January 16, 2013

Specialty pharmacy service provider Noble Health Associates, a newly created subsidiary of regional player Kinney Drugs, is looking to open a mail-order facility in DeWitt, N.Y., according to a local news report.

January 16, 2013

New York is hoping to battle the theft of highly addictive prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin, by stocking pharmacies with fake pill bottles that are fitted with GPS tracking devices, according to published reports.

January 16, 2013

Safeway on Wednesday shipped an additional 200,000 doses of flu vaccine to its pharmacies in the U.S.

January 16, 2013

Specialty drug spend will surpass traditional drug spend by 2018 for commercial plan sponsors, according to a new study.

January 16, 2013

Vestcom on Tuesday launched VitaAisles, a shopper-friendly, comprehensive in-store education program designed to support consumer demand for health information regarding vitamins, minerals and supplements.

January 16, 2013

Yoplait is marketing Greek yogurt to a younger audience with a new product line, the company said.

January 15, 2013

While most of the nation is beginning to populate the cough-cold aisle in search of relief of their runny noses, coughs and sore throats, manufacturers of nonprescription cough-cold remedies are realizing the largest jump in sales that they've seen for quite some time.

January 15, 2013

Skin care products, including facial moisturizers and facial anti-aging products, experienced an uptick in sales, and the growth is expected to continue going forward as baby boomers help fuel sales and shoppers indulge in small luxuries.

January 15, 2013

Opponents of health reform are usually quick to make comparisons between our nation’s healthcare system and that of the rest of the world. Americans, they argue, enjoy the most advanced and most effective health care in the world. And forcing the U.S. system to change – either through new, evidence-based government payment incentives, federally mandated quality and cost controls, or through new methods for delivering primary care or making health decisions on behalf of patients – would only jeopardize the patient-doctor relationship and undermine the best healthcare network in the world.

Those opponents of change are wrong, in part because they’re willing to accept the status quo for U.S. health care, which is unsustainable for the simple reason that the nation can’t afford the current fee-for-service health system and its skyrocketing costs. But they’re also wrong because they’re proceeding from a flawed assumption: that our health system is tops among all nations.

January 15, 2013

Sales of sun care products experienced a boost in sales as consumers increasingly understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays and manufacturers develop products that promise to deliver greater performance.

January 15, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has announced several executive moves, including the appointment of Joe Crafton as CEO. He previously served as company president.

January 15, 2013

CVS Caremark was named Public Company Board of the Year in the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter’s Seventh Annual 2013 Director of the Year Awards.

January 15, 2013

CytoSport on Tuesday launched Evolve, a naturally flavored protein shake that will serve as a complement to any woman's evolution toward a healthy lifestyle.

January 15, 2013

Xtreme Lashes is looking to revolutionize the way lash extension wearers manage their daily anti-aging eye care regimen with the new Total Eye Repair Serum, which is positioned as the first and only anti-aging eye care treatment compatible with semi-permanent 
eyelash extensions.

January 15, 2013

This isn’t last year’s flu season. The 2011-2012 influenza outbreak was one of the mildest on record. Not so this year: Even early on in fall 2012, there were strong indications that this winter would see a marked resurgence of the flu bug.

January 15, 2013

Vasinee Food, the leading importer of Foco 100% Pure coconut water in the United States, is now introducing Foco in five tropical fruit flavors: pineapple, mango, pomegranate, pink guava and lychee.

January 15, 2013

Fred’s Super Dollar is testing a smaller box Fred’s, complete with a pharmacy, as a potential growth engine going forward.

January 15, 2013

The world market for generic drugs will jump more than 15% this year and reach a global total of $127.8 billion, a British market research firm predicted.

January 15, 2013

Good Neighbor Pharmacy on Monday announced the dates for ThoughtSpot 2013 — July 24-27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

January 15, 2013

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has appointed a new officer to head its communications, the industry trade group said Tuesday.

January 15, 2013

H. D. Smith announced plans to secure majority ownership in Triplefin, a privately held reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand support services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 15, 2013

Despite caution among consumers, retailers wrapped up 2012 with a healthy holiday shopping season, according to a new report by a retailing trade group.

January 15, 2013

Hong Kong-based Li & Fung — a multinational consumer goods sourcing, distribution and logistics group — has acquired Lornamead for about $190 million.

January 15, 2013

Inergetics will be breathing new life into diet aid brands Bikini Ready and SlimTrim, the company noted on Monday.