May 6, 2013

Florida's state legislature approved a bill last week that will allow pharmacists to substitute biosimilars for brand name biotech drugs.

May 6, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday posted first-quarter sales of $682.7 million, representing an increase of 3.2%. Same-store sales were up 0.8%.

May 6, 2013

H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 12th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during a banquet at Austin’s Hilton Hotel.

May 6, 2013

Harris Teeter on Monday donated more than $340,000 to JDRF, made possible thanks to contributions from Harris Teeter customers during the company’s recent point-of-purchase campaign.

May 6, 2013

The five associations representing the dietary supplement industry on Monday requested that the Food and Drug Administration issue revised guidance on new dietary ingredient notifications, with a specific focus on the information to be included to identify the new dietary ingredient.

May 6, 2013

In recognition of "Melanoma Monday," L'Oréal Paris has released a new survey on melanoma awareness and prevention among women of all skin tones, and announced a philanthropic alliance with the Melanoma Research Alliance.

May 6, 2013

Retail pharmacies, drug makers and law enforcement have a variety of methods used to fight organized crime, and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has drawn up a list of best practices that pharmacies can use to keep stores, drugs, staff and customers safe.

May 6, 2013

Pregnant women should not use migraine-prevention medications containing valproate sodium due to a higher risk of decreased IQ scores in children, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

May 6, 2013

Rite Aid is sending out a customized 38-ft. van to 50 stores around the country as part of a campaign to promote skin care.

May 6, 2013

Ruffles potato chips, one of the flagship brand's from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced today the launch of a new Ultimate Tangy Honey Mustard flavor potato chip and a comical marketing campaign in television, cinema and digital that is inspired by 1970s grindhouse-style action movies.

May 6, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free skin and weight screenings during the weekend, the club retailer said Monday.

May 6, 2013

Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced today the expansion of its brand with a new zero calorie lemonade product line: Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea.

May 6, 2013

Swiss Precision Diagnostics unveiled the new Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator at the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists here.

May 3, 2013

Actavis' had $1.9 billion in sales in first quarter 2013, the drug maker said.

May 3, 2013

Walgreens on Friday posted April sales of $6 billion, an increase of 3.8% as compared to the same month in fiscal 2012.

May 3, 2013

Arizona Beverages is adding three new Rickeys flavors, a beverage that combines a balance of sweet fruit and tart lime inspired by the Brooklyn original soda fountain novelty, the company announced this week.

May 3, 2013

Bayer Healthcare on Friday partnered with Sheryl Crow in support of Feeding America for that group's "Nutrition Mission."

May 3, 2013

Starting this Sunday, May 5, for every Budweiser sold through July 4, the company will donate a portion of proceeds to the Folds of Honor Foundation to support military families.

May 3, 2013

Only 1-in-5 U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations, according to an article published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 3, 2013

CVS Caremark executives were upbeat during last week’s conference call with analysts as the company pulled in a “strong” first quarter and narrowed its 2013 guidance to reflect higher-than-expected performance.

The positive start to 2013 is important as it further demonstrates that CVS Caremark’s distinctive, integrated healthcare model is resonating and spelling success for this pharmacy innovation company.

May 3, 2013

Kinney Drugs, with its almost-100 locations located primarily in upstate New York, is the latest pharmacy to capitalize on the robust offerings available through in-store health kiosks. Because it isn't only about taking that random blood pressure check anymore.

No, the in-store health kiosks going into stores today are designed to augment outcomes-based health care. For example, through the use of "smart cards," PharmaSmart helps track historical health metrics across its trademarked Blood Pressure Tracker web portal.

May 3, 2013

Hain Celestial Group, the company that makes Celestial Seasonings tea and other products, has purchased organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen Group, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Women who take low-dose oral contraceptives may be at increased risk of chronic pelvic-pain symptoms and pain during sexual climax, according to a new study.

May 3, 2013

Healthcare analytics firm IMS Health has acquired social media analytics company Semantelli Corp., saying the purchase would allow it to provide real-time monitoring and delivery of insights into consumer and physician behavior and sentiments.