August 14, 2013

July retail sales saw gains in many back-to-school categories like clothing and sporting goods, but surprising declines in home-based categories, including building materials and furniture stores. Still, according to the National Retail Federation, July retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.3% seasonally adjusted from June and increased 5% unadjusted year-over-year.

August 14, 2013

Pure Protein, manufacturers of protein products, introduced a new protein bar the company hailed as unlike any other protein bar, with the introduction of Soft Baked Bars.

August 14, 2013

IMS Health VP of supplier services Jim Hunter and IMS VP of industry relations Doug Long presented Rite Aid EVP of pharmacy Robert Thompson with IMS' Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award at the NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 14, 2013

The study, supported by NJoy and led by independent researchers Mitchell Nides, Ph.D., and Scott Leischow, Ph.D., evaluated nicotine delivery from the NJoy Kings Bold Electronic Delivery System and its short-term potential for smoking reduction or cessation.

August 14, 2013

Target and McMahon Distributeur Pharmaceutique Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Inc, announced a partnership for the operation of in-store pharmacies across Target's Quebec stores.

August 14, 2013

Walgreens announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives.

August 14, 2013

Walgreens posted an 8% boost in July sales as comp-store sales also enjoyed an increase for the month.

August 13, 2013

AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network have announced a new charitable endeavor with KaBoom!, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most.

August 13, 2013

Bartell Drugs announced today its “School Tools for Kids in Need” drive — a helping hand for teachers assisting local students with school supplies, running now through Aug. 31.

August 13, 2013

At its annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacies, Cardinal Health presented its special publication Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Guide: Innovating Independents. This report highlights 14 unique programs, implemented by independent pharmacists from across the United States, that improve patient care and drive business results.

August 13, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that leading women’s health expert, ABC News’ senior medical contributor and author Jennifer Ashton, M.D., will speak to conference attendees during the “Breakfast With…” session on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, in Park City, Utah.

August 13, 2013

CVS Caremark has been named a Care Coordination and Clinical Integration Best Practice Award finalist by URAC, a healthcare accreditation organization. CVS Caremark is one of seven finalists in this category, selected from entries across the nation by a distinguished panel of judges.

August 13, 2013

According to a new report released by Express Scripts, the stress associated with providing unpaid care for a sick or disabled adult can create additional detrimental effects on the caregiver's health, leading to a 29% greater use of anti-anxiety medications compared with non-caregivers.

August 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approved Tivicay (dolutegravir), a new drug to treat HIV-1 infection that is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

August 13, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past weekend announced new fee rates for fiscal year 2014, including the abbreviated new drug application fee.

August 13, 2013

According to new results published by the Integer Group, 31% of survey respondents said they won't be shopping for any back-to-school products at all, up from 27.7% last year.

August 13, 2013

Lundbeck announced today that Onfi (clobazam) CIV will be available in scored tablet and oral suspension formulations beginning this week after the formulations were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 13, 2013

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has added 19 state health information exchanges and health information service providers to its network, the company said.

August 13, 2013

Univision Communications Inc., a leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced its partnership with PepsiCo subsidiary Quaker Oats on the creation and launch of a new digital destination for Hispanic moms called "Fuente de Energía" (Energy Source).

August 13, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.

August 13, 2013

Schick Xtreme3, an Energizer Personal Care brand, announced the launch of "Camino Al Exito," or Journey to Success, a national Hispanic campaign that offers one boxer and one dancer the chance to make their dreams a reality.

August 13, 2013

Collegiate Licensing Co., an affiliate of IMG College, and the Yankee Candle Co., announced the launch of a new co-branded collegiate-themed candle line.

August 12, 2013

NACDS is hosting the inaugural Total Store Expo conference in Las Vegas from August 10 to 13. Below are some of our editors' picks of the hot OTC products at the show.

August 12, 2013

What is your 20-mile march? That was one question that author and business consultant Jim Collins had for attendees during Sunday morning’s Business Program.