July 25, 2011

The health benefits associated with probiotics already are well-known. A 2010 MaCorr Research consumer survey reported that 73% of consumers correctly suggested that “probiotics are used to help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestine,” when asked to define the supplement.

July 21, 2011

Two of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit managers plan to merge in a deal worth $29.1 billion.

July 20, 2011

Stop & Shop has donated more than $128,000 in food and financial support to tornado relief efforts in central and western Massachusetts, the company said Tuesday.

June 20, 2011

It has been weeks since a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., bringing with it widespread destruction and a death toll that, by most recent reports, has surpassed 150. As residents now work to clean up the devastation and piece back together their tattered homes and shattered community, several industry members have stepped up to show their support.


June 6, 2011

Kerr Drug is hosting the North Carolina launch of the National Consumer League’s “Script Your Future” medication adherence campaign, the regional retail pharmacy chain said.

May 26, 2011

A recent Quest Diagnostics "Health Trends Report" released Wednesday raised the possibility that men have a higher risk for allergies than women or that men, as a function of their gender, require different reporting standards when evaluated for allergies with increasingly used blood tests.

May 23, 2011

Members of a local coalition in Providence, R.I., launched on Monday the Script Your Future campaign, which is part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.

May 13, 2011

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is making its way to Philadelphia next week.

May 3, 2011

Walgreens has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid those affected by the storms and tornadoes that recently hit the Southeast.

May 2, 2011

In the wake of the tornadoes and flooding that struck many southeastern states, several leading chains have stepped up to offer support for communities impacted by the tragedy, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Kroger and Publix.

May 2, 2011

The philanthropic arm of retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid is donating $100,000 in money and supplies to victims of tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee, the company said Friday.

April 29, 2011

CVS Caremark's Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Caremark, has donated $75,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Alabama for communities impacted by tornadoes earlier this week.

April 29, 2011

Publix announced that it has kicked off a donation program that offers customers and associates the opportunity to directly assist those in the South affected by recent tornadoes and severe weather.

February 28, 2011

CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of the 2011 To Your Health program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program is designed to help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health.

February 18, 2011

“Smah-ten up, Ee-dah.” Loosely translated from deep “Mainer-ese,” that means, “smarten up, Eder.”


It’s a voice from my childhood, an old coach and counselor from summer camp, Tobias Woodworth. I called him Toby. He called me “Ee-dah.”


Stuck with me and all my other quasi-incorrigible New York City friends, Toby found himself saying, “smah-ten up!” an awful lot. It could mean anything from “you’ve got two strikes — protect the plate” to “put down that rock.”


February 16, 2011

As employers try to engage employees in health management programs to slow healthcare cost inflation, fewer employees are placing a high priority on managing and improving their health, according to a survey released Wednesday of more than 9,000 employees at large and midsize employers, conducted by Towers Watson.

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.

December 28, 2010

Health professionals worry that little is known about the long-term effects of many drugs — which have been tested extensively on adult-patient populations — on children.

December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

November 16, 2010

A class of alcoholic beverages that rapidly became popular among young people over the last...

November 15, 2010

Should retail pharmacists tell their patients to eat a good breakfast?

A mountain of data showing the health benefits of a good breakfast — one that includes high-fiber foods like cereals and grains — point to an unequivocal answer: absolutely. Studies have proven that eating breakfast is closely linked to healthy body weights, improved mental alertness and physical performance. Plus, people who skip breakfast don’t make up for the missed nutrients later in the day.

November 7, 2010

According to a study published in the November edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal...

October 31, 2010

As many as 50% of shoppers felt that their supermarket helped them make healthful choices,...

October 28, 2010

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the launch of its Aisle7 online widget gallery, home to plug-and-play...