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.

September 11, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has appointed Matthew Burriesci as director of development.

September 11, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association and a number of independent pharmacy entities on Monday refiled its complaint against Express Scripts concerning its acquisition of Medco, demanding either Express Scripts be compelled to "unwind their merger" or alternatively be required to divest assets acquired from Medco.

September 11, 2012

The Natural Products Association on Tuesday announced that membership marketing expert Gabrielle Alahouzos will be the new VP membership services.

September 11, 2012

The National Retail Federation is set to go to court in order to block the proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees.

September 11, 2012

Yoplait has kicked off its annual Save Lids to Save Lives breast cancer awareness campaign.

September 11, 2012

Online grocery retailer Peapod will set up three sites in Chicago where people can pick up groceries they've ordered, according to published reports.

September 11, 2012

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug used to treat complications related to chemotherapy, the drug maker said.

September 11, 2012

Mass merchandise chain Shopko has added 70 new items to its line of private-label products, the company said Monday.

September 11, 2012

A satisfied customer could just offer the highest return on investment of any marketing vehicle available to a retail pharmacy, according to the most recent Patient Views infographic. In all, 72% of patients say they would recommend their preferred pharmacy to their friends and family, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. And again, grocery stores finished at the top (80%). If you've been following Patient Views every day, you’d know that 73% of patients say they are very satisfied with their preferred pharmacy.

September 11, 2012

Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $15,745 this year, up 4% from last year, with workers on average paying $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey released Tuesday.

September 11, 2012

Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs has introduced a new product to its prenatal vitamin line, the company said Tuesday.

September 11, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of senior notes.