June 14, 2013

Kmart got mixed, albeit largely positive reviews, from a couple of ads placed on YouTube, but many people are saying a recent parody of the ads goes too far, and it has attracted a response from the retailer.

June 14, 2013

McKesson on Thursday announced seven new clients for its Clear Coverage decision support solution in fiscal year 2013, with an additional seven completing the implementation process.

June 14, 2013

Consumers avoid total sugars more than they avoid any specific sweetener, according to a new brand-level consumer attitudes and behavior study about food and beverages from Mintel Research Consultancy.

June 14, 2013

A new review of the research on the patient-health benefits of improved medication adherence supports the growing momentum behind government and market-based strategies to help patients take medications as prescribed, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stated.

June 14, 2013

Irish drug maker Elan Corp. said Friday it was looking to sell itself off to a New York-based company that invests in drug royalties after rejecting a previous offer.

June 14, 2013

Nutrisystem on Thursday announced that in order to meet growing consumer demand for its Nutrisystem D 5-Day Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit, the company has ramped up production and will offer its product in 3,700 Walmart stores by the end of June.

June 14, 2013

ZEFR, a software-as-a-service platform for brand and content management on YouTube, has announced that Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl and Pantene brands will be the first partners in the pilot program for BrandID, its newest SaaS product.

ZEFR will demo BrandID to brands and agency partners attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity next week.

June 14, 2013

Procter & Gamble Prestige has inked a licensing deal with Stella McCartney to manufacture and sell designer fragrance products.

June 14, 2013

Raley’s on Thursday named Lee Worthy to lead the grocer's 99 pharmacies, according to a report in the Sacramento Business Journal.

June 14, 2013

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggested a new study released by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday.

June 14, 2013

The Winning Combination on Thursday launched Vitamints, coupling a multivitamin with a mint.

June 13, 2013

Drug maker Actavis is working with nonprofit pharmaceutical company Medicines360 to make low-cost intrauterine devices available to women, the two said.

June 13, 2013

Regional drug store chain Bartell Drugs is looking for a volunteer to represent it in a bike ride to raise money for a local cancer-research center.

June 13, 2013

Retail sales are up nearly 5% from one year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Commerce.

June 13, 2013

Coty announced on Thursday the pricing of its initial public offering of 57.1 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price of $17.50 per share.

June 13, 2013

Emdeon has bought a company that provides pharmacy benefit and related services to state Medicaid agencies, Emdeon said.

June 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Amgen for treating a rare and usually noncancerous bone tumor, the agency said Thursday.

June 13, 2013

Forgiven Bottling Group earlier this month announced the launch of its alcohol metabolizer, Forgiven, formulated to help the body process alcohol more rapidly and thereby help alleviate ill effects associated with a hangover.

June 13, 2013

Garnier, a subsidiary of L'Oréal USA, in partnership with TerraCycle and GrowNYC, announced the groundbreaking of the Garnier Green Garden — the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty waste.

June 13, 2013

Most of the growth in jobs in the healthcare sector comes from home health care, according to data released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

June 13, 2013

Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, has announced the launch of Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy, a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease.

June 13, 2013

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide free HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, according to a release from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

June 13, 2013

A state legislator in Ohio is sponsoring an open-house event to demonstrate advances in telemedicine.

June 13, 2013

Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, announced the addition of a new zero-calorie water-enhancement product that provides the same hydration solution as the traditional ready-to-drink sports beverage.