November 19, 2013

Many of the most popular anti-smoking apps for iPhones or Androids lack some basic strategies that are known to help smokers quit, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released Tuesday.

November 18, 2013

Recondo Technology, a financial software solutions provider in the healthcare space, on Monday announced that Lori Prestesater has joined the firm as chief growth officer where she will oversee direct sales, indirect and channel sales, marketing and product management.

November 15, 2013

Walmart managed to achieve its third-quarter profit target despite reporting weaker than expected U.S. sales, which prompted the company to issue a tepid outlook for fourth-quarter sales at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club units.

November 13, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers at CVS Caremark and Brigham and Women's Hospital explored the impact of genetic testing on prescribing patterns for cardiovascular therapy.

November 12, 2013

Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show "Bethenny."

November 12, 2013

According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine Monday, a systematic review of published studies found insufficient evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements are effective for preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer or mortality from those diseases in healthy adults.

November 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday announced that USPlabs of Dallas is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplement products that the company markets.

November 11, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B 3D White have announced a global call-to-action inviting fans around the world to share the power and stories of their smiles. This global movement kicked off with the debut of Shakira’s SmileStory video at the exclusive Crest & Oral-B Blue & White Gala in Barcelona and live stream around the world.

November 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Walgreens introduced a significant boost to its Steps with Balance Rewards program, enabling users to link wireless activity trackers such as FitBit, Withings and BodyMedia to the aspirational wellness program. Loyalty cardholders who sync with one of these devices get two times the points associated with healthier behaviors — 20 points per mile and 20 points per day for tracking their weight. And each device linked earns 250 points.

That may be the first step toward creating a retail solution with wireless devices sold at the pharmacy that are linked back to the pharmacy on an ongoing basis.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

November 8, 2013

The retail industry added 37,600 jobs in October, and 295,000 year-over-year, according to a new report by a retail industry trade group.

November 8, 2013

One year after DSN’s groundbreaking ‘Gets Well’ issue, Rite Aid keeps growing profits and cred with shoppers and Wall St.

November 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales gains for the four weeks ended Nov. 2, reaching $143.4 million on 2% growth.

November 5, 2013

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand.

October 31, 2013

A new book from a trade group representing makers of dietary supplements details the laws and regulations that govern the industry.

October 29, 2013

Since appearing on the TV show “Shark Tank,” Breathometer, the creator of the world’s first smartphone breathalyzer, has enjoyed a significant boost in orders and investor interest, according to a news report. Shark Tank’s Daymond John will be the keynote speaker at this year’s DSN Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 3.

October 25, 2013

Guiding Stars really works. That’s the finding of an independent study that examined the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program at more than 100 Hannaford grocery stores.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 24, 2013

Beauty retailer Sephora has announced that former Sears Canada and Loblaws executive Calvin McDonald has been named president and CEO of Sephora Americas, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

October 22, 2013

Despite many forecasts of a gloomy holiday season for retailers, Deloitte is predicting an increase in consumer spending.

October 16, 2013

Consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, 2% less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year. Despite this reduction in individual holiday budgets, NRF is forecasting holiday sales will increase 3.9% to $602.1 billion.

October 16, 2013

Contrary to the pharmaceutical industry’s commonly-held belief that active Rx and OTC brand consumers are harder to find online than offline, a new study released Tuesday reveals that the online audience is just as active — and for select categories, more active — than the general population.

October 15, 2013

An increase of 1% in prescribed drug use decreases Medicare spending on other medical services by 5%, according to statements made Tuesday at a specialty pharmacy conference by a former chief of staff for the Obama administration.

October 14, 2013

Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced that Mark McClellan, senior fellow in economic studies and director of the Initiative on Value and Innovation in Health Care at the Brookings Institution, will join the company's board of directors on Oct. 15. McClellan will serve on the regulatory, compliance and government affairs committee, as well as the science, technology and sustainability committee.