April 16, 2014

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from cybercriminals and hackers.

April 16, 2014

Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism on Tuesday.

April 14, 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Delaware BioScience Association last week commended the Delaware State Senate for passing legislation designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

April 14, 2014

Dietary supplement use by U.S. adults is more prevalent than indicated by published data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, according to a new article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

April 14, 2014

The National Retail Federation has announced that it is moving forward with the creation of a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats identified by retailers, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as partners in the financial services sector.

April 14, 2014

Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales — which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants — increased 0.8% adjusted month-to-month and 1.6% unadjusted year-over-year.

April 11, 2014

Ian Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at the trade association’s annual meeting.

April 11, 2014

The New York State legislature recently wrapped up its 2015 budget negotiations with a favorable outcome for community pharmacy as it rejected an executive branch proposal to change how New York’s Medicaid program reimburses pharmacies for prescription medications.

April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, according to published reports.

April 10, 2014

Costco announced on Thursday that its March sales increased 8% to $10.43 billion.

April 9, 2014

According to new survey data recently released by the National Consumers League, one-third of adult Americans still believe that vaccines may be linked to autism in children.

April 9, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday applauded Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, after his legislation — H.B. 1257 — passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

April 8, 2014

The Natural Products Association on Tuesday named Daniel Fabricant the association's new CEO.

April 7, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has announced the elected officers for its board of directors for the 2014-2015 term: Ed Hamilton as president, Mark Cziraky as VP and Bruce Laughrey as treasurer.

April 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of seven new companies to its membership roster, including the Boots Co., which joined CRN as an international member.

April 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition noted that the importance of vitamin D continues to be recognized by leading researchers.

April 2, 2014

Looking to help those victims, families and communities affected by the devastating landslide that occurred in late March in Oso, Wash., several industry players have announced relief efforts.

March 31, 2014

In an effort to curb abuse of over-the-counter cold and cough medications by minors, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed legislation — House Bill 2163 — that places an age restriction on the purchase of dextromethorphan.

March 26, 2014

Drive Medical on Tuesday introduced the Bariatric Rollator walker.

March 26, 2014

Nail product manufacturer Kiss Products has created a new Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit for nail art fans.

March 25, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation and software company IQware Solutions have teamed up to create core components of an IMPACT Healthcare Innovation Hub, a new data aggregation and reporting tool that will integrate clinical and economic data.

March 25, 2014

Eileen Breslin, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

March 24, 2014

A new analysis from Avalere Health released Monday found that consumers purchasing insurance through exchanges are twice as likely to face utilization management controls on prescription medications compared with people enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance plans.

March 21, 2014

Rx Response earlier this week established a new membership structure that will enable individual companies in the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain to become direct members.