February 12, 2014

A coalition of associations representing supplement manufacturers on Tuesday expressed their support of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

February 10, 2014

Regional player Kinney Drugs has teamed up with Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC and Franciscan Companies (an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Hospital) to open the Healthy You Wellness Center at a Kinney Drugs location in Syracuse. 


February 7, 2014

CVS Caremark made big news — BIG news — when it announced on Feb. 5 that it would pull tobacco products from all of its pharmacy locations.

This is an extremely important step for the company as it sends the strong message that it is truly dedicated to helping people on their path to better health. Stripping away the roughly $2 billion in revenues garnered from the tobacco shopper likely wasn’t an easy decision but it makes sense — a lot of sense — for CVS. It clearly demonstrates to its shoppers, health systems and PBM clients that it is placing patients’ health front and center.

February 7, 2014

Several retail pharmacy chains and associations are pledging their support of the Blue Button Initiative — a public-private partnership between the healthcare industry and the federal government that aims to empower all Americans with access to their own electronic health information, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have announced.

February 3, 2014

Approximately 1-in-3 chronically-ill National Health Interview Survey participants are unable to afford food, medications or both, according to a study published Jan. 21 in the American Journal of Medicine.

January 28, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition helped to tone down the conclusions of a recent study reported by Reuters Health that found vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children contained more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins.

January 28, 2014

MarketsandMarkets projects the nutraceutical ingredient market will grow from $23.8 billion in 2013 to $33.6 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.2%, according to a report.

January 27, 2014

Following his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama is scheduled to stop by a Costco store in Maryland on Wednesday, according to news reports.

January 27, 2014

As many as 3 million people have enrolled in private health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment has been up by more than one-third in recent weeks.

January 24, 2014

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday hosted an event to announce a $5 million leadership gift from Giant Food Stores to support construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, an outpatient facility scheduled to open in the University City section of Philadelphia in 2015.

January 22, 2014

A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll found that Latinos in America see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families.

January 16, 2014

Merck on Wednesday commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee’s recommendation for approval of vorapaxar.

January 13, 2014

Merck on Monday reported on its intent to explore strategic options for its animal health and consumer care businesses.

January 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a liquid formulation of an HIV drug made by Merck, the company said.

January 9, 2014

How retailers are investing in and addressing sustainability and how manufacturers are adjusting is the focus of a new video report on PLMALive.

January 6, 2014

According to new research from Mintel, nearly 6-in-10 Americans who are current energy drink or shot users say they worry about the safety of these beverages.

December 30, 2013

Drug maker Merck is starting a new business designed to provide weight-management intervention services to employers, patients and healthcare professionals, the company said.

December 6, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a new fleet of environmentally-friendly delivery trucks that operate on compressed natural gas.

December 5, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Target for its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, the agency said.

November 27, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has issued a statement regarding the participation of NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in a White House meeting Tuesday regarding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

November 27, 2013

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is expanding its Life Brand with the launch of Life Brand vitamins and supplements in store, and has introduced a new online tool, dubbed “Vitamin Finder,” to help Canadian’s find the products that best meet their health needs.

November 27, 2013

A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

November 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new tablet form of an antifungal drug made by Merck, the company said Tuesday.

November 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step on whether they are less effective in women weighing more than 165 lbs, according to a report published Monday by Reuters.