July 28, 2014

CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Scar Zone scar treatment, widened its net loss during second quarter 2014, and has pulled the plug on its Gel Perfect brand.

 

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 28, 2014

Men’s grooming brand HYD For Men has announced that its Shave Cream and Razor Shield are now available at 95 Kinney Drugs stores across central and northern New York and Vermont.
 


July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17.

July 28, 2014

Consumer confidence was relatively flat in second quarter 2014 after dramatically increasing in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey released Monday.

 

July 28, 2014

Packaged coffee maker Millstone has added two new varieties of coffee to its line, one of which is certified fair trade.

July 28, 2014

Nalgene, a manufacturer of reusable containers, is teaming up with Partnership for a Healthier America for the Drink Up initiative, a movement that encourages Americans to drink more water.

July 28, 2014

The National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Food Marketing Institute, Merchant Advisory Group, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, and National Restaurant Association are jointly calling for an open and universal tokenization standard in the U.S. payments system.

July 28, 2014

At the latest McKesson ideaShare, Drug Store News had an opportunity to sit down with Bob Graul, national VP of RxOwnership, and have an in-depth discussion on what RxOwnership is all about.

July 28, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser announced the company will be looking to spin off its pharma business in the next 12 months. 

 

July 28, 2014

Pharmacies in Europe are reportedly stealing market share from beauty retailers like Sephora as they increasingly stock their shelves with natural and organic cosmetic brands, and consumers look to curb spending on higher-priced products, according to a Reuters report.

July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 

 

July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a license application by Sandoz, Novartis' generics company, for a potential generic biologic drug, the company announced Monday.

July 28, 2014

As craft beer continues to nudge its way into the spotlight, new research from Mintel reveals some heady findings on consumers and their favorite bold brews.

July 26, 2014

Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years with the company

 

July 25, 2014

AmerisourceBergen reported increased revenue of $30.3 billion for third-quarter 2014 ended June 30, a 39% increase.

July 25, 2014

LXR Biotech announced the launch of Eternal Energy TR, a 1.93-oz. time release energy shot that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours, according to the company.

July 25, 2014

Recognizing the important role that community pharmacy plays, McKesson has long focused on providing solutions to help pharmacists improve patient adherence and enhance patient outcomes as evidenced by programs and solutions offered through McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS). However, the growing understanding of pharmacists’ impact on adherence and its importance in today’s evolving healthcare landscape has validated pharmacy based solutions as McKesson bolsters its portfolio of tools.

July 25, 2014

Jewelscent, a candle brand that places rings inside of its scented candles and aromatherapy products, announced its one-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, the company is launching a limited-edition anniversary candle.

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 25, 2014

On the final day of meetings at McKesson’s ideaShare 2014 Wednesday morning, Ann Richardson Berkey, McKesson SVP public affairs, reviewed the key political issues impacting pharmacy today — from controlled substances to provider status — and closed the session with an interview with Florida Rep. Matt Hudson, R-District 80.

July 25, 2014

After 40 years in the beer business, Molson Coors Brewing Co. president and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31.

July 25, 2014

Nail Media Group announced its new name, Nail Marketing 360. According to the company, this rebranding reflects the wide range of marketing services the agency has provided in recent years to better accommodate the growing needs of its clients.

July 25, 2014

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy  and the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America announced the merger of the two organizations, creating the largest professional and trade association focused on the unique needs in specialty pharmacy.