June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday identified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a tax, which means the constitutionality of the healthcare-reform package cannot be addressed until after that tax is assessed.

June 28, 2012

A new continuing-education program offered by a national pharmacist professional organization aims to prepare pharmacists to communicate with patients about the safe and effective use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

June 28, 2012

Botanical Labs on Wednesday launched its certified gluten-free Protein Complete liquid dietary supplement that is fortified with 10 g of protein per 1-oz. serving.

June 28, 2012

A drug maker and a branch of the National Education Association have released a set of education resources designed to curb prescription drug abuse and misuse.

June 28, 2012

While the Supreme Court on Thursday morning left the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mostly intact, the court did rule that Congress cannot withhold federal Medicaid spending from a state that does not expand its eligibility requirements under the act.

June 27, 2012

A bill passed in the Senate will provide measures to speed up the development of treatments for people who desperately need them.

June 21, 2012

Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would speed up Food and Drug Administration approval of knock-off versions of vaccines and other biologics while requiring the agency to conduct more inspections of drug factories overseas, according to published reports.

June 21, 2012

The leader of the country’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider had a day in Washington.

June 21, 2012

Recently, a disease that was long a deadly scourge in the United States has resurfaced: whooping cough.


June 20, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday released its comprehensive report titled "The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements (4th Edition)."

June 20, 2012

Frequenting certain retail stores may affect customers' waistlines, according to a new study.

June 20, 2012

Women want more for their money when it comes to beauty and, as a result, are more likely to buy makeup that also offers skin care benefits, such as moisturizing and SPF protection, according to a new report by market research company the NPD Group.

June 19, 2012

The NFL Players Association last week announced a new licensing relationship with TheraPearl, a consumer products company specializing in hot and cold pack technology.

June 18, 2012

The Natural Products Foundation on Monday named the three recipients of its 2012 NPF Scholarship.

June 18, 2012

Bartell Drugs has brought the chain's latest store concept to its Edmonds, Wash., location, according to local reports.

June 15, 2012

Costco Wholesale has agreed to buy out Controladora Comercial Mexicana's 50% share interest in Costco de Mexico, a joint venture, for about $760.4 million.

June 15, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday issued a response to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation around the ineffectiveness of vitamin D and calcium to prevent cancer or fractures.

June 13, 2012

The National Rural Health Association on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., strongly supporting the bill she introduced in March — H.R. 4215, the Medicare Pharmacy Transparency and Fair Auditing Act.

June 13, 2012

After a strong first quarter, consumers in May took a more practical approach to their spending. According to a National Retail Federation release on Wednesday, May retail sales (excluding automobile, gas stations and restaurants) decreased 0.3% seasonally adjusted from April but increased 4.8% unadjusted year over year, marking 23 consecutive months of retail sales growth.

June 8, 2012

Making a direct appeal to teens, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association has created the website DXMstories.org that directly engages young adults around the dangers of dextromethorphan abuse with provocative video clips featuring peer anecdotes.

June 8, 2012

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2012 by a vote of 270-to-146, which will reinstate over-the-counter medicines as eligible expenses under flexible spending accounts without the requisite prescription established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last year.

June 7, 2012

Botanical Labs on Monday recalled 38 bottles of its 33.8-oz. "Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health" liquid dietary supplement and 275 bottles of its 16-oz. "Wellesse Digestive Health 3 in 1" liquid dietary supplement, because of a potential contamination with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration advised consumers Thursday.

June 7, 2012

The Consumer Healthcare Product's Association's Educational Foundation was recognized with two awards for its "Up and Away and Out of Sight" campaign, CHPA shared in an e-newsletter Tuesday.

June 6, 2012

Coinstar is bringing its coffee kiosk to various retail channels through an exclusive agreement with Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best Coffee.