The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, has been in effect for a decade. In the last law column, we looked at how the HIPAA privacy rule has been enforced; in this column we provide some tips for avoiding HIPAA violations.
As summer fun winds down, families make preparations for return to school. For the retail clinician, summertime is back-to-school season. Sports physicals or pre-participation physical evaluation (i.e., PPE) represent an important service in the retail health setting and an important opportunity to impact the child’s health.
Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, which recently announced plans to be acquired by Loblaw, saw a boost in second-quarter sales and earnings and, according to president and CEO Domenic Pilla, the company is “well-positioned heading into the back half of the year.”
The aging population, financial stress and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has forced the entire medical delivery system into a game of musical chairs. The music has started, and each component of the healthcare delivery system is aggressively looking to have a chair.
Following the cacophony of tweets from Bostonians regarding a Rolling Stone cover featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kmart joined CVS/pharmacy and announced that they would not stock the magazine altogether.
CVS Caremark announced its colleagues collected nearly 25,000 lbs. of trash from shorelines across the country in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, an organization that educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean.
Rolling Stone magazine has sparked an uproar with its current issue, which features a cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many are criticizing the publication for glamorizing a “terrorist” and the backlash is even evident at the retail level, as CVS/pharmacy has said it will not stock the issue of the magazine.
Skin care brand derma e unveiled at the recent Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas its new Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Bodycare line, which is positioned as the first skin care line in the marketplace to feature full-spectrum vitamin E.
A federal court in New York has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Mylan infringed four of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' patents when it sought Food and Drug Administration approval for a multiple sclerosis drug.
The new flavor is being introduced on the heels of the company's family-oriented, "Wherever you go, go playfully" campaign, which is dedicated to providing tools for families to "empower playfulness," as well as a donation portion where GoGo squeeZ will donate $1 — up to $100,000 — to The Life is good Playmakers for every share of the company's #GoGoPlayfully hashtag or other website multimedia content.
Closely following its foray into toilet humor with "Ship My Pants" and "Big Gas Savings," Kmart is kicking off back-to-school season with another, similar campaign, this time involving a send-up of "yo mamma" jokes.
Skin care and sun lotion enthusiasts are more inclined to engage in online and mobile activities, and they are more influenced in their beauty purchases by online ads compared with the average consumer, according to new research by Interactive Advertising Bureau.
The NPD Group has expanded its coverage of the U.S. prestige beauty market through its new BeautyTrends Direct service, which tracks direct-to-consumer sales of fragrance, makeup and skin care products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home-shopping retailers.