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January 22, 2014

In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation underscored the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

January 21, 2014

Drive Medical recently launched its new Steerable Knee Walker, a durable and stable mobility option for individuals recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputation and ulcers of the foot.

January 21, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association responded to Sen. Charles Schumer’s, D-N.Y., recent call for the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require flow restrictors on all bottles of children's liquid medicines.

January 20, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute, a plaintiff in the litigation against the Federal Reserve’s interpretation of debit reform legislation by Congress under the Durbin Amendment, on Friday urged the Appeals Court to agree with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 decision.

January 17, 2014

Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today — or 1-of-13 children younger than 18 years — will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report released Friday.

January 17, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination medicines that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit, suggesting it would not impact use of over-the-counter formulations containing acetaminophen.

January 17, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday created an infographic that depicts the dietary supplement consumer based on the association's annual survey.

January 17, 2014

A survey released by the National Consumers League found that more than 1-in-5 (22%) U.S. parents surveyed admitted they’ve never received a flu shot, and only half (53%) of parents with children ages 17 years and younger have received a flu vaccination within the last year.

January 16, 2014

An analysis released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health found that only 35.7% of adults ages 18 to 64 years got the flu shot last season.

January 16, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday the kickoff of its annual Project Health wellness campaign, which will deliver more than $15 million worth of free health services to multicultural communities across the United States in 2014.

January 16, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to restore $85 million in Food and Drug Administration sequestered user fees.

January 16, 2014

Avignone Chemists, which is located in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, has sold its pharmacy business to CVS/pharmacy, according to a local news report.

January 15, 2014

Seattle's Best Coffee is making a foray into the instant and single-serve coffee markets.

January 14, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday announced the addition of 14 companies to its membership roster.

January 14, 2014

Just slightly more than one-third of adults aged 18 to 64 got a flu shot last season, compared with two-thirds of seniors and more than half of children, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health.

January 14, 2014

The recent breach of customer data at Target has attracted the attention of two U.S. senators.

January 13, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday pledged its support behind the introduction of legislation by Rep. Paul Harris, R-Wash., that would prohibit pharmacies or retail distributors from selling over-the-counter cough medicines containing dextromethorphan to those younger than 18 years without a prescription.

January 13, 2014

Consumers think, live and shop differently depending on where they are within the “world” of Health and Wellness, according to the Hartman Group report "Health + Wellness: A Culture of Wellness," released in December.

January 13, 2014

New York state has begun to legalize medical use of marijuana, albeit in limited form, according to published reports.

January 9, 2014

A pharmacy professor and compounding pharmacy owner are candidates for president-elect of the American Pharmacists Association for 2015-2016, the group said.

January 9, 2014

Cascadian Farm will welcome a line of bars made with organic pea protein — a protein source derived entirely from plants — to its robust line of products.

January 9, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s sales increased by 6% in the month of December and the first few days of January compared with December 2012, the club retailer said.

January 9, 2014

Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, will expand its line of zero-calorie sparkling waters with the addition of two new flavors.

January 7, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association reported the makers of over-the-counter pediatric liquid medications have made significant progress in carrying out voluntary efforts to promote safe use through standardized dosing directions and dosing devices, as underscored by the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Monday in Pediatrics.

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