May 29, 2013

Domtar Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately-held Associated Hygienic Products, a manufacturer and supplier of store-brand infant diapers in the United States, from DSG International for $272 million.

May 29, 2013

An effort to allow trusted online pharmacies to add ".pharmacy" to their URLs cleared a hurdle last week as it passed an initial evaluation by the body that regulates the web address suffixes, known as generic top-level domains.

May 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for incontinence made by Perrigo Co., the drug maker said.

May 29, 2013

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has acquired Swiss vaccine development company Okairos for $325 million, GSK said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said.

May 29, 2013

Kiss My Face announced this week a new line of sun care products featuring sprays, lotions and products for kids.

May 29, 2013

The Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event is here — a truly unique confab that brings together the Global Market Development Center and the Food Marketing Institute for a first-of-its-kind, combined conference focused on health, beauty and wellness.

May 29, 2013

Mylan Specialty is extending a marketing campaign around its line of emergency treatments for severe allergic reactions.

May 29, 2013

NBTY, a manufacturer and distributor of vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition, announced last week that it will donate nearly $500,000 of Good 'n Natural bars, Balance Bars and bottles of children's gummy vitamins to support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

May 29, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association and RxWiki, a leading pharmacy media network, announced a new partnership that will offer digital solutions to more than 23,000 community pharmacies across the country.

May 29, 2013

NYX Cosmetics, the professional makeup line known for offering a full assortment of "affordable luxury" makeup products, announced the appointment of Cristina Bartolucci as chief creative director.

May 29, 2013

Prince of Peace Enterprises on Wednesday announced that its Tiger Balm brand is a premier sponsor of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago, taking place June 1 to 2.

May 29, 2013

In April, my wife Ann and I received the tragic news that our dear friend and longtime GMDC colleague Norm Loringer had passed away after nobly battling a series of health issues for a number of years. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Norm and his wife Marlene over the years, his passing is all the more tragic because we have lost him at far too young of an age when he still had much to do.

May 29, 2013

An Indiana University study has found that a unique omega-3 supplement derived from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel significantly improved lung function and reduced airway inflammation in asthmatics who experience exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, also called exercise-induced asthma.

May 29, 2013

Cause Marketing Forum named America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a first-of-its-kind study ranking the largest consumer checkout donations in the U.S. last year.

May 29, 2013

Tassimo, the single-serve home brewing system, announced its new seasonal flavor offering of Sweet Black Iced Tea.

May 29, 2013

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.

May 29, 2013

The GMDC Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event is being hosted in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute and is focused on enhancing business opportunities for members of both associations interested in expanding category growth in health, beauty and wellness across the footprint of the entire store.

May 28, 2013

Risk is everywhere in our lives. The trick, as Mr. Buffett says, is to manage it through knowledge. Your exposure to risk in the pharmacy businesses may come about from various sources.

May 28, 2013

Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.

May 28, 2013

Pharmacy Intelligence applies application-based data analytics, computer-animated graphic process simulation and Lean Six Sigma principles to enable a new level of more advanced modeling and forecasting.

May 28, 2013

Allscripts has announced additions to its senior leadership team and board of directors.

May 28, 2013

Amazon.com is looking to further tap into the men’s grooming market with the launch of its new men’s grooming platform.

May 28, 2013

A federal court has declined to review an earlier decision to uphold cuts to California's Medicaid program, drawing criticism from several groups.