August 20, 2013

Weis Markets announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley.

August 19, 2013

In a segment of CNBC's "Mad Money" program, host Jim Cramer proclaimed "Rite Aid is back" when a caller asked for the former hedge fund manager's opinion about the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain. "Rite Aid is good. … It is an okay situation. The group is strong," Cramer said.

Cramer's proclamation only confirmed what Drug Store News has been saying for a while now, ever since it became clear that Rite Aid had hit pay dirt with its Wellness+ loyalty card program, growing sales and reversing several years of annual and quarterly losses. In April 2013, the company posted its first profitable fiscal year since 2007.

August 19, 2013

Advertisements for Roxane Labs made by Prism Marketing won three Aster Awards and an award from Healthcare Marketing Report, Prism said.

August 19, 2013

Electronic health record provider Allscripts has introduced a new point-of-care system that aims to reduce chronic disease management costs and reduce hospital readmissions, the company said Monday.

August 19, 2013

Hair restoration brand Bosley is helping to spread awareness of hair loss during National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August and offer treatment options for those battling fine and thinning hair with two new products — BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo and BosRenew Scalp Micro-Dermabrasion.

August 19, 2013

Specialty pharmacy CareMed Pharmaceutical Services has been added to a limited-distribution network for a cancer drug sold by Genentech and Astellas Pharma, the company said.

August 19, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association asked the Food and Drug Administration to take action to ensure that the millions of caretakers who use acetaminophen products in young children have access to convenient and accurate dosing information.

August 19, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week announced that Ron Brownstein, whom the Washington Post called “one of the gold-plated names of political journalism,” has been added to the speaker line-up at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, taking place in Park City, Utah, Sept. 18 to 21.

August 19, 2013

The limitations within a recent study linking omega-3 fish oil and increased prostate cancer risk ought to be taken in consideration, according to a commentary published in the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

August 19, 2013

DrFuhrman.com informed the National Advertising Division that the company has discontinued certain advertising claims — including “anti-cancer” and cancer treatment claims — made for the company’s Immunotect dietary supplement.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline that protects against four strains of the flu, the drug maker said.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new epilepsy drug made by Supernus Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

August 19, 2013

Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app.

August 19, 2013

Global losses from credit, debit and prepaid card fraud reached $11.27 billion, an increase of 14.6% over the year before, according to a new report.

August 19, 2013

GMDC highlighted two key business sessions that the association will showcase at its 2013 GMDC General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in Phoenix Sept. 6 to 10.

August 19, 2013

IRI announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science.

August 19, 2013

Merlot Skin Care, a grape seed-based skin care brand, has announced the launch of its “My Daily Beauty” campaign, which includes video tutorials in English and Spanish, social media engagement and contests, customer participation and a specially packaged Merlot Skin Care kit.

August 19, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the winners of the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.

The 160 products, ranging from health and beauty to seasonal items, were on display in the “Product Showcase” on the exhibit floor.

August 19, 2013

Natural hair care line NATU has announced that its entire line will be available in selected Whole Foods Market retail stores throughout the New England region — Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as of early September.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to regulate flavored cigars, according to published reports.

August 19, 2013

After failing to gain enough support in a California Assembly, a revised bill that allows nurse practitioners to operate independently only in a hospital, clinic or other group setting regained some of its momentum and advanced in the Assembly.

With the introduction of Senate Bill 941, as well as proposed legislation that is currently pending in several other states, it is clear that lawmakers are increasingly recognizing the vital role that nurse practitioners play. They are also realizing that expanding nurse practitioners’ scope of practice will only become increasingly important as millions of uninsured Americans come into the insurance fold come 2014 due to health reform amid a growing shortage of primary care physicians.

August 19, 2013

The maker of a mobile app designed to help consumers track and remember products for later has secured $5 million in new capital.

August 19, 2013

Target is opening a new store in King of Prussia, Pa., the mass-merchandise chain said Monday.

August 19, 2013

The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week.