December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic (advanced) melanoma who no longer respond to other drugs.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease called cirrhosis.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

December 22, 2014

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a 24% increase in dollar sales during the month of November as the bold lip trend shows little signs of fading, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 19, 2014
Rinovum Women’s Health, a privately held, U.S.-based women’s health company, announced Friday that it has secured $3 million in a series C financing from its existing investor base.
December 19, 2014

While more and more beauty shoppers are buying products online, big box retailers, pharmacies and grocery stores are still the top sources for many cosmetics and grooming products, according to the findings of a recent survey by The Harris Poll.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 18, 2014

Iodine, developer of health information website Iodine.com, on Wednesday launched a new Web app for cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

In a letter to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans, and for the Department of Defense.

December 18, 2014

As out-of-pocket expenses rise, many Americans say that the affordability of basic medical care is a hardship and, as a result, some are forgoing treatment because they are worried about cost, according to a recent national poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.

December 18, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday released a new report, “Twenty-Five Years of Progress Against Hepatitis C: Setbacks and Stepping Stones."

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 18, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.

December 17, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

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

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

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

December 17, 2014

When Suzy Batiz launched Poo-Pourri about seven years ago she had no idea the success that the before-you-go toilet spray would enjoy. Leveraging humor as an angle to break through the taboo topic, Poo-Pourri has doubled in growth since its launch thanks, in large part, to a successful Internet marketing campaign that catapulted the brand to international awareness and success. DSN recently caught up with Batiz to learn more about the brand's success story.

 

December 17, 2014

E-commerce is now an integral part of the beauty business as nearly half of consumers buy more beauty and personal care items online this year compared with last year, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition study.

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.