March 31, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday spoke out against a Florida bill sponsored by state Rep. Rob Schenck, R-District 44, which would restrict the dispensing of controlled substances on Schedule II and III to publicly traded pharmacy chains and pharmacies that have more than $100 million in taxable revenues, or only those independent community pharmacies that have been in business more than 10 years.

March 31, 2011

Just two weeks after expressing its discouragement caused by the delayed swipe-fee reform, the National Retail Federation lauded a letter from a coalition of consumer groups that also opposed the delay, which is slated to go into effect this summer.

March 31, 2011

Kraft Foods said its board of directors has nominated Peter Henry as its newest member.

March 31, 2011

The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has signed on to be part of Poise’s “Great Women in History” series, launched last year, to highlight the fact that many great women throughout history have had to contend with light bladder leakage, Poise manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday.

March 31, 2011

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on Monday published a working paper that identified $329 million in overspending as a result of underutilization of generics.

March 31, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

March 31, 2011

A beef jerky brand that made its debut at the 2010 National Association of Convenience Stores trade show last October has been named the official beef jerky of the Babe Ruth League.

March 31, 2011

Total and front-end same-store sales at Rite Aid decreased during March, while pharmacy sales and prescriptions filled increased, the pharmacy retailer said Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Thousands of Rite Aid customers across the United States can get free, full-body skin cancer screenings this spring.

March 31, 2011

Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

March 31, 2011

A drug used to treat diabetes also may prevent it, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine.

March 31, 2011

Patients that have been handling their diabetes for a long time are less likely to experience complications, according to a new study conducted by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers.

March 30, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its supervisor of Rx coordinators.

March 30, 2011

A biopharmaceutical company that specializes in diabetes treatments has appointed a new board chairman.

March 30, 2011

Dr. Reddy’s Labs will assume ownership of a penicillin manufacturing site in Bristol, Tenn., from GlaxoSmithKline.

March 30, 2011

The law firm of Brower Piven on Tuesday announced that a class action lawsuit has commenced in the Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of all shareholders of Drugstore.com, alleging violations of state law by the company’s board of directors relating to the proposed acquisition by Walgreens.

March 30, 2011

Profit grew by nearly 10% to $123.2 million and sales advanced 8.3% to nearly $2.3 billion as Family Dollar remained on a consistent growth trajectory during its second quarter, ended Feb. 27.

March 30, 2011

Hansen's is introducing two beverages that tout natural, zero-calorie sweetener Truvia.

March 30, 2011

Many patients with heart failure skip pills due to medication costs, according to research by the Mayo Clinic.

March 30, 2011

Jack Black is promoting its new Performance Remedy sports therapy collection by sponsoring the Revolution3 Triathlon.

March 30, 2011

A rise in visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the professional skin care products market, with Europe and the United States posting rebounds, according to a recently released study by consulting and research firm Kline.

March 30, 2011

Graphic Armor, in association with Kiss and Condomania, on Wednesday announced the release of Kiss Kondoms, FDA-approved "picture condoms" featuring a full color image on the latex.

March 30, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal Paris has tapped French model Madame Ines de la Fressange to join its family of brand ambassadors.

March 30, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday recalled one product lot of the analgesic Tylenol 8 Hour extended-release caplets 150-count bottles distributed in the United States, and three brands at the wholesale level.