February 5, 2013

Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans.

July 10, 2014

Boston Beer launched a West Coast-style IPA, Rebel IPA. Crafted in the Samuel Adams nanobrewery, Rebel IPA is brewed with five types of American hops from the Pacific Northwest.

July 1, 2014

New legislation overseeing compounding pharmacies was introduced Sunday in Massachusetts, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

June 25, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday enacted biosimilars legislation updating Massachusetts’s pharmacy law and paving the way for the substitution of biosimilars deemed "interchangeable" by the Food and Drug Administration.

June 23, 2014

BJ's members will now be able to brew the wholesale chain's brand of coffee with their Keurig coffee makers.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 20, 2014

In an effort to address opioid drug abuse, governors of five New England states convened for a summit on Monday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy stated.

June 12, 2014

Carex Health Brands on Thursday introduced AccuRelief Pain Relief Systems, a line of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy FDA–approved for full-body, over–the–counter use.

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.

May 22, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy made a number of changes to its executive committee on Wednesday during the association's NABP Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

May 21, 2014

The Boston Consulting Group has tapped former Procter & Gamble vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos to serve as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.

May 19, 2014

Cape Cod brand is adding two new flavors to its product lineup.

May 16, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, will address the NACDS Total Store Expo during the morning Business Program on Aug. 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.

May 15, 2014

CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four regional health systems, representing the first clinical affiliations to include clinical collaborations with MinuteClinic combined with data on interventions performed by CVS pharmacists.

May 14, 2014

WellPet — a premium pet food company whose portfolio of brands includes Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select — announced the launch of Wellness Divin Duos, a dual-layered, natural wet cat food.

May 14, 2014

Yankee Candle Co. announced the debut of two new fragrances to its limited edition Man Candles collection.

April 30, 2014

Ocean Spray Cranberries, a producer of cranberry products, on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of its newest beverage facility in the Upper Macungie Township of Pennsylvania.

April 29, 2014

H-E-B shared the top spot with USAA in the 2014 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings. Currently in its fourth year of publication, the Temkin Forgiveness Ratings examines forgiveness levels for 268 companies across 19 industries.

April 23, 2014

The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of Dream Garden, a limited-edition collection of fragrances inspired by garden parties.

April 17, 2014

Welch's on Thursday announced the introduction of Farmer's Pick, a line of juices that brings a fresh-picked fruit taste to juice aisles, according to the company.

April 16, 2014

Wakefern Food, a retailer-owned cooperative, is celebrating on Thursday the opening of its newest warehouse facility in Elizabeth, N.J., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

April 11, 2014

The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of four new summer-inspired fragrances, which feature notes of fruit and coconut.

April 8, 2014

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate), a once-daily antiepileptic drug, is now available across the United States.

March 28, 2014

More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.