February 10, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and California pharmacy groups have banded together to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prevent the implementation of a state plan amendment — proposed by the California Department of Health Care Services — which they say would place significant limitations on access to pharmacy care and services for the state’s Medi-Cal patients.

February 10, 2012

Oregon Scientific has introduced a new line of Scooby-Doo-themed personal electronics, thanks to a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

February 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Crest brand has introduced Crest 3D White Glamorous White toothpaste and Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips, the newest additions to the Crest 3D White portfolio.

February 10, 2012

Bloomberg on Friday reported that Express Scripts intends to inform the Federal Trade Commission that the company has delivered all the data requested regarding its purchase of Medco Health Solutions on Friday, which will trigger a 30-day period for a decision from the FTC.

February 10, 2012

Controversy over a plan by the Obama administration to require health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women has led the administration to seek a policy that it is calling a compromise with conservative groups opposed to the measure, according to published reports.

February 10, 2012

The regulatory review of the Express Scripts-Medco merger now is in its final stages, and with the clock ticking down to that 30-day deadline, you can expect a full court-press from retail pharmacy interests looking to block the deal.

February 10, 2012

Stonyfield is extending the Greek yogurt trend to its kids' line.

February 10, 2012

According to “Merchandising Trends: Driving Consumption through Shopper Marketing,” a new report published earlier this week by SymphonyIRI Group, merchandising continues to play an important role at retail.

February 10, 2012

Walgreens on Friday announced it will publish a digital edition of its weekly advertising circular that will offer additional items through Walgreens.com and the company's mobile applications.

February 10, 2012

Whole Foods has promoted two of its regional presidents to new roles.

February 10, 2012

Michael Besancon, senior global VP purchasing, distribution and communications for Whole Foods, will retire from the company after more than 17 years of service.

February 9, 2012

Shoppers ages 50 to 54 years lead the charge when it comes to purchasing health and beauty products online (52%), and shoppers ages 45 to 49 years are purchasing more food and beverage products online (29%) than any other age group, according to The Checkout, an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, released Thursday.

February 9, 2012

Bic Flex4 razors now is the official sponsor for the Tough Mudder series, the nation’s fastest-growing and most-recognized endurance series, according to the company.

February 9, 2012

The Center for Reproductive Rights on Wednesday asked a federal court to reopen its 2005 lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for imposing age restrictions on emergency contraceptive drugs.

February 9, 2012

Recognizing that cardiovascular disease affects about 80 million people in the United States and is the No. 1 killer of Americans, CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is providing several free services, educational information and special product offers during February's American Heart Month.

February 9, 2012

Another retailer has joined the UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative designed to help address the growing epidemic of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an antimicrobial drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a public warning that the use of proton-pump inhibitors or H2 blockers may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea, or CDAD.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration reached a major milestone on the path to a regulatory regime for follow-on biologics on Thursday with the release of draft guidance on biosimilar product development.

February 9, 2012

The generic drug industry's main lobby is hoping Congress will act on a proposed user fee program for generic drugs that it helped negotiate with the Food and Drug Administration.

February 9, 2012

MusclePharm on Thursday announced its MMA Elite supplements powered by MusclePharm now are available in select Walmart stores.

February 9, 2012

The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

February 9, 2012

A retail pharmacy chain's efforts to immunize customers have won recognition from an organization of the country's pharmacists.

February 9, 2012

Vodka and malt beverage brand Smirnoff today announced the expansion of their Premium Flavored Malt Beverage line with two new products: Smirnoff Signature Screwdriver and Smirnoff Ice Tropical Fruit.