March 17, 2017

OmniSYS, a medical claims billing, Medicare compliance and pharmacy patient engagement solutions company is bringing voiceTech and its Fusion-Rx platform into its suite of pharmacy solutions with a recent acquisition. 

March 17, 2017
Based on new data about Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor cholesterol drug Repatha, CVS Health’s chief medical officer, Dr. Troyen Brennan, told Reuters that the number of patients eligible to use the drug could quadruple. He noted that the data — published in the New England Journal of Medicine and showing Repatha’s ability to reduce heart attack, stroke, heart disease deaths, chest pain hospitalizations and stent and bypass procedures by 15% — would need to be reviewed by heart experts. (Reuters)
 
March 16, 2017

Alongside better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and earnings, Dollar General announced plans to open around 1,000 new stores and improve training and compensation for its managers. 

March 16, 2017

Kind is introducing several new varieties of snacks, including Sweet and Spicy Strong and Kind bars, Kind Breakfast Protein bars and Kind Fruit Bites. 

March 16, 2017
As shoppers take off the sunglasses, which are embedded with a small contactless card, they can tap them on a Visa near field communication (NFC) enabled terminal, and electronically pay for merchandise.
 
March 15, 2017

Allergan, as part of its See America initiative to fight preventable blindness in the United States, rolled out its new video featuring actor and hip-hop artist Common.

March 15, 2017
Hotbox Roasters’ new Nitro Cold brew contains 420 mg of caffeine in a 12-oz. can and is made with Arabica coffee beans roasted in Longmont, Colo.
March 15, 2017

Through partnerships with Pharmapacks.com and Cardinal Health, the self-tanning company is distributing its new line online and through independent pharmacies, rather than launching with a larger distribution. 

March 15, 2017

Johnson & Johnson’s Le Petit Marseillais body wash brand is coming across the pond and the company is reportedly promoting the brand with a focus on digital and social marketing initiatives. 

March 15, 2017

The company announced Tuesday that it had appointed Serge Jureidini as president, Elizabeth Arden and fragrances.

March 14, 2017
The campaign’s second year comes as the company launches Colgate Total Advanced Health mouthwash, which the company said combines germ-killing ingredients with breath-freshening power.
March 14, 2017

In addition to spring-inspired packaging, the company is rolling out some innovations in the candy aisle. 

March 14, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP's proposal to replace Obamacare, and The Hill is outlining five of the biggest takeaways. Among them are the 24 million individuals who would be uninsured by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year, as well as the expected reduction in the federal deficit that the bill would bring about. The bill would also create extensive changes to Medicaid.  (The Hill)

March 14, 2017

A Lowe’s store in Framingham, Mass., recently debuted its “Holoroom How To,” Lowe’s first-ever virtual reality DIY skills-training clinic.

March 14, 2017

The retail giant is testing a touch-screen monitor in its toy aisle at select stores in Texas, connecting customers to available in-store inventory or the company’s website for ordering. 

March 14, 2017

The company behind the WaterPik is debuting a new way to bathe pets. 

March 13, 2017

Albertsons has chosen a longtime Safeway veteran to head up the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as its government relationships, philanthropy and sustainability departments. 

March 13, 2017

The product lets consumers determine the flavor intensity of their gum and extend its flavor by adding sour gel to each piece. 

March 13, 2017

The parodontax brand comes to the United States from Germany, where it was launched in 1937. 

March 13, 2017

The piña colada flavor, which combines coconut and pineapple, joins the cherry cola and peach lemonade Tic Tac Mixers flavors. 

March 10, 2017
The trimmer comes with a hypoallergenic foil and Clio’s new ceramic technology blades, which it says can stay sharp for 10 times longer than steel blades.
 
March 10, 2017

Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled its limited-edition collection of nail polish inspired by the film — a light-activated collection of gel colors based on costumes and palettes in the movie.

March 10, 2017

Lender and student loan refinancing company SoFi this week conducted a rundown of which pharmacy schools provide students the best bang for their buck by comparing which schools have the highest average salaries relative to their student debt, on average.

March 10, 2017

For the full-year 2016, Ulta Beauty’s net income increased 28.0% to $409.8 million and net sales increased 23.7% to $4.9 billion.