December 11, 2012

E-prescribing offers many well-known benefits to physicians, pharmacists and patients alike. Beyond the well-known patient benefits, real-time transactions with automated requests and responses promise to create efficiencies by speeding the medication ordering process, reducing or eliminating the back-and-forth communications between pharmacists and clinicians commonly associated with handwritten prescriptions.

December 3, 2012

Merck has started a clinical trial that it hopes will eventually enroll 1,700 patients to evaluate an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

November 28, 2012

Regional life sciences association Biocom has introduced a new eco-friendly alternative to sanitary napkins and tampons. Enter FemmyCycle, a product from member FemCap.

November 26, 2012

Consumer spending could drop by almost $200 billion next year while depressing real consumer-spending growth by 1.7% if middle-class taxes rise in response to the fiscal cliff, according to a report released Monday by a White House economic team.

November 19, 2012

DSN profiled six companies that sell on their American-made heritage as part of its "Made in America" report.

November 19, 2012

A new University of Cincinnati study released last week examined how anxiety sensitivity can thwart the efforts of smokers with asthma to quit smoking.

November 16, 2012

L'Oréal USA celebrated the expansion of its Florence, Ky., manufacturing plant with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Gov. Steve Beshear.

November 13, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday announced it will open the Lehigh Valley’s first LEED-certified grocery store in Fogelsville, Pa. in December.

November 12, 2012

It looks like health reform is for keeps.

November 9, 2012

Arrowhead Brand 100% Natural Spring Water on Thursday announced that in December, it will launch the .5 L ReBorn bottle in California.

November 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application from Merck for an experimental drug for insomnia, the drug maker said Thursday.

November 5, 2012

Walgreens on Monday launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals.

October 18, 2012

Natural personal care manufacturer Nature’s Gate has partnered with international nonprofit organization WaterAid, a charity dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

October 16, 2012

Emerging multidisciplinary healthcare models, such as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes, promise to elevate quality and lower costs by harnessing the power of provider, payer and patient collaboration. Often overlooked in the coordinated care equation, however, is the integral role pharmacists can play in delivering efficient and effective care.

October 9, 2012

Merck is moving its global headquarters from Whitehouse Station, N.J., to its existing property in Summit, N.J., which currently houses research, manufacturing, animal health and consumer care operations.

October 9, 2012

Another factor greasing the skids for health system/retail pharmacy/clinic alliances is a clear shift in cultural and societal attitudes.

October 4, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare recently introduced Abreva Conceal, a clear nonmedicated patch that covers cold sores.

October 4, 2012

Membership-based retailer Sam's Club is offering free health screenings for women, the company said.

October 3, 2012

Vichy Laboratoires has announced three new launches for October: Normaderm Total Mat, ProEven All-in-One Flawless Mineral BB Cream and ProEven Daily Eye Corrector.

September 27, 2012

The company behind Soap.com has debuted an online shopping destination for natural, organic and sustainable products.

September 25, 2012

Supervalu recently received multiple national honors for its sustainability efforts, the retailer announced Tuesday.

September 18, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a new free Web-based application, MappyHealth, which utilizes Twitter to help track health concerns at the community level in real time.

September 10, 2012

A study of an experimental drug for insomnia indicated that patients who stop taking it continue having sleeping problems, according to results of a clinical trial announced Monday.

September 5, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has issued a consumer advisory — as a result of suspected criminal activity — regarding a number of defective lots of Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons that may pose public health risks to consumers.