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.

May 23, 2012

Just in time for the kick off of this year’s Memorial Day weekend, CVS/pharmacy is bringing back its "Earn Free Gas" promotion, which allows ExtraCare members to earn free gas cards throughout the spring and summer by shopping for household essentials, health and beauty products, and snacks at store locations nationwide.

May 23, 2012

Big trends can sometimes take centuries or even millennia to develop. Think about how long it took between the dawn of anatomically modern humans and the adoption of agriculture. Health care is no different, having come a long way since the days of bloodletting and the assorted quackeries that once were considered acceptable medical practices. But there’s one trend in health care that has happened with astonishing speed, particularly in the United States: the adoption of electronic prescribing.

May 23, 2012

A generic antiretroviral drug for treating HIV infection has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

May 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne made by a GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary.

May 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment made by Perrigo for fungal infections of the vagina, the company said.

May 23, 2012

The Global Market Development Center on Tuesday announced the introduction of Telepresence service as part of its 42nd GMDC General Merchandise Conference to be held in Orlando, Fla., June 1 to 5.

May 23, 2012

Harris Interactive has unveiled the results of its 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, which measured and compared more than 1,500 brands.

May 23, 2012

All men know: It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s that sudden stop at the end. Men smoke more, drink more and eat more. Men die sooner and are less likely to seek health care on their own. Men are full-throttle all-systems-go, until one day they’re not. Because it’s that sudden run-in with a heart attack or stroke, that sudden diagnosis of prostate or colon cancers, that slows them down.

May 23, 2012

Kmart has introduced a walk-in bill payment service in its stores, the mass merchandise retail chain said Wednesday.

May 23, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator MinuteClinic, which is owned by CVS Caremark, is partnering with Hackensack University Health Network, the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient health services in New Jersey, in a clinical affiliation that expands access to healthcare services in northeast New Jersey.

May 23, 2012

Molson Coors has rolled out new products and packaging innovations.

May 23, 2012

Monkey Sea Monkey Doo, a maker of all-natural hypoallergenic skin and hair care products, has announced the release of a new line for babies and children.

May 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that, for the second time over the course of one week, it has engaged with a congressional committee to tell the story of community pharmacy’s value in improving patient health and reducing costs, and it has submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance for the hearing Wednesday titled “Progress in Healthcare Delivery: Innovations from the Field.”

May 23, 2012

More than 90% of Kraft Foods shareholders (who cast a vote) gave the company the green light to change its name to Mondelez International.

May 23, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday drafted a letter to the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services regarding the latest federal upper limit guidelines that the association characterizes as "getting worse with regard to the negative economic impact [to community pharmacies], not better."

May 23, 2012

In 2011, the Convenient Care Association was interested in studying the impact of vaccine packaging in a retail clinic setting and conducted a pilot program. The pilot program looked at the perceptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in 31 retail health clinics operated by The Little Clinic regarding the preparation and administration of flu vaccine via pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials. Featured is a discussion of how NPs and PAs perceive providing flu vaccine with pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials.