December 23, 2011

Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray on Friday will join Walgreens executives when the national drug store chain unveils its new health and daily living store to residents of Washington, D.C., during a ribbon cutting celebration starting at 11 a.m.

December 22, 2011

A group of dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has conducted a review of smartphone applications for weight management, diabetes and gluten-free eating, the organization said.

December 22, 2011

Drug maker Actavis is partnering with QRxPharma to sell what the former called a novel pain drug in the United States.

December 22, 2011

Larry Hausner, the CEO of the American Diabetes Association, will serve as the 2012 chairman of the National Health Council's board of directors, NHC said.

December 22, 2011

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic version of a drug designed to treat seizures in adults and children with epilepsy.

December 22, 2011

Bubba Brands has introduced its Envy tumblers.

December 22, 2011

A Swiss drug maker is acquiring the U.S. rights for several GlaxoSmithKline drugs.

December 22, 2011

In the wake of a key Senate subcommittee hearing this month, and on the heels of the collapse of the blockbuster AT&T and T-Mobile merger, four more U.S. lawmakers have joined the growing ranks of consumer groups, members of Congress and employers questioning the proposed mega-merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

December 22, 2011

Mars Chocolate North America has expanded its M&M's portfolio with the introduction of new snack mixes.

December 22, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Wednesday issued a voluntarily recall of certain lots of Motrin IB coated tablets from retailers.

December 22, 2011

A Pfizer painkiller appears to produce a much less positive experience for recreational drug users when crushed than when administered whole, according to results of a post-marketing clinical study program.

December 22, 2011

Dec. 26 could be a big savings day for Target shoppers, the retailer said.

December 22, 2011

A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak found that holiday shoppers boosted sales 21.7% over the previous week and 1.3% over the same week last year.

December 22, 2011

A survey of registered dietitians released by Pollock Communications Wednesday identified a "diet trifecta" of vitamins, minerals and fibers as the No. 2 nutrition trend that will play out in 2012.

December 22, 2011

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals officially owns an Australian drug maker.

December 22, 2011

Medication adherence is as high or slightly better among patients filling 90-day prescriptions at retail versus mail order, according to a new Walgreens study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Managed Care that the chain highlighted Thursday.

December 22, 2011

Six students in Chicago Public Schools' high schools last week were awarded more than $14,000 for their participation in a peer-to-peer learning program, sponsored by Walgreens, called the Expressions Challenge.

December 21, 2011

The proposed acquisition of Winn-Dixie by fellow Southeast grocer Bi-Lo would create a regional pharmacy operator with almost 500 pharmacy operations and pharmacy revenue of around $780 million, according to Drug Store News projections.

December 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for high blood pressure made by Takeda, the drug maker said.

December 21, 2011

An orally administered drug made by Genzyme for treating multiple sclerosis did not appear superior to a biotech drug already on the market, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

December 21, 2011

The branded subsidiary of Impax Labs has submitted a new drug application for its investigational idiopathic Parkinson's disease treatment to the Food and Drug Administration.

December 21, 2011

According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, changes governing long-term care facilities that recently were proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could create turmoil for independent community pharmacies providing LTC services, the association stated in a release Wednesday.

December 21, 2011

Inter Parfums has announced that its Paris-based subsidiary, Interparfums SA — the prestige fragrance company and exclusive worldwide licensee for Burberry fragrance products — and its licensor, global luxury company Burberry Group, are in discussions regarding the establishment of a new operating structure for the Burberry fragrance and beauty business.

December 21, 2011

Skin care brand La Roche-Posay is partnering with Mollie's Fund, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, in its mission to increase awareness for melanoma prevention.