January 7, 2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has introduced legislation that would give the state government broader power over compounding pharmacies, the governor's office announced.

January 7, 2013

More than half of U.S. consumers would not recommend a particular pharmacy to family and friends, according to a new report by a Canadian customer experience management firm.

January 7, 2013

Panasonic announced new models to their 2013 lineup at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show.

January 7, 2013

The product is an extension to the line of recently launched compact beauty products, which includes the Precision Body Shaver, Precision Facial Hair Trimmer, Heated Eyelash Curler and Compact Battery-Powered Toothbrush.

January 7, 2013

Drug maker Prasco Labs has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, the company said.

January 7, 2013

Lingering fears of pandemic flu in the United States and a spike in flu activity will help to keep vaccination levels high, according to a new report.

January 7, 2013

You're invited to submit a post for the Sixth Annual Retail Clinician Education Congress. The Retail Clinician Education Congress will be featuring CE break-out sessions and panel discussions on topics submitted by retail clinicians and organizations.

January 7, 2013

Mass merchandise chain Shopko's philanthropic arm is donating nearly $1 million to charity organizations.

January 7, 2013

Stop & Shop is offering free produce for a year to winners of a healthy eating contest it is sponsoring, the Ahold banner said.

January 7, 2013

Consumers measure the risk of contracting the flu to the price of their flu shot, according to research out of Tulane University released Friday.

January 4, 2013

NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products, in conjunction with Shine America, on Thursday announced the launch of the newly enhanced Biggestloser.com to serve as a one-stop portal with complete access to NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” online community.

January 4, 2013

New legislation aims to increase access to telemedicine services through government-sponsored health programs.

January 4, 2013

According to a Bloomberg report, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are all potential suitors for Bausch & Lomb's eye care business in a deal that could be valued as high as $10 billion.

January 4, 2013

Disney will release an HD digital and HD digital 3D version early on Feb. 12, 2013, a company first. Then on March 5, the company will broaden the release to the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack, two-disc Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, SD digital and On-Demand.

January 4, 2013

Family Dollar stores reported a 12.7% increase in net sales and a 6.6% increase in comps in first quarter 2013, the company said.

January 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new means of administration for a multiple sclerosis drug, the manufacturers said.

January 4, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $37,305 to the Capital Breast Care Center.

January 4, 2013

After 20 years at the helm, Safeway CEO Steve Burd last week announced his retirement to spend more time with family and pursue interests in health care.

January 4, 2013

Hormel Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

January 4, 2013

Technology and sexual health will merge at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show here with executives from Standard Innovation making feature presentations and Church & Dwight targeting the show with a personal massager giveaway as part of its campaign to initiate a trial that started in November 2012.

January 4, 2013

The March of Dimes is launching a campaign to encourage expectant mothers to take folic acid to prevent birth defects, the group said Friday.

January 4, 2013

Sales of smoking cessation aids are projected to reach $1 billion in 2012 with continued growth driving sales as high as $1.2 billion by 2017, market research firm Mintel reported.

January 4, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week noted that language in the "fiscal cliff" legislation that averted the worst of potential tax consequences for individuals nonetheless had a chance to negatively impact diabetics who buy their supplies from their local community pharmacy.

January 4, 2013

Novo Nordisk has appointed Curtis Oltmans as its corporate VP and general counsel for legal and quality affairs, the company said Friday.