July 2, 2013

Vidal Sassoon has developed the new Vidal Sassoon Pro Series line of hair brushes to help women achieve any hair style they desire with less fuss.

July 1, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association is accepting nominations for 15 awards to be given at its annual program, the pharmacy professional group said Monday.

July 1, 2013

CVS Caremark has released the “2013 State of States: Adherence Report,” which reviews how patients in all 50 states are, or are not, taking their medications as directed by their doctors.

This is important as medication nonadherence continues to be a significant issue within the U.S. healthcare system. To be more specific, medication nonadherence in the U.S. accounts for up to $290 billion in excess healthcare costs annually. Yes, billion.

July 1, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has bolstered its mobile app by adding the new Drug Interaction Checker, which is an industry first that allows customers to easily check for potential drug interactions by comparing OTC products with their prescriptions and other OTCs on their smartphones.

July 1, 2013

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced a new contest across the Snapple brand where consumers will have the chance to win
“no bills,” “no airfare,” “better than nothing: free Snapple,” and a host of other "nothings."

July 1, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating epilepsy, the company said.

July 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sunovion and Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. for bipolar disorder, Sunovion said.

July 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a sleeping pill made by Merck & Co., citing issues with dosage.

July 1, 2013

In a new article in Men's Health magazine, pharmacists are listed among a number of other health and wellness professionals dubbed "health detectives," and seeing them about certain health problems is described as an alternative to seeing the doctor.

To regular readers of DSN, the idea of pharmacists as the face of neighborhood health care or physician extender is old news. But it's still a relatively new concept to the public at large, and that's why the Men's Health article is such a big deal and why it got a response from National Association of Chain Drug Stores' president and CEO Steven Anderson.

July 1, 2013

The Mentholatum Company will promote its Rohto Cooling Eye Drops at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas July 5-6.

July 1, 2013

At a time when more and more retailers are embracing mobile technology, North America is set to account for one of the highest percentages of tablet sales, according to a new study.

July 1, 2013

Though Walgreens reported an earnings gain of 85 cents per share, that fell short of Wall Street expectations of 91 cents per share. Subsequently, Walgreens' stock dropped from $48.05 before the earnings release to $44.17 at week's end.

But that's a story for day traders. Outside of the numbers, Walgreens outlined a three-point plan to boost front-end performance going forward. Meanwhile, several industry trends across pharmacy is helping to drive business higher behind the bench. So what happens if Walgreens not only continues its earnings growth trajectory, but actually beat Wall Street expectations next time?

July 1, 2013

Rally Labs recently introduced its Blowfish for Hangovers, a morning-after remedy that has a bit of a cult following in New York, into the drug channel the company noted.

July 1, 2013

A new law in Maine will allow residents of the state to buy drugs through mail-order from licensed pharmacies in other countries, according to published reports.

July 1, 2013

Drug store chain Rite Aid has picked Payment Alliance International to provide ATM services at about 1,500 of its stores, the ATM network said.

July 1, 2013

More than half of Americans suffer from motion sickness, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Prestige Brands' Dramamine, with as many as 60% indicating that they most often suffer while riding as a passenger in a car.

July 1, 2013

Target is opening two more stores next year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

July 1, 2013

A drug for treating obesity has become available through a network of about 8,000 retail pharmacies around the country, the drug's manufacturer said.

July 1, 2013

Walgreens on Monday received the third annual UnitedHealthcare “Shining Light: Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility” award for excellence in social responsibility.

July 1, 2013

As new state legislation takes effect Monday to help bring greater patient access to vaccines, Walgreens has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 locations across Indiana, the retailer announced.

June 28, 2013

Beginning August 1, more than 2.4 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members will have access to SoloHealth Stations, located in more than 125 select Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Georgia, the companies announced on Friday.

June 28, 2013

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, today announced the addition of four new members: Voting Members — DrVita.com; and Parchem Nutrition Inc.; and Associate Members — Arnold & Porter LLP; and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

June 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for patients who have received coronary stent implants.

June 28, 2013

Selecting an appropriate wine for a dinner party or a romantic evening could get easier with a new app for customers at Harris Teeter supermarkets.