November 8, 2012

The National Confectioners Association's Confectionary Foundation has established the Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund to help aid in the recovery of the community after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.

November 8, 2012

Business for OTC store brands is expected to boom in the coming year, Perrigo chairman and CEO Joseph Papa told analysts discussing the private-label manufacturer's first quarter results during a conference call Wednesday, even as the growth rate across the entire OTC category slows.

November 8, 2012

Recent research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots — specifically pulmonary emboli, life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery — Thomas Jefferson University announced Wednesday.

November 8, 2012

Valeant Consumer Products recently announced that its line of Ocean Saline Nasal Sprays has been the most recommended by pharmacists for 15 years running.

November 8, 2012

Members of a prescription-drug program offered by Humana to Medicare beneficiaries will soon be able to obtain hypertension drugs from Walmart for a penny.

November 8, 2012

Weis Markets on Thursday announced the launch of its second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members.

November 7, 2012

Absorption Pharmaceuticals recently launched Promescent, an over-the-counter lidocaine-based spray indicated for premature ejaculation.

November 7, 2012

Boots U.K. recently took a page out of Walgreens' playbook with the placement of health guides across the front-end.

November 7, 2012

CVS/pharmacy is using flu shots to support the USO in recognition of Veterans Day.

November 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning letter to The Avalon Effect, a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concussions, Lyme disease and other diseases.

November 7, 2012

Good Life Beverages on Wednesday announced that its Bcalm Wellness Drink was selected as one of the finalists in SupplySide West's 2012 Editor’s Choice Awards.

November 7, 2012

Menasha Packaging on Wednesday announced receipt of two awards as part of the 69th annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition.

November 7, 2012

A company developing drug-delivery technology based on films inserted into the mouth and a company developing a flu vaccine have entered a deal to combine their products.

November 7, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday commended seven U.S. Representatives for recently writing the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to urge the agency to allow independent community pharmacists to continue same-day home delivery of diabetes test supplies to certain Medicare beneficiaries.

November 7, 2012

Nutra Nail announced Wednesday the launch of its Bling It On Limited Edition Nutra Nail Gel Perfect color collection, which features six sparkling, festive shades fit for the holidays.

November 7, 2012

Kraft Foods Group on Wednesday announced that new product sales, increased advertising investment and improved productivity have contributed to profit gains for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

November 7, 2012

Americans woke up Wednesday morning to the news that Barack Obama had won a second term as president of the United States. DSN examines what it means for retail pharmacy.

November 7, 2012

Liquor can cost $2 more at liquor stores in states where the government has a monopoly on sales than at privately owned stores, according to a new study.

November 7, 2012

A recent University of Cincinnati study suggested adolescent males are at a higher risk of reporting longtime abuse of over-the-counter drugs, compared with their female peers.

November 7, 2012

According to an online survey of more than 900 patients, more than 40% say they won’t get a flu shot this year. DSN and AccentHealth examine the 12 leading reasons in today’s installment of Patient Views.

November 7, 2012

To honor and celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military heroes, Walgreens on Wednesday announced the offer of a discount to all veterans and active duty military in support of Veterans Day.

November 7, 2012

A new Walgreens study examining the impact of 90-day medication refills at community pharmacies compared to 30-day refills for Medicaid patients found that across four therapeutic categories, patients with 90-day refills had greater medication adherence and greater persistency, nominal wastage and more cost savings.

November 6, 2012

Estée Lauder reported a solid financial performance for its first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. The company reported net sales of $2.55 billion for the quarter, a 3% increase compared with $2.48 billion reported in the prior-year quarter.

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.