March 8, 2012

A blood-glucose monitoring system created by Abbott has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

March 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the possibility of selling certain prescription drugs over the counter under specific circumstances, the agency said.

March 8, 2012

Drug maker Hi-Tech Pharmacal has bought a line of homeopathic nasal spray products from Dynova Labs, the company said Thursday.

March 8, 2012

Hyland's has extended its Defend lineup of cough-cold products with a pair of adult cough syrups — Defend Cough & Cold and Defend Cough & Cold Night — last week at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has expanded its Gummi Pet line with a new addition.

March 8, 2012

Kroger announced that its board of directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 11.5 cents per share.

March 8, 2012

Lifeway Foods is set to launch a trio of cultured frozen dairy treats.

March 8, 2012

M-Edge has launched a new line of protective cases for the latest Apple iPad.

March 8, 2012

The number of patients with diabetes is not decreasing any time soon, and one of the most important fronts in the battle lies at the pharmacy counter.


March 8, 2012

Written testimony submitted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores underscored chain pharmacies’ commitment to patient safety as part of the next Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization, and emphasized that community pharmacist-provided services help improve health outcomes without the introduction of unproven technologies.

March 8, 2012

NYX Cosmetics has announced increased store placement to coincide with the launch of its spring 2012 assortment.

March 8, 2012

Back pain is one of the leading reasons adults under the age of 45 years call in sick to work, second only to the common cold, according to the American Pain Foundation

March 8, 2012

Peeps is turning its marshmallow chicks into a new treat.

March 8, 2012

Portable oral care continues to be on the upswing, and it is likely that the segment will continue to experience growth as Americans age and take more medications and oral health conditions also rise.

March 8, 2012

A pharmacy benefit manager and the U.S. subsidiary of a German drug maker have made a deal concerning a drug for multiple sclerosis.

March 8, 2012

In January, specialty pharmacy group contracting organization Armada Health Care introduced ApproveRx, a Web-based system that it says will greatly streamline the prior authorization process and already has been adopted by Amber Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the company also is gearing up for the Armada Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in May.

March 8, 2012

Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, saw a decrease in underlying operating profit prompted by soft sales, an increase in operating expenses to support growth projects and price investments for fourth quarter 2011.

March 8, 2012

Rechargeable batteries represent a growth area for retailers. A report from the Freedonia Group indicated that alkaline batteries remain the most prevalent type of primary battery, accounting for more than 70% of demand.

March 8, 2012

Molson Coors is slated to launch new beers in 2012, according to published reports.

March 8, 2012

Salon Grafix has launched its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line, which consists of a conditioning cleanser and intensive hair repair masque. 


March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has introduced a new line of jelly beans inspired by Snapple beverages.

March 8, 2012

An iPhone and iPad waterproofing solution that offers antimicrobial product protection has hit the market.

March 8, 2012

Within the past month, two Ohio-based traditional retailers announced plans to test-market automated retail vending machines.

March 8, 2012

Rite Aid same-store sales increased by 3.1% in February, including a 1.9% increase in front-end comps and a 3.7% increase in pharmacy comps, the company said Thursday.