August 20, 2014

Food and drug retailers may need to modify their approaches to get the most from their general merchandise outside of the big fourth-quarter holidays, according to a new whitepaper from the Global Marketing Development Center. The report is the second part of GMDC’s “Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping” series.

August 20, 2014

More men may be embracing facial hair, but that hasn’t shaken Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand.

August 20, 2014

“Fusing” together gel and nail polish — literally — is SensatioNail Fuse, which was launched earlier this year by Pacific World.

August 20, 2014

While diagnostics may be a $1.1 billion business at retail, the value inherent in that business, especially within the sale of blood-pressure monitors and blood-glucose meters, can be so much more.

August 20, 2014

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

August 19, 2014

Advertising claims for weight loss supplement products feed the Federal Trade Commission with the highest settlement costs within the dietary supplement and functional food category, according to a new web-based, members-only tool from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. 

August 19, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications, Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, noted during a videocast hosted by GMDC, titled “Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail.”

August 19, 2014

A new collection of festive products from Hallmark proves it's never too early to get into the Holiday spirit.

August 19, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest OTC products that will appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 19, 2014

Nielsen on Monday announced the appointments of two executive leaders: John Lewis as global president and Karen Fichuk as president North America. 

 

August 19, 2014

Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts.

 

August 19, 2014

Walgreens gifted $350,000 to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

August 18, 2014

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's shaving, body lotion, false lashes, beauty devices, nail care, sun care categories and more, highlighting new products that are transforming beauty and personal care in this multi-page report.

August 18, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics and technology, in this multi-page report.

August 18, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration will be hosting an all-day hearing on Sept. 17 seeking public comment on five draft guidance documents related to the implementation of the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012, as well as input on future policy priorities. 

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 18, 2014

The Kardashian clan will partner with Farouk Systems for a line of salon-quality hair styling products. Kardashian Beauty — which features styling products, tools and accessories — will make its debut in spring 2015.

August 18, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in pain, cough-cold, overactive bladder, allergy and more, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 18, 2014

Community Health Systems on Monday announced that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to a CNN report. 

August 15, 2014

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 vaccine for pneumonia has been recommended for use by patients 65 years old and up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization practices advisory committee. 

August 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab), to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer.

August 15, 2014

Mallinckrodt announced that it has completed the acquisiton of Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion.

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.

August 15, 2014

Walmart held its second U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver on Thursday, using the occasion to dole out the first of $10 million in grants designed to stimulate innovation and the creation of U.S. jobs.