June 10, 2014

Pepsi announced the release of its "Beats of the Beautiful Game" album, a compilation of songs by musicians inspired by the spirited world of football.

June 10, 2014

SoftSheen-Carson's ethnic hair care brand Dark and Lovely has won a 2014 North American Effie Award for its Au Naturale "Curl Power" national marketing campaign.

June 10, 2014

As many as 40% of U.S. narcotic prescriptions in 2011-2012 were written by only 5% of opioid prescribers, according to a study Express Scripts presented Monday at AcademyHealth's annual research meeting.

June 10, 2014

Target has hired former General Motors executive Brad Maiorino to serve as SVP, chief information security officer, effective June 16.

June 9, 2014

Bayer last week named Dieter Weinand president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals effective Aug. 1.

June 9, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi-Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on June 7 began to rebrand three Winn-Dixie stores as Harveys stores in Albany, Ga.

June 9, 2014

A new spray being introduced by Mission Pharmacal is offering relief from dermatitis caused by incontinence.

June 9, 2014

BioDelivery Sciences International on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its new drug application for Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII).

June 9, 2014

Teva on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded label for Azilect (rasagiline tablets) from monotherapy and adjunct to levodopa to now include dopamine agonists.

June 9, 2014

A recently approved drug might make infusions for hemophiliacs fewer and further between. The Food and Drug Administration approved Biogen Idec's Eloctate, which clinical trials have shown works to treat bleeding episodes and to increase the time between prophylactic blood infusions for those with hemophilia A.

June 9, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb has appointed Giovanni Caforio, M.D., as COO.

June 9, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.

June 9, 2014

Merck and Idenix Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash.

June 9, 2014

A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.

June 9, 2014

Mylan on Monday announced the launch of carboplatin injection, 50-mg/5-ml, in multi-dose vials. The drug is the generic version of Paraplatin injection from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

June 9, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Monday the creation of “Vision 2025” to provide attendees with a glimpse of “what comes next” in the industry through technology platforms, displays and interactive experiences.

June 9, 2014

Purely Elizabeth, a natural foods company, announced that its line of Ancient Grain Granola debuted at Target stores across the country on June 8. Consumers can choose from original, pumpkin fig and cranberry pecan varieties.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

June 9, 2014

Strides Arcolab last week received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for methoxsalen capsules USP, 10-mg (soft gelatin capsules).

June 9, 2014

Many retailers are focused on providing a seamless experience in the store, on the web or anywhere customers want to shop as they strive to enhance customer engagement, collect and analyze customer behavior and personalize the experience, according to the newly released Boston Retail Partners 1st Annual CRM/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey.

But there’s still much work to be done.

June 9, 2014

The Jean Coutu Group has kicked off the construction of its future headquarters and distribution center in Varennes, Quebec. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday.

June 9, 2014

Ulta Beauty has announced that Vanessa Wittman, SVP and CFO of Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, has been appointed to its board and as a member of its audit committee.

June 9, 2014

Weis Markets last week announced it will offer online shopping with in-store pick-up at its Fogelsville, Pa., store beginning June 8.

June 6, 2014

Lash Group, an AmerisourceBergen company, on Thursday announced that it has received a Health Call Center accreditation from URAC for its Clinical Services and Adherence programs.