October 19, 2011

I’m not going to lie about it. The first thing I thought as I checked into the U.S. Capitol on official business for the story that appears at the bottom of this page was: “Wow, this is pretty cool.”


October 19, 2011

Pfizer recently launched a line of single-ingredient supplements under a new ProNutrients brand that includes Omega-3, Probiotic and Fruit & Veggie.

October 19, 2011

Retailers can find myriad ways to reduce their carbon footprints, but one way has become a common feature: the drive-through lane.

October 19, 2011

Dark spots, skin colorations and uneven skin tone can be among the most difficult skin problems to treat, and now women have a new solution with the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.


October 19, 2011

Coty’s Rimmel London brand is gearing up for spring with an array of new makeup for eyes and face.

October 19, 2011

The Medicines Co. and generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have reached a settlement that will allow Teva to start selling a generic version of one of MDCO’s drugs by the end of the decade.

October 19, 2011

FyrFlyz could be the next big kid craze. The new spinning toy on a string from i-Star Entertainment has earned a spot on a number of “Hot Toy” lists, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Dr. Toy Top Ten Toys lists.


October 19, 2011

The market for sports nutrition looks good. All categories grouped by Drug Store News in this space — nutrition and energy bars, energy shots and ready-to-drink protein shakes — currently are trending up significantly.

October 19, 2011

The cosmetics segment has been on the upswing, and the momentum is likely to continue within the mass market as beauty mavens get increasingly thrifty and do their research when it comes to purchasing makeup.


October 19, 2011

Technology in retail pharmacies has traditionally 
meant the adoption of robotic dispensing systems and electronic health records, but in recent years, pharmacy retailers have been bringing technology to the consumer level.


October 13, 2011

Not a jetpack, but close RFA Brands has launched Powerbag, a line of bags and backpacks with a built-in charging system for devices ranging from phones to tablets to music players. Price: $139.99 MyPowerBag.com  

October 11, 2011

Sales of antacid tablets are up almost 3%. And while nobody is suggesting that upward trajectory is going to change anytime soon, there will be a decent amount of volatility in the coming year.


October 11, 2011

Gel manicures are one of the more popular salon services in the professional market, and now beauty mavens can create the look at home — for a fraction of the price — thanks to several new innovations hitting the mass market.

October 11, 2011

Kimberly-Clark is making toilet paper covers fashionable with new Cottonelle toilet paper roll covers.

October 11, 2011

The blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy, early-adopter baby boomer generation has arrived. Health Lab recently started distributing its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system through Walgreens, Target and Best Buy, among other retailers.

October 11, 2011

About half of people who provide care and support to loved ones said they are more likely to be nonadherent to their own personal medication regimen than to neglect providing medications to those they are caring for, according to a new study.

October 11, 2011

The problem with shoplifting these days isn’t Little Johnny pocketing a pack of bubblegum, Joe LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser for the National Retail Federation, recently told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” during a broadcast interview.

October 11, 2011

At the beginning of the year, a major global controversy was settled when it turned out that a study published in The Lancet in 1998 linking the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism in children turned out to be a whopper of a fraud.


October 11, 2011

Unwind from the grind. That’s the tagline iChill Beverages is using to compel consumers to pick up its iChill relaxation shot, the yin to 5-Hour Energy’s yang.


October 11, 2011

Probiotics are fast moving from a “what’s that?” category to a “what’s hot” category.

October 11, 2011

Sales of home-testing kits, not including pregnancy test kits or ovulation test kits, have grown just under 8% over the past year, according to Angie Echele, VP at Genesis Sales and Marketing.

October 11, 2011

As of Oct. 1, Mark Cosby officially stepped into the role of president of CVS/pharmacy. Cosby’s new stint at 1 CVS Dr. is a far cry from his prior role as president of Macy’s stores. But Cosby’s reputation as an innovator is bound to tie in nicely with the 
Woonsocket, R.I.-based trailblazer.


October 11, 2011

How much adherence lowers total costs, why some patients do not take their medications as prescribed and whether what’s saved in health care offsets higher drug costs are among the questions that have not been as clearly understood.


October 11, 2011

“Dispense-as-written” prescriptions are exacerbating medication nonadherence and costing the U.S. healthcare system up to $7.7 billion annually, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and CVS Caremark.