September 12, 2014

The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have officially opened new clinics inside two Hy-Vee stores this week.

September 12, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2014 Research and Hope Awards. 

September 12, 2014

Ulta Beauty reported a 22.2% boost in second-quarter 2014 new sales and drove its best comps since the second-quarter  2012 thanks in large part to successful new products and brands as well as growth in e-commerce.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 11, 2014

Medivation and Astellas Pharma on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new use of Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

September 11, 2014

Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.



September 11, 2014

Researchers determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data.

September 11, 2014

Walmart's recently released 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List shows that although kids' preferences in toys are shifting, their hunger for imagination and creativity is unrelenting. 

September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.

September 10, 2014

Regional cooperative food distributor Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries, including the White Rose distribution business, has filed for bankruptcy and entered a purchase agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers.

September 10, 2014

CVS Health has named Mary Langowski EVP for strategy, policy and market development, effective Oct. 14.

September 10, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013.

September 10, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers a means for identifying safe, legal and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. 

September 10, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

September 10, 2014

Target has announced that it is integrating with the new Apple Pay mobile payments service so shoppers can pay using the Target app from iOS.

September 9, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new Drug Enforcement Administration regulation that would allow pharmacies and other authorized collectors to serve as authorized drop-off sites for unused prescription drugs.

September 9, 2014

iWalkFree recently launched the new iWalk2.0, a hands free crutch which some refer to as the “Pirate Leg Crutch.”

September 9, 2014

Several organizations last week formed the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. 

September 9, 2014

Hair care products that promise to hydrate and moisturize hair are no doubt popular, but those claims didn’t top the list in 2014, according to Mintel’s Global New Product Database.

September 9, 2014

NatureSmart on Tuesday introduced Star Wars brand Gummy Vitamins.

September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 8, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, introduced new executives to its staff. 

September 8, 2014

Both CVS Health and Walgreens will be leading retail innovation when Apple unveils its iPhone 6 tomorrow as they are both expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system.

September 8, 2014

Online shopping has reached a mobile tipping point, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report.