May 29, 2013

An Indiana University study has found that a unique omega-3 supplement derived from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel significantly improved lung function and reduced airway inflammation in asthmatics who experience exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, also called exercise-induced asthma.

May 29, 2013

Cause Marketing Forum named America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a first-of-its-kind study ranking the largest consumer checkout donations in the U.S. last year.

May 29, 2013

Tassimo, the single-serve home brewing system, announced its new seasonal flavor offering of Sweet Black Iced Tea.

May 29, 2013

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.

May 29, 2013

The GMDC Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event is being hosted in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute and is focused on enhancing business opportunities for members of both associations interested in expanding category growth in health, beauty and wellness across the footprint of the entire store.

May 28, 2013

Risk is everywhere in our lives. The trick, as Mr. Buffett says, is to manage it through knowledge. Your exposure to risk in the pharmacy businesses may come about from various sources.

May 28, 2013

Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.

May 28, 2013

Pharmacy Intelligence applies application-based data analytics, computer-animated graphic process simulation and Lean Six Sigma principles to enable a new level of more advanced modeling and forecasting.

May 28, 2013

Allscripts has announced additions to its senior leadership team and board of directors.

May 28, 2013

Amazon.com is looking to further tap into the men’s grooming market with the launch of its new men’s grooming platform.

May 28, 2013

A federal court has declined to review an earlier decision to uphold cuts to California's Medicaid program, drawing criticism from several groups.

May 28, 2013

Armada Health Care, a specialty pharmacy channel management organization, announced that the organization has been awarded Health Call Center, Health Web Site and Health Content Provider accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.

May 28, 2013

Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca will buy Omthera Pharmaceuticals for $323 million, the two companies said.

May 28, 2013

Bayer Healthcare last week reported it has discontinued certain advertising claims made in broadcast advertising for Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion and Cough, a sinus medication, following a challenge made by Procter & Gamble to the National Advertising Division, an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.

May 28, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plum Organics, a provider of premium organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

May 28, 2013

A federal court has blocked Actavis from distributing its generic version of a drug for treating asthma, the company said.

May 28, 2013

In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

May 28, 2013

Dollar Tree reported consolidated net sales for the first quarter, which ended on May 4, of a record $1.87 billion, an 8.3% increase compared with $1.72 billion reported for the quarter ended April 28, 2012, the company stated today.

May 28, 2013

Why does the federal government want to block independent pharmacies from providing much-needed diabetes testing supplies to older homebound patients?

In a clear case of over-zealous federal policy-making and glacial government response time, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it will do just that beginning in July. That’s when CMS has decreed it will no longer allow small community pharmacies to deliver diabetic test kits to homebound and long-term-care patients on Medicare.

May 28, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @Retail conference in San Antonio on May 31, the association announced Monday.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

May 28, 2013

Harris Teeter store manager Bruce Woodle on Friday presented $3,000 to local schools to support their commitment to educational programs.

May 28, 2013

Looking to spread the word about the dangers of sun exposure and recommit to taking preventive measures like wearing sunscreen, Jergens is promoting its Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, which has been reformulated with odor-reducing technology.

May 28, 2013

Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties: Kashi Three Cheese Ravioli and Kashi Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto.