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.

May 31, 2014

The GMDC Education Leadership Council gathered here Saturday morning at this year’s GMDC Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference to discuss strategies for 2014 and beyond, including additional efforts to promote its research and insights.

May 30, 2014

"The Congressional Research Service is a nonpartisan and objective arm of the Library of Congress that analyzes issues for legislators' consideration. Its inclusion of this statement in its report on prescription drug abuse shows progress in telling both sides of this complex issue. However, much more needs to be done to ensure legitimate access to these medications for patients," writes Steve Anderson, NACDS President and CEO, in his latest blog entry.

May 30, 2014

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product from the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, earlier this week announced that it would be continuing its partnership with television personality Gail Simmons to support the brand's "Share the Love of Leaves" program.

May 20, 2014

"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.

May 20, 2014

With more women seeking advanced technology in their skin care regimen, beauty brand Philips is bringing its technology to the United States for the first time with the new Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System.

May 19, 2014

New research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, found that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals — termed exercise "snacking" by the study authors — helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise.

May 16, 2014

Abbott announced a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American pharmaceutical company CFR Pharmaceuticals, more than doubling its Latin American branded generics pharmaceutical presence the company reported.

May 15, 2014

Retailers have been sweet on the chocolate category, but non-chocolate sales also have been strong. The National Confectioners Association forecasts that while chocolate sales were ahead 4% last year, with $4 billion growth over the next five years, a number of non-chocolate candy segments also had a boost.

May 15, 2014

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several of America's most recognized retail brands, on Wednesday launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.

May 14, 2014

Start-up beauty brand Julep Beauty has launched this month its first fully customizable monthly beauty box subscription, enabling beauty mavens to choose from among two million possible combinations of full-size beauty products and limited-batch nail polishes.

May 12, 2014

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that flu vaccines prevent flu-associated hospitalizations in people 65 years and older, even during seasons when vaccine effectiveness is low, the agency stated Friday.

May 9, 2014

A panel of speakers from all facets of health care convened yesterday to discuss the growth of the specialty pharmaceuticals industry during the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo, hosted by Armada Health Care.

May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

May 8, 2014

The results of a new study released Thursday recommend allergy testing for both indoor and outdoor allergens in children with asthma, regardless of severity — even for occasional asthma sufferers.

May 8, 2014

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3% are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health.