November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating epileptic seizures, the agency said Friday.

November 8, 2013

When the maker of a branded drug updates the safety information on its product labeling, makers of generic versions of that drug must wait until the Food and Drug Administration approves the new labeling before they can update theirs, but that could soon change under a rule proposed by the FDA.

November 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Walgreens introduced a significant boost to its Steps with Balance Rewards program, enabling users to link wireless activity trackers such as FitBit, Withings and BodyMedia to the aspirational wellness program. Loyalty cardholders who sync with one of these devices get two times the points associated with healthier behaviors — 20 points per mile and 20 points per day for tracking their weight. And each device linked earns 250 points.

That may be the first step toward creating a retail solution with wireless devices sold at the pharmacy that are linked back to the pharmacy on an ongoing basis.

November 8, 2013

In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, Food Lion has announced that its stores will offer a 10% discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who currently are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

November 8, 2013

Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector by L’Oréal made waves as the first mass-market BB cream to hit the United States.

November 8, 2013

Abbott recently introduced a nutrition shake called Glucerna Advance that is formulated for people with diabetes who are seeking additional nutrition and health benefits.

November 8, 2013

When it comes to lip color, bold is in. Looking to further leverage this trend, Maybelline New York earlier this year expanded its Color Sensational Lipcolor line with the new Vivids collection.

November 8, 2013

King, a gaming company, is taking Candy Crush sweets from computer and smartphone screens all the way to store shelves with the introduction of Candy Crush Candies.

November 8, 2013

Kroger, already the market share leader among traditional grocers in Dallas-Fort Worth, is expanding its presence in one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States, the company announced Friday.

November 8, 2013

It’s called medication synchronization, and the concept is simple enough — shifting patients to a synchronized, easy-to-comply-with, once-a-month prescription refill program so they can pick up all their medications with one visit to the pharmacy each month, instead of multiple trips.

November 8, 2013

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

November 8, 2013

After more than 40 years, Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara continues to be a favorite among beauty insiders and makeup artists.

November 8, 2013

With all of the excitement, interest — and burning questions — about medication synchronization, DSN recently assembled five of the top technology providers in the industry for a virtual roundtable discussion.

November 8, 2013

It’s as simple as B-C-D. Multifunctional makeup continues to — and will continue to — drive significant growth in facial cosmetics.

November 8, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim SVP managed markets Jeff Huth has been elected by the National Pharmaceutical Council as chairman of the board for 2013-2014, the organization said Friday.

November 8, 2013

Looking to further meet the grooming needs of its male shoppers and further leverage the increased focus on men’s facial skin care, Walgreens debuted earlier this year Boots’ No7 Men+ chain-wide at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide.

November 8, 2013

The retail industry added 37,600 jobs in October, and 295,000 year-over-year, according to a new report by a retail industry trade group.

November 8, 2013

Merging two classic men’s grooming brands, Procter & Gamble unveiled earlier this year Head & Shoulders with Old Spice.

November 8, 2013

With more than $7.2 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 8, the landmark launch of Orasure Technologies’ OraQuick In-Home HIV test last year was a key driver behind the 11.7% growth in the home-test kit across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

November 8, 2013

PharmaSmart's kiosks will be integrated with PDX's Enterprise Pharmacy System, allowing pharmacies with the EPS system to collect data from patients through the kiosks, under a partnership between the two companies announced Friday.

November 8, 2013

Chances are, if a person doesn’t have diabetes, then they personally know someone who does. According to a recent poll conducted by Research Now, 75% of those surveyed reported they either had diabetes or knew a diabetic.

November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

November 8, 2013

The drug store sector makes for a sound investment for investors of all stripes, according to a Motley Fool report published Thursday.