April 13, 2012

One of the highlights for Rite Aid’s business has been Wellness+, its loyalty card program that has played a major role in driving growth in the company’s comps, as well as attracting new and more loyal customers.


March 27, 2012

Recently during one of our Elevation Forum meetings, we asked the question: which competitors do you worry about the most? Many of the leaders in the room listed either the largest or the fastest growing competitors they compete against. But one honest executive shared a provocative reflection. He said we are not as worried about who’s outside, but more focused on the enemy in the mirror.

March 26, 2012

A drug under development by Forest Labs and Pierre Fabre has been shown to reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder, the companies said.

March 23, 2012

Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

March 19, 2012

The Global Market Development Center on Monday announced Party Animal has joined the manufacturer's association.

March 8, 2012

Morrisons, the large U.K.-based supermarket chain, wanted to get closer to its customers. The result was M Local, its new 3,000-sq.-ft., freestanding, convenience food format.

March 7, 2012

A drug under development by Forest Labs and Pierre Fabre "significantly" reduced symptoms of major depressive disorder, the companies said Wednesday.

March 2, 2012

The highest circulation of any health magazine in America. That's a major commitment when you think how hard consumer magazines have been hit in recent years.

March 2, 2012

According to various surveys and articles on the topic, television networks love reality TV. After all, a reality TV show is cheaper — $100,000 to $500,000 per episode, according to some estimates — and simpler to produce than a show with a script, multiple sets and special effects. And to boot, it gets a lot of viewers. But regardless of their benefits to big media companies, reality TV shows also have a habit of influencing culture, which UnitedHealth Group and Comcast hope to use to their advantage.

February 22, 2012

The economy doesn’t seem to be hurting the As Seen On TV category. A.J. Khubani, CEO of Telebrands, said the company’s business is ahead 20% in 2011 over the previous year, and fourth-quarter sales were up 30%.

February 15, 2012

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions has launched a medical benefit management program that it said would help control spending on specialty drugs, the company said.

February 3, 2012

The Department of Defense investigation's of a sports supplement ingredient — associated with the death of two soldiers — has been making headlines in the past week as the U.S. Military's independent paper Stars & Stripes ran an update of the news on Jan. 29 and the New York Times picked up on the story Feb. 2.

February 2, 2012

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Larry Burton as SVP government affairs, effective Feb. 27, bringing more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy and government affairs to the company.

January 25, 2012

Johnson & Johnson is preparing to turn the corner with its McNeil Consumer Healthcare business, J&J chairman and CEO William Weldon told analysts during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

January 23, 2012

As part of a move to integrate its beauty care products business, Kao has named John Nosek president of Kao USA, the newly restructured beauty care company that merges Kao's prestige, mass and salon businesses in the United States.

January 20, 2012

In the Feb. 7, 2011, issue, Drug Store News named three major issues that would define 2011 for the world of generic drugs. Those issues were drug safety, generic user fees and patent settlements.

January 20, 2012

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

January 16, 2012

Retailers that are looking to access their store sales and foot traffic now can do so anywhere and anytime with a new, free mobile application from ShopperTrak.

January 6, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists working with the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study in a release issued Thursday.

January 5, 2012

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted a same-store sales increase of 12.6% during the seven-week holiday period.

January 4, 2012

Nutramax Labs on Tuesday announced the continuation of its partnership with Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer in promoting Cosamin joint health supplements in national and regional marketing campaigns and events.

December 22, 2011

Drug maker Actavis is partnering with QRxPharma to sell what the former called a novel pain drug in the United States.

December 20, 2011

AstraZeneca and Targacept released results of the second of four phase-3 clinical trials that investigated the efficacy and tolerability of a drug that could serve as an adjunct therapy to major depressive disorder patients that had an inadequate response to initial antidepressant therapies.

December 14, 2011

Hey Dude Skin Care has introduced a new series of men’s skin care and grooming products that was designed to serve the needs of today’s modern “dude."