May 16, 2012

I am the 99%. And thank God for that. But it’s not what you think. This isn’t about radical politics and class warfare. I’m not looking to tax the 1%. I just want them to take better care of themselves. And I’m definitely not the only one. More and more, payers, insurers and big government are all looking at ways to get this group to live a little healthier. 


May 10, 2012

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.

May 4, 2012

The fact that 3-out-of-every-4 smartphone and tablet owners use their devices to help them shop is downright frightening. Because the real question then becomes, "Where are those consumers making that purchase — is it at retail or with someone whose name starts with 'www.'?"

May 3, 2012

Chicken of the Sea is pairing its canned tuna with what the company calls "breakthrough technology."

May 2, 2012

The 8th annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit officially kicked off in Las Vegas at the Wynn casino resort on Wednesday morning, with early attendance figures showing a 30% increase over 2011, when more than 1,500 executives attended.

April 26, 2012

Shadow Beverages and GNC on Thursday launched a ready-to-drink GNC beverage line now available across Arizona and Nevada store locations.

April 26, 2012

Sunkist has launched an initiative that is designed to emphasize how following dietary guidelines can help consumers reduce their caloric, fat and sodium intake.

April 24, 2012

Supermarket-pharmacy chain Hy-Vee is launching two initiatives designed to promote sustainability, in recognition of Earth Day.

April 22, 2012

Steve Anderson recalled during Sunday morning’s State of the Association address how when he started as the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores five years ago, people were interested to see what his eyes would discover at NACDS and within community pharmacy that might help make a difference for the future. Anderson said that today he answers that question in the same way he did back then: “Every day my eyes see something fresh in what you do — in the innovative offerings of community pharmacy.”

April 20, 2012

As the industry geared up for this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, Drug Store News talked with NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson about the hottest issues facing pharmacy and his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.

April 18, 2012

GNC on Wednesday announced its partnership with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg on the launch of Marked, a new nutritional supplement line designed to meet the demanding lifestyles of fitness consumers.

April 13, 2012

Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra brand has launched a new iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage that’s inspired by the golf course.

April 11, 2012

Rolling Strong on Tuesday introduced a wellness application specifically targeting professional drivers.

April 10, 2012

BJ's Wholesale Club is capitalizing on the growing demand for locally grown produce by launching its "Farm to Club" program in each of its 195 clubs in 15 states.

April 9, 2012

Celebrating the recent debut of its Senior Plus line, Iams is launching a contest on Facebook called "Play Young, Stay Young," which encourages pet parents to celebrate their pets that are ages 11 years and older.

April 3, 2012

Marsh Supermarkets on Tuesday recognized National Public Health Week with the introduction of a program to help people with diabetes better understand, manage and live with the disease — more than 9% of Indiana residents have been diagnosed with diabetes, the grocer noted.

March 30, 2012

MegaFood announced its launch of a collection of certified vegan dietary supplements that's designed to address the unique nutritional needs of someone following a plant-based diet.

March 30, 2012

Even as Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that mandating all Americans buy healthcare insurance was akin to Big Government saying to Joe Consumer, "Hey, eat your broccoli," one underlying theme became apparent: Health care isn't cheap and won't be getting any cheaper — unless everybody does in fact eat their broccoli.

March 27, 2012

The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning heard arguments on whether the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

March 27, 2012

Truvia is expanding its product line to include an item that bakes and browns like sugar.

March 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court justices have gathered this week to discuss a potential legal issue surrounding President Obama's healthcare law.

March 20, 2012

Safeway on Tuesday joined forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on an initiative to develop and promote dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.

March 19, 2012

Gnu Foods has added three new additions to its line of baked Flavor and Fiber bars.

March 15, 2012

Reducing the cutoff of hemoglobin A1C to determine if a patient has prediabetes could be cost effective, according to a new study.