May 24, 2012

The generic drug industry has applauded the passage of legislation that will expedite the Food and Drug Administration's review of generic drugs and biosimilars, as well as enhance the agency's ability to inspect foreign manufacturing sites.

May 24, 2012

The Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative certainly is a noble cause, but more than that, this is a prime example of Walgreens' active pursuit of an experience with its audience through the mediums that that audience chooses — in this case, Twitter. It represents a new paradigm in marketing as drug retailers and others swap a consumer reach and brand identity proposition for one of engagement and presence.

May 24, 2012

Huggies has donated 5 million of its Huggies Little Movers camo diapers to families of those who serve to protect our country, reaching every branch of the U.S. military.

May 24, 2012

After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

May 24, 2012

Jif has extended its line with the launch of new hazelnut spreads.

May 24, 2012

A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes produced significant reduction in blood sugar in African-American patients, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

May 24, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has formed a clinical affiliation with Atlantic Health System to enhance access to healthcare services in northern and central New Jersey.

May 24, 2012

Mizco has introduced a line of universal tablet accessories under the company’s DigiPower, iEssentials and Travelocity brands.

May 24, 2012

Following the Senate’s defeat of a proposal that would have permitted “personal importation” of prescription drug medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores lauded the Senate’s decision to support patient safety.

May 24, 2012

Legislation enacted in the state of Vermont, which establishes standards in the pharmacy audit process conducted by pharmacy benefit managers, has been applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

May 24, 2012

Findings from a new study indicate that more than half of the patients with ulcerative colitis who received subcutaneous injections of a drug used to treat autoimmune disorders responded to the treatment.

May 24, 2012

Peet's Coffee & Tea has launched a new iced coffee blend.

May 24, 2012

The $317 billion problem of medication nonadherence has many sources that often combine and overlap in complex ways. But fears of whether a drug is safe and will work are among of the most frequently cited reasons why patients don't take their drugs as prescribed, or don't take them at all.

May 24, 2012

CVS Caremark released on Thursday a report showing that the company's Michigan operations directly and indirectly contributed more than $520 million to the state's gross domestic product in 2011 and, over the next 10 years, is projected to grow into the billions.

May 24, 2012

At the start of the article titled "Retail Clinics and Drug store Medicine" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, author Christine Cassell, a physician, acknowledges that retail-based clinics have been "criticized in some quarters" but states that, despite this, the clinics have experienced success by patient satisfaction and quality scores. The fact that this message is coming from a physician makes it especially important.

May 24, 2012

Rexam Prescription Products recently partnered with Marsh and MainStreet Market pharmacies for a new campaign that encourages consumers to safely dispose of their unused or expired medications.

May 23, 2012

Bacardi has launched a line of low-calorie, ready-to-drink-beverages.

May 23, 2012

Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages on Wednesday unveiled the Band-Aid Brand Magic Vision app featuring Disney's The Muppets.

May 23, 2012

Regional chain Bartell Drugs is partnering with a charity group to launch a food-collection program.

May 23, 2012

An interactive user-friendly program that breaks down diabetes management into four goals to help people with Type 2 diabetes better manage their disease has made its debut.

May 23, 2012

Coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing — many people have symptoms like these for a variety of reasons, ranging from common colds to smoke inhalation to running. While unpleasant, they’re usually not serious. But for many Americans, they’re the result of medical conditions that are chronic, dangerous and sometimes fatal.

May 23, 2012

In an effort to grow its presence in private-label foods, ConAgra Foods has acquired the pita chip business of Kangaroo Brands.

May 23, 2012

Taken together, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema — affect nearly 50 million Americans, or about 15% of the total U.S. population, according to statistics from such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And combined, the two diseases cause more than 100,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, however, there is a wide range of treatments available for both, many of which work for both diseases.

May 23, 2012

Food and Drug Administration drug warnings can have an immediate negative impact on medication adherence among patients, even if the warnings are not safety related, according to new research sponsored by CVS Caremark.