October 6, 2011

The National Retail Federation described the 2011 holiday season as "average," projecting that holiday sales will rise 2.8% to $465.6 billion.

October 5, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking American Pharmacists Month by pushing people to work with their pharmacists to combat and control diabetes.

October 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

October 4, 2011

After the Federal Trade Commission charged the maker of an alcoholic, carbonated malt beverage with deceptive advertising, the company has agreed to make changes to its product's packaging.

October 4, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday unveiled the print advertising component of its campaign to emphasize the anti-competitive and anti-consumer effects of the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco.

September 30, 2011

In the latest poll conducted by Thomson Reuters and NPR, it seems that some Americans are concerned with the safety of vaccine use.

September 30, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have announced the winners of the Bowl of Hygeia, an annual award that recognizes civic and community leadership among pharmacists, sponsored by the APhA Foundation and NASPA and awarded by state pharmacy associations.

September 30, 2011

Good Clean Love earlier this week was recognized with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship award in the development category.

September 30, 2011

Retailers and their customers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card swipe fees roughly in half take effect this weekend, the National Retail Federation said.

September 30, 2011

The New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance, which recently was issued by the Food and Drug Administration, is causing a stir within the dietary supplement industry as experts continue to evaluate what kind of impact the guidance will have on their businesses.

September 29, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking Pain Awareness Month by encouraging patients to talk with their pharmacists about pain and pain medications they're taking.

September 29, 2011

Bartell Drugs is introducing a new way for customers to donate to local schools and nonprofit organizations, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

September 29, 2011

McNeil-PPC announced Wednesday that the acquisition of full ownership of the Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals joint venture has been completed.

September 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday posted a letter to the editor challenging an article critical of dietary supplements that was published July 5 and in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

September 26, 2011

Health 2.0 and Walgreens on Monday announced Chicago-based Team mHealthCoach as the winner of the Walgreens Health Guide Challenge. The winners receive a cash award of $25,000, plus an opportunity to spend an hour with Walgreens chief information officer Timothy Theriault.

September 26, 2011

The U.S. Senate last week adopted a resolution designating the month of October 2011 as “National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month” to raise attention to the problem of prescription medicine abuse, especially by teenagers.

September 23, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have teamed up for a consumer education campaign that expresses their support of the food and beverage industry's front-of-pack nutrition labeling system.

September 23, 2011

Researchers have found signaling pathways in cells that may allow earlier detection and prevention of cancer in African-American women.

September 22, 2011

A congressman from Texas is urging the Department of Health and Human Services to reject an attempt by the Texas state government to move millions of Medicaid prescription drug beneficiaries into managed care plans.

September 20, 2011

One day after the National Association of Chain Drug Stores launched a radio ad in the Washington, D.C., market that warned of the potential consequences of the merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco, the PBMs have debuted their own ad, which seeks to highlight the benefits of the deal.

September 20, 2011

Only one stakeholder stands to gain from the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco — and that would be the new “mega PBM” the deal would create, not payers, and definitely not patients, either.

September 14, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association has appointed Stacia Spridgen as director of its federal pharmacy program, the group said Wednesday.

September 14, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added Gary Bradt, motivational speaker and author of "The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity," to its roster of speakers at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

September 14, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday sent letters to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., applauding their sponsorship of companion legislation that seeks to preserve pharmacy choice for patients.