December 18, 2012

One-in-5 respondents expect any increase in OTC usage will be related to aging, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. However, consumers younger than 55 years were the drivers behind increased OTC usage through 2012.

December 18, 2012

Supplement maker iSatori has launched a new weight-loss supplement product, the company said.

December 18, 2012

M-Edge — a leading designer of tablet, smartphone and e-reader accessories — on Tuesday launched an expanded line of cases for iPhone 5.

December 18, 2012

A new product makes gripping such things as eating utensils, pens and toothbrushes easier for people with arthritis.

December 18, 2012

A majority of prescribers would prescribe biosimilar versions of two treatments for rheumatoid arthritis within a year of their approval, according to a new study.

December 18, 2012

A chain of natural foods stores is opening its third Montana location Monday.

December 18, 2012

The head of the American Pharmacists Association has been tapped as the chairman of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, the PQA said Tuesday.

December 18, 2012

Drug maker Merz Pharmaceuticals is suing Par Pharmaceutical over the latter's attempt to market a generic drug for cerebral palsy patients, according to published reports.

December 18, 2012

The parent company of Sears and Kmart has elected an executive from the New York Mets to its board of directors.

December 18, 2012

Beyond those in the health professions, forward-thinking healthcare advocates and pharmacists themselves, who in this country believes in the power of pharmacy to improve access to patient care, lower health costs and help Americans prevent or better manage diseases? Add the editors of the New York Times to the growing list of believers.

December 18, 2012

The Vitamin Shoppe will buy a Pacific Northwest-based supplement chain, the New Jersey-based company said.

December 18, 2012

PepsiCo's Tropicana brand is introducing a new way for moms to sneak veggies into their kids' diets: Farmstand, a fruit-and-vegetable drink to hit the refrigerated section of supermarkets in January.

December 17, 2012

For the first time since its U.S. launch in 2002, Unilever’s Axe brand will air a television commercial during Super Bowl XLVII.

December 17, 2012

Growth in sales and membership income at Costco helped the company produce earnings per share of 95 cents and beat analysts’ estimates by 2 cents.

December 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug from GlaxoSmithKline for anthrax, the drug maker said.

December 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat a rare but serious endocrine disorder.

December 17, 2012

The Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo has launched a new line of chips and salsas, the company said Monday.

December 17, 2012

The consumer products division of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline wants its voice heard at a Food and Drug Administration hearing scheduled for next year on a section in a 2009 law to regulate tobacco products that deals with smoking-cessation products, the company said Monday.

December 17, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores recognized U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan for her continued leadership on behalf of pharmacy patient care.

December 17, 2012

What pharmacy lobbying groups and Drug Store News have been saying for a while has reached the mainstream.

December 17, 2012

A slowdown in retail spending happened after a boost that followed Hurricane Sandy, according to a new report by a division of MasterCard.

December 17, 2012

Remington, a division of Spectrum Brands, launched a celebration of its 75th anniversary with product discounts and a special Facebook giveaway on Dec. 19.

December 17, 2012

Insurance coverage is a significant factor that is driving increased OTC utilization — 67% of respondents switched to an OTC once insurance coverage was suspended for a prescription formulation. According to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September, one-third of consumers reported insurance stopped covering a prescription once an OTC equivalent was available.

December 17, 2012

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is selling its generics business to India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Takeda said.