July 31, 2012

Showing up here on CVS shelves is Mission Maximum Strength Muscle Rub touting its "athlete-engineered, arnica enriched" formulation.

July 31, 2012

Apparently less is more when it comes to mouthwash. According to SymphonyIRI Group data, the mouthwash segment has essentially been flat for the 12 weeks ended June 10, yet there proved to be one shining star in the mix: Listerine Zero.

July 31, 2012

A drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca improved several measures of blood-sugar control in Type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

July 31, 2012

Shareholders of Paragon Pharmacies have approved the sale of 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies to Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 31, 2012

Positioning a knowledgeable healthcare advocate in the front-end aisles isn’t new — Pharmaca has banked on this key point of differentiation since its inception more than a decade ago.

July 31, 2012

Randy Heiser recently joined McKesson as director of retail national accounts of Six Sigma, DSN has learned.

July 31, 2012

Revlon, which recently added the Pure Ice brand to its portfolio, posted a 4.6% boost in U.S. net sales during the second quarter, due in large part to higher sales of Revlon color cosmetics.

July 31, 2012

As part of Rite Aid’s new Wellness store formats, Rite Aid has positioned its Wellness Ambassador in front of the OTC aisles armed with an iPad that has access to vetted health information.

July 31, 2012

RxAlly continues to expand its leadership team with the appointment of a new chief information officer.

July 31, 2012

Sun Products has appointed a new chief customer officer.

July 31, 2012

Surescripts on Tuesday announced that Minnesota achieved the highest rate of e-prescribing use in the nation during 2011 to capture the No. 1 ranking in its seventh annual Safe-Rx Awards.

July 31, 2012

TIGI Haircare — whose brands include Bed Head, Catwalk, Rockaholic and TIGI Cosmetics — has tapped gymnastic medalist Nastia Liukin to be its newest spokeswoman.

July 31, 2012

Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has announced the return of its Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste.

July 31, 2012

CoramRx Specialty Pharmacy Services has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the company announced.

July 31, 2012

The Walgreens Health Guide has a pharmacy technician license and at least two years in medical training. While there is a station positioned in front of the pharmacy, the Health Guides more often are in the aisles helping patients rather than waiting for patients to come to them.

July 31, 2012

Walmart has unveiled its 100th solar-powered store in San Diego.

July 30, 2012

Why is the news that CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has teamed up with the National Association of Community Health Centers important? $300 billion a year and an alarming rise in the number of Americans suffering from chronic diseases. That’s why.

July 30, 2012

Prepare to roll up your sleeves, because the battle for the ESI patient has only just begun. While Wall Street is busy calculating the earnings-per-share impact this will have on all relevant parties (at press time, Walgreens’ shares had consistently hovered around the $35 range, up almost $4 in the week following the announcement), the business of pharmacy retailing will return to block and tackle mode.


July 30, 2012

Shoppers still are purchasing on impulse at the front end of the store. Data from SymphonyIRI Group indicated that more than half of consumers make unplanned purchases upon seeing products or deals in the store — a percentage that has remained unchanged during the past 18 months.

July 30, 2012

How can Congress plug the leaks in the pharmaceutical supply chain and dry up the stream of gray market drugs without making the current drug shortage even worse? And can federal regulators shut down gray market profiteers without limiting “the ability of pharmacies to take care of their patients?”

July 30, 2012

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extending health insurance to some 30 million Americans amid an already fragile primary care network, retail-based health clinics are likely to see an influx of patients turning to them for healthcare services.

July 30, 2012

Coca-Cola has streamlined its operating structure and the senior leaders for those businesses, the company said.

July 30, 2012

UltiMed’s UltiCare Micro 4mm x 32G pen needle is its shortest, thinnest pen needle, according to the company, which also said the needle provides a more comfortable injection for patients living with diabetes.

July 30, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has joined the new, professional networking website Generation NP, an online community for practicing nurse practitioners.