February 6, 2013

Local Kroger stores will discontinue doubling coupons and will instead lower prices on about 3,500 items, according to a report published in the Business Courier last week.

February 6, 2013

Alternate site pharmacies, including those serving long-term care and correctional care facilities, are realizing significant cost savings and greater efficiencies as a result of an innovative partnership forged by McKesson and Safecor Health.

February 6, 2013

Nestle announced new additions to its line of Valentine’s Day offerings.

February 6, 2013

According to new research published in peer-reviewed healthcare journal Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, children who start their day with a cereal breakfast - even if that cereal is presweetened - tend to have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) and less chance of being overweight or obese than children who eat other breakfasts or skip the meal entirely.

February 6, 2013

OraHealth has introduced a new treatment for dry mouth, the company said.

February 6, 2013

Oral-B announced the newest addition to its line of Professional Series power toothbrushes: the Deep Sweep Triaction toothbrush.

February 6, 2013

Wine and liquor next year may be available for sale in retail outlets, including pharmacy, across Pennsylvania.

February 6, 2013

Republican and Democratic senators have re-introduced legislation that would ban patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics allege violate antitrust laws, according to published reports.

February 6, 2013

Revlon today announced results for the year and the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, with a 3.2% increase in overall net sales.

February 6, 2013

Despite nearly half of shoppers using social media every day, less than one-fifth shop through them, according to a new study by PwC.

February 6, 2013

Spiker International Corporation has released the Spiker Beach Beverage Holder, a product made in the USA.

February 6, 2013

With the path to purchase evolving, merchandising has increased across just more than half of CPG categories and declined in 47% of categories, SymphonyIRI Group reported.

February 6, 2013

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America announced plans to launch a new sun care line in the spring.

February 6, 2013

Walgreens last week awarded six area teens cash prizes of up to $2,000 for their participation in the Walgreens Expressions Challenge, according to a story published in The St. Louis American.

February 6, 2013

Adults should consume less than 2,000 mg of sodium, or 5 grams of salt, and at least 3,510 mg of potassium per day, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization.

February 5, 2013

Ahold has appointed the former head of one of its European supermarket chains to an executive position in its U.S. division.

February 5, 2013

"Romantic," "sweet" and "funny" are three of the words that might describe American Greetings Corp.'s line of Valentine's Day cards for this year.

February 5, 2013

Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans.

February 5, 2013

Budweiser's "Clydesdale" ad during the Super Bowl was the most effective aired during the football game, according to a new study.

February 5, 2013

Cardinal Health posted $25.2 billion in revenue for its 2013 second quarter, down 7%. The company's non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was up 15% to $0.93.

February 5, 2013

Cool Whip is offering a new way for consumers to top off their sweet treats: easy-to-spread Cool Whip frosting.

February 5, 2013

CueScript on Tuesday launched an innovative platform that delivers on-demand prescription-specific videos and other value-added services designed to engage patients, improve health literacy and improve medication adherence.

February 5, 2013

CVS Caremark is marking American Heart Month by encouraging heart-healthy behavior in February, the company said Tuesday.

February 5, 2013

CVS/pharmacy is touting its stores as a "one-stop shop" for Valentine's Day shopping.