August 29, 2013

The cost of providing employee healthcare benefits at the nation's largest employers is projected to increase 7% in 2014 — the third-consecutive year employers have budgeted this amount, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of more than 265 large U.S. employers.

August 29, 2013

A member of Congress is raising concerns about "preferred pharmacy" Medicare drug plans, according to an Alexandria, Va.-based trade group that represents independent pharmacies.

August 29, 2013

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will introduced its updated certification examination later this year, the group said Thursday.

August 29, 2013

Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They also are more inclined to make healthy changes and adhere to them, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

August 28, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesay applauded Delaware Rep. Rebecca Walker, the Delaware legislature and Gov. Jack Markell for passing and signing House Bill 130, an anti-methamphetamine bill.

August 28, 2013

Craft brewers are the star of the show in the latest issue of Costco Wholesale Corp.'s member magazine.

August 27, 2013

Are big-box stores and shopping malls in the suburbs giving way to walkable retail? According to a couple of recent magazine articles, that appears to be the trend.

August 27, 2013

The National Council on Aging on Tuesday announced that actor Lee Majors is joining the Council's Flu + You program to help encourage seniors to get their annual flu shots.

August 21, 2013

Nine top legal minds in the dietary supplement/functional food industry will participate in an innovative, cut-to-the-chase, panel-style presentation addressing nine topics to help companies protect themselves against the rising tide of class-action lawsuits during The Conference, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.

August 21, 2013

Zak Designs is helping to bring the magic of Disney's "Sophia the First," a popular kids' TV show, to every meal with a new line of dinnerware and drinkware.

August 19, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association asked the Food and Drug Administration to take action to ensure that the millions of caretakers who use acetaminophen products in young children have access to convenient and accurate dosing information.

August 19, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week announced that Ron Brownstein, whom the Washington Post called “one of the gold-plated names of political journalism,” has been added to the speaker line-up at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, taking place in Park City, Utah, Sept. 18 to 21.

August 19, 2013

The limitations within a recent study linking omega-3 fish oil and increased prostate cancer risk ought to be taken in consideration, according to a commentary published in the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

August 16, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the release of “Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach,” a book that presents a new way of teaching the theory and practice of motivational interviewing to healthcare professionals.

August 16, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 navigator grant applicants in federally facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces.

August 14, 2013

The global prestige beauty market experienced mixed results in the first half of 2013 but the U.S. prestige beauty market posted an 8% gain during the first six months of the year, according to the NPD Group.

August 14, 2013

July retail sales saw gains in many back-to-school categories like clothing and sporting goods, but surprising declines in home-based categories, including building materials and furniture stores. Still, according to the National Retail Federation, July retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.3% seasonally adjusted from June and increased 5% unadjusted year-over-year.

August 13, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that leading women’s health expert, ABC News’ senior medical contributor and author Jennifer Ashton, M.D., will speak to conference attendees during the “Breakfast With…” session on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, in Park City, Utah.

August 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approved Tivicay (dolutegravir), a new drug to treat HIV-1 infection that is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

August 13, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past weekend announced new fee rates for fiscal year 2014, including the abbreviated new drug application fee.

August 11, 2013

Changes in healthcare delivery today are influencing the way community pharmacy serves patients. That was the key message healthcare policy wizard Mark McClellan, M.P.A., M.D., PhD., had for attendees of an Aug. 9 industry general session in Seattle at Cardinal Health's annual Retail Business Conference.

August 9, 2013

As pharmacy evolves from medication dispensing to a key component of the healthcare system, strengthening the pharmacist's role in health care was the dominant theme at a recent conference sponsored by a coalition of pharmacy groups.

August 8, 2013

Data released this week by federal health officials showed that between 2008 and 2011, the obesity rates of low-income preschoolers declined in 19-of-43 states and territories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

August 8, 2013

Costco announced on Thursday that sales for the month of July rose 7% as same-store sales climbed 4%.