November 7, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing articles in the November 2013 edition of Health Affairs that urge greater reliance on pharmacy in new healthcare delivery models and that recommend re-alignment of federal and state policies to empower pharmacy patient care.

November 7, 2013

New Senate legislation introduced Tuesday that would restore consumers’ ability to use pre-tax dollars from flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines without first seeing a doctor has been jointly endorsed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

November 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales gains for the four weeks ended Nov. 2, reaching $143.4 million on 2% growth.

November 7, 2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up a vote on a measure that would strengthen regulations on compounding pharmacies in order to alter a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.

November 7, 2013

Rok Stars, which is owned by hair care titan John Paul Dejoria and business partner Jonathan Kendrick, have agreed to acquire the privately held skin care line Marula. Rok Stars will immediately take over all day-to-day financial and production operations.

November 7, 2013

Shedding more light on the important role that retail-based health clinics — and the nurse practitioners who work in them — play in the U.S. healthcare system, a new study suggests that eliminating restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice could have a “large impact” on the cost-savings.

November 7, 2013

Target will play host to a new series of educational events sponsored by Bump Club and Beyond, an event company focused on educating mothers and expectant mothers.

November 7, 2013

The Touro College and University System has appointed an interim dean for its school of pharmacy, the New York-based school said Thursday.

November 6, 2013

The board of directors of AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday increased the company’s quarterly dividend rate 12% to $0.235 per common share from $0.21 per common share.

November 6, 2013

Patients ages 20 years to 29 years and those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have the worst medication adherence in the country, according to an analysis by a company that markets an app for improving adherence.

November 6, 2013

Seattle drug store chain Bartell Drugs is offering custom printing in its stores through a pilot program with Kodak Alaris, the photography giant said Wednesday.

November 6, 2013

Online beauty platform BeautyStat.com has relaunched its site to include Pinterest-like visual features and an e-commerce angle to provide beauty mavens with an easy search and discovery platform.

November 6, 2013

Skin care brand Beiersdorf reported that its consumer business segment achieved “significant, above-market sales growth” during the first nine months of 2013, with both Nivea and Eucerin enjoying a boost in sales.

November 6, 2013

Once dismissed as belonging to the realm of techno-utopians and anti-government libertarians, bitcoin has lately grown in popularity among investors and retailers. Could it find acceptance among drug stores as well?

November 6, 2013

Braun, a member of the Procter & Gamble Beauty and Grooming family of brands, has introduced its latest shaving innovation, the CoolTec electric shaver.

November 6, 2013

Cockroaches and rodents are common allergy and asthma triggers in the wintertime, according to a statement released Tuesday by the National Pest Management Association.

November 6, 2013

Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus with Detox Complex is now available at Big Y World Class Markets in the New England area, the manufacturer has announced.

November 6, 2013

On Jan. 23, 2014 Hamacher Resource Group will offer its most popular workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at its headquarters here, the company announced Wednesday.

November 6, 2013

Many physicians in Asia say more information on managing Type 2 diabetes is needed, according to a new poll.

November 6, 2013

Healthy Mama on Monday announced the launch of their full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products in buybuy Baby stores.

November 6, 2013

Nabisco's Wheat Thins Holiday will hit store shelves nationwide this week.

November 6, 2013

Industry veteran Albert Sebok, who held a distinguished career as a pharmacist and healthcare advocate, passed away on Nov. 3.

November 6, 2013

Mass merchandiser Kmart is planning to roll out lease-to-own financing at stores around the country this holiday season, the Sears Holdings-owned chain said Wednesday.

November 6, 2013

U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Tuesday introduced legislation that repeals a portion of Obamacare that prohibits people from using their medical savings account funds to buy over-the-counter medications.