December 9, 2013

Two patients in Boston whom researchers had thought were cured of HIV have experienced a relapse of the infection, according to published reports.

December 9, 2013

A philanthropic arm of mass merchandiser Shopko is planning to donate up to $360,000 to school districts across the country.

December 9, 2013

Dead Sea mineral-based skin care brand Ahava has appointed Beth Ann Catalano as president of Ahava North America, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

December 9, 2013

An experimental drug under development by Upsher-Smith Labs for epilepsy is able to reduce seizures in patients with mild to moderate side effects, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

December 9, 2013

Further expanding the scope of preventive healthcare services provided by its pharmacists, Walgreens is now offering daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and body composition at more than 60 stores in Maryland.

December 6, 2013

Rimmel London has tapped Binky Felstead to star in its new Sunshimmer advertising campaign in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

December 6, 2013

Caprina, the newest introduction by Canus, a manufacturer of goat's milk skin care products, became available in Publix stores earlier this year and now the brand is looking to hold in-store demos to educate shoppers on the benefits of goat’s milk.

December 6, 2013

Coca-Cola was honored on Thursday with the 2013 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon.

December 6, 2013

Competitive Promotion Report on Friday unveiled the National Brands and Store Brand advanced analytics tool to help health, beauty and wellness manufacturers and retailers optimize the balance of national brands and store brands to maximize retailers' profit, encourage category growth and improve marketshare.

December 6, 2013

While a vaccine against measles has been available for 50 years, the disease remains a threat in the United States, particularly when acquired by children entering the country from abroad, according to a new report.

December 6, 2013

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has been named a member of the Civic 50, an initiative that identifies and recognizes community-focused companies.

December 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a sexual deformity that affects men.

December 6, 2013

Nielsen Holdings named Karen Kornbluh its EVP external affairs, effective immediately.

December 6, 2013

Health Mart, a community franchise of more than 3,000 independently owned pharmacies across all 50 states, announced that it will offer its member pharmacies access to Pharmacy Quality Solutions' EQuIPP.

December 6, 2013

McKesson's Health Mart pharmacy franchisees recently gained access to a tool that has the potential of giving community pharmacy a leg up on the competition in the coming years. EQuIPP, from Pharmacy Quality Solutions, does just that — equips independents with individual store data that marks the performance of their pharmacy vs. a national benchmark.

It's putting the pestle where the mortar is — retail pharmacy has the patient touchpoints and data-tracking wherewithal to make a material impact on patient outcomes. Important, because that's what the new year will bring — more and more healthcare payers looking to improve their own patient outcomes. And what better way to do it than to partner with outperforming pharmacies?

December 6, 2013

In an effort to engender even greater shopper loyalty, Kroger has tied its loyalty card to the charity of a consumer's choice, according to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

December 6, 2013

A study conducted among rural patients at Thrifty White Pharmacy locations in the Midwest and published in the November/December issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association found that patients who received appointment-based medication synchronization were up to six times more likely to adhere to their therapies than those who didn't receive them.

Over the years, study after study has shown that pharmacists can play a crucial role in ensuring that patients take their drugs when they're supposed to and as instructed. And poor medication adherence is no small issue, as studies have shown it costs the country nearly $300 billion per year, in addition to contributing to poor health outcomes. It's been said that improvements in medication adherence can be the equivalent of a blockbuster drug, and according to the National Coalition on Health Care, self-management of chronic diseases could save $10 for every $1 spent.

December 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for hepatitis C made by Gilead Sciences, the drug maker said Friday.

December 6, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition released a report finding that dietary supplementation can save the healthcare system tens of billions over the next decade.

December 6, 2013

Amazon's fresh food delivery service may be expanding to San Francisco, according to published reports.

December 6, 2013

Seattle-based regional pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs will open, in early 2014, retail-based clinics inside three of its stores under a partnership with local health organization Group Health Cooperative.

The importance of the news isn’t just the fact that this will mark Bartell’s foray into the convenient care clinic arena but also that it speaks to a much broader notion — 2014 will be the year of the clinics. Yes, we have said it before and we’re saying it yet again.

December 6, 2013

Safeway on Friday announced that its board of directors met yesterday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share.

December 6, 2013

Sears Holdings is spinning off its clothing business, the parent company of Kmart said.

December 6, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a new fleet of environmentally-friendly delivery trucks that operate on compressed natural gas.