November 30, 2011

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that most people get flu shots, many members of the public remain skeptical, according to a new survey by Vitals.com.

November 29, 2011

The short-term forecast for cold weather items, including cold medicines, is that demand could be down as much as 15% without Jack Frost biting at everyone’s nose, according to analysis from Deutsche Bank published Monday.

November 28, 2011

Bayer HealthCare and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have started a late-stage clinical trial in China to evaluate a drug for eye disorders, the companies said Monday.

November 28, 2011

A coalition of retail organizations, including the National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute and the National Association of Convenience Stores, have filed a lawsuit charging that the Federal Reserve failed to comply with a new law requiring it to reduce fees bank charge retailers when shoppers use credit cards.

November 23, 2011

Pfizer is looking to sell its top-selling cholesterol drug directly to consumers at a greatly reduced price after the patent expires, according to published reports.

November 23, 2011

This holiday season, drug stores and big-box retailers increasingly are working with beauty and personal care brands to develop gift sets in an effort to persuade shoppers to spend holiday dollars in their stores and try a broader assortment of products, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

November 23, 2011

Facebook wars happen all the time, but it's not often that drug manufacturers duke it out online.

November 23, 2011

A test commonly used to identify patients with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition may not produce accurate results among children, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.

November 23, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group will be participating in The Drug Store News Group's Diabetes Leadership Forum, part of the Industry Issues conference, to be held Nov. 29 at the New York Athletic Club.

November 22, 2011

The men's brand BRUT, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has teamed up with Hall of Fame footballer Joe Namath for an "Interview with a Legend," a digital video appearing on the brand's Facebook channel, the BRUT News Network.

November 22, 2011

Clarity, a Plantronics company, recently launched two new loud, easy-to-use cordless phones designed for people with hearing loss, low vision or mobility challenges.

November 22, 2011

Columbia Records and 20th Century Fox Television are slated to release the latest edition of "Glee: The Music, Volume 7" on Dec. 6.

November 22, 2011

Pfizer will acquire a San Diego-based drug maker focused on treatments for skin scarring, the company said Tuesday.

November 22, 2011

The use of retail-based health clinics increased tenfold between 2007 and 2009, and, if the trends continue, health plans can expect to see a dramatic boost in retail clinic utilization, based on the findings of a new Rand Corp. study.

November 22, 2011

A UnitedHealth Group company announced its plans to acquire a sponsor of Medicare Advantage health plans in an all-cash transaction.

November 21, 2011

A subsidiary of Aceto Corp. has launched two generic drugs for treating infectious diseases, the company said Monday.

November 18, 2011

Strength of Nature's ethnic hair care brand, Beautiful Textures, is launching in late fall its new hair care collection for those with curly, wavy, kinky-coily or frizzy hair.

November 18, 2011

Citi Investment Research & Analysis is projecting that the peak of flu season may occur beyond last season's peak of January/February, a factor that may place a negative drag on retail same-store sales results over first quarter 2012.

November 18, 2011

A new machine from a company based in Wando, S.C., gives retailers a new way to sell ice cream, according to published reports.

November 18, 2011

Target is selling off the pharmacy business of the Zellers stores it bought as part of an effort to expand into Canada and start over, according to published reports.

November 18, 2011

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, made by Energizer Personal Care, is adding a new splash of color to the shower this spring with a hot pink handle.

November 17, 2011

This Thanksgiving, Curél Skincare is teaming up with television host and lifestyle expert Katie Brown and the Meals on Wheels Association of America to help those in need.

November 17, 2011

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday unveiled a new library at P.S. 130 in the Bronx as part of its Advil Congestion Relief Project.

November 17, 2011

Consumer loyalty isn't driven by rewards programs but shopping experiences that create strong psychological connections, according to a new report from PwC.