June 28, 2014

Women today play a dynamic role in society, and brands and marketers — including those within the retail pharmacy space — are tirelessly working to earn her trust and loyalty, as she often makes most of the healthcare decisions for her family. While reaching “moms” is no doubt important, new research suggests that brands and marketers may be missing a tremendous opportunity among those women who are rewriting the fairy tale. Enter “Otherhood.”

June 27, 2014

Capitol Hill staffers this week learned useful tips from a medical expert on reading and understanding dietary supplement labels, and received a primer on the depth of regulation behind dietary supplement labeling during an educational briefing held by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry, the group announced Friday.

June 25, 2014

In an article published Wednesday in the Health Affairs blog, CVS Caremark chief medical and scientific officers and others commented on a missing piece in the current approach to accountable healthcare models.

June 25, 2014

Worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to exceed the trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to Evaluate's "World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020" report released Wednesday.

June 24, 2014

Digiorno, a frozen pizza brand from Nestlé USA's portfolio, on Tuesday announced its new Design a Pizza kit, which allows consumers to customize pizzas to suit their personal preferences.

June 24, 2014

Asthma rates are on the decline, the Associated Press reported last week, citing a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 23, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 innovative new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population, according to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America last week.

June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent Type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests.

June 20, 2014

Merck announced on Friday that it is commencing, through a subsidiary, a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Idenix Pharmaceuticals. On June 9, Merck announced its intent to acquire Idenix.

June 19, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has unveiled its revamped public facing website to include more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects.

June 17, 2014

The American Diabetes Association will lower its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with Type 1 diabetes, according to a statement released at the association's 74th Scientific Sessions.

June 17, 2014

Merck Consumer Care, the makers of Coppertone, has kicked off its second year of the “Making the Sunscreen Grade” program to help parents teach their children sun-smart behaviors.

June 16, 2014

The United States comes in last when it comes to healthcare quality, despite it coming first in spending, according to a new report published Monday by the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation whose goal, according to its website, is "to promote a high-performing healthcare system."

June 13, 2014

Bazooka Candy Brands will collaborate with DreamWorks Animation on a limited-edition candy line, as well as a multiplatform merchandising program, to support the film "How to Train Your Dragon 2."

June 12, 2014

ThoughtSpot, an annual conference and tradeshow hosted by Good Neighbor Pharmacy on behalf of AmerisourceBergen will take place in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Aug. 1 and 2, GNP announced Thursday.

June 10, 2014

SoftSheen-Carson's ethnic hair care brand Dark and Lovely has won a 2014 North American Effie Award for its Au Naturale "Curl Power" national marketing campaign.

June 9, 2014

Merck and Idenix Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

June 9, 2014

Many retailers are focused on providing a seamless experience in the store, on the web or anywhere customers want to shop as they strive to enhance customer engagement, collect and analyze customer behavior and personalize the experience, according to the newly released Boston Retail Partners 1st Annual CRM/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey.

But there’s still much work to be done.

June 6, 2014

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has named Africa Miranda — singer, model, activist and star of Bravo's docu-drama TV show "The New Atlanta," — as its new brand ambassador. Miranda already is featured as one the models for Creme of Nature's Argan Oil from Morocco product line.

June 6, 2014

The Senate confirmed former Walmart executive Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday by a vote of 78-17, according to several reports.

June 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble and Jonathan Scott, star of HGTV's series "Property Brothers," are teaming up to showcase the cleaning power of Tide's Oxi multipurpose stain remover. Scott will roam the streets of New York City and comb through Craigslist to find some of America's dingiest household items and clean them up with the product.

June 3, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the No. 1 cancer killer of women: lung cancer.

June 3, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new timing to implement the Medicaid average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits for prescription medications, a move that has been applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The FULs were expected to be finalized in July.