February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels continues to dominate flab on the small screen and at the diet shelf, too. Last month’s NBC mid-season premier captured 9 million viewers, up 14% from its previous season end, according to published reports. And Jillian Michaels diet aids garnered $20.8 million, up 273.7%, for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


February 1, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Convenient care industry pioneer Kevin Smith took a leap more than 10 years ago and helped create the successful nurse practitioner-staffed retail clinic concept. Today, the industry trailblazer is embarking on a new venture to further revolutionize access to health care. Enter Zipnosis.com.


January 31, 2011

A pharmaceutical wholesaler has promoted one of its executives.

January 28, 2011

Pampers is expanding its Gifts to Grow program by teaming up with celebrity mom Bethenny Frankel.

January 28, 2011

A former Albertsons executive has been named the newest VP pharmacy at ECRM.

January 28, 2011

In a swift move by Walmart, Duncan Mac Naughton has been appointed the retailer's chief merchandising officer for its U.S. division, less than three months after being named the company's merchandising EVP.

January 28, 2011

Unilever's Axe brand is working with the NFL's St. Louis quarterback, Sam Bradford, to promote the launch of its new Axe Hair Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15.

January 28, 2011

The chief medical officer at one of the largest drug makers in the world has been named "woman of the year" by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.

January 28, 2011

The international marketer behind Absorbine and Absorbine Jr. has appointed a new director of marketing.

January 27, 2011

The abrupt departure of Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber announced Wednesday is expected to negatively impact the company’s stock — many investors bought into Shoppers on the faith that retail maven Schreiber would return Canada’s largest drug retailer to consistent quarter-over-quarter growth.

January 26, 2011

Kim Cattrall's latest acting gig? I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! spokeswoman.

January 25, 2011

The self-proclaimed “Billboard Family” welcomed its newest member, daughter Alex, in what may be the first sponsored birth, brought to you by Benson’s Bottom Paint, a diaper rash lotion, according to a recent report posted on Stltoday.com.

January 25, 2011

John Johnson is bidding Eli Lilly adieu.

January 25, 2011

Word has it that "Burlesque" star Kristen Bell has inked a deal with Neutrogena to be the new face of its Naturals line, according to published reports.

January 25, 2011

3D Communications on Tuesday announced that Virginia Cox will join its team of communication and healthcare experts, effective Feb. 1.

January 25, 2011

Weis Markets recently promoted Mike Mignola to VP merchandising, according to published reports.

January 24, 2011

The next chapter for CVS Caremark officially is under way as the company announced on Monday the next stage of its previously announced transition plan and officially named Larry Merlo, president and COO, as CEO, effective March. 1.

January 21, 2011

The Little Clinic has promoted Chance Cole to VP business development and processes, handling business-to-business and overall business development, process improvement and nonclinical training activities.

January 21, 2011

Celebrity and supermodel Heidi Klum has teamed up with Coty to develop and market her own signature fragrance called Heidi Klum Shine.

January 20, 2011

Direct-to-consumer distributor Herbalife on Wednesday named longtime Council for Responsible Nutrition executive Andrew Shao to the post of VP global product science and safety, effective March 7.

January 20, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday announced that Emily Skor has been selected to serve as VP communications and alliance development, effective Feb. 14.

January 19, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson, which is part of L’Oréal USA, is launching for the mass market in February its new Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 relaxer and hair care system, which is positioned as the first hair care system to preserve and restore all five signs of healthy hair: moisture, shine, strength, softness and body.

January 18, 2011

CVS Caremark has pulled the plug on its plan to hire former Walmart exec Hank Mullany, and is handing the keys to its retail business on an interim basis to Mike Bloom, EVP merchandising and supply chain, and Scott Baker, EVP internal operations and real estate, who will assume management for the company’s 7,100-plus stores.

January 18, 2011

Colin Mackenzie has been appointed the new president of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America. Mackenzie succeeds Roger Scarlett-Smith, who is relocating to London to become president of GSK Consumer Healthcare Europe.