July 27, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is producing savings for state Medicaid programs that take advantage of a provision equalizing drug rebates between managed care and fee-for-service programs, according to a fact sheet released Tuesday by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans.

July 27, 2011

Allegro, a division of Conair, has unveiled the new Modella 2011 fall/winter collection, which combines fashion and function with a variety of cosmetic and travel accessories in trendy colors and designs, ranging from pink florals and vibrant plaid to wild cheetah prints.

July 27, 2011

Assured Pharmacy has signed a lease for its fifth pharmacy, which will be located in Kansas City.

July 27, 2011

U.K. health and beauty retailer Boots, whose branded products are available in the United States at Target, Ulta and ShopBootsUSA.com, and at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, announced that four of its No7 products have received the Good Housekeeping Seal by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

July 27, 2011

Inflation-related concerns will prompt back-to-school shoppers to utilize certain shopping tactics, including smartphone and social network use, to save this year.

July 27, 2011

Dreyer's, which is owned by Nestlé, has introduced snack-size frozen treats.

July 27, 2011

In an effort to have an even greater impact on the sun care category, Energizer Personal Care has announced the establishment of its sun care division, which brings together sunscreen brands Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic, as well as its private-label brand, Alpha To Omega.

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

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced that amid the retirement of one of its executives, the company has reorganized its national operations to meet the regional needs of its customers.

July 27, 2011

Eli Lilly has launched its physician payment registry, a website that enables visitors to search payments to individual U.S.-based physicians and the institutions or research organizations that receive payments on behalf of a physician.

July 27, 2011

Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons has been appointed to Magellan Health Services’ board of directors, Magellan said.

July 27, 2011

In an effort to get adults to consume their daily serving of vegetables, Mott's has introduced a 100% juice blend that touts vitamins A and C.

July 27, 2011

Generic drug maker Perrigo has closed its purchase of Paddock Labs, the company said Tuesday.

July 27, 2011

Total sales of prestige makeup experienced healthy gains during the first five months of the year, thanks to trends in dramatic eyes, soft lip shades and bold and bright nail colors, according to new beauty market research by NPD.

July 27, 2011

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

July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

July 27, 2011

Supervalu banner Shaw's has implemented the Nutrition iQ program in its stores.

July 27, 2011

Slice, a maker of cutting tools for home, school, office and industry, has announced that it will debut at the upcoming Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas a line of new beauty tools designed by architect and designer Michael Graves.

July 27, 2011

Wolters Kluwer will sell its pharma-related business, the market research firm said Wednesday.

July 26, 2011

As a relatively new facet of the pharmacy profession, specialty pharmacy is constantly developing, prompting the leader of one provider to go online to keep patients and physicians up to date.

July 26, 2011

Clif Crunch and Clif Mojo on Tuesday announced the expansion of their snack bar lineups with new flavors that now are available at grocery, natural food and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

July 26, 2011

Financial services firm Credit Suisse tabulated total basket increases of 2.7% year over year and 1% month over month for retail.

July 26, 2011

McNeil Consumer on Tuesday announced a partnership with 12-time Olympic medalist, best-selling author and mother Dara Torres, who will serve as a brand ambassador for the external analgesic Bengay.