June 1, 2012

Five pharmacy organizations on Thursday wrote Congress in opposition of an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act due to its potential to delay patients' timely relief from chronic pain while increasing drug costs.

June 1, 2012

The Schick Hydro Silk brand is going on the road this summer with The Band Perry as an official partner of its 2012 tour.

June 1, 2012

While headlines in the past two weeks warned consumers that calcium supplementation could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, authors of the study that prompted those headlines — published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Heart — identified four significant confounding factors in the design of the study.

June 1, 2012

Consumers are using Pinterest to engage with retailers more than Facebook or Twitter, according to a survey released Thursday by Shop.org, ComScore and The Partnering Group.

May 31, 2012

Actavis has launched a generic drug for high blood pressure and chest pain, the company said.

May 31, 2012

Clif Bar on Thursday introduced its Clif Kit’s Organic line, featuring snack bars made with 100% organic fruit and nuts.

May 31, 2012

Target reported a 4.4% increase in May same-store sales that was toward the upper end of a guidance range that called for a low-to-mid single-digit increase.

May 31, 2012

The charitable arm of ConAgra Foods announced the donation of nearly $500,000 to support the fight to end child hunger.

May 31, 2012

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, announced the 2012 grant application process now is open to eligible nonprofit organizations seeking funding.

May 31, 2012

The leader of the country's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider is going to Washington, D.C.

May 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned parents against administering benzocaine to their teething babies and advised that parents not use benzocaine at all in children under the age of 2 years unless under the supervision of a family physician.

May 31, 2012

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 5842), which would repeal the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that disqualified expenses for over-the-counter drugs as eligible for reimbursement under health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements without a prescription.

May 31, 2012

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s prescription drug user fee programs that are scheduled to expire in September. H.R. 5651 passed the House by a vote of 387 to 5.

May 31, 2012

Ric Jurgens spent the past 43 years working for and building Hy-Vee into a strong regional chain, and later this summer his accomplishments will be acknowledged by the Grocery Manufacturers Association when he receives the organization’s Hall of Achievement Award.

May 31, 2012

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary is seeking approval for a Type 2 diabetes treatment.

May 31, 2012

Jarrow Formulas earlier this month launched PhosphOmega, a phospholipid-omega-3 fatty acid complex.

May 31, 2012

Kellogg's announced that it has completed its acquisition of Procter & Gamble's Pringles business, a deal valued at nearly $2.7 billion.

May 31, 2012

The slow economy, cost cutting and lower use of services by patients looking to save money will combine to cause healthcare spending to grow at a "historically" low rate in 2013, according to a new report released Thursday.

May 31, 2012

Marley Coffee has expanded its retail presence by inking a new deal with Fresh & Easy, Tesco's U.S. subsidiary.

May 31, 2012

Mars Chocolate said it has made "significant progress" towards fulfilling its pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020.

May 31, 2012

MarcasUSA on Thursday announced the U.S. debut of Conazol, a leading over-the-counter athlete's foot treatment in Mexico.

May 31, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has officially launched its 2012 Marketplace Conference mobile application.

May 31, 2012

Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy has added a Spanish-language version to its website at Navarro.com.

May 31, 2012

Walgreens-owned clinic operator Take Care Clinics now is offering three new diagnostic tests and administrative physicals — a move that also advances the Well at Walgreens strategy to enhance services as a community healthcare provider and transform to a health and daily living destination.