January 31, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday an increase in worldwide net sales and net income for the fourth quarter as strong sales of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Optic White Enamel White toothpastes helped fuel toothpaste market share in the United States.

January 31, 2013

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program determined the National Weight Loss Institute can support general weight-loss claims made in direct-response advertising for Prevoxin, a dietary supplement intended to promote weight loss, but recommended the marketer modify or discontinue certain claims.

January 31, 2013

GNC announced the launch of its new brand campaign, "Respect Yourself," celebrating individuals who enjoy great self-respect by living a healthy lifestyle.

January 31, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of Major League Baseball, has announced that All-Star pitcher C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is the newest athlete to join the brand’s “Mane Man” ambassador team, a roster that includes Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Olympian Michael Phelps.

January 31, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced the retirement of Central Division president Bob Moeder.

January 31, 2013

Research has shown that 3-in-4 women will experience candidiasis, more commonly known as a vaginal yeast infection, and 67% are embarrassed by it, Insight Pharmaceuticals announced, citing an independent survey commissioned for Monistat.

January 31, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association urged Oregon state lawmakers to pass a series of bills that would "collectively reduce red tape for pharmacists caring for patients, give consumers greater pharmacy choice at no extra cost, and keep more revenue within the state."

January 31, 2013

A standards-development organization for the pharmacy services industry has updated a white paper on protecting consumers and patients from accidental overdoses of the painkiller acetaminophen.

January 31, 2013

A new health initiative will address cardiovascular disease among African-Americans living in three counties in Alabama where the problem is considered significant.

January 31, 2013

Rite Aid reported a 0.3% increase in comps for the month of January, the retail pharmacy chain said.

January 31, 2013

Shopko has finished converting the 163 Pamida stores that it bought last year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

January 31, 2013

A nutritional supplement may help ward off gestational diabetes in pregnant women, according to a new study.

January 31, 2013

A line of OTC products from Australia will hit the shelves of Walgreens Friday.

January 31, 2013

During the fall 2012 checkout scanning campaign at 45 Wegmans stores in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, and the Greater Rochester region of New York, hunger relief donations totaled $1.4 million, Wegmans reported.

January 31, 2013

YoCrunch has introduced a new line of Greek yogurt, the company said.

January 30, 2013

BackJoy and celebrity fitness trainer Ashley Borden released the “Sit Right – Stretch Right” online video program for easy-to-follow back exercises and stretches that can be done in the comfort of the office or home.

January 30, 2013

Demandware, a provider of on-demand e-commerce, has announced that Burt’s Bees Baby, a specialty brand featuring natural, organic products for babies and moms, has launched a new e-commerce site, BurtsBeesBaby.com, on the Demandware Commerce platform.

January 30, 2013

A ban on importing and selling animal-tested cosmetics products and ingredients will enter into force in March. The ban affects all cosmetics, including toiletries and beauty products.

January 30, 2013

Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, the health insurer said.

January 30, 2013

A patch for treating menopause that the manufacturer calls the smallest is now available.

January 30, 2013

Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?"

January 30, 2013

Moms and young women helped fuel sales of at-home nail care products, according to the latest research by Mintel.

January 30, 2013

AccAssociates, a developer of applications for both iPhone and Android, has created a new phone app, dubbed Tampon Minder, that keeps women informed and in control of their tampon placement.

January 30, 2013

A hunger relief group serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas has hired a New York-based brand and retail design consultancy to design a prototype nonprofit grocery store to address food deserts.