September 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has granted regulatory approval for a generic drug to treat tension headaches.

September 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday alerted the public that certain external analgesics have been associated with burns.

September 14, 2012

A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

September 14, 2012

Two generic drug makers have settled with a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and another company concerning a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

September 14, 2012

Drug makers Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly have created a new online educational program for people with Type 2 diabetes.

September 14, 2012

The specialty pharmacy operated by Omnicare Specialty Care Group has been added to the limited distribution network for a drug used to treat a hereditary degenerative disorder.

September 14, 2012

William Gibson, the science fiction author famous for being a key founder the cyberpunk literary movement, once wrote, "The future is already here. It just hasn't been evenly distributed yet." That's especially true when considering the relatively slow adoption of mobile technology by retailers despite the buzz surrounding it and its enormous potential.

September 14, 2012

With the growth of consumer-driven care and more of the burden of managing costs falling on patients’ shoulders, there’s no doubt that patients are responding to the convenient, cost-effective health care provided by retail health clinics. Further evidence of this is the recent results of the Harris Interactive poll.

September 14, 2012

Roman Meal has introduced its latest whole grain bread.

September 14, 2012

School is back in session, and so is Stop & Shop's rewards program.

September 14, 2012

Costs are the biggest concern for opponents of healthcare reform. They’ve done the math — additional healthcare consumers means care that’s both more expensive and harder to come by. As many as 3-in-4 consumers who are not big fans of healthcare reform share that concern — 30% of those consumers suggested it’s their greatest concern, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. A reduction in care quality was concern No. 2 (62%), and a lack of choice over which practitioner to see was concern No. 3 (58%). But at least they’ll still be covered — only 22% said they were concerned their employers would stop the coverage.

September 14, 2012

Drug channel retailers hold a lower than average share among younger baby boomers, likely due to a particularly low share across sizeable categories, such as vitamins and internal analgesics, within the younger boomer cohort, SymphonyIRI Group reported Thursday as part of its latest Times & Trends Report, "Baby Boomers: Riding the Wave of Diversity."

September 14, 2012

Walgreens announced plans to close more than half of the stores it is acquiring in its deal with USA Drug.

September 14, 2012

Walmart announced its Top 20 Toy List for the upcoming holidays and said the items now are available at Walmart stores in time for the retailer's layaway program.

September 14, 2012

KSS Retail, a Dunnhumby company, on Thursday announced that Bi-Lo, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has extended its business relationship with KSS Retail.

September 13, 2012

99 Cents Only Stores is opening a new store in Sanger, Calif.

September 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic psychiatric drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Lupin said Thursday.

September 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for multiple sclerosis.

September 13, 2012

Walmart boosted its sustainable reputation Thursday with the announcement of a new solar initiative at its distribution center near Phoenix.

September 13, 2012

Johnson & Johnson has named a new group worldwide chairman.

September 13, 2012

Kroger announced that its board of directors has raised the company's quarterly dividend by about 30%, to 15 cents per share.

September 13, 2012

Hair removal brand Nad's has announced the launch of Nad's nose wax for men and women, a complete do-it-yourself nose wax system for removing nose hair.

September 13, 2012

The National Retail Federation told a congressional panel Wednesday that the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury have used too much informal guidance and not enough formal rule-making in developing regulations to implement the new healthcare reform law, complicating retailers' and other employers' ability to plan for what will be required in 2014.

September 13, 2012

Campbell's announced the opening of a new innovation center for its Pepperidge Farm business.