January 15, 2013

The state supreme court in Alabama ruled that brand-name drug companies could be sued if patients suffer complications from generic versions of their medicines, according to published reports.

January 15, 2013

Drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceuticals can keep generic versions of its schizophrenia drug off the market, according to published reports.

January 15, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has decided to stock Tylenol pain reliever in only half of its stores, according to a Reuters report published Monday.

January 15, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline’s Alli is back. And while the brand is still slightly down versus year-ago sales — Alli posted a sales decline of 8.9% to $13.9 million across all channels for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 4, according to SymphonyIRI Group — overall, the category is trending up 15% in quarterly sales increases.

January 15, 2013

Rather than take off for the holidays, the editors of Drug Store News took a look at the year ahead and the trends, issues and headlines that will makes the news in 2013.

January 15, 2013

With sleep aids rising from the floor level shelf across several analgesic planograms, the category that features several dietary supplement players is becoming more prominent.

January 15, 2013

“A drug store in the palm of your hand.” That’s what Walgreens calls the fast-growing suite of health and pharmacy services now available from many retail pharmacies to Americans with smartphones.

January 15, 2013

A new ad format from health kiosk maker SoloHealth delivers targeted sponsor content that allows consumers to request additional information regarding products or services that will help promote healthy lifestyles, the company said.

January 15, 2013

SoloHealth on Monday announced its new pay-per-performance ad format called SoloTrigger.

January 15, 2013

Sabra Dipping Co. has added a new Grab N Go pack featuring Sabra’s Homestyle Medium Salsa and Tostitos Bite Size Rounds tortilla chips to its lineup of popular Grab N Go fresh snacks.

January 15, 2013

Arkray recently launched Glucocard Expression, an audio-enabled blood glucose monitoring system that includes bilingual voice options so that consumers can hear their test results.

January 15, 2013

A maker of drugs for epilepsy has appointed a new executive.

January 15, 2013

While replacing a single combination pill for HIV with generics would save the healthcare system money, it could also diminish the effectiveness of treatment, a new study suggests.

January 15, 2013

Symphony Health Solutions named Frank Lavelle CEO.

January 15, 2013

Long gone are the days when growth in the beauty aisle was driven largely by manufacturers and marketers via packaging and promotion. Today, retailers and technology are playing an even greater role in the marketing process to further elevate the beauty experience.

January 15, 2013

A drug-security product has won a drug-abuse prevention award.

January 15, 2013

When considering the purchase of a never-before-used OTC, consumers are diligent about learning more, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. Nearly three-quarters of respondents indicate they always read the instructions/insert before taking an OTC product for the first time.

January 15, 2013

Pet supplements represent a new mostly untapped market opportunity for the OTC section in the retail pharmacy setting. Consumers spent an estimated $52.9 billion last year on their pets, up 3.7% as compared with 2011 actual sales, according to the American Pet Products Association.

January 15, 2013

It’s official. Actress Drew Barrymore — through a collaboration with Maesa, a creator and manufacturer of beauty products — is launching her new Flower cosmetics line in Walmart.

January 15, 2013

DSN+ is a brand-new app that turns a page in Drug Store News into an interactive experience, linking readers seamlessly from print to digital just as quickly and easily as it is to take a picture with your smartphone.

January 15, 2013

Interest in vitamins, minerals and supplements as a viable consumer product with strong profit-bearing potential has got to be at an all-time high right now, judging from the number of merger and acquisition deals scrolling across the latest finance news feeds.

January 15, 2013

In the current economy, microwavable single-serve meals may be the answer to consumers’ decreased restaurant use. “These meals occupy the spot between homemade and restaurant meals,” said Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst and VP at NPD Group. “They represent food
service redefined.”

January 15, 2013

The nation’s highest court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from the longstanding but controversial practice by which branded and generic drug makers agree to delay introduction of a me-too medicine as its brand-name counterpart nears the end of its patent protection.

January 14, 2013

A new study indicates that body mass index is a reliable indicator of obesity-related health risks.