December 30, 2014

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December 30, 2014

Post Great Grains will usher in the New Year with a new selection of granola and snack mix products, the company announced. Additionally, the brand will launch a new campaign asking consumers to leave fad dieting behind in 2015.

December 30, 2014

Kroger is reportedly expanding the testing of an e-commerce service in Greater Cincinnati that is modeled after Harris Teeter’s “click and collect” program, according to a local report.

December 30, 2014

Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina are among the states that experienced the greatest gains in flu activity for the week of Dec. 29, according to Walgreens’ latest Flu Index.

December 29, 2014

Actavis and Adamas Pharmaceuticals last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Namzaric. According to the companies, the drug is used to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type in patients stablized on memantine hydrochloride and donepezil hydrochloride.

 

December 29, 2014

Amazon reported that its 20th holiday brought record growth for Amazon Prime and it saved customers more than $2 billion on free two-day shipping through Amazon Prime and other free shipping offers. In addition, 100 million more items shipped for free this holiday compared with last.

December 29, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy has announced that Jennifer Hagerman will take office as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association.

December 29, 2014

Novo Nordisk last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's new drug application for Saxenda, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management in adults.

December 29, 2014

Genentech last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental biologics license application for Gazyva to be used in combination with chlorambucil chemotherapy in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

December 29, 2014

Christmas Day saw both strong online and mobile sales. Key Christmas Day trends reported by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark include an 8.3% year-over-year increase in online sales.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 29, 2014

Nutrisystem, a maker of weight management products and services, has announced the nationwide launch of Fast 5+ for diet season 2015.

December 29, 2014

In a staff memo, the Office of Generics Drug’s acting director, Kathleen Uhl, vowed to take action on 90% of the abbreviated new drug application backlog before October 2017, and has appointed Ted Sherwood as acting director of OGD’s Office of Regulatory Operations to help with the improvements, FDANews.com has reported.

December 29, 2014

Rite Aid is ringing in the New Year by offering wellness+ members the opportunity to receive lifestyle and entertainment rewards.

December 29, 2014

The day after Christmas posted the highest traffic for online shopping, with 125 points, since the 2014 holiday shopping season began. According to Verizon Retail Index data, year-over-year, traffic attributed to online shopping was on par (125) with the same day in 2013.

 

December 29, 2014

Walgreens' shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis has hired Jonathon Kellerman as EVP, global chief compliance officer.

December 23, 2014

American Pistachio Growers is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to promote the perfect pairing — beer and nuts.

December 23, 2014

Unilever’s Axe brand has introduced the new Axe White Label — a refined product line for today’s multi-faceted, sophisticated guy.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Diplomat Pharmacy has announced that it will stock Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets), which was approved Dec. 19 by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 23, 2014

Duri Cosmetics is launching for spring/summer 2015 a new city-inspired line of nail polish.

December 23, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical today announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Granix (tbo-filgrastim) Injection for self-administration by patients and caregivers. With the approval of this additional administration option, physicians will soon have the flexibility to prescribe Granix for either in-office or at home use.

December 23, 2014

Garden of Life, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements, has announced that it is changing the name of its Kind Organics multivitamin to mykind Organics. The new mykind Organics name will begin shipping to health foods stores on Jan. 1, 2015.

December 23, 2014

Drug Store News will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, and will publish again, Monday, Dec. 29. The editors and publishers of DSN would like to wish you and your families our very best wishes for a happy, healthy and joyous holiday.