

Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations, but the discounter lowered its guidance for the full year amid declining sales and what it called a “difficult retail environment.”

August 16, 2016

Leading hard cider brand Angry Orchard is introducing a less sweet, easy-drinking cider.

August 16, 2016

After a 30 year hiatus, Tracey “Africa” Norman is making a return to modeling in the new “Color As Real As You Are” campaign for Clairol Nice’n Easy.

August 16, 2016

For Americans who have ever gotten a flu shot, fall months are the most popular time to get the vaccine, with October being the most popular month (42%).

August 16, 2016

A Colorado-based maker of smoked meats is leveraging the rising popularity of protein-laden snacks with a new look for the brand and new products.

August 16, 2016

ECRM is launching a Prestige Cosmetics & Beauty Care Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS) focusing on prestige, masstige and indie cosmetic, fragrance and beauty brands.  

August 16, 2016

TCGRx’s Beacon Inventory Management System integrates with Giant Carlisle’s existing pharmacy information system, and is aimed at increasing efficiencies around inventory management and customer pickup.

August 16, 2016

The addition of TriCalm will expand Life Wear’s reach to over-the-counter medicine.

August 16, 2016

HRG’s Category Research and Analysis team reviews 23 HBW categories throughout the year to determine which products deserve space on the shelves of independent pharmacies.

August 16, 2016

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of Nickelodeon products for their exclusive licensed lines of “Paw Patrol” and “Shimmer & Shine” Garden Gloves and Gear for kids. 

August 16, 2016

Natrol offers melatonin in several forms including fast dissolve, time release and the newly debuted liquid concentrate form.

August 16, 2016
Pharmacists can use Rx30 Medicare Manager to help patients identify the best Medicare plan for them based on their prescriptions, and it is aimed at making evaluating plan information easier. 
August 16, 2016

Ralphs is inviting customers to take advantage of the convenience of online grocery shopping at its Carlsbad, Calif., store, and the retailer plans to expand the service company-wide by the end of the year.

August 16, 2016

The Jerusalem Post is reporting about Israeli company EyeYon, which makes the Hyper-CL Lens — a contact lens that can help treat corneal edema that has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The lens is designed to increase the amount of time eye drops can stay in the eye to help patients with corneal edema. (Jerusalem Post)

August 16, 2016
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Generic Pharmaceutical Association took an unconventional route to tout the savings that generics can bring to the U.S. healthcare system. As representatives from branded pharmaceuticals companies arrived at the Salt Lake City airport for Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s annual charity golf event, they saw billboards quoting a report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America that said generics savings “free up resources to invest in new treatments…and resulting in significant progress against some of the most costly and challenging disease.” (Washington Examiner)