February 19, 2013

Weis Markets promoted Rick Seipp to VP pharmacy.

February 18, 2013

U.K.-based celebrity hairstylist, Lee Stafford, is adding in February five new products to his hair care collection, which first launched in the United States last May.

February 18, 2013

Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, debuted in February his own signature fragrance for men and women.

February 18, 2013

Specific Beauty, a treatment line for “multi-hued” skin that was developed by dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, has introduced its new Specific Beauty Dark Spot Corrector Pads.

February 18, 2013

Beauty tools manufacturer Tweezerman has tapped Olympic Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn to be its first-ever brand ambassador for North America.

February 15, 2013

Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer, has announced that pop sensation One Direction is joining the Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes branded products family.

February 15, 2013

Two nonprofit groups focused on asthma and allergies will merge to combine their efforts.

February 15, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that author and business consultant Jim Collins will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo. The NACDS Total Store Expo will debut Aug. 10 to 13, 2013.

February 15, 2013

Millennial natural personal care brand Gud, a Burt’s Bees brand, has joined forces with pop singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.

February 15, 2013

Despite the backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, 2012 was a strong year for retail e-commerce, according to comScore’s “2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus” report.

February 15, 2013

Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco Wholesale, alleging that the club retailer falsely marketed diamond engagement rings as coming from the New York-based jeweler, according to published reports.

February 15, 2013

Coty and Puig S.L., a fashion and fragrance company, have mutually decided not to renew their distribution agreement in North America, which expires June 30. This decision is the end to a six-year partnership.

February 15, 2013

Due to Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, DSN will not be publishing stories. We will resume publishing on Tueday, February 19. Have a great Presidents Day holiday!

February 15, 2013

Eighty-eight members of the House of Representatives fired off a letter Monday to postmaster general and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service Patrick Donahoe urging the agency not to eliminate Saturday delivery of mail, saying it would impede the ability of people who depend on mail-order pharmacies to receive their medications.

It's no secret that the retail pharmacy industry and pharmacy benefit managers don't always see eye-to-eye, with the latter being the main provider of mail-order pharmacy services in the country and often touting them as an alternative to going to the drug store, while the former emphasize the face-to-face interaction with pharmacists not usually possible with mail-order. But between the back-and-forth, millions of patients still depend on mail order pharmacy, and the cost effectiveness that mail-order pharmacies frequently promote themselves as offering could be at risk if they must use more expensive delivery methods.

February 15, 2013

Elmer’s ProBond Advanced adhesive is being promoted as a multipurpose glue that’s as strong as a polyurethane competitor, but without the foamy mess.

February 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the Israeli generic drug maker said.

February 15, 2013

U.S. marshals, acting on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, on Thursday seized tainted products from Globe All Wellness in Hollywood, Fla.

February 15, 2013

According to a report filed to Congress by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, the seizures of methamphetamine-producing labs declined following state and federal sales restrictions on pseudoephedrine.

February 15, 2013

February is Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month, and Yoplait is encouraging people to say "yes" to dairy by introducing its new Yoplait Lactose Free.

February 15, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand has announced the launch of the Sensitive Skin portfolio for men.

February 15, 2013

GNC announced that its employees and customers donated a total of $3.1 million over the past few months to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign.

February 15, 2013

Sears Holdings, the parent company of mass merchandiser Kmart, is throwing its support behind a bill that would grant states authority to enforce existing sales tax laws and require out-of-state online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on sales made to their residents.

February 15, 2013

The philanthropic arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is supporting various heart-health programs around the country to support a Department of Health and Human Services campaign.

February 15, 2013

A smoking cessation program developed by the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy will be deployed through Safeway pharmacies, the university announced. As part of the program, Safeway pharmacists will receive special training in counseling techniques.

It's one of the first partnerships of its kind and another example of how community pharmacy will be stepping into a more preventive healthcare role. You can expect to see more types of these smoking cessation programs along with other proactive health interventions tackling weight loss and encouraging healthier behaviors.