September 12, 2012

Helen of Troy recently introduced Body Innovations, a new line of home massage products.

September 12, 2012

Lunchables has extended its line of lunchtime meals for kids.

September 12, 2012

Meijer's Simply Give Week garnered more than $145,000 in donations from its customers. The effort, combined with the commitment from Meijer to double all donations made Sept. 2 to 8, brought the week's total donation to $437,400, Meijer co-chairman Hank Meijer said.

September 12, 2012

When all things are equal — particularly, cost! — there is no doubt that satisfied pharmacy customers are fiercely loyal to their preferred stores. But like Cyndi Lauper once sang, "Money changes everything," particularly for the 32% of Patient Views respondents who said they would be willing to change pharmacies for a savings of $5 or less, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 12, 2012

Some common patient complaints regarding mail-order pharmacies and their captive consumers’ lack of choice to switch to another pharmacy if they encounter poor service are highlighted in a new video released Wednesday by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

September 12, 2012

The Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand has announced the launch of a new Halloween-themed lip balm that is hitting retail stores in early September.

September 12, 2012

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that patients applying for its HIV drug assistance program would have a more streamlined application process.

September 12, 2012

Pacific Natural Foods has launched a new line of classic holiday accompaniments, designed to make holiday meal prep a snap.

September 12, 2012

PepsiCo announced that its current president is resigning from his post.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

September 12, 2012

Drug maker Shire is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new usage for a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Wednesday.

September 12, 2012

As holiday sales and foot traffic historically account for about 20% of annual retail activity, a new report by ShopperTrak revealed that consumers will shop more and visit more stores during the peak holiday shopping months of November and December.

September 12, 2012

SoloHealth on Wednesday named Tim Kiss to serve as VP marketing — a new position at SoloHealth — as the company prepares for its nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station consumer kiosk this fall.

September 12, 2012

Most advertisements for over-the-counter versions of drugs did contain significantly less information about the risks of the medication, compared with the ads for the drug prior to its transition to OTC status, according to new research sponsored by CVS Caremark.

September 12, 2012

Retailers remain conservative when it comes to financial investments in mobile and tablet initiatives despite the industry buzz, according to a survey by Shop.org and Forrester Research.

September 12, 2012

Zulka pure cane sugar has debuted a new look.

September 11, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing a new sports film to Blu-ray and DVD.

September 11, 2012

Anchor Bay Entertainment is slated to debut a new holiday film on DVD.

September 11, 2012

During Tuesday morning’s Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference in New York City, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo expressed optimism for a strong second half of the year and confidence in retaining a large portion of the prescription volumes gained from the Walgreens-Express Scripts impasse.

September 11, 2012

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has joined the United Way Worldwide Global Corporate Leadership program.

September 11, 2012

Generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating high blood pressure, the company said.

September 11, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued warning letters to PruTect Rx, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Trinity Sports Group, of Plano, Texas, for promoting products labeled as dietary supplements with claims to treat concussions and prevent or treat post-concussion syndrome and other neurological disorders.

September 11, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand has teamed up with World Champion swimmer Ryan Lochte to donate $25,000 to Daytona Beach Speed Swimming — the same swimming club that gave Lochte his start in his swimming career.

September 11, 2012

Louisiana pharmacist Randy Mire testified before Congress Tuesday that efforts to combat the diabetes epidemic in his home state and elsewhere would be significantly undermined if independent community pharmacies like his are forced to stop offering diabetes testing supplies as a result of Medicare’s competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, according to a National Community Pharmacists Association release.