March 26, 2012

Ingles Markets announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for both its Class A and Class B common stock.

March 26, 2012

McKesson on Monday announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the independent banner and franchise businesses of Katz Group Canada in an all-cash transaction that closed March 25.

March 26, 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of healthcare providers, denying a request by the California Department of Health Care Services to suspend a preliminary injunction that currently is preventing the implementation of Medi-Cal cuts.

March 26, 2012

U.S. prestige beauty posted its highest sales results in 15 years, with all beauty categories surpassing pre-recession levels, according to market research firm NPD Group.

March 26, 2012

A guest column in the March 12 issue of DSN, “Let me tell you what PBMs do,” by Republican Utah State Rep. Evan Vickers, really set off a firestorm of debate on DrugStoreNews.com and on DSN’s social media sites.

March 26, 2012

Lifestyle intervention and treatment with metformin provide safe, long-term, cost-effective means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and should be incorporated into prevention strategies for reducing the dramatic rise in incidence of Type 2 diabetes in the United States, according to two new analyses and an editorial published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.

March 26, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient 
Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed at its recent public meeting that parabens — a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products — are safe, the Personal Care Products Council has announced.

March 26, 2012

A drug under development by Forest Labs and Pierre Fabre has been shown to reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder, the companies said.

March 26, 2012

Retailers that use tablets and other mobile devices in place of cash registers are perceived as being more innovative by mobile shoppers than those that do not, according to the latest AisleBuyer survey.

March 26, 2012

Rite Aid has become the latest chain to join the retail smartphone application game.

March 26, 2012

The fourth annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill wrapped up March 22 on a high note. With pharmacists and pharmacy students from around the country able to secure more than 350 meetings with members of the U.S. House and Senate and their staffs last week, most lawmakers who serve on congressional committees with jurisdiction on healthcare issues got to hear pharmacy’s position on prescription reimbursements, fair payment for pharmacy services and the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit management giants Express Scripts and Medco.

March 26, 2012

Sunpeaks Ventures last week announced national advertising support behind its Clotamin multivitamin line — a line of supplements formulated for use by patients on warfarin or other blood thinners.

March 26, 2012

The recent Food and Drug Administration public meeting on driving future switch potential by way of the pharmacist and/or health technology sparked some discussion on what’s next.


March 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court justices have gathered this week to discuss a potential legal issue surrounding President Obama's healthcare law.

March 26, 2012

Tums has proven to be the Houdini of digestive tablets — surviving all digestive switch products from H2 blockers through proton-pump inhibitors, and still growing.

March 26, 2012

Beauty is “plugging in,” a trend that is set to drive innovation in the year ahead, according to recent research by Mintel Beauty and Personal Care.


March 26, 2012

According to analysis by Pharmavite, vitamin-buying households spend more than other category buyers across the health and beauty department with regard to average dollars spent per item per occasion.

March 26, 2012

Walgreens and Duane Reade stores are facing off on a challenge regarding which banner can raise the most funds over a four-week period in the fall in support of the American Diabetes Association Greater New York City Area, the ADA announced Monday.

March 26, 2012

Procter & Gamble has brought innovation to the laundry detergent category with Tide Pods, a three-chamber unit 
liquid-dose detergent that cleans, fights stains and brightens all in one premeasured product.

March 26, 2012

Yankee Candle is rolling out new scented candles for summer 2012.

March 23, 2012

Fortune magazine has named supermarket operator Spartan Stores as one of its most admired companies for 2012.

March 23, 2012

Two critically acclaimed films are making their Blu-ray debut on June 5.

March 23, 2012

Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

March 23, 2012

Bicycle playing cards is launching a new playing card deck designed to support an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.