June 13, 2012

The National Rural Health Association on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., strongly supporting the bill she introduced in March — H.R. 4215, the Medicare Pharmacy Transparency and Fair Auditing Act.

June 13, 2012

After a strong first quarter, consumers in May took a more practical approach to their spending. According to a National Retail Federation release on Wednesday, May retail sales (excluding automobile, gas stations and restaurants) decreased 0.3% seasonally adjusted from April but increased 4.8% unadjusted year over year, marking 23 consecutive months of retail sales growth.

June 13, 2012

Saban Brands has announced the return of the Popples franchise.

June 13, 2012

Safeway on Wednesday announced that it has transitioned to using reusable product containers, rather than corrugated boxes, to ship many types of produce from the farm fields, through the distribution channel and to the final store destination.

June 13, 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart has announced the launch of the Shoppers Health Care Portal, a website designed to provide Canadian healthcare professionals with access to drug reimbursement information and clinical tools with the goal of improving patient care.

June 13, 2012

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Monday announced its 12th year of partnership with Walgreens on the Career Explorers Program, a program designed to give high school junior and senior minority students a look at what goes into becoming a pharmacist.

June 13, 2012

As health departments across the country report record numbers of pertussis cases, the results of a new survey of American adults released Wednesday revealed that most parents aren't asking adults close to their infants and young children to get an adult whooping cough booster vaccine, even though they do ask them to follow other basic precautions to safeguard their children's health.

June 13, 2012

Upsher-Smith Labs on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Proximagen Group, a European biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system and inflammation.

June 13, 2012

Walgreens was the biggest winner for its exclusive line of Biggest Loser weight-loss products here during the LIMA Opening Night Awards Ceremony here Tuesday.

June 12, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is offering shoppers a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

June 12, 2012

Seattle-based regional player Bartell Drugs is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s iconic Space Needle — a centerpiece for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair — with a new multidimensional partnership that includes promotions and events throughout the anniversary.

June 12, 2012

The 2011-2012 influenza season was one of the mildest and latest seasons on record, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 12, 2012

Duracell announced that it has established a multiyear sponsorship with the National Football League.

June 12, 2012

The joint venture between Procter & Gamble's Duracell brand and Powermat Technologies is bringing its Duracell Powermat products to major retail outlets in the New York market, along with select online retailers and DuracellPowermat.com.

June 12, 2012

Elizabeth Arden has acquired from Give Back Brands the global licenses and certain related assets for the Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj fragrance brands.

June 12, 2012

A Sanofi company is seeking regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug designed to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis.

June 12, 2012

The Georgia Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced the launch of HomeLab, a statewide network of adults 50 years of age and older recruited to evaluate the in-home usability and effectiveness of consumer products designed for the aging adult population.

June 12, 2012

Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.

June 12, 2012

One-quarter of Type 2 diabetes patients do not take basal insulin as prescribed, while more than one-third suffer from hypoglycemia, according to a global survey funded by Novo Nordisk.

June 12, 2012

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday honored 10 pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers through the presentation of its annual Distribution Management Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare, or DIANA. The winners were announced Monday evening at the Association’s 2012 Business and Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

June 12, 2012

Heinz has introduced a multipurpose vinegar-based cleaner.

June 12, 2012

More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

June 12, 2012

Meijer is helping its customers save money on gas this summer, the retailer said.

June 12, 2012

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday introduced Algae Omega, a solution for vegetarians seeking the health benefits of marine omega-3s. Made from sustainably sourced microalgae and available in both soft gels and liquid, the product offers an algae-based source of beneficial marine omega-3 essential fatty acids without the use of fish.