August 5, 2013

Church & Dwight is ready to make a significant investment behind its gummy line of vitamins, Jim Craigie, C&D executive chairman, CEO and interim president, told analysts.

August 5, 2013

Dana Classic Fragrances, whose signature brands include Tabu, Chantilly, Love’s Baby Soft and English Leather, announced on Monday that former Avon executive Terrence Moorehead has been named CEO.

August 5, 2013

Nearly a quarter of Americans are using electronic medical records for checking test results, refilling prescriptions and making appointments, while more than half say they would like to use them, but don't have access, according to a new study.

August 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for shipment the latest version of a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine, the drug maker said Monday.

August 5, 2013

Can one of the nation’s premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

August 5, 2013

So is it true that all leaders have vision? Or put another way, can leaders be effective without vision? asks Dave Wendland, VP of Hamacher Resource Group. My instincts suggest that a prerequisite to effective leadership is the ability to create and ignite vision.

August 5, 2013

A new treatment for bacterial infections of the vagina is now available, the drug's manufacturer said.

August 5, 2013

Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday announced it will enable expectant couples to share their pregnancy announcements on PreSeed.com, the site for its Pre-Seed Fertility-Friendly Lubricant.

August 5, 2013

Ahold USA is encouraging its pharmacists to be more proactive and form closer relationships with their patients with the launch of ACT!, a program that stands for “Acknowledge,” “Coach” and “Thank.”

Why is this important? Ahold is a pharmacy retailer to watch. Notice that DSN didn't say "supermarket pharmacy retailer"?

August 5, 2013

Express Scripts and Walgreens last week announced the launch of Smart90 Walgreens, a new option for Express Scripts clients interested in 90-day prescription drug programs and to help drive lower costs. The program is expected to improve medication adherence by both providing a cost value to the patient while maintaining what has more and more become a crucial patient-pharmacist face-to-face encounter.

What a difference a year makes. Far removed from its squabbles over reimubursement, the two companies partner on a new program that reinforces the value that retail pharmacy provides and the innovative ways that retail and mail can work together to create solutions that help get patients on, and keep them on, their medications.

August 5, 2013

Walgreens reported July sales of $6 billion, an increase of 8%. Sales in comparable stores increased by 6.3% in July.

August 5, 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars late last month announced a five-year partnership with Publix whereby Publix becomes the "Official Supermarket of the Jaguars."

August 5, 2013

When Seattle-based Bartell Drugs opened its 61st store in the city's rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood, it unveiled a store that included not only a nice new format, but also a variety of amenities rarely seen in drug stores, including cold beer on tap; such pet-friendly features as water bowls, pet-hitching posts and free dog biscuits; and a selection of local spirits.

The large-scale evolution of the American drug store has mostly happened in the big, national chains, and despite some doubts from naysayers about some of the concepts in the Walgreens flagship stores, that format has already expanded to several cities. CVS and Rite Aid have expanded their respective Urban Cluster and Wellness store formats as well, providing clear indication of their popularity with consumers.

August 5, 2013

CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to re-enter the metro Toledo, Ohio, market by snapping up parcels of property, according to a local news report.

August 5, 2013

Revlon is looking to acquire from CVC Capital Partners the beauty company Colomer Group for $660 million, a move that will enable Revlon to expand into the professional salon market.

August 5, 2013

Softlips lip balm announced the company will offer an innovative twist on lip hydration with the brand's latest portfolio addition.

August 2, 2013

Hair care brand Alberto VO5 has declared August "National Anti-Frizz Month."

August 2, 2013

Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. had $3.4 billion in revenues in second quarter 2013, the company said.

August 2, 2013

Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand.

August 2, 2013

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty to resolve a previously disclosed investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into 2009 public disclosures made by the company, securities transactions and certain aspects of the purchase accounting adjustment related to the October 2008 Longs Drug Stores acquisition.

August 2, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced a new addition to the Dove dark chocolate family with new Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl.

August 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against meningococcal disease for use among patients of a broader age range than before.

August 2, 2013

Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

August 2, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday reported a third-quarter sales increase of 2.9% to $1.2 billion. Comparable-store sales were up 1.3% for the quarter.