March 5, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new analgesic patches, the company stated.

March 5, 2012

Alkermes has appointed a new chief commercial officer.

March 5, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association has renewed two of its pharmacy niche programs.

March 5, 2012

Launching on shelves in March is the new Dove Clear Tone antiperspirant/deodorant from Unilever. It is positioned as the first and only U.S. deodorant designed to reduce underarm red and dark marks caused by shaving irritation.

March 5, 2012

The NuVal nutritional scoring system is celebrating National Nutrition Month by highlighting foods that receive some of its highest scores by category.

March 5, 2012

Are pharmacists the weak link in the drug diversion chain? That’s what the pharmacy benefit management lobby seems to imply in a new and controversial ad campaign that questions whether community pharmacists are doing all they should to halt the illegal flow of narcotics from the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain to the dealer on the street.

March 5, 2012

Purdue Products on Monday kicked off the Colace Comfort Sweepstakes, a three-month national sweepstakes promotion in which anyone ages 18 years or older can enter to win an array of "comforting" prizes, such as Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Apple iPads, Kindle Fires and Keurig coffee makers.

March 5, 2012

Quaker Oats has introduced a new line of packaged cookies that feature whole grain oats as a staple ingredient.

March 5, 2012

Cardinal Health can continue distributing controlled medications from a distribution center in Florida, according to published reports.

March 5, 2012

A Rite Aid category manager has won a top award from a trade association representing candy makers.

March 5, 2012

In the wake of tornadoes that hit communities in Kentucky on Friday, retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid has donated to a local Red Cross chapter to assist victims.

March 5, 2012

Stop & Shop announced that its New England and New York Metro divisions and its customers were able to give back more than $22 million in 2011 into the hundreds of communities in which they operate.

March 5, 2012

A drug under development by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries appears safe and effective in treating allergies, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial released Monday.

March 5, 2012

Patients in Canada increasingly are tapping into the healthcare knowledge, expertise and services available at their local pharmacy, with many of them talking to their pharmacist about one or more healthcare issues other than filling a prescription, according to the findings of a new Nielsen survey commissioned by the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores.

March 5, 2012

Thomas Blischok on Friday joined the global management consulting firm Booz & Co.

March 5, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America on Monday launched Tums Freshers, a new tablet-size version of Tums that is 40% smaller than regular Tums and includes a cooling flavor for breath freshening.

March 5, 2012

Higher front-end sales for the month of February helped counter-balance lost revenue from Express Scripts prescriptions, Walgreeens reported Monday. Overall, the drug store chain reported a 1.5% sales increase to $5.9 billion.

March 5, 2012

Walgreens last week outlined how the company's research has demonstrated the ability of face-to-face pharmacy and Take Care Clinic programs to drive better health outcomes at the IMS Managed Markets Services/Data Niche Conference held here.

March 2, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued its latest update on the influenza season to date, or rather the lack thereof. For the week ended Feb. 25, visits for influenza-like illnesses have yet to crack the national baseline of 2.4% this season.

March 2, 2012

Diet Coke brought its heart health awareness program The Heart Truth to The Ohio State University for a fashion show.

March 2, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's with its eleventh consecutive Energy Star award.

March 2, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has kicked off its 2012 model search to find the new face of Black Opal.

March 2, 2012

Glory Foods has reintroduced its lower-sodium product line.

March 2, 2012

Organic food brand HappyFamily introduced 15 new products that are designed to offer functional, healthy meals and snacks for kids of all ages.