April 28, 2011

Merck has cleared a hurdle in its effort to buy eye care company Inspire Pharmaceuticals for $430 million, the company said Thursday.

April 27, 2011

La Roche-Posay, the company that brought the Anthelios sunscreen franchise and the first-ever “Shaka-Shaka” fluid to the United States, has announced the availability in July of its new Anthelios Mineral ultra light sunscreen fluid SPF 50.

April 27, 2011

A new natural baby care line from One recently hit Target shelves and also is available online at Target.com and Walgreens.com, the manufacturer announced.

April 26, 2011

A third-party certifier of Fair Trade consumer products said that 2010 saw an increase of such products on the market.

April 26, 2011

Target announced that it will adopt green refrigeration technologies in its stores as part of its new membership in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill program.

April 25, 2011

Take a bite out of clutter Photogator has released an alternative to the clips, tape and pushpins essential in any office or home. The Photogator is an oval plastic stand with three curved slots that holds photo cards, recipe cards, photos and even retail signage. Price: $6 (3-pack), $15 (10-pack) PhotogatorStand.com

April 22, 2011

Just in time for Earth Day, Fresh & Easy has introduced its private-label household cleaning and paper products.

April 22, 2011

Kellogg's said that nearly half of its facilities worldwide send 5% or less of waste they generate to landfill, an achievement announced in the company's third global corporate responsibility report.

April 22, 2011

United Water and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday announced a partnership to encourage people throughout the United States to properly dispose of their unused or expired medications in an environmentally friendly manner.

April 21, 2011

Merck and Sanofi Pasteur have started a late-stage clinical trial of a combination vaccine for six childhood diseases, the companies said Thursday.

April 20, 2011

The Obama administration is looking to curb the growing national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, according to a plan unveiled Tuesday.

April 20, 2011

The budget crunch and pharmacy’s ability to help provide solutions to a fractured healthcare system are sure to be dominant themes at the NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., this year. As he prepared for the event, Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, spoke at length with Drug Store News about the issues he’ll address at the conference, the organization’s current priorities and his outlook for 2011.

April 19, 2011

Dropps is looking to offer consumers a 100% zero waste liquid laundry detergent choice.

April 19, 2011

Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.

April 13, 2011

A new collection of gardening kits for kids has entered the market.

April 12, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment made by Merck for treating skin cancer, Merck said Monday.

April 11, 2011

In an effort to reward those that take everyday conservation actions, Procter & Gamble's Future Friendly program has announced a national partnership with Recyclebank.

April 5, 2011

Drug maker Merck is looking to boost its eye care portfolio by acquiring a company focused on developing and commercializing ophthalmic products. The deal carries a cash value of about $430 million.

April 5, 2011

Mall owner Simon Property Group announced Tuesday that it has completed its first installation of an electric vehicle charging station at one of its shopping centers.

March 18, 2011

Walmart announced it has eliminated more than 80% of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California by implementing a comprehensive waste-reduction program. The results far exceed the national average, where the Environmental Protection Agency estimated only 45% of waste is diverted from landfills. The California rate was 65%.

March 18, 2011

After Apple began giving consumers the option to receive paperless receipts, it seems that other retailers are following suit, according to published reports.

March 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that the only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States no longer will be available as of Dec. 31 as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.

March 16, 2011

Taking a cue from other beverage makers, Danone Waters of America said it has redesigned its 1.5-liter Evian bottle as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

March 15, 2011

This year's National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting will feature a lineup of speakers ranging from political leaders and policy experts to best-selling authors and culinary connoisseurs. This year's meeting will run from April 30 to May 3 in Scottsdale, Ariz.