May 3, 2013

CVS Caremark executives were upbeat during last week’s conference call with analysts as the company pulled in a “strong” first quarter and narrowed its 2013 guidance to reflect higher-than-expected performance.

The positive start to 2013 is important as it further demonstrates that CVS Caremark’s distinctive, integrated healthcare model is resonating and spelling success for this pharmacy innovation company.

May 3, 2013

Kinney Drugs, with its almost-100 locations located primarily in upstate New York, is the latest pharmacy to capitalize on the robust offerings available through in-store health kiosks. Because it isn't only about taking that random blood pressure check anymore.

No, the in-store health kiosks going into stores today are designed to augment outcomes-based health care. For example, through the use of "smart cards," PharmaSmart helps track historical health metrics across its trademarked Blood Pressure Tracker web portal.

May 3, 2013

Hain Celestial Group, the company that makes Celestial Seasonings tea and other products, has purchased organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen Group, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Women who take low-dose oral contraceptives may be at increased risk of chronic pelvic-pain symptoms and pain during sexual climax, according to a new study.

May 3, 2013

Healthcare analytics firm IMS Health has acquired social media analytics company Semantelli Corp., saying the purchase would allow it to provide real-time monitoring and delivery of insights into consumer and physician behavior and sentiments.

May 3, 2013

Cereal maker Kellogg is hoping to appeal to adult customers with new breakfast food lines, the company said in announcing its first quarter 2013 earnings.

May 3, 2013

Murad has announced the launch of three new product additions to its Environmental Shield line: Instant Radiance Eye Cream, Advanced Active Radiance Serum and Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA+++.

May 3, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday urged Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to sign two bills into law that the association asserts will "protect patient pharmacy choice."

May 3, 2013

Harnessing the power of the diamond is the new 31° Diamond Skincare Collection by Rene, a new cosmetics maker.

May 3, 2013

Ohio pharmaceutical company Prasco will host the National Christian College Athletic Association championships at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio, in May, the company announced today.

May 3, 2013

Walgreens recently negotiated a 20-year lease agreement here for Walgreens' first university flagship location, said Joey Agree, Agree Realty president and CEO, in a conference call with analysts on Tuesday.

May 3, 2013

The retail industry added nearly 30,000 jobs last month amid a general uptick in hiring that brought unemployment down to 7.5%, according to the Department of Labor.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

May 3, 2013

Former Colgate-Palmolive executive Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

May 3, 2013

Rates of testicular cancer among young men have risen significantly over the last two decades across racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study, and researchers are wondering what accounts for it.

May 2, 2013

Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

May 2, 2013

Skin care brand Beiersdorf announced on Thursday that it has “continued last year’s positive trend in the first quarter of 2013.”

May 2, 2013

Cardinal Health reported fiscal year 2013 third-quarter revenue of $24.6 billion, a 8.9% decline as compared to the quarter a year ago.

May 2, 2013

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has entered into a three-year agreement with CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefit and other related services to its commercial and Medicare Part D members, CareFirst announced earlier this week.

May 2, 2013

Walgreens VP merchandising, store design and well experience Bryan Pugh walked DSN through the company’s newest flagship store, here, in downtown Boston, Tuesday, a day before the official ribbon cutting of the store.

May 2, 2013

Drug makers Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly have started a campaign designed to educate healthcare professionals about the role a type of protein plays in maintaining blood-sugar balance.

May 2, 2013

Energizer Holdings had sales of $1.095 billion in second quarter 2013, a 0.5% decrease from second quarter 2012, and $2.28 billion for the first six months of the fiscal year, which ended March 31, also a 0.5% decrease from the same period last year, the company said.

May 2, 2013

Hygiene products manufacturer Gojo Industries is sponsoring a special promotion targeted at people that really get their hands dirty at work, the company announced.

May 2, 2013

A new line of tree-free, bamboo-based bath tissue from Green Hygienics, Inc. is set to launch on retail shelves.