July 5, 2011

McKesson sparked its McKesson IdeaShare Conference at the Moscone Convention Center from June 29 through July 2 with a number of programs designed to bolster the competitiveness and profitability among independent pharmacies.

July 5, 2011

Consumables have long been a major component of any drug store’s product mix, but where stores historically have limited their offerings to soft drinks, candy and beer, more of them now are selling fresh produce and prepared foods.


July 5, 2011

Mountain Dew is delivering a blast from the past to consumers with the return of Mountain Dew Throwback.

July 5, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the United States and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the opening of its 29th store in North Miami in the Arch Creek Shopping Center.

July 5, 2011


Findings from the past year show that vitamin sales have been stronger than most other health and beauty categories. The recent emphasis placed by vitamin and nutritional supplement manufacturers on new multivitamin brands has delivered positive results.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the FDA said Friday.

July 5, 2011

In an effort to reach a new generation of women, several iconic beauty brands are being re-energized and revamped for today’s modern beauty maven. 


July 5, 2011

As part of a strategic assessment, generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical is set to restructure its branded division.

July 5, 2011

Pfizer defended a drug used for smoking cessation Monday following reports of a Canadian study that found it raised the risk of heart problems.

July 5, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s foray into heat patches has proven a success. Tylenol Precise is the No. 2 brand across heat and ice packs, falling in behind Pfizer’s ThermaCare.

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.

July 5, 2011

ProPhase Labs on Tuesday announced that it received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that the company no longer is in compliance with NASDAQ listing rules because the closing bid price per share of its common stock has dropped below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days.

July 5, 2011

New graphic cigarette warning labels released last month by the Food and Drug Administration already appear to be having one desired effect: an increase in "quit smoking" queries to the national 1-800-QUIT-NOW smoking cessation line, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

July 5, 2011

The Village Co.’s Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products — Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb ($1.49 each) and the Mr. Bubble foam soap twin pack ($4.99) featuring the new Bubbleberry scent and the Original Bubble scent.

July 5, 2011

Post Foods has expanded its Pebbles cereal lineup with a limited-edition flavor. New Pebbles Boulders Stone Age caramel apple now is available on store shelves nationwide.

July 5, 2011

Rockin’ Green’s laundry detergent formulas — Soft, Classic and Hard Rock — will feature a new scent and packaging.

July 5, 2011

A survey for Vitamin Shoppe found that 60% of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement. Of those who take vitamins, more than 70% of respondents said they feel more confident about their health when they are taking a vitamin. Multivitamins are the most popular supplements, with 75% of respondents taking a multivitamin regularly.

July 5, 2011

Photo-processing is evolving, but it is far from finished. “While consumers are capturing, deleting and electronically sharing more images than ever before, they also are motivated to print larger [photos] and utilize their special images in other product forms,” said Bing Liem, VP sales for Fujifilm North America.


July 5, 2011

Sagent has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its antibacterial drug.

July 5, 2011

Sam's Club is highlighting health-and-wellness issues through its latest campaign, and has pledged to donate up to $2 million to four nonprofits.

July 5, 2011

Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

July 5, 2011

Shire has filed patent infringement suits against two generic drug makers relating to its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment.

July 5, 2011

St. Joseph Aspirin has returned to store shelves with a series of product, packaging and retail enhancements, Ilex Consumer Products Group announced last month.

July 5, 2011

The race is on to capture tomorrow’s click-and-pick shopper — that multichannel consumer who, with a click, wields her phone as an omniscient shopping tool and then either picks her product off the shelf or picks where that product will be waiting for her, be it at a nearby store or in her mailbox.