April 29, 2013

Jack Link's is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

April 29, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy celebrated National Jelly Bean Day last week by introducing a new line of jelly beans coated with an edible, iridescent sheen.

April 29, 2013

Madison Color, a San Francisco-based company that is striving to reinvent the home hair care market and focuses first on home hair color through consumer-facing technology, has secured $4 million in funding, the company has announced.

April 29, 2013

The National Advertising Division last week recommended that Interhealth Nutraceuticals discontinue certain claims for the company’s Zychrome dietary supplements, products that are promoted for the management of insulin levels.

April 29, 2013

Praim Group, a food licensing, marketing and distribution company, announced its agreement to create and distribute a line of all-natural chocolate bars featuring Where's Waldo?

April 29, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has reportedly entered the Wichita, Kansas, market with the opening Sunday of its first of several store locations in the market, according to a local news report.

April 29, 2013

A proposal by Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to purchase generic drug maker Actavis has fallen through, according to published reports.

April 29, 2013

Supervalu has appointed Rite Aid president, chairman and CEO John Standley to its board of directors, the supermarket operator said. The company also announced the appointment of Cerberus Capital Management COO and general counsel Mark Neporent.

April 29, 2013

Safeway announced that Robert Edwards, currently the company's president, will succeed Steven Burd as CEO when Burd retires as chairman and CEO on May 14. Edwards, 57, will also join the company's board of directors.

April 29, 2013

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — SheaMoisture has introduced its new all-natural and organic facial masks that promise to give dull, dry skin a boost of instant vitality.   Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask – Designed to improve skin’s radiance with hibiscus flower and songyi mushroom extracts. A blend of mineral-rich clays aims to promote the elimination of impurities, softens and detoxifies dull complexions. Coconut oil and shea butter hydrate, protect against moisture loss and promote a healthy, youthful glow.  

April 29, 2013

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania last week reported that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of such flashy elements as bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.

April 29, 2013

Target will feature electronics picked by the editors of Wired magazine, under a deal between the two.

April 29, 2013

The risk of Lyme disease in dogs will be "extremely high" this year, an expert group has warned.

April 26, 2013

American Vintage Beverage announced the launch of new American Vintage Hard Tea, a combination of traditional iced tea and 5% alcohol.

April 26, 2013

BlenderBottle announced a new portable stacking device designed to carry powders, pills, snacks and more while traveling.

April 26, 2013

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health have partnered with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, to "Go Pro" with his oral care and to help others "Go Pro" in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

April 26, 2013

With National Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 27 and in light of a new national study revealing that 1-out-of-4 teenagers has misused or abused a prescription medication at least once, CVS Caremark is reminding families that proper management, storage and disposal of their medication can reduce access to drugs by young people in their homes.

April 26, 2013

Dollar General is partnering with Procter & Gamble to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May, the companies announced.

April 26, 2013

Pharmacy's value as part of an outcomes-based healthcare alignment was the highlight of the closing business presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2013 Annual Conference. And now it's up to NACDS members to expose Congress leaders to that value quotient on a regular basis.

That was the message shared by incoming NACDS chairman Bob Narveson. It goes to show that even as the gavel passes from the head of one of the industry's largest pharmacy chains to one of the smaller chains, innovation in patient care is happening at all levels.

April 26, 2013

Generic drug maker Actavis is settling a patent-infringement suit with Purdue Pharma concerning the opioid painkiller OxyContin, Actavis said, saying it expected to make more than $100 million in the deal between 2014 and 2015.

April 26, 2013

GNC expanded nationwide its new Member Price Program, which will incorporate GNC’s current loyalty program boasting close to 7 million active members.

April 26, 2013

Medical products manufacturer Covidien's pharmaceutical division is expanding an initiative to collect unused and unwanted medications.

April 26, 2013

Fairview Pharmacy Services director of business development Thomas Blissenbach has been appointed to the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's board of directors, the NASP said.

April 26, 2013

Looking to cater to women battling hair loss is the new MD by Dr. Susan Lin, which was created with the specific needs of female hair loss in mind.