December 8, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the company has been issued its first U.S. patent directed at the company's Impede technology and products utilizing that technology. 

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday will begin publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, Drug Store News has learned.

December 8, 2014

Drug Store News has named Nancy Lyons director of continuing education and clinical content.

December 8, 2014

Eucerin, a Beiersdorf brand, has issued the results of a survey highlighting the external factors that play a role in the health of moms’ skin.

December 8, 2014

Fruth Pharmacy, which operates 27 stores in Ohio and West Virginia, has introduced a new program called “Gopher” to the community.

December 8, 2014

 Jelly Belly Candy Co. announced a festive way to ring in the New Year with the introduction of new Champagne Jelly Belly beans. 

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 8, 2014

The pros of giving healthy women regular low dose aspirin to stave off such serious illness as cancer and heart disease are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online last week in the journal Heart.

December 8, 2014

Walgreens and MDLive on Monday introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.

 

December 8, 2014

Meijer is responding to a need from food pantries for nutrition education resources by publishing a cookbook that features recipes using ingredients frequently found in food pantries.

 

December 8, 2014

As Congress continues consideration of the bipartisan conference agreement to the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson issued a statement.

December 8, 2014

NBTY on Monday announced the appointment of Brian Wynne to the role of president of NBTY Americas, and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary - United States Nutrition.

December 8, 2014

Healthcare automation solutions provider QS/1 on Monday announced that it has been certified to transmit electronic claims through PrescribersConnection for long-term care facilities.

 

December 8, 2014

"There are no perfect organizations, and we all have a performance gap between where we are and where we hope to land," writes Dan Mack in his latest blog entry. 

December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 8, 2014

President Barack Obama signed into law in late November the Sunscreen Innovation Act.

December 8, 2014

Tostitos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced the introduction of a new party snack — Tostitos Rolls! tortilla chips, a tortilla chip with a tubular shape.

December 5, 2014

Amazon has announced the launch of private-label baby products.

December 5, 2014

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the hair care, lasers and brows categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

December 5, 2014

The new TouchBack system of temporary hair color from ColorMetrics is hitting drug stores beginning in January, providing beauty mavens with salon-fresh hair color without the salon price.

December 5, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday suggested its pending merger with Family Dollar could be completed as early as February 2015 with a "relatively small number" of divestitures.

 

December 5, 2014

The FDA issued a draft guidance that would provide generic companies a pathway to obtain samples of medicines requiring a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) protocol for product testing.