December 18, 2014

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging unveiled a new bipartisan report earlier this week that focuses on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

December 18, 2014

UnitedHealthcare has announced the winners of the second annual UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

December 17, 2014

Two fun facts about Morris the Cat: all three orange tabbies who played the role were all rescue animals; John Erwin, the actor who gave “the world’s most finicky cat” his voice, is also famous — if you can call it that — for having voiced “He-Man” from the 1980s kids animated series, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” With that kind of range it’s a wonder Erwin never made it to “Inside the Actor’s Studio…” Not really.

December 17, 2014

Nothing really says “heartburn” better than the look on the face of Jack Somack, the actor playing “the actor,” in this 1969 ad for Alka-Seltzer. Interestingly enough, the spot may not have been as effective as it might have been as some viewers were confused that the commercial was really for “Magdalini’s Meatballs,” the fictional product that was Somack’s “inspiration.”

 

December 17, 2014

Aquaphor, a Beiersdorf brand, has teamed up with actress, TV host, entrepreneur, fashion designer and celebrity mom Brooke Burke to produce original video content on her YouTube channel, ModernMom, which is part of the Kin Community network.

December 17, 2014

According to a 1978 survey, George Whipple, the fictional shopkeeper who had Charmin-squeezing issues of his own, was the third best-known American at the time, behind former U.S. President Richard Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham. 

December 17, 2014

CVS has developed an omnichannel strategy for this holiday season. The retailer is focused on targeting customers online, on mobile and in stores.

 

December 17, 2014

To date, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has approved 35 novel new drugs in 2014, compared to 27 in 2013. 

December 17, 2014

Former Helen of Troy executive Tom Gebhart has joined Bio Ionic as COO.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 17, 2014

The only men’s fragrance that came with its own self-defense guide, played off the idea that it “is so powerful, it drives women right out of their minds,” as the announcer in the commercial instructs. Lovers of the old Pink Panther movies are reminded of Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s live-in butler, Cato Fong, whose responsibilities included randomly ambushing his employer, in order to sharpen his martial arts skills.

 

December 17, 2014

Inergetics on Wednesday announced a national multimedia advertising campaign to promote its women's weight loss lifestyle supplements, Bikini Ready.

December 17, 2014

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) Injection 120 mg (referred to as Somatuline) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

December 17, 2014

McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions on Wednesday announced the successful launch of LoyaltyScript@Retail.

December 17, 2014

Menasha Packaging Company and Shelfbucks recently finalized an agreement to innovate and redefine in-store product merchandising with the launch of POP displays that incorporate iBeacon technology to actively engage with shoppers, while enabling brands and retailers to measure and manage in-store promotional campaigns.

December 17, 2014

Pharmavite announced Wednesday that it has acquired FoodState, makers of whole food supplements, sold under the MegaFood and Innate Response brands.

December 17, 2014

Beauty brand philosophy is collaborating with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield on an exclusive, original song to spread hope to women everywhere.

December 17, 2014

PL Developments on Wednesday announced that it has added menopause relief supplement, EstroG-100, to its private-label portfolio.

December 17, 2014

Some may remember Herschel Bernardi for his Emmy-nominated role as Lieutenant Jacoby on TV’s Peter Gun, but he’ll always be known best as the voice of “Charlie the Tuna,” a fast-talking tuna in a Greek fisherman’s hat and sunglasses, who was always working a different angle to prove he had what it took to be caught, processed and packed into a 4-oz tin can with water (or oil). 

December 16, 2014

Actavis on Tuesday announced the planned senior management team that will lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan.

December 16, 2014

TCGRx announced last week that it has partnered with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative to provide product and design services aimed at improving the independent pharmacy chains medication adherence, workflow and customer experience.

December 16, 2014

CHS Health Services and Take Care Employer Solutions have launched the new name and brand of their combined company.

December 16, 2014

Declaring that it is positioned for today and preparing for tomorrow, CVS Health outlined the steps the company is taking to continue to meet the changing needs of payors, providers and customers at its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

An interest in proactive wellness and proper nutrition is fueling demand for functional foods, Packaged Facts noted Tuesday in a new report.