July 16, 2012

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — With pharmacies looking to expand their business in pet prescriptions, pet supplements may no longer be such a dog of a category. At the very least, a significant position in pet supplements, along with shelf talkers, can raise awareness that pharmacies aren’t just for the two-legged anymore.


True-Dose features patented supplement solutions that are easier to administer to the family pet with a flavored, liquid formulation that can be added to either dry or wet food through a measured delivery device to provide precise dosing.

July 16, 2012

Pharmacy retailers have a relationship with the healthcare-reform law more complicated than most individuals and businesses.

July 16, 2012

Walgreens and Alliance Boots — it’s a trans-Atlantic retail pharmacy game-changer. 


July 16, 2012

Cardinal Health this week introduced "Independent Pharmacy Best Practices 2012, Ideas as Original As You Are," a special publication that showcases 16 unique programs that improve patient care and drive business results, at the wholesaler's annual Retail Business Conference in Orlando, Fla.

July 16, 2012

CareOne, a senior care company, last week announced that it has teamed with Walgreens to introduce a program that will provide day-of-discharge medications to patients before they leave CareOne centers.

July 16, 2012

Simple demographic targeting does not weight advertising exposures toward households that have greater purchasing value, according to a study by Catalina Marketing released Monday.

July 16, 2012

Stopping a viral pandemic of any kind presents a major challenge that historically has often taken decades or even centuries, as occurred in the cases of polio and smallpox. But stopping or even slowing a pandemic is made all the more difficult when people who carry the virus face stigma and ignorance from their families, communities and governments.


July 16, 2012

Clorox has introduced a line of cleaning products aimed at Hispanic consumers.

July 16, 2012

Another updated new product is entering the laundry detergent category. Clorox is shrinking its typical 96-oz. bleach bottle by one-third, to 64 oz.

July 16, 2012

U.S. retail sales decline during the month of June, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

July 16, 2012

Mars Chocolate is extending its classic Milky Way franchise further into the ice cream category with new Milky Way chocolate ice cream bars.

July 16, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week named six new companies to its membership roster — voting members OmniActive Health Technologies, POM Wonderful, Procter & Gamble and Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems; and associate members Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the Natural Marketing Institute.

July 16, 2012

Employees with such chronic diseases as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure spend fewer days out of the office when they are adherent to their medications, according to new research conducted by CVS Caremark and Truven Health Analytics (previously the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters).

July 16, 2012

Prescription drug counterfeiting got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


July 16, 2012

During the summer months, sun protection obviously is top of mind for many, especially among those with lighter skin who easily burn. However, there likely are shoppers in your store who have the misconception that their darker skin makes them immune to skin cancer and the harmful effects of the sun.


July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for an opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the company said Monday.

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

July 16, 2012

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Laundry detergent manufacturers are betting that consumers will pay more for products that offer increased convenience and better performance. A number of new products that have entered the market recently have brought innovation and excitement to a flat category that hasn’t seen much change in three decades.


July 16, 2012

The most recent numbers show that sales of depilatories continue to be on the rise, which actually comes as little surprise given not only the time of year, but also the innovative products hitting the market.


Sales of depilatories rose about 8% to more than $31 million during the 12 weeks ended June 10 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group.


July 16, 2012

We didn’t include this story in this week’s edition of the Fix because we thought SXC and Catalyst picked a really cool name (it’s OK), or even because we think CEO Mark Thierer is one of the brightest executives in the business (he is). It’s because Catamaran is a company to watch.

July 16, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has launched a line of consumer products specifically designed with menopausal women in mind.

July 16, 2012

What type of makeup is hot? That which offers skin care benefits.


July 16, 2012

Looking to further tap into the growing men's grooming segment, Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia has opened a “men’s grooming zone” on its beauty selling floor.