June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent Type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests.

June 23, 2014

Three-quarters of online shoppers have shopped online for groceries and 40% of these do so on a regular basis, but only one-third of grocery shoppers rate their experience as “easy.” And only one-in-five (19%) of those surveyed by EDigitalResearch are delighted with their online grocery experience.

June 23, 2014

Almost 70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses — information that likely would help them manage their disease better.

June 23, 2014

Target has implemented a new policy for online shopping, making nearly all online orders of $50 or more eligible for free shipping.

June 23, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

June 23, 2014

The National Advertising Division last week determined that Westport Pharmaceuticals, maker of Zephrex-D nasal decongestant tablets, can support the claims challenged before NAD by Acura Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Nexafed, a competing product.

June 20, 2014

As the whooping cough epidemic grows in California, Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies throughout Southern California are offering the vaccination to help stop the spread of the highly contagious disease.

June 20, 2014

Mars Chocolate announced the introduction of a new Combos party bag to help usher in the summer. The 15-oz. bag is ideal for a range of activities — from family gatherings to road trips — according to the company.

June 20, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has published a draft guidance document for prescription drug supply chain stakeholders as part of the agency’s implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has reported.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 20, 2014

Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP of pharmaceutical merchandising at Walmart after previously serving as the retailer’s senior director of merchandising for small formats.

June 20, 2014

Maybelline New York has introduced several new products for eyes, lips, face and nail.

June 20, 2014

Merck announced on Friday that it is commencing, through a subsidiary, a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Idenix Pharmaceuticals. On June 9, Merck announced its intent to acquire Idenix.

June 20, 2014

Mikes Hard Lemonade Co., producer of the flavored malt beverage Mike's Hard Lemonade, recognized its 1 millionth fan on Facebook by going all out. Literally.

June 20, 2014

In an effort to address opioid drug abuse, governors of five New England states convened for a summit on Monday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy stated.

June 20, 2014

Teva has reached a settlement with Perrigo Pharmaceutical and Catalent Pharma Solutions with respect to four patents for Teva’s ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation aerosol product.

June 20, 2014

Fresh & Easy has launched new five-pillar marketing campaign inviting customers to discover an all-new Fresh & Easy since it transferred to new ownership in November.

June 19, 2014

Actavis confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,335,031 and 6,316,023 valid and infringed by the company's rivastigmine transdermal system, a generic version of Exelon Patch from Novartis.

June 19, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association applauded the Michigan legislature, which seeks to address the state's methamphetamine problem by targeting meth criminals.

June 19, 2014

A Kensington, N.H., resident and her family recently took the field with CVS Caremark and American Lung Association at Fenway Park to inspire fans to join Lung Force. This year, CVS/pharmacy is teaming up with the American Lung Association for a new in-store fundraising campaign to support Lung Force, a recently launched initiative that strives to make lung cancer in women a public health priority.

June 19, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has unveiled its revamped public facing website to include more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects.

June 19, 2014

Meijer pharmacies marked a milestone in June when one of the retailer's pharmacists dispensed the 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program.

June 19, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Thursday announced the launch of Levemir FlexTouch (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), a prefilled insulin delivery mechanism, providing a new way for diabetics to administer their insulin.

June 19, 2014

Despite overall flat performance, men’s prestige fragrance saw a boost in sales in the South, which is the largest market, according to new data from the NPD Group.