March 26, 2014

Antibiotics are often inappropriately prescribed for adults with acute bronchitis. Clinical guidelines for treating adults with no co-morbidity do not indicate treatment with antibiotics.

March 26, 2014

The Aveeno brand has debuted "The Beauty of Nature, Active Naturals Oat for Your Skin," a series of video narratives celebrating ingredients found in nature and their potential to help enhance one's natural beauty.

March 26, 2014

Early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or AD, increasingly is the target of drug development efforts, but there are very few tools that measure the cognitive function of patients with the condition before the onset of dementia. Experts have concluded that it is best to treat patients prior to changes in cognition, before the symptoms of neurodegeneration appear. As a result, scientists have turned to biomarkers to provide some indication of whether AD is likely to develop.

March 26, 2014

Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has named former Smashbox executive John LaBonty as president and CEO.

March 26, 2014

Unilever’s Caress brand named singer Kelly Rowland as one of this year's new Caress Fabulistas to help celebrate the launch of its new Caress Fresh body wash collection.

March 26, 2014

CVS Caremark has been awarded a three-year contract to provide integrated PBM for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program.

March 26, 2014

Drive Medical on Tuesday introduced the Bariatric Rollator walker.

March 26, 2014

Fitbit on Wednesday announced that its activity and sleep trackers now sync directly with 44 Android and iOS devices, up from 26 in early January.

March 26, 2014

Japan’s Gatsby, a men’s grooming brand in Asia, is moving forward with the U.S. expansion of its hair wax line, Moving Rubber, by increasing its presence within Ricky’s NYC locations.

March 26, 2014

In May 2013, more than 200 playgrounds across central and eastern Oklahoma were damaged or destroyed in one of the nation’s worst outbreaks of severe weather.

March 26, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline began alerting consumers that some bottles of its Alli over-the-counter weight-loss medication have been tampered with.

March 26, 2014

Nail product manufacturer Kiss Products has created a new Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit for nail art fans.

March 26, 2014

Lay's Kettle Cooked, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced new Lay's Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut potato chips. The new snack is currently available nationwide in two varieties: Aged Cheddar and Black Pepper; and Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt.

March 26, 2014

Recent measles outbreaks in New York City and California have many healthcare professionals concerned for their patients. According to the Center for Disease Control, measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, with only an average of 60 cases of measles reported each year. But in 2013, that number increased to 189 cases.

March 26, 2014

Perrigo announced that its Nutritionals segment is partnering with KanPak to manufacture store brand adult nutritional drinks comparable to Ensure products.

March 26, 2014

The month of March came in like a lion, indeed, but not because of the weather. The month began with a roar as a group of the largest and most influential pharmacy associations and chains came together to form the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, or PAPCC, in an effort to secure formal federal recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers.

March 26, 2014

Coty’s Sally Hansen brand has unveiled its new bold Big Top Coats. From the glittery to the cracked, these new finishes help take manicures to the next level with a one-step alternative to nail art.

March 26, 2014

Springtime allergy season may be delayed a few weeks this year, kicking into high gear in early April as opposed to late March due to a 2013-2014 winter characterized by extremely low temperatures and heavy snow storms.

March 26, 2014

In a study that included nearly 300,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease, adding information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, to conventional CVD risk factors like smoking and cholesterol was associated with little improvement in the prediction of CVD risk, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA.

March 26, 2014

Recent research suggests that point-of-care testing for infectious diseases in community pharmacies could not only benefit patients but could also represent an opportunity for pharmacy as they look to strengthen their foothold along the front lines of health care.

March 26, 2014

For millennials, that oft-discussed age group born sometime in the range of the early 1980s to the early 2000s, social media is more than just a tool to share — they're also using it to make purchasing decisions.

March 26, 2014

Message to federal health plan payers from community pharmacy: We have the systems in place and the professional expertise to help millions of patients to better their health outcomes at a lower cost. Message to pharmacy from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Prove it.

March 26, 2014

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of the Topps Co., announced the expansion of the Major League Baseball branded Ring Pops to new teams this March.

March 26, 2014

Zarbee's Naturals launched Seasonal Relief with Ze339, an extract from Butterbur that helps relieve congestion, the company reported.