May 11, 2012

Publix announced that its initiatives to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags used at checkout have paid off.

May 11, 2012

Energy drink brand Red Bull is extending its line to include Red Bull Total Zero, a beverage that is free of calories, carbohydrates and sugar.

May 11, 2012

J&J Snack Foods has extended its SuperPretzel frozen snack line.

May 11, 2012

As many as 74% of consumers would support a rapid, oral swab HIV test available over the counter, according to a survey released Friday by Who's Positive, a national HIV awareness organization.

May 11, 2012

E-prescribing owes a debt of gratitude to meaningful use. Without the Office of the National Coordinator’s inclusion of the capability as a core measure, enabling physician technologies may not have taken off with such vigor.

May 11, 2012

Whole Foods is rewarding customers that live a green lifestyle through its new application it created with Whole Planet Foundation and BlueAvocado.

May 10, 2012

Carex Health Brands is launching an all-in-one medication organizer and pill splitter under its Apex brand.

May 10, 2012

CastMedic Designs on Wednesday introduced its line of fashion accessories for medical walking boots.

May 10, 2012

ComScore reported that online retail spending reached $44.3 billion for first quarter 2012, up 17% from the year-ago period.

May 10, 2012

In an effort to move forward with its acquisition of Avon, Coty has reached out to Avon's board members in a letter, stating that Coty is willing to augment its original buyout offer.

May 10, 2012

It was a rainy Thursday morning in Woonsocket, R.I., but that didn’t dissuade CVS Caremark stockholders from flocking to the company’s sprawling headquarters to attend its annual meeting of stockholders — an event that proved to be one filled with optimism as president and CEO Larry Merlo provided key highlights of 2011 and discussed how the company is reinventing pharmacy and capitalizing on its “integration sweet spots.”

May 10, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday the release of its 2011 corporate social responsibility report.

May 10, 2012

Family Dollar said its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of 21 cents per share.

May 10, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has recommended approval for a drug made by Pfizer for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

May 10, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group has received two 2012 Communicator Awards of Distinction, the company announced Thursday.

May 10, 2012

McKesson on Monday announced that thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the nation will convene at the McKesson IdeaShare 2012 Conference at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas from June 24 to 28.

May 10, 2012

Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

May 10, 2012

MinuteClinic announced on Thursday the debut of two walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores located in San Antonio.

May 10, 2012

Mylan has increased its 2012 earnings per share guidance range, the generic drug maker said.

May 10, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has formed a special office to handle its pending acquisition of Actavis, the company said.

May 10, 2012

The Texas Diversity Council on Wednesday commended the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

May 10, 2012

A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

May 10, 2012

RxAlly has expanded its national network to include nine independent pharmacy organizations and 10 regional chains.

May 10, 2012

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.