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.

December 23, 2014

L'Oréal Paris Men Expert, the official skin care and hair care brand of the National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League, have developed a new series of videos featuring some of NHL’s most prominent players.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored-value services.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens expects to close its merger with Alliance Boots by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval on Dec. 29, the retailer announced Tuesday. 

December 23, 2014

The South is experiencing high flu activity as Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana lead the list of top 10 states, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 23, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were on the rise in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as Walgreens reported a 16.4% lift in quarterly profit to $809 million that was credited to the 222 million prescriptions filled in the first quarter ended Nov. 30.

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 22, 2014

Estée Lauder has signed an agreement to acquire Glamglow, a skin care brand focused on treatment masks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2015.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic (advanced) melanoma who no longer respond to other drugs.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease called cirrhosis.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

December 22, 2014

Twelve holiday health hazards, provided by Vitals.

 

 

December 22, 2014

Maesa — which designs, develops and manufactures private label and exclusive brands for retailers, as well as packaging and turnkey products for beauty brands — has appointed industry vet Shawn Haynes to the newly created position of SVP of sales, mass and drugstore retailers.

December 22, 2014

Mylan has announced the U.S. launch of its Estradiol Transdermal System USP, 0.025 mg/day, 0.0375 mg/day, 0.05 mg/day, 0.075 mg/day and 0.1 mg/day (twice weekly), which is the generic version of Novartis' Vivelle-DOT.

December 22, 2014

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a 24% increase in dollar sales during the month of November as the bold lip trend shows little signs of fading, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

December 22, 2014

In line with its strategic move to focus on core brands, Procter & Gamble is selling its Camay and Zest brands, along with the transfer of a manufacturing facility in Mexico, to Unilever for an undisclosed amount.

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

December 22, 2014

Salon Grafix has announced the relaunch of the cult-favorite Professional hair spray.

December 22, 2014

Sandoz has announced the U.S. market introduction of estradiol transdermal system, an authorized generic version of Vivelle-Dot, which is marketed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

December 22, 2014

Stop & Shop is reminding shoppers that it is not too late to get a flu shot.

December 19, 2014

How is CVS Health planning to replace the loss of $2 billion in tobacco sales? By driving core front-end businesses and improving the shopping experience. In fact, CVS/pharmacy has big plans for health and beauty, Helena Foulkes, EVP and president of CVS/pharmacy, told analysts during the company’s Annual Analyst Day on Dec. 16.