October 14, 2013

A line of leather bracelets made by Endorphin Warrior aims to inspire wearers to lose weight and improve their health.

October 14, 2013

All people living with diabetes should make nutrition therapy part of their treatment plans, the American Diabetes Association is recommending. But the group also is saying that no single eating pattern works best for everyone.

October 14, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold has bought back more than a quarter of the shares it intends to as part of a share-repurchase program announced earlier this year.

October 14, 2013

The governor of California has vetoed a bill that critics said would have limited patients' access to knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

October 14, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is now Diplomat, the company said Monday in announcing a change to its name and branding strategy.

October 14, 2013

Family Dollar last week opened its 8,000th store in Lancaster, S.C., the company announced.

October 14, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Antares Pharma for treating rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, the drug maker said Monday.

October 14, 2013

More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries don't compare drug prices when shopping for their health plans, according to a new study.

October 14, 2013

The Hershey Co. plans to launch its first new candy brand in 30 years in January, the company said.

October 14, 2013

Hannaford Supermarkets has teamed up with Capital District YMCA and CDPHP to open the Healthy Living Center, a community-centered wellness facility that offers a holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as assistance with health insurance needs.

October 14, 2013

Jason Reiser has been elevated to the role of SVP/lead merchandising officer at Family Dollar, according to an internal memo from company president and COO Mike Bloom.

October 14, 2013

Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced that Mark McClellan, senior fellow in economic studies and director of the Initiative on Value and Innovation in Health Care at the Brookings Institution, will join the company's board of directors on Oct. 15. McClellan will serve on the regulatory, compliance and government affairs committee, as well as the science, technology and sustainability committee.

October 14, 2013

Matrixx Initiatives recently named Lori Norian VP marketing for the Zicam Cold Remedy brand.

October 14, 2013

The National Consumers League on Friday launched a national multimedia campaign aimed at educating teens and young adults about the risks of misusing OTC pain medications.

October 14, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Sunday recognized Merck with its 2013 Corporate Recognition Award — the award recognizes a company for its support and work on behalf of independent community pharmacies — during NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 14, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation on Monday announced the top student chapters and outstanding student chapter members at the NCPA 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 14, 2013

Health kiosk maker PharmaSmart International and Canadian retail pharmacy chain Rexall will combine PharmaSmart's biometric screening technology with Rexall's dispensing system, under a new partnership announced Monday.

October 14, 2013

Allergy sufferers will have a new treatment option available to them by the spring allergy season. Sanofi on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Nasacort Allergy 24HR nasal spray (triamcinolone intranasal) as an over-the-counter treatment for seasonal and year-round nasal allergies in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

October 14, 2013

The Internet and mobile have transformed consumer shopping behaviors, but in-store shopping still remains important to many consumers, especially when buying cosmetics, apparel, grocery and office supplies, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. It is important, however, that retailers strategically assess and recast the role of stores.

October 14, 2013

Ed Horton, owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Stephenville, Texas, has been named the 2013 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year, an award sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories.

October 14, 2013

A business plan developed by a team of pharmacy students from Oklahoma has won an award from the National Community Pharmacists Association and Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

October 14, 2013

USA Today on Monday morning reported two products marketed as dietary supplements in outlets including Walmart.com and GNC have actually been adulterated with a chemical similar to methamphetamine.

October 14, 2013

With this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period overlapping with the unrelated open enrollment for the new federal and state insurance marketplaces, there’s a growing need to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their healthcare coverage options when Medicare open enrollment begins on Oct. 15, Walgreens noted Monday.

October 14, 2013

One consequence of the government shutdown may be the erosion of consumer confidence among the poor, noted dollar store operator Howard Levine, executive chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, in a conference call with analysts last week.