March 8, 2012

Hyland's has extended its Defend lineup of cough-cold products with a pair of adult cough syrups — Defend Cough & Cold and Defend Cough & Cold Night — last week at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 8, 2012

NYX Cosmetics has announced increased store placement to coincide with the launch of its spring 2012 assortment.

March 8, 2012

Back pain is one of the leading reasons adults under the age of 45 years call in sick to work, second only to the common cold, according to the American Pain Foundation

March 8, 2012

Portable oral care continues to be on the upswing, and it is likely that the segment will continue to experience growth as Americans age and take more medications and oral health conditions also rise.

March 8, 2012

A pharmacy benefit manager and the U.S. subsidiary of a German drug maker have made a deal concerning a drug for multiple sclerosis.

March 8, 2012

In January, specialty pharmacy group contracting organization Armada Health Care introduced ApproveRx, a Web-based system that it says will greatly streamline the prior authorization process and already has been adopted by Amber Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the company also is gearing up for the Armada Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in May.

March 8, 2012

Rechargeable batteries represent a growth area for retailers. A report from the Freedonia Group indicated that alkaline batteries remain the most prevalent type of primary battery, accounting for more than 70% of demand.

March 8, 2012

Salon Grafix has launched its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line, which consists of a conditioning cleanser and intensive hair repair masque. 


March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has introduced a new line of jelly beans inspired by Snapple beverages.

March 8, 2012

An iPhone and iPad waterproofing solution that offers antimicrobial product protection has hit the market.

March 8, 2012

SC Johnson has teamed up with Cornell University's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise to launch a new product concept.

March 8, 2012

M&M’s brand has introduced 8-oz. standup pouches for two new flavors (mint dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate), as well as classic M&M’s. The suggested retail price is $2.99. 


March 8, 2012

Telebrands is bringing the popular Sticky Buddy roller product to retail in early May. The lint and dust remover has had strong direct-to-
consumer sales.

March 8, 2012

This cough-cold season, Procter & Gamble showcased four new Vicks Nature Fusion products — traditional cough-cold-relieving medicines infused with honey.

March 8, 2012

In a recent campaign, Walgreens used LocalResponse’s Direct Response to reach customers in-store to disseminate store promotions, such as flu shots and coupons for Kraft Foods’ Halls cough drops.

March 8, 2012

“How does that help me sell more cases, pallets and truckloads?” That’s a question I have been asked repeatedly, particularly as the world of retail pharmacy has evolved to play a larger role in health care. With that, the business that we cover in Drug Store News has become incredibly more complicated.


March 8, 2012



The tooth-whitening segment may not be as red hot as it was in years past, but it’s still on the upswing as consumers continue to look for ways to achieve a whiter, brighter smile.

March 8, 2012

Toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits, such as whitening teeth or battling tooth sensitivity, are helping to brighten sales.


March 7, 2012

Airborne last week presented two new Airborne Plus Energy products in citrus and berry flavors to address that run-down feeling many people get when they feel they soon may be under the weather.

March 7, 2012

Carex Health Brands on Wednesday launched two new bathroom safety products: the Ultra Grip extra bar and the Ultra Grip pivot grab bar.

March 7, 2012

Carma Labs last week featured two new products at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 7, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed this week at its public meeting that parabens, a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products, are safe, the Personal Care Products Council announced on Wednesday.

March 7, 2012

A new drug for Type 2 diabetes made by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim is available in pharmacies, the companies said Wednesday.

March 7, 2012

Dove Men+Care, a Unilever men’s personal care brand, is giving sports fans a look inside the lives of basketball legends just in time for the start of the 2012 NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship.