July 7, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

July 7, 2014

Community pharmacists play a vital role in helping patients live healthier lives, as well as in improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. That’s a key message that community pharmacists will convey during the upcoming Health on the National Mall event.

July 7, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Psi Bands on Monday formed a charitable partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides help to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

July 7, 2014

DSN recently talked Coty’s chief scientific officer Ralph Macchio about the company's new, state-of-the-art research and development facility in Morris Plains, N.J., for testing new products in nail, skin and hair.

July 7, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Alcon’s Mike McAvoy, head of OTC sales, to discuss opportunities in eye-care.

July 7, 2014

Nearly 8,000 attendees will converge in Washington, D.C., in July for Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference, which provides independent pharmacists and pharmacy franchise owners an opportunity to network with and learn from peers, as well as gain new insights into improving business effectiveness and efficiency.

July 7, 2014

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend that healthy children between the ages of 2 years and 8 years be inoculated with a live attenuated influenza vaccine like FluMist, as opposed to the traditional flu shot. 

July 7, 2014

Sandoz announced the launch of valsartan tablets, an authorized generic version of Diovan tablets which is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

July 7, 2014

Sears Holdings has hired Kristin Coleman as SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

July 7, 2014

SheaMoisture has expanded its portfolio with a new pre-natal collection made with natural and certified organic ingredients. Enter the new Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Mommy collection.

July 7, 2014

Target has announced the addition of three new external senior-level hires, who will have responsibility for leading teams across information technology, e-commerce and digital products.

July 7, 2014

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands last week announced an agreement under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands.

July 7, 2014

Ulta Beauty has selected Mullen, an Interpublic Group owned agency, as its new advertising agency-of-record.

July 7, 2014

Depilatory brand Veet has announced the launch of its new Veet Infini'Silk line — the brand's first Pulsed Light FDA-cleared permanent hair reduction devices.

July 7, 2014

Veggie Patch, a vegetable-based foods brand, on Monday announced new additions to its roster that will help consumers satisfy cravings for healthier food options, according to the company.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

Kinney Drugs, which operates 100 drug stores in Central and Northern New York and Vermont, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as the top fundraiser in its region as it presented the organization with a $17,420 check in support of the “Go Red for Women” movement.

July 3, 2014

To honor the nation’s heroes and recognize them for their service, CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox recently teamed up to provide veterans of all abilities from across New England a batting practice and baseball skills camp at Fenway Park.

July 3, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy on Thursday announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced approval for Beleodaq (belinostat) for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made available a draft of its strategic priorities over the next four years for public comment.

July 3, 2014

Gain detergent, a brand from Procter & Gamble, announced that it will give attendees of this year's Essence Festival a scent-filled experience with Gain flings! "Music to Your Nose," which will take place inside P&G's My Black is Beautiful booth at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

July 3, 2014

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed on Friday, July 4. We will resume publishing on Monday, July 7.