July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration in late June issued a warning letter to Zarbee's for making therapeutic claims regarding a dietary supplement product.

July 10, 2014

Finnish beauty brand Lumene has kicked off 2014 with a bang with revamped packaging and a broadened product portfolio. The evolution continues as the company further extends its Bright Now line into anti-aging.

July 10, 2014

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

July 9, 2014

Anthony Brands has hired Dana Kline, who has more than 25 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, to serve as its new EVP global sales.

July 9, 2014

Coty has unveiled a new organizational structure to create a more integrated model built around categories and regions while maintaining prestige and mass differentiation.

July 9, 2014

Duck brand duct tape announced that it is adding new general-purpose and project-specific products to its lineup in the form of Max Strength Duck Tape and No Residue Duck Tape.

July 9, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of Mastix Medica.

July 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Olay skin care brand has hosted the ultimate before-and-after skin care challenge to help answer the age-old debate: is beautiful skin genetic, or is there more to it?

July 9, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. 

July 9, 2014

77% of consumers have given a gift card in the past year and 90% have received at least one in the past year.

July 9, 2014

Target has announced that, for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores between July 13 and Aug. 2, the company will donate one school supply item to a student in need.

July 8, 2014

Rexam Prescription Products on Tuesday is changing its name to Centor, the company announced.

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

The theme for this year’s Cardinal Health RBC 2014 is “Leading Change.” For community pharmacists, that means playing a more active role in patient care. And Cardinal Health has a suite of services to help community pharmacists take the next step in making a difference in their patients’ lives — the Cardinal Health Adherence Suite.

July 7, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

July 7, 2014

DSN recently talked Coty’s chief scientific officer Ralph Macchio about the company's new, state-of-the-art research and development facility in Morris Plains, N.J., for testing new products in nail, skin and hair.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made available a draft of its strategic priorities over the next four years for public comment.

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

July 3, 2014

Impax Labs on Wednesday announced that it has acquired from Actavis two generic products for cash consideration. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

July 3, 2014

As the healthcare landscape continues to change at a rapid pace, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is supporting a bipartisan initiative aimed at accelerating the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the United States.