August 7, 2012

A new quality improvement initiative that aims to disseminate newly designed patient medication information to patients filling prescriptions at participating pharmacies has been launched.

August 7, 2012

Beginning this month, South Carolina is allowing retail-based health clinics to enroll as providers in Medicaid, a move that will enable Medicaid patients to use clinics for wellness visits, preventive services and to treat acute ailments, according to a local news report.

August 7, 2012

Rite Aid has joined a prescription discount card program for Hispanics, the group offering the card said Tuesday.

August 7, 2012

Stop & Shop has unveiled a program designed to raise funds for hunger relief agencies that will provide healthy food to local communities.

August 7, 2012

The Walmart Foundation, alongside six women's foundations — The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, Women's Fund of Mississippi, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Women's Funding Network — has launched the Partnership for Women's Prosperity.

August 6, 2012

A cool trillion dollars. That’s what the generic industry said U.S. patients and public and private health plan payers have saved over the last decade by switching from branded to generic prescription drugs at pharmacy counters.

August 6, 2012

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals will spend $120 million to expand three of its plants, the company said Monday.

August 6, 2012

Coke Zero is teaming up with football star Jerome Bettis in a year-long partnership.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved several generic versions of a drug used to treat asthma and allergies, the agency said Friday.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

August 6, 2012

Such Olympians as Ryan Lochte, Alain Bernard and Liam Tancock, among others, celebrated Gillette’s "Get Started" campaign on Sunday with a ceremonial shave that took place in the Gillette Lounge at the P&G Family Home.

August 6, 2012

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association announced its upcoming education seminars to be held this fall.

August 6, 2012

MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy, has become the first retail clinic provider to achieve three consecutive accreditation awards from The Joint Commission.

August 6, 2012

Generic drug maker Mylan has begun commercial operations in India, focusing on drugs to treat HIV and AIDS, the company said Monday.

August 6, 2012

Paul Grimwood, CEO of Nestlé U.K. and Ireland, has been appointed to the role of chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA following the announcement by current chairman and CEO Brad Alford, who is to retire in October.

August 6, 2012

Neutrogena and actress Gabrielle Union are urging people to make skin cancer prevention part of their daily, year-round routines on the heels of a recent national survey that found just 13% of all women in the United States wear sunscreen on a daily basis.

August 6, 2012

Supervalu now is in full turnaround mode, and with the naming of Wayne Sales as CEO to lead the charge, analysts are saying the Canadian retail executive who helped turn around Canadian Tire is the right man for the job. But Supervalu still has plenty of heavy lifting to do.

August 6, 2012

Odwalla has unveiled four new food bars as part of its 2012 lineup.

August 6, 2012

Post Foods has launched a social website dedicated to positivity and helping others have a great day, the company said.

August 6, 2012

Rite Aid is offering flu shots at all of its stores, the retail pharmacy chain said.

August 6, 2012

Sam's Club is set to host free children's health screenings on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy.

August 6, 2012

Sandoz has launched a generic version of a topical medication used to treat psoriasis, the company said.

August 6, 2012

Bath tissue and paper towel brand Scott has introduced a new program for consumers that provides exclusive access to deals and rewards.

August 6, 2012

Tide is relaunching its Tide plus bleach alternative detergent with a new name.