May 31, 2014

Following Saturday’s lunch at the 44th GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference, both Bill Anderson, 2014 GMDC chairman and group VP at H-E-B, and David McConnell, GMDC CEO and president, provided an update around the versatility offered through GMDC*Connect, GMDC’s video conferencing service.

May 31, 2014

“Flat is where it’s at.” That was the naked truth Todd Hale, SVP Nielsen, shared with business session attendees of the 2014 GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference on Saturday afternoon when identifying the future game-changers in health and beauty.

But get ready for a wild ride because the millennial generation, numbering 83 million strong, is about to step into its prime purchasing prowess, noted Maryellen Molyneaux, president of NMI, in a presentation following Hale.

May 30, 2014

"The Congressional Research Service is a nonpartisan and objective arm of the Library of Congress that analyzes issues for legislators' consideration. Its inclusion of this statement in its report on prescription drug abuse shows progress in telling both sides of this complex issue. However, much more needs to be done to ensure legitimate access to these medications for patients," writes Steve Anderson, NACDS President and CEO, in his latest blog entry.

May 30, 2014

California Health Sciences University announced that it received $75,000 from Walgreens in support of the institution's pharmacy practice laboratory.

May 30, 2014

U.S. consumer spending fell by $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, in April 2014. It was the first monthly decline in consumer spending since April 2013 and followed a 1% increase of $117.6 billion the previous month.

May 30, 2014

During Costco’s quarterly conference call this week with analysts, the company touched upon some online tests underway as the online shipping battle among retailers continues to intensify.

May 30, 2014

CVS Caremark has officially taken the wraps off of its new Specialty Connect prescription services program and announced that the program is now available at all CVS/pharmacy locations.

The importance of this new program is two-fold. First of all, it serves as yet one more example of how the company is leveraging its unique assets to improve outcomes. By leveraging its network of 7,600 pharmacy locations and its specialty pharmacy resources, the company is able to offer specialty patients greater flexibility and choice. This, in turn, equates to improved medication adherence.

May 30, 2014

Jones Soda Co. announced an expansion to its line of natural sodas into the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Canada.

May 30, 2014

Looking to change sunscreen habits for those with darker skin tones, La Roche-Posay and the Women's Dermatologic Society have teamed up to take a stand by not just raising awareness, but encouraging true behavioral change through educating on two key motivators.

May 30, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Thursday announced that it has begun the promotion of Elestrin (estradiol gel) 0.06% in the United States through an agreement with Meda AB. The drug is a used as a topical hormone replacement gel to help treat hot flashes caused by menopause.

May 30, 2014

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product from the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, earlier this week announced that it would be continuing its partnership with television personality Gail Simmons to support the brand's "Share the Love of Leaves" program.

May 30, 2014

Sam’s Club has announced the national rollout of Cash Rewards, a new program that provides $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 spent on qualifying pre-tax purchases.

May 30, 2014

Beauty retailer Sephora and ModiFace, a global augmented reality virtual makeover technology provider, have launched in Milan a 3D Augmented Reality Mirror that can simulate cosmetics on a user's face in real-time and in 3-D.

May 30, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced on Friday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has denied a motion filed by Mylan and issued an opinion and order affirming a decision by the FDA under which Teva should receive sole 180-day “first-to-file” exclusivity for generic Celebrex (celecoxib) 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules.

May 30, 2014

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May 29, 2014

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Wednesday announced an agreement by Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. with Actavis that will allow the pharmaceutical manufacturer to develop a solid dosage manufacturing and packing facility in its Manati site and expand its current hormone production in Fajardo.

May 29, 2014

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat sunscreen, along with actress Busy Philipps, announced on Thursday the launch of the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes.

May 29, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in third-quarter revenues and net income.

May 29, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition refuted any possible link between use of creatine and the recent killings in Santa Barbara, Calif.

May 29, 2014

The secret to Dollar General's success is keeping it simple, Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of the 75-year-old discounter, told shareholders Thursday morning.

May 29, 2014

Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive agreement with Wildfox Couture, the indie vintage-inspired women’s knitwear designer brand, to develop and market its own line of fragrance products.

May 29, 2014

Depomed on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing a new drug application from Mallinckrodt for MNK-155.

May 29, 2014

Trimel Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Natesto (testosterone), formerly CompleoTRT, the first and only testosterone nasal gel for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

May 29, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported total sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $498.3 million, a 0.6% decline.