May 2, 2013

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health on Thursday announced a partnership with the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition to increase awareness among Spanish-speaking consumers for the importance of safe use of medicines that contain acetaminophen.

May 2, 2013

For a vendor that has never done business with Amazon, understanding how to fully harness the potential of the world’s largest online retailer might seem equally as daunting as standing at the foot of the world’s largest rainforest without a map or a compass.

May 2, 2013

Novelis today announced the commercial availability of a high-recycled content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market.

May 2, 2013

Nutrisystem executives told analysts they were bullish around expanding their weight-loss meal delivery service into mass retail through its partnership with Walmart.

May 2, 2013

A recently released reported that analyzed and measured the level of metals in 32 lip products does not provide any “new meaningful information” and the traces of metals found were not “unexpected given their natural presence in air, soil and water,” according to a statement issued Thursday by the Personal Care Products Council.

May 2, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased 4% in April compared with April 2012 due to an earlier Easter and introductions of new generic drugs, the retail pharmacy chain said.

May 2, 2013

A company that manages pharmacy services for employer groups and health plans has selected a company founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association for its medication therapy management services.

May 2, 2013

Researchers claim to have calculated for the first time the upper safe limit of vitamin D levels of 36 nanograms per milliliter, above which the associated risk for cardiovascular events or death raises significantly, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

May 2, 2013

Courtesy of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, DSN presents excerpts from the report, “The U.S. Health Care Market: A Strategic View for Consumer Segmentation.”

May 2, 2013

Success in the mass market can be an uphill battle for some niche brands as retailers trim selection, bolster private-label offerings and pass on smaller brands they perceive as higher risk. However, retailers also are increasingly looking to distinguish themselves from the competition, whether it is through exclusive offerings, customization or in-store services.

May 1, 2013

Drug maker Actavis has acquired rights to a treatment for an experimental bacterial vaginosis from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for about $55 million, the drug makers said.

May 1, 2013

Bayer HealthCare will buy birth-control product maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, the companies said.

May 1, 2013

Clif Bar introduced an interactive contest under its Luna brand, the "Whole Nutrition Bar for Women," which will reward Luna vending machines to winning participants at their workplace.

May 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved an amended application submitted by Teva Women’s Health to market Plan B One-Step (active ingredient levonorgestrel) for use without a prescription by women 15 years and older.

May 1, 2013

Harris Teeter on Wednesday launched a donation card campaign to support both the United Service Organizations and Wounded Warrior Project, two organizations committed to supporting America's troops and their families.

May 1, 2013

Stayhealthy announced the selection of BroadSign International as the company's digital signage software provider as it deploys its network of HealthCenter kiosks across the United States. BroadSign will manage Stayhealthy's rapid content deployment and network operations.

May 1, 2013

A collaboration between Life is good Company and J.M. Smucker Company will bring a line of coffee products to retail shelves throughout North America.

May 1, 2013

South University has appointed a new dean of its pharmacy school, the university announced.

May 1, 2013

Following a report published Monday in The New York Times about how high doses of the supplement ginkgo biloba caused cancer in lab animals, many are calling for the removal of the product from store shelves to prevent consumer consumption.

May 1, 2013

PharmaSmart International's blood-pressure screening program is in use in all the stores of a regional retail pharmacy chain in the Northeast.

May 1, 2013

Prasco Labs has signed a deal with WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. to market an authorized generic version of a drug for a rare tumor disorder.

May 1, 2013

A search feature that allows pharmacies to quickly determine why patients are calling so they can better serve their needs and a patient registration system that allows easier enrollment in medication-time reminders, disease management and smoking-cessation programs are among the new features of the latest version of PrescribeWellness' software system.

May 1, 2013

Publix posted first quarter sales of $7.5 billion, representing a 6.1% increase.

May 1, 2013

Two Hy-Vee stores in Iowa will start composting food waste, produce and floral trimmings, according to published reports.