January 13, 2015

The flu is beginning to proliferate across the West, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report released Tuesday. 

January 12, 2015

Halfway through the 2014-15 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antiviral medications are being underutilized. 

January 12, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation on Monday announced it has pledged additional grants — now totaling more than $2.1 million — to the National Advertising Division.

January 12, 2015

Estée Lauder has completed its acquisition of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the fragrance brand established by perfumer Frédéric Malle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

January 12, 2015

In a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and collaborators have shown the benefits of a personalized approach to smoking treatment, based on how quickly smokers break down nicotine in their bodies.

January 12, 2015

M&M's brand on Sunday introduced a new television commercial, which put M&M's Crispy in the spotlight. The candy returned to store shelves after a decade-long hiatus thanks to consumer demand.

January 12, 2015

Perrigo and Ferrara Candy Co. announced Monday that Perrigo's Nutritionals division has signed a supply agreement with Ferrara to manufacture store brand gummy vitamins and dietary supplements.

January 12, 2015

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has launched clobetasol propionate spray, 0.05%, the generic equivalent to Clobex spray, 0.05%. 

January 12, 2015

Perrigo Co. on Monday announced the launch of testosterone gel 1%, the therapeutic equivalent to Androgel 1% from AbbVie. 

January 12, 2015

Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement for a total consideration of $5.2 billion.

 

January 12, 2015

Pita chip brand Stacy's is heating up the winter months with the addition of Stacy's Fire Roasted Jalapeno chips.

 

January 12, 2015

TruMoo announced the return of its limited edition Chocolate Marshmallow milk to help make the winter months a little sweeter for both kids and kids at heart.

 

January 9, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of zolmitriptan tablets in 2.5- and 5-mg dosage strengths.

January 9, 2015

CCA Industries — whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Bikini Zone medicated topical and shave gel and Nutra Nail nail care — has announced the resignation of Jonathan Rothschild as a director of CCA Industries, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

January 9, 2015

Influenza activity is becoming more prevalent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, tracking influenza-like activity for the week ended Jan. 3. 

January 9, 2015

DSE Healthcare Solutions, a CPG company, announced that it has signed an agreement with KimbleLabs to use SEWP, a software-as-a-service ERP-Lite application.

January 9, 2015

Drug Store News recently sat down with Dr. Alan Jacobs, founder and CEO of PerceptiMed. PerceptiMed provides pharmacy automation products that help deliver on the promise: “Right Drug. Right Dosage. Right Patient. Every Time.” Dr. Jacobs shared with Drug Store News how PerceptiMed’s advanced verification and dispensing system is helping pharmacies today.

 

January 9, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Limited on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor that reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 

 

January 9, 2015

Helen of Troy — whose personal care brands include Vidal Sassoon, Dr. Scholl's, Pro Beauty Tools, Sure, Pert, Infusium23 and Brut — posted double-digit gains in sales and net income for the third quarter.

January 9, 2015

Innovation, the makers of PharmAssist automation solutions for pharmacies, on Friday announced that the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy located in Sherman, Texas, has successfully incorporated a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system. 

 

January 9, 2015

A new survey from Prevention and Centrum found that nearly half of those polled are concerned they may not be getting enough of one or more key nutrients.

January 9, 2015

NeuroMetrix is making a splash at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show with its launch of Quell, an OTC chronic pain relieving device.

January 9, 2015

Procter & Gamble has recognized seven of its top-performing external business partners with its Partner of the Year award. In addition, P&G also awarded more than 50 other companies the External Business Partner Excellence Award, including two for superior performance in Supplier Diversity.

January 9, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of linezolid injection, the generic equvialent to Zyvox injection from C.P. Pharmaceuticals.