February 3, 2011

The former top executive of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association may have gone to work for the National Community Pharmacists Association, but the generic drug industry trade group got one of the independent pharmacy group’s executives as well.

February 3, 2011

A bill that would make the biggest changes to patent laws in more than half a century has drawn mixed responses from the drug industry.

February 3, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging state governments to save money with generic drugs.

February 2, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association elected a new chairman for its board of directors.

February 2, 2011

The National Consumer League on Wednesday filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that called into question advertising and labeling claims made by Glacéau’s Vitaminwater.

February 2, 2011

One of the more recognizable faces of the Natural Products Association will be leaving association work in favor of the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Store News learned Wednesday.

February 2, 2011

A new report developed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America revealed that nearly 300 heart disease and stroke medicines are in development.

February 2, 2011

Legislation repealing a requirement that nonprescription medicines would need an accompanying doctor’s prescription in order to qualify for reimbursement from employee-paid flexible spending accounts could be introduced to both Houses as soon as next week, according to a report published Tuesday in the political daily Politico.

February 1, 2011

Hershey is facing accusations that it has not helped efforts to end child labor, which potentially could impact the sales of its products during one of the biggest sale seasons of the year.

February 1, 2011

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Vic Curtis has come a long way since he began working for Costco Wholesale in 1991 as a pharmacy manager. 


Recently, he was promoted to SVP pharmacy and has seen action in prescription and OTC merchandising, pharmacy operations, mail-order and Internet-based pharmacy, and pharmacy benefit management services, as part of Costco’s team led by Charlie Burnett, the “dean” of Costco’s pharmacy/health and beauty business.

January 31, 2011

Addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

January 27, 2011

Retailers should expect a boost in sales this Valentine's Day, as total spending is projected to reach $15.7 billion among consumers ages 18 years and older, according to the National Retail Federation.

January 26, 2011

The largest retail trade association on Wednesday said that President Obama's State of the Union address recognized the industry's role in job creation.

January 25, 2011

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index reached its highest level in eight months as Americans grew more optimistic about the job market.

January 25, 2011

More than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in 2010, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board said Tuesday.

January 25, 2011

3D Communications on Tuesday announced that Virginia Cox will join its team of communication and healthcare experts, effective Feb. 1.

January 24, 2011

As many as 71% of cough-cold sufferers in search of decongestant relief oppose a prescription requirement for pseudoephedrine, according to a survey commissioned by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released Monday.

January 20, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday announced that Emily Skor has been selected to serve as VP communications and alliance development, effective Feb. 14.

January 20, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday released “Roadmap for Retailers: Safely Navigating What You Say About Dietary Supplements,” an educational tool to remind the supplement industry about its responsibilities with regard to the laws and regulations under which supplements are sold.

January 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new product label to help consumers easily identify those products composed of — or partially composed of — renewable resources.

January 20, 2011

Retailers are ready to expand again, and likely will do so as the economy picks up, according to a new survey conducted by the charitable arm of the National Retail Federation and KPMG.

January 20, 2011

Surgeon general Regina Benjamin on Thursday issued a “Call to Action to Support Breast-feeding,” outlining steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breast-feed their babies.

January 20, 2011

Walmart joined First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington Thursday to unveil a comprehensive effort to provide its customers with healthier and more affordable food choices.

January 19, 2011

A poll released by the American Cleaning Institute found that nearly three-quarters of Americans use antibacterial soap, and many of them wouldn't be happy if the government banned such products.