October 3, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus last week determined Abbott Nutrition could support certain advertising claims made for Similac Advance and Similac Sensitive infant formula. However, NAD recommended that Abbott modify or discontinue certain other claims.

October 3, 2011

A recent consumer survey debunked the two long-assumed scenarios surrounding the moment a shopper actually makes a shopping decision — before they've entered the store as part of a planned purchase or at the shelf on an impulse.

October 3, 2011

Rite Aid will sponsor a flu vaccination clinic at New York's Grand Central Terminal to help prevent flu and raise money for a charity for families affected by 9/11, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

October 3, 2011

People taking oral steroids are twice as likely as the general population to have severe vitamin D deficiency, according to a study of more than 31,000 children and adults by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University released last week.

September 29, 2011

Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $5.6 million worth of illegal pharmaceutical products, a 170% increase over 2005. Meanwhile, global sales of counterfeit medicines were estimated to be more than $75 billion last year, 90% more than in 2005. In response, Pfizer and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy announced Thursday the launch of an effort to educate patients on how to safely buy medicines online and about the risks of counterfeit drugs.

September 29, 2011

Prestige Brands recently introduced a pair of line extensions across its Chloraseptic franchise: Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges and Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops.

September 29, 2011

Costco Wholesale is calling on the farms that grow cantaloupes and the companies that ship them to be more vigilant in preventing contamination amid one of the deadliest outbreaks of foodborne disease in recent history, according to published reports.

September 29, 2011

Yogurt brand Yoplait announced that, as part of its new campaign that celebrates New York, the company will host sampling efforts of its Yoplait Original yogurt.

September 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

September 28, 2011

CVS/pharmacy held a grand opening event on Tuesday at its distribution center in Chemung, N.Y., which attracted federal, state and local officials to celebrate the occasion.

September 28, 2011

Hair care brand Ouidad continues on its promise to deliver frizz-free curls with its new Ouidad Climate Control defrizzing shampoo and conditioner.

September 28, 2011

Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

September 28, 2011

Supermarket pharmacies could see a slight rise in gross profits next year as branded drugs lose patent protection and go generic, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

September 27, 2011

Longtime CVS/pharmacy executive Mike Bloom has resigned from the company and will serve as president and COO of Family Dollar Stores.

September 27, 2011

A growing number of Americans are putting their health at risk in order to save money, according to a new study.

September 27, 2011

There seems to be a significant presence of asthma among children with diabetes, and those with both chronic illnesses have a difficult time controlling their blood-sugar levels, according to new research.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 23, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand Dr. Miracle’s is evolving beyond hair repair positioning and driving the brand forward with a relaunch comprised of multitiered innovation initiatives and updates to formulas, packaging and advertising.

September 22, 2011

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

September 22, 2011

It seems that Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe caplets are making their way back to store shelves, according to published reports.

September 21, 2011

Allure magazine hosted on Sept. 14 this year's Best of Beauty event in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where more than 400 guests celebrated the 15th unveiling of the magazine's coveted beauty awards.

September 21, 2011

A study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found a link between diabetes and the development of dementia.

September 21, 2011

The offering period for Pfizer's acquisition of Icagen has expired, allowing the former to purchase more than 5 million shares in the company, Pfizer said.

September 21, 2011

Coty’s Rimmel London brand is gearing up for spring with an array of new makeup for eyes and face, including its new ScandalEyes mascara for fuller, outrageously exaggerated lashes.