November 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for rheumatoid arthritis ahead of the day the agency was scheduled to decide whether or not to approve it, the agency said Tuesday.

November 6, 2012

November is national moustache month — or Movember — and Gillette has kicked off its eMO’gency Styler Tour, a quest to help men master their most stylish Mo’s (moustaches).

November 6, 2012

The New York Metro Division of H. D. Smith Wholesalers on Tuesday announced it has been preparing for the Nor'easter — anticipated to impact the northeastern United States as soon as Wednesday — by following the same emergency preparedness protocols the wholesaler had put into action both before and after Hurricane Sandy.

November 6, 2012

iHealth Labs on Tuesday announced that its latest suite of products will be available for purchase at major retailers and online later this month. The iHealth wireless blood pressure wrist monitor, wireless blood pressure monitor and wireless body analysis scale are already available at Best Buy and iHealthlabs.com, the company added.

November 6, 2012

Kmart and Sears are offering free shipping for certain online orders as the holiday shopping season approaches.

November 6, 2012

McKesson on Tuesday announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Emendo, whose CapPlan Predictive Capacity Planning solution equips healthcare providers to optimize operational performance by intelligently forecasting patient demand.

November 6, 2012

Nutramax Laboratories recently announced the defeat of a class action lawsuit brought against the company in a California court. In April, Nutramax was named in a class action regarding its CosaminDS Joint Health Supplement. Plaintiffs claimed the glucosamine/chondroitin supplement did not work in relieving joint pain as advertised.

November 6, 2012

In partnership with the American Red Cross, beginning Nov. 6, the P&G Mobile Relief Center will be stationed in Union Beach, N.J., to provide showers, personal care kits, household products — including Bounty, Charmin, Tide and Dawn — and baby products, including Pampers diapers and wipes, to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Procter & Gamble announced Monday.

November 6, 2012

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed into law S.B. 201, a bill that takes critical steps toward leveling the playing field between large pharmacy benefit managers and the mail-order pharmacies they own and local, independent community pharmacies.

November 6, 2012

About two-fifths of pharmacists say they spend more time providing care and support for patients than they did two years ago, according to a new study from a market research and advisory firm.

November 6, 2012

One important finding from a recent online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September confirmed that more patients continue to embrace the community pharmacy as a preferred destination for flu vaccinations. Nearly 1-in-4 said they have received or plan to receive a flu shot this year in a retail pharmacy setting — up four percentage points from a year ago.

November 6, 2012

Prestige Cosmetics has introduced a new line, Total Intensity, that features high-intensity pigments, extended wear and color technology.

November 6, 2012

Spectrum Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced that the hearing aid battery unit of its Rayovac global battery division has received top honors in two categories of the 2012 In Business Sustainability Awards program.

November 6, 2012

Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies, located throughout Southern California, are offering free antibiotics based on a 14-day eligible quantity, beginning Nov. 1. The offer includes refills, to anyone with or without health insurance coverage who presents a prescription.

November 6, 2012

Coming off a strong third quarter, CVS Caremark executives expressed confidence that the company’s integrated retail/pharmacy benefit manager model and the unique programs and services it is able to deliver customers and clients are “making the difference,” president and CEO Larry Merlo told analysts during a Tuesday morning earnings call.

November 6, 2012

Target is supporting up-and-coming Canadian fashion designers through a partnership with the Toronto Fashion Incubator, the company said Tuesday.

November 6, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has made a few new executive appointments, the drug maker said Tuesday.

November 6, 2012

Wegmans Food Markets on Monday announced it has worked closely with the Monmouth County Food Bank and the American Red Cross in New Jersey on food and ice distributions since Hurricane Sandy came through the area last week.

November 6, 2012

The Yankee Candle Co. today announced the launch of its latest limited edition collection — My Favorite Things, inspired by the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein song from the musical "The Sound of Music."

November 5, 2012

Walgreens is the newest to jump into the loyalty game. Still, its Balance Rewards managed to sign up 16 million members within just two weeks of its mid-September launch.

November 5, 2012

Industry leaders at an annual retail pharmacy conference in Canada got a look at a kiosk that allows patients to order prescription drugs through an Internet connection.

November 5, 2012

Jelly Belly has added a Tabasco-flavored bean to its lineup of gourmet jelly beans. Red peppers, Avery Island salt and distilled vinegar, and a subtle sweetness have been combined to create a jelly bean designed to “ignite the taste buds with a peppery punch that hot sauce fans crave.” 


November 5, 2012

Sales of color cosmetics lost some of its shimmer during the recession as beauty mavens reduced purchase cycles, traded down to value brands and cut back on experimenting with new products. However, consumers are returning to the category, which is likely to spell strong sales for spring and beyond.


November 5, 2012

The opportunity for weight loss certainly hasn’t gone away — sales of diet-aid liquids were up 12.8% to $1.2 billion for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 9 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI.