October 19, 2012

A division of Wolters Kluwer Health has released a new version of a Web-based quality-assurance software for pharmacy compounding.

October 19, 2012

Information technology vet Shirl Stroeing joined Weis Markets earlier this week as the company's VP and chief information officer, according to published reports.

October 19, 2012

With the holiday shopping season approaching, one group has released a guide to goods produced domestically.

October 19, 2012

Star Nutrition on Wednesday added the TEC-3 arm and calf sleeves to its Incrediwear line.

October 19, 2012

Stop & Shop is opening a new store that will include new features that emphasize customer experience, the company said.

October 19, 2012

Blood glucose monitoring is associated with reduced A1C levels and greater adherence to medication in Type 2 diabetes patients who do not take insulin, according to a study published in the September issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

October 19, 2012

Supermarkets are facing increased competition from dollar stores, according to a new survey from Perception Research Services International.

October 19, 2012

It was a busy week for telemedicine-based news, particularly if you count health kiosks — DSN sure does.

On the heels of news that Take Care Health Systems has collaborated to make telehealth services available to thousands of BCBSNC employees located throughout North Carolina via a service called called OnlineCareNC, Solohealth and PharmaSmart also made headlines during the week with major announcements..

October 19, 2012

WellTransitions could be couched as another way in which Walgreens is striving to create solutions that lower the cost of overall health care outside of the physical retail pharmacy space, because it is. WellTransitions also could be characterized as a program that will routinely chip away at the $25 billion associated with hospital re-admissions by having more prescriptions filled at the pharmacy counter, because it does. But the real impact of this news? The real clincher? Hospitals need retail pharmacy if they're going to focus on reducing re-admissions, eliminating unnecessary healthcare costs and avoiding those penalties.

And that's the direction Walgreens is headed. Most recently, the company added managed care vet Brad Fluegel as chief strategy officer, adding another talented expert to Walgreens chief Greg Wasson’s dream team, which he has described as the “perfect blend of internal, long-term talent” and “external expertise and talents” that is helping to accelerate a massive transformation in its business. (For exclusive coverage of all Walgreens' efforts, click here for the Sept. 24 DSN special report.)

October 18, 2012

An uptick in the use of cholesterol drugs since the late 1980s and changes in Americans' diets may account for a fall in cholesterol levels, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 18, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday the appointment of Alan Lotvin to the position of EVP specialty pharmacy.

October 18, 2012

Epilady USA has collaborated with Sharper Image to develop an all-in-one Sharper Image Total Body Hair Removal System and is set to launch a new Sharper Image Bikini Trimmer in the near future, the company has announced.

October 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what it called the first drug to treat an eye condition that can interfere with the part of the retina responsible for reading vision.

October 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Indian drug maker Lupin, the company said Thursday.

October 18, 2012

Harris Teeter on Wednesday celebrated the official grand openings of its 201central stores during ribbon-cutting ceremonies at both locations — Wesley Chapel and Huntersville, N.C.

October 18, 2012

McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions earned top honors for patient compliance and adherence programs in both the 2012 Medical Marketing and Media Awards and the PM360 Trailblazer Awards, the company announced Thursday.

October 18, 2012

Natural personal care manufacturer Nature’s Gate has partnered with international nonprofit organization WaterAid, a charity dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

October 18, 2012

Jondo-USA, a maker of personalized photo and decor products, is making it easy for consumers to create and order framed prints from their smartphone and digital camera photos with the new Snapbox framed prints.

October 18, 2012

Market research company the NPD Group has announced that the prestige fragrance industry showed solid sales of $1.6 billion in U.S. department stores — up 7% year-to-date (January to September 2012) — with men’s fragrance sales growing slightly faster than women’s.

October 18, 2012

A company that makes health kiosks has joined a campaign to promote blood pressure management among patients with hypertension.

October 18, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur on Thursday announced it has filed for approval of a four-strain flu shot to the Food and Drug Administration.

October 18, 2012

SoloHealth on Thursday announced it has plans in place to expand its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness digital kiosks to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013, scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014.

October 18, 2012

Somersets, a line of shaving and skin care products from the U.K. that made its U.S. debut earlier this year at NACDS Marketplace, has officially announced its arrived in the United States.

October 18, 2012

While Supervalu has completed its overhaul of its value proposition across its Jewel-Osco banner, the grocer will be analyzing the impact before replicating the price repositioning across its entire chain.