January 4, 2013

New legislation aims to increase access to telemedicine services through government-sponsored health programs.

January 4, 2013

According to a Bloomberg report, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are all potential suitors for Bausch & Lomb's eye care business in a deal that could be valued as high as $10 billion.

January 4, 2013

Disney will release an HD digital and HD digital 3D version early on Feb. 12, 2013, a company first. Then on March 5, the company will broaden the release to the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack, two-disc Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, SD digital and On-Demand.

January 4, 2013

Family Dollar stores reported a 12.7% increase in net sales and a 6.6% increase in comps in first quarter 2013, the company said.

January 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new means of administration for a multiple sclerosis drug, the manufacturers said.

January 4, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $37,305 to the Capital Breast Care Center.

January 4, 2013

After 20 years at the helm, Safeway CEO Steve Burd last week announced his retirement to spend more time with family and pursue interests in health care.

January 4, 2013

Hormel Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

January 4, 2013

Technology and sexual health will merge at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show here with executives from Standard Innovation making feature presentations and Church & Dwight targeting the show with a personal massager giveaway as part of its campaign to initiate a trial that started in November 2012.

January 4, 2013

The March of Dimes is launching a campaign to encourage expectant mothers to take folic acid to prevent birth defects, the group said Friday.

January 4, 2013

Sales of smoking cessation aids are projected to reach $1 billion in 2012 with continued growth driving sales as high as $1.2 billion by 2017, market research firm Mintel reported.

January 4, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week noted that language in the "fiscal cliff" legislation that averted the worst of potential tax consequences for individuals nonetheless had a chance to negatively impact diabetics who buy their supplies from their local community pharmacy.

January 4, 2013

Novo Nordisk has appointed Curtis Oltmans as its corporate VP and general counsel for legal and quality affairs, the company said Friday.

January 4, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana — maker of all-natural popcorn snacks — announced the debut of FIT, a new line of better-for-you popcorn that will be available in stores nationwide this month.

January 4, 2013

L’Oréal Paris has tapped actress Julianne Moore to be the face of its new skin care line, Age Perfect Renaissance Cellulaire, which targets women older than 50 years, according to published reports.

January 4, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free health screenings as part of a New Year's promotion, the club retailer said Friday.

January 4, 2013

Record attendance is expected at the event scheduled for May 21 through May 23 in Chicago due in part to format changes by event organizer the National Confectioners Association and the strength of merchandise categories represented at the mega event.

January 4, 2013

Ulta Beauty announced on Friday that holiday sales experienced robust double-digit growth as sales “strongly” rebounded the weekend before Christmas.

January 4, 2013

Following the "People’s Choice Awards," Walgreens is celebrating its involvement in the awards by hosting “Night at the W” events at its stores nationwide on Jan. 10.

The “Night at the W,” which leverages the expertise of its beauty advisers, is yet another example of how the pharmacy retailer is elevating the beauty experience at mass. And the event is an ideal way to promote its beauty advisers.

January 4, 2013

Several retailers got top scores from a gay-rights organization for their efforts to prevent discrimination against and include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

January 4, 2013

Both the strong incidence of influenza and the rise in the number of flu shots administered in December positively impacted comparable prescriptions filled at Walgreens on a day-fall adjusted basis, the company reported.

January 4, 2013

Weis Markets on Friday announced the launch of its 10th round of price freezes, effective in all 163 store locations.

January 3, 2013

AmerisourceBergen announced the election of former Campbell Soup president and CEO Douglas Conant to its board, effective immediately.

January 3, 2013

German beer brand, Beck's, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, is adding a new "gem" to its product line: Beck's Sapphire.