December 7, 2010

As a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee convenes to decide whether or not to approve a new drug for treating obesity, two nonprofit groups centered on the epidemic said more means of addressing it are needed.

December 7, 2010

Drug Store News recently sat down with Scott Verner, president of Nipro Diagnostics, to discuss some of the synergies created by the acquisition of Home Diagnostics by Japan’s Nipro in March. 


Drug Store News: How is the new company better positioned in the U.S. market? What are the synergies?


December 7, 2010

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that the use of tobacco products among young diabetics is on the rise, and many haven't been counseled by their healthcare providers to not smoke or stop smoking.

December 2, 2010

Merck announced on Thursday it has inked a deal to acquire an insulin maker.

December 1, 2010

Derma e Natural Bodycare, a manufacturer of natural skin care products, has announced the continued support of the nonprofit Special Olympics Southern California.

November 30, 2010

On the same day that the Institute of Medicine increased the daily recommended intake of vitamin D to maintain bone health, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Tuesday announced the launch of Caltrate Soft Chews, which incorporate the higher daily recommended vitamin D goals.

November 30, 2010

The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday issued a report on the dietary reference intake levels for vitamin D and calcium at the behest of both the U.S. and Canadian governments. IOM recommended a slight increase in vitamin D intake, but also suggested that the need for either vitamin D or calcium may be overstated.

November 30, 2010

The Senate on Tuesday afforded the Food and Drug Administration new powers in regulating food, according to published reports, with the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25 (with two abstentions).

November 24, 2010

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a list of nutritional practice guidelines for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in its December issue.

November 24, 2010

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, one of the greatest advances has been antiviral drugs that have helped extend the lives of patients with viral infections.

November 24, 2010

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and the related costs of the disease could reach catastrophic proportions, according to new research by the UnitedHealth Group.

November 18, 2010

A diabetes community network is offering tips to diabetics that are traveling this holiday season....

November 18, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday reported that Vigor-25, a product inappropriately marketed as...

November 18, 2010

GNC on Thursday announced the launch of its GNC Longevity Factors, GNC's first and only...

November 17, 2010

A Type 2 diabetes drug marketed by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals may lower the...

November 16, 2010

Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit...

November 15, 2010

Today, American consumers are more focused on the foods they eat. They read labels. They understand the importance of fiber and whole grains. They know the difference between good and bad fats.

November 15, 2010

Now that more drug stores have moved into the grocery business, consumers are gaining more convenient access to food.

As a result, drug stores, which have always been synonymous with health and wellness, also have a tremendous opportunity to meet the nutrition needs of time-starved shoppers by stocking their shelves with healthier foods.

Food manufacturers, like Kellogg, see an opportunity for retail pharmacies to help reinvent the way groceries are merchandised to shoppers and help consumers make better decisions when buying food.

November 15, 2010

You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

November 15, 2010

Should retail pharmacists tell their patients to eat a good breakfast?

A mountain of data showing the health benefits of a good breakfast — one that includes high-fiber foods like cereals and grains — point to an unequivocal answer: absolutely. Studies have proven that eating breakfast is closely linked to healthy body weights, improved mental alertness and physical performance. Plus, people who skip breakfast don’t make up for the missed nutrients later in the day.

November 15, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday announced the appointment of Susan Borra as SVP communications...

November 11, 2010

Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins,...

November 10, 2010

Heading into the 2010 holiday shopping season, Americans appear ready to repeat unhealthy eating and...

November 10, 2010

The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday...