Building on its government affairs and public policy department, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Christopher Smith, formerly with the National Community Pharmacists Association, as director of federal public policy.
Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is partnering with four NFL players — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin — to talk about the importance of precision both on the gridiron and in the equipment needed to tackle shaving, even on sensitive skin.
LifeScan announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a permanent injunction against Pakistani distributors of counterfeit OneTouch Test Strips and awarded the company damages of $3.3 million.
A global population of patients with prediabetes that is three times the size of those who already have Type 2 diabetes has led to intense competition between drug makers to launch drugs to treat the disease, according to a new report.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.
Both Novartis Consumer Health and McNeil Consumer Healthcare will be making strong comebacks across their respective analgesic portfolios in the second half of this year, which will make a fourth-quarter battle royale across analgesics, as well as cough-cold.
Mike Aigner, director of national accounts, Mylan
Q: What do you hope to get out of the RBC show?
A: We'd like to reach as many customers as possible. Cardinal has been an absolutely great partner for many years.
CPG manufacturers may have another reason to ensure their products can be advertised as "BPA-free." Exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) could be a contributing factor to why some couples are having difficulty conceiving, reported Catherine Racowsky, director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital and author of the BPA study.
While rates of human papillomavirus infection among girls ages 14 years to 19 years have dropped by half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending routine vaccination against it seven years ago, rates of vaccination have not increased, the agency said.
As many as 62% of Springfield, Mo., residents oppose a proposed law that would require all consumers to obtain a doctor's prescription before buying cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Magellan Strategies.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will be a keynote speaker at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry Sept. 18 to 21 in Park City, Utah.