August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

Excedrin relaunched in the United States in 2013 and is doing well. The brand generated $130 million between its Excedrin tablets and Excedrin Migraine tablets for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 20, 2014

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

August 20, 2014

The allergy remedy business is growing, and not just because of new entries to the market like Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR, which to date has brought in more than $50 million to the category. Allergy seasons are lasting longer, and there are more people suffering from allergies.

August 20, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser recently extended its Mucinex brand into the allergy set with the appropriately named Mucinex Allergy.

August 20, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser this season extended its line of popular Mucinex Fast-Max products, which provide multi-symptom relief, to include a product for nighttime cold-and-flu relief in both liquid and tablet form, taking on Procter & Gamble’s NyQuil franchise.

August 20, 2014

As health care in the United States continues to move toward a patient-centric system, new opportunities are opening up for technology providers.

August 20, 2014

In May 2014, Pfizer introduced Nexium 24HR, one of the top-selling acid blockers, over the counter in the United States.

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 20, 2014

Giant Eagle is planning to open a Market District Express store in Columbus, Ohio, according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch published Tuesday.

 

August 20, 2014

Acne. For many people, especially younger consumers, it is a four-letter word that can wreak havoc on their self-esteem and is a source of much frustration as they search for the best treatment that will once and for all blast those blemishes.

August 20, 2014

Target’s U.S. sales held up reasonably well in second-quarter 2014, but weak results in Canada and expense pressures prompted the company to reduce its full-year profit expectations a week after Brian Cornell became president and CEO.

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 20, 2014

“Leading change.” That was theme for this year’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, held in Washington, D.C., last month at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, from July 23 to 26.

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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.

August 14, 2014

Most fine fragrance users also use some type of a scented body product, according to new research by global information company the NPD Group, representing significant opportunities for the fragrance industry.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second-quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself, but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third-quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and healthcare costs.

August 13, 2014

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Wednesday applauded the decision by Walgreens to remain headquartered in the Chicago area. 

 

August 11, 2014

CVS/pharmacy celebrated on Monday its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, marking the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

August 11, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar and Cardinal Health on Monday announced a multi-year agreement for Cardinal Health to be the new primary supplier of branded and generic pharmaceutical products.

August 11, 2014

Sanofi on Monday acquired the rights to Afrezza Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, from MannKind in a deal that could be worth as much as $925 million. 

August 7, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Braun has unveiled a new branding campaign, dubbed #FaceGreatness with Braun Confidence, featuring NFL and Braun’s new U.S. spokesperson, Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl quarterback, Russell Wilson.

August 7, 2014

Delhaize Group announced on Thursday that U.S. same-store sales for the second quarter increased 3.3%.