November 19, 2013

Global spending on drugs will pass the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a division of healthcare market analysis firm IMS Health.

November 19, 2013

Many of the most popular anti-smoking apps for iPhones or Androids lack some basic strategies that are known to help smokers quit, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released Tuesday.

November 19, 2013

Unilever is looking to sell its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa.

November 18, 2013

Drug maker Actavis hopes to become the first to market with a generic version of a topical testosterone replacement drug marketed by Eli Lilly, Actavis said.

November 18, 2013

AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced the launch of the company’s new Pharmacy Ownership Program, a new network with resources established to assist independent community pharmacists in selling their business to prospective buyers or expanding their current business to additional locations.

November 18, 2013

The global market for biosimilars is expected to be worth nearly $2 billion before the end of the decade, according to a new study.

November 18, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday submitted a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, thanking the Administration for its recent efforts to enhance flexible savings arrangements’ benefits, the association announced.

November 18, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Tracy Bahl as EVP, health plans, leading the teams responsible for supporting health plan clients and offering health plans guidance to help them navigate the evolving health care marketplace.

November 18, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the 10th year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday program to raise awareness and funds for the research and care provided at St. Jude.

November 18, 2013

Nielsen, a provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced that Delhaize America has signed a long-term agreement selecting Nielsen as its primary information, insights and analytics partner.

November 18, 2013

Dollar General on Friday kicked off its annual holiday giving campaign either in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

November 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

November 18, 2013

Jane Cosmetics is continuing its commitment to charitable contributions that support women by launching “The Gift of Confidence & Care: Buy One, Give One to a Neighbor in Need” — a donation campaign that will provide beauty products to women in local shelters.

November 18, 2013

To supply families in need with fresh food this holiday season, Kroger customers and associates will be able to purchase pre-filled bags and boxes of food to be added to collection barrels.

November 18, 2013

Generic drug maker Mylan has launched its version of a drug for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Monday.

November 18, 2013

URAC has granted accreditation to Parkway Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy based in New Jersey.

November 18, 2013

PL Developments on Monday signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aaron Industries, manufacturer and distributor of liquid-dose private-label over-the-counter, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products for the retail and packaged goods industry.

November 18, 2013

Recondo Technology, a financial software solutions provider in the healthcare space, on Monday announced that Lori Prestesater has joined the firm as chief growth officer where she will oversee direct sales, indirect and channel sales, marketing and product management.

November 18, 2013

Chain Store Guide on Friday released its latest analysis on the recently-completed Kerr Drug acquisition by Walgreens.

November 18, 2013

A bill that would implement federal tracking and tracing of drugs and strengthen federal regulations on pharmacy compounding has passed in the Senate and will go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

November 18, 2013

Southern Utah startup company, Finger Candy Nail Art, is aiming to take the nail care industry by storm with its nail art products. While the company won’t officially launch until early 2014, it is encouraging independent distributors to now sign up.

November 18, 2013

Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs will present data from a late-stage trial of a drug for treating epilepsy, the company said Monday.

November 15, 2013

Rite Aid is testing a revamped beauty section in at least one of its Genuine Well Being stores, in New York's West Village. Dubbed Beauty Vision, the section features a wider assortment of brands, a spruced-up look and a Beauty Vision adviser who can help customers learn about various brands and products. The chain is promoting the new concept with a special event on Tuesday featuring Eddie Funkhouser, creator of the eponymous cosmetic brand.

Assuming president Obama's healthcare reform initiative works out - notwithstanding the rough start it's had so far - and tens of millions of uninsured Americans get healthcare coverage, it's going to mean a lot of potential new customers for pharmacy retailers. But while that will drive script count and get people through the door, it will also drive pharmacy margins down. This means retailers will need to do more to make themselves stand out in the front end, and one of the best ways to do that is with beauty.

DSN took a close look at Rite Aid's new beauty concept this week. See it for yourself.

November 15, 2013

Pinterest is offering new functunality to third parties that will allow them to curate content and drive traffic to their sites, and major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Zappos are all over it.