August 30, 2011

Rx Response late Monday announced it has activated its Pharmacy Reporting Status Tool to aid storm managers and people in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.

August 26, 2011

Increases in vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus are trailing increases in rates for two other vaccines recommended for teens and preteens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

August 25, 2011

This holiday season, OPI is paying homage to America’s Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disney’s “The Muppets” with a limited-edition collection of Muppet-inspired nail lacquers available beginning in November at nail salons, Ulta and JCPenney.

August 25, 2011

Healthcare technology company Supplylogix and consulting firm Kindler & Crimmins Associates will collaborate to deliver inventory management and reverse logistics services to pharmacy chains around the country, the two companies said.

August 24, 2011


A worldwide flood of counterfeit and unsafe medications is seeping into the United States and other developed countries via the Internet and porous borders, threatening public health and the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

August 24, 2011

A recent consumer survey released by AlixPartners found that a little more than half of all consumers (51%) identify a traditional grocery retailer as their point of destination when making a grocery trip.

August 19, 2011

Asteres, a provider of 24/7 automated pharmacy kiosks, earlier this week announced that Guthrie Health is the first hospital pharmacy to offer OTC products in addition to prescriptions at their ScriptCenter kiosk.

August 18, 2011

Pharmacist Edward Spearbeck, 78, passed on Aug. 14, according to a report in the Washington Post published Thursday.

August 11, 2011

The Global Market Development Center earlier this week named Mark Mechelse to the role of director of industry insights.

August 10, 2011

Save-A-Lot, the hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain owned by Supervalu, on Tuesday dispatched two "brand ambassadors" on the Save-A-Lot Fuel Your Family Road Trip.

August 10, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute has appointed Terry Levee to serve as director of food safety programs.

August 9, 2011

Consumer Reports announced that its index, which measures overall consumer sentiment, fell to its lowest level since December 2009 and registered its sharpest drop in two years, as recent events in Washington about the debt ceiling debate fixed attention on the weak economy.

July 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the keynote address at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry on Oct. 20 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

July 27, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Heather Garlich as the association’s director of media and public relations.

July 27, 2011

Publix will offer free diabetes screenings at more than 800 Publix stores this year, the grocer announced Wednesday.

July 22, 2011

A drug designed to boost high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels also may improve blood-sugar control for diabetics, according to a new analysis of a discontinued study.

July 19, 2011

A new report published in the June issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety found that diabetes patients can benefit from multipayer patient-centered medical homes.

July 18, 2011

Nicole by OPI is launching for the holiday season Kardashian Kolors, a line of nail lacquer shades inspired by the Kardashians.

July 7, 2011

A global medical technology company has appointed a worldwide director of scientific affairs for its diagnostic systems division.

July 5, 2011

MediShield was selected as a winner of the 11th Annual New York Venture Summit Top Innovator award last month by YoungStartup Ventures. The award recognizes privately held companies from across the United States that play a leading role in innovation.

July 5, 2011

Ten years ago the word probiotics wasn’t known, and five years ago it was a new word to most Americans. But thanks to the marketing of Activia yogurt by Dannon, which started in 2006, these microorganisms have garnered national attention.

June 24, 2011

Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18. He succeeds Mark Ketchum, who is retiring but will remain a director until May 2012.

June 20, 2011

OPI has teamed up with the Miss Universe Organization to unveil a new collection of nail lacquer shades.

June 20, 2011

The booming healthcare market, which is expected to reach 19.6% of gross domestic product by 2019, is driving a surge of activity from companies looking to develop new products and services to bolster profits and create more convenient patient care, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.