October 14, 2013

Allergy sufferers will have a new treatment option available to them by the spring allergy season. Sanofi on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Nasacort Allergy 24HR nasal spray (triamcinolone intranasal) as an over-the-counter treatment for seasonal and year-round nasal allergies in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

October 14, 2013

The Internet and mobile have transformed consumer shopping behaviors, but in-store shopping still remains important to many consumers, especially when buying cosmetics, apparel, grocery and office supplies, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. It is important, however, that retailers strategically assess and recast the role of stores.

October 14, 2013

Ed Horton, owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Stephenville, Texas, has been named the 2013 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year, an award sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories.

October 14, 2013

A business plan developed by a team of pharmacy students from Oklahoma has won an award from the National Community Pharmacists Association and Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

October 14, 2013

USA Today on Monday morning reported two products marketed as dietary supplements in outlets including Walmart.com and GNC have actually been adulterated with a chemical similar to methamphetamine.

October 14, 2013

With this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period overlapping with the unrelated open enrollment for the new federal and state insurance marketplaces, there’s a growing need to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their healthcare coverage options when Medicare open enrollment begins on Oct. 15, Walgreens noted Monday.

October 14, 2013

One consequence of the government shutdown may be the erosion of consumer confidence among the poor, noted dollar store operator Howard Levine, executive chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, in a conference call with analysts last week.

October 11, 2013

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, has wrapped up its sixth cross-country journey, bringing free skin cancer screenings and prevention information to communities across America.

October 11, 2013

Amazon.com is stepping up its game in the competitive beauty space with the launch of its new luxury beauty store.

October 11, 2013

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals will have exclusive rights to market a drug for erectile dysfunction in the United States and Canada, under a new licensing agreement with the drug's manufacturer.

October 11, 2013

Del Monte Foods will sell its consumer products business to Del Monte Pacific Limited for $1.675 billion in order to focus on the pet products market, Del Monte Foods said.

October 11, 2013

It's been the week of the dollar store. Dollar General opened store No. 11,000 last week, and Family Dollar continues to reinvent its brand relevance with the consumer as the company posted monster gains for its fiscal fourth quarter and the year, driven by store experimentation, remodels and the introduction 1,000 SKUs, including many health and beauty items.

October 11, 2013

The Estée Lauder Cos. has announced the opening of the Somaly Mam Beauty Salon, a social enterprise developed in partnership with the anti-trafficking organization The Somaly Mam Foundation.

October 11, 2013

New York-based specialty food retailer Gourmet Garage is debuting a new line of vegetable juice smoothies aimed at children.

October 11, 2013

Helen of Troy — a marketer of brand name personal care products whose personal care portfolio includes Vidal Sassoon, Bed Head and Pert — posted double-digit gains in second quarter revenues as net income remained essentially flat during the period.

October 11, 2013

La Roche-Posay has announced the first winner of its “Dermatologist from the Heart” program in the United States, launched in partnership with La Fondation La Roche-Posay.

October 11, 2013

A new law in Maine will allow the importation of drugs from abroad through mail-order from some pharmacies, formalizing a practice that has existed in many parts of the country for several years, and marking the first time a state government has, by law, gone against Food and Drug Administration regulations that bar importation of drugs.

Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle said Maine was "going rogue" on drug importation, and that pretty much sums it up. The state, which has long had a close relationship with Canada — its governor, Paul LePage, is of French-Canadian descent and spoke Quebecois French as his first language — is openly defying federal law. And because federal law ultimately trumps state law, it's likely the federal government will crack down at some point.

October 11, 2013

McKesson Health Solutions on Thursday announced that Ian Gordon, former president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, has joined the company's executive team as SVP and general manager for Decision Management.

October 11, 2013

Neat Feat Baby B Diaper Cream is a preventive cream that helps treat the cause of the rash and restores the normal environment of the skin, according to the company.

October 11, 2013

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation is developing an accreditation program for specialty pharmacy practices, the group said.

October 11, 2013

Safeway on Thursday announced, as part of its plan to exit the Chicago market, it has sold four of its Dominick's stores in the greater Chicago area to New Albertsons, which operates Jewel-Osco grocery stores.

October 11, 2013

Safeway on Thursday evening may have posted what analysts have described as disappointing earnings, but that's not stopping Wall Street from recognizing the value Safeway is unlocking with its exit from a pair of markets — Chicago and Canada.

October 11, 2013

A specialty pharmacy industry group has established new offices near the nation's capital.

October 11, 2013

The global market for drugs to treat constipation resulting from use of opioid painkillers will increase more than tenfold by 2017, according to new research.