January 14, 2013

Egg allergies may no longer be a valid reason to not get a flu shot, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology announced Friday.

January 14, 2013

Tria Beauty, a provider of light-based skin care solutions, has announced the launch of the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X.

January 14, 2013

As if the reported spot shortages of flu vaccine aren't bad enough, there have been reports of similar shortages of flu drugs throughout the United States and parts of Canada due to increased demand.

January 11, 2013

Skin care company Beiersdorf has announced a consumer awareness and fundraising initiative to support National Mentoring Month.

January 11, 2013

BIC has expanded its Soleil portfolio with the new Soleil Shave & Trim, which is designed to simplify shaving and bikini trimming by combining flexible triple-blade shaving technology with a slide-on/slide off trimmer.

January 11, 2013

The worst of the flu season may be over, at least for those in the South.

January 11, 2013

Skin care brand CeraVe, developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is expanding its portfolio with a line of sun care products slated to hit stores beginning this month.

January 11, 2013

Prestige cosmetics brand Too Faced Cosmetics has tapped Francesca Eastwood as the new face for its fall 2013 collection, which launches in July.

January 11, 2013

Growth in the consumer products market is likely to slow down over the next five years, while pharmacy retailers will see a profit windfall due to the generic drug cycle, according to a new report.

January 11, 2013

Strictly speaking, television is a pulsating blue light, which is why from the outside of a house, it makes it look as though the entire living room or bedroom is glowing blue while turned on. That's the basic principal behind a new device designed to ward off burglars.

January 11, 2013

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval for an experimental Type 2 diabetes drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the drug maker said.

January 11, 2013

Ferndale Healthcare unveiled a redesigned corporate web site Ferndalehealthcare.com to make it easier for a variety of target audiences to navigate the site.

January 11, 2013

Konsyl Pharmaceuticals named Roger Giannico VP sales and marketing.

January 11, 2013

Last week in a much anticipated move, Cerberus Capital Management acquired 877 supermarkets from Supervalu for $100 million in cash and the assumption of $3.2 billion in debt. Also part of the deal, a Cerberus-led investor consortium will provide the remaining Supervalu business an influx with the purchase of up to 30% of Supervalu stock at a purchase price of $4 per share.

Following the transaction, Supervalu will be a $17 billion business comprised mostly of its distribution business, which will represent 47% of revenues, Save-A-Lot (25%) and 191 regional supermarkets (28%).

January 11, 2013

Walgreens' Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative aims to create a more patient-centered and cost-efficient payment system for the retailer's home state.

The latest move by Walmart is as sure an indication as any that health care is becoming less about fee-for-service and more about basing compensation on ratings derived from patient outcomes.

January 11, 2013

Most U.S. moms are concerned about breastfeeding in public even though they understand that breastfeeding is the best way to feed their babies, according to the 2012 Lansinoh Breastfeeding Study.

January 11, 2013

Unilever’s Axe is going where only few have gone before by giving guys the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: A trip to space. To recruit guys for the journey, Axe is creating the Axe Apollo Space Academy with one of the first men to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin.

January 11, 2013

The board of directors of Walgreens declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year ago dividend.

January 11, 2013

Wegmans Food Markets upgraded its complimentary shopper's app to help expedite the grocery trip.

January 11, 2013

Walgreens chief Greg Wasson had a new vision to share with the pharmacy operator's faithful shareholders for 2013. It was a vision that firmly placed the Express Scripts dispute in the rear-view mirror and refocused on the road ahead that includes expanding the role of pharmacy and even what it means to be a U.S. pharmacy operator with its acquisition of Alliance Boots.

Two major announcements were made in the wake of the shareholders meeting, both of which were identified by DSN as two of the top six big trends to watch through 2013. Walgreens reiterated its commitment to fostering an omnichannel experience for its shoppers and, a day after the shareholders meeting, Walgreens became the only retail pharmacy operator to partner on three Accountable Care Organizations.

January 10, 2013

Beauty licensing company Boldface Group will launch Khroma Beauty by Kourtney Kim and Khloe in 138 Duane Reade and Beauty.com stores this spring, the company has announced.

January 10, 2013

Demand among consumers for online services from drug companies to help manage chronic conditions is strong, according to a new study from healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research.

January 10, 2013

Crest Oral-B launched a partnership with dental hygienists this week at CareerFusion, a dental professional career retreat, to gain a better understanding of the current needs and preferences of dental professionals nationwide, the manufacturer announced.

January 10, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that John Blair, SVP of NSA, has been named chair of the association’s board of directors. Blair, who will hold the chairmanship through 2014, succeeds Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products, USA.