February 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for late-stage breast cancer, the agency said.

February 22, 2013

One of the FDA's chief duties is ensuring the quality of food and drug products, and that was the focus of a keynote address delivered at the GPhA annual meeting.

February 22, 2013

The high heat produced by flat and curling irons can damage your hair, but Hairfree brushes by GroomeeZ can provide the same results without the damaging side effects.

February 22, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets elected Mark Ordan to its board at its annual shareholders meeting.

February 22, 2013

The head of a trade organization for retail pharmacies critiqued the conclusions of an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal that cast doubt on some of the potential benefits of accountable care organizations.

February 22, 2013

Matrixx Initiatives partnered with design firm Beardwood&Co on the redesign of Zicam Cold Remedy.

February 22, 2013

Patients around the country "strongly" oppose laws that have been proposed to change popular OTC drugs to prescription-only, according to a new survey.

February 22, 2013

Safeway on Thursday reported a 1.3% annual sales lift to $44.2 billion for its fiscal 2012. The year-end sales lift was driven by increased fuel sales and a same-store sales increase of 0.5% (excluding fuel), the grocer reported.

However, from listening to this last conference call, coming out of a year that has been framed more by Safeway's challenges than Safeway's opportunity on Wall Street, you get the sense that 2012 was 2012 and that this 2013 party has only just begun.

February 22, 2013

While pharmacists are reported as the primary source of information on OTCs, doctors are the ‘go-to’ on vitamins and dietary supplements, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in late 2012. Two-in-5 survey participants reported that they were primarily given information about their supplements from their doctor, followed by 28% who received that information from a friend or relative, and 18% who researched their supplements online.

February 22, 2013

Overall Medicare prescription drug costs will go down in 2014, but the so-called "doughnut hole" coverage gap will get bigger, according to published reports.

February 22, 2013

Rite Aid has completed a series of debt financing transactions it announced recently, the retail pharmacy chain said.

February 22, 2013

The new product represents a move to bring frozen coffee into the home as a response to the growing popularity of at-home blending and the rise of blended coffee drinks, where sales surged to $4.3 billion in 2012.

February 22, 2013

Tostitos, part of parent company Fritos-Lay North America, has introduced a new flavor of tortilla chip as part of its Artisan Recipes line: grilled red pepper and tomato salsa flavored tortilla chips.

February 22, 2013

Vidal Sassoon has launched a new line of hair styling tools, the company announced last week.

February 22, 2013

Competing in the new age of retail, where bricks, clicks and anything in between compete for a larger share of the omnichannel customer, will require new skill sets and a generally better educated workforce at every level of the organization, but particularly at the store level.

February 21, 2013

Albertsons named the division presidents who will lead the 877 stores it will acquire from Supervalu after the purchase agreement closes next month, the company said. The two companies agreed to the purchase in January.

February 21, 2013

CVS/pharmacy is making some changes to its Gold Emblem food product line, including enhanced ingredients and new flavors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

February 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vial size for a drug made by CSL Behring to treat a bleeding disorder and an immune disorder, the company said.

February 21, 2013

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association re-elected its chairman from last year and appointed a new board of directors for 2013 whose members run from A to Z — as in Amneal to Zydus.

February 21, 2013

To nurse her own hair back to health, Heidi Klum uses Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy shampoo and conditioner every day for seven days before styling. And to prove the product's effectiveness, she's asking women everywhere to join her in this routine with the 7-Day Scalp & Hair Challenge.

February 21, 2013

Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced on Thursday the launch of the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini batteries.

February 21, 2013

Kerr Drug has rolled out the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System chainwide, the retail pharmacy chain said.

February 21, 2013

Kettle Brand is pushing boundaries with two new flavors the company said reflects the preferences of the current consumer, the company announced.

February 21, 2013

Organix-South has introduced TheraNeem Naturals Liquid Neem Soap, a neem and castile soap made with certified organic oils and no harsh detergents, which can compromise the skin and hair, the company announced.