July 22, 2011

Clif Bar on Thursday announced the nationwide availability of a new flavor, coconut chocolate chip, as well as new recipes for two popular flavors: apricot and peanut toffee buzz.

July 22, 2011

A panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency approve a drug made by Johnson & Johnson as a treatment for ulcerative colitis in children.

July 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday refreshed its Consumer Updates page with information regarding the danger of acetaminophen overdose in children.

July 22, 2011

Good Neighbor Pharmacy recently signed an agreement with the University of Southern California, providing a unique, international travel health program for community pharmacists, the company announced Friday.

July 22, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced Thursday that it has submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging outlining the value of the pharmacist-patient interaction in helping improve health and reduce costs in the Medicare program, and urged the committee to support the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011, which seeks to increase access to pharmacy services for Medicare beneficiaries.

July 22, 2011

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced to the Senate has received endorsement from a group representing the retail pharmacy industry.

July 22, 2011

A new workout DVD from fitness and lifestyle expert Tracey Mallett has hit retail.

July 22, 2011

Patients in northern California using Kaiser Permanente’s services who received new prescriptions for statin drugs through mail-order pharmacy showed better control of their cholesterol in the first three to 15 months following the start of therapy than those who obtained them from Kaiser Permanente northern California pharmacies, according to a new study.

July 22, 2011

Perrigo on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a cinnamon-flavored, over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP in 2-mg and 4-mg strengths.

July 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday announced “grave concerns” regarding a purported Oregon Medicaid plan amendment that would, according to the association, renege on a pact the state previously reached with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and cut Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement for the second time this year.

July 22, 2011

Enough is enough. That’s what Schiff Nutrition director, president and CEO Tarang Amin told analysts during a conference call Thursday — only four months into his tenure — regarding the predominant industry practice of funding buy-one-get-one promotions for glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.

July 22, 2011

A drug designed to boost high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels also may improve blood-sugar control for diabetics, according to a new analysis of a discontinued study.

July 22, 2011

A study slated to appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a publication of the Endocrine Society, found that adolescent girls that take the diabetes drug metformin may prevent or delay the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of infertility.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by AstraZeneca to reduce the rate of heart attacks in patients with acute coronary syndrome, the Anglo-Swedish drug maker said.

July 21, 2011

At its annual national trade show, Cardinal Health on Thursday introduced a new initiative that celebrates and encourages female community pharmacy ownership.

July 21, 2011

Carex Health Brands has introduced a swivel cushion that is designed to help users get in and out of a vehicle or chair.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for two painkillers made by Cephalon, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 21, 2011

Juno Technologies has introduced a new way to package medications that keeps drugs secure but makes them easier to ship and store.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for managing obesity made by Lannett.

July 21, 2011

Two of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit managers plan to merge in a deal worth $29.1 billion.

July 21, 2011

The merger agreement between Medco Health Solutions and Express Scripts announced Thursday has drawn objections from retail pharmacy trade groups.

July 21, 2011

Schiff Nutrition announced that Richard Carmona, who served at the 17th U.S. surgeon general, has been elected to serve as the company's scientific advisory board chairman.

July 21, 2011

Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted a boost in second-quarter sales, thanks in large part to continued strength and sales growth in over-the-counter medications, cosmetics, and food and confection, the company announced on Thursday.

July 21, 2011

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has revamped its website to now provide patients with online access to estimated clinic wait times, clinical quality scores and cost of services at Take Care Clinics across the country.