April 2, 2013

Next year, for the first time since Medicare Part D's inception, the deductible for the defined standard plan will be lower than in previous years, as healthcare spending across the country has been growing, with Medicare spending per beneficiary at 0.4% in 2012.

April 2, 2013

Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has appointed G.V. Prasad as chairman of the company, Dr. Reddy's said.

April 2, 2013

Elmer's Products, Inc. announced today Elmer's School Glue Naturals — the first and only school glue made with naturally occurring ingredients and available in recycled packaging, according to the company.

April 2, 2013

A court has ruled in favor of generic drug maker Actavis concerning its generic version of a drug to treat asthma in children, the company said.

April 2, 2013

Walmart has given Fujifilm North America its "Vendor of the Year" award for its photo-finishing services in the mass-merchandise retailer's stores, Fujifilm said.

April 2, 2013

Global perspectives on scientific, regulatory and technical developments in product safety, health and well-being will be the feature as hundreds of experts from the consumer packaged goods industry meet Wednesday at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum.

April 2, 2013

Users of McKesson's EnterpriseRx pharmacy system can communicate with patients through several mobile communication pathways and deliver a full-featured mobile pharmacy system using the mScripts mobile pharmacy platform, mScripts said.

April 2, 2013

Dreyer's, part of Nestle USA, launched the new Outshine brand, which will include the Dreyer's Fruit Bars line as well as six new flavors launching in April under the Dreyer's Outshine name. The new flavors include two made with coconut water, the first coconut water-based frozen fruit bars on the market, according to the company.

April 2, 2013

The Natural Dentist has launched “Rinse for Relief,” an online resource for proper oral care aimed at cancer patients suffering from mouth sores and other oral ailments, the fourth most common side effect of chemotherapy treatments.

April 2, 2013

More than one-tenth of school-age children and nearly one-fifth of high school boys in the United States have received a diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to published reports.

April 2, 2013

A ruling by India's high court means cheaper generic versions of a cancer drug will remain available in developing countries, according to published reports.

April 2, 2013

Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

April 2, 2013

A coalition of drug and pharmacy organizations formed to address patients' medication needs during disasters is changing the name and Web address of its reporting system to make it easier to remember, the organization said Tuesday.

April 2, 2013

Schnucks was the victim of a recent attack on its computer network that compromised its credit and debit card system, the supermarket chain said.

April 2, 2013

These are the days of the empowered patient — the patient who asks questions, who wants to know about how to prevent the diseases that ailed their parents or how to live more successfully with the conditions they have, who seeks and finds health information from doctors, nurses, magazines and most especially from the teeming trove of online health sites.

April 2, 2013

Specialty drugs are expected to account for 50% of all drug costs by 2018, according to two new studies.

April 2, 2013

A population-based study in Olmsted County, Minn., has shown an increase in the incidence of celiac disease, a digestive condition triggered by eating protein gluten.

April 2, 2013

The L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science program awarded five women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'Oréal-Unesco Awards in the Physical Sciences.

April 2, 2013

Mad Money's Jim Cramer tabbed Safeway over Whole Foods in an interview published in The Street.

April 2, 2013

Ahold USA now has the largest number of stores that have received leadership in energy and environmental design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

April 2, 2013

UrgentRx announced that the company has closed an additional $2.5 million in Series B funding, led by current investors as well as attracting new capital.

April 2, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that walking, running and weight management goals can be logged and tracked through Steps with Balance Rewards, the retailer's customer loyalty program.

April 2, 2013

The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that's a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

April 1, 2013

Just a week after the Supreme Court heard the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit over its deal with AbbVie to sell a generic version of a testosterone-replacement therapy, Actavis is challenging the patent on another strength of the drug.