Content about Associated Press

February 6, 2014

The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that New York's online database of drug prescriptions has curtailed "doctor shopping" by 75%, citing New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that New York's online database of drug prescriptions has curtailed "doctor shopping" by 75%, citing New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah. 

The Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, called I-STOP, began operating in August, AP reported. 

February 6, 2014

West Virginia took one step closer to making pseudoephedrine products prescription-only, as the state's Senate Committee on Health voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposal, according to an Associated Press report.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia took one step closer to making pseudoephedrine products prescription-only, as the state's Senate Committee on Health voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposal, according to an Associated Press report

According to the report, the bill would allow an exception for certain over-the-counter drugs that are deemed "tamper resistant" by the Board of Pharmacy.

February 20, 2013

Legislation that would require pharmacy benefit managers to seek licensure from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy if they were to distribute medicines to Oklahoma residents was introduced on Tuesday, according to an AP report.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislation that would require pharmacy benefit managers to seek licensure from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy if they were to distribute medicines to Oklahoma residents was introduced on Tuesday, according to an Associated Press report

September 20, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

The proton-pump inhibitor will not come in a chewable form, however, and will feature the message "Swallow — Do Not Chew" prominently on its packaging.

August 15, 2012

Personal care maker Johnson & Johnson is on a course to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetics in less than four years in an effort to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals.

SKILLMAN, N.J. — Personal care maker Johnson & Johnson is on a course to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetics in less than four years in an effort to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals.

In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, the company said it is on track to have baby products, including its No More Tears baby shampoo, reformulated by the end of 2013. Adult products will reformulated by the end of 2015.

June 21, 2012

In 2008, an investigation by the Associated Press revealed that drinking water supplies in major cities and metropolitan regions across the country are riddled with pharmaceutical compounds.

In 2008, an investigation by the Associated Press revealed that drinking water supplies in major cities and metropolitan regions across the country are riddled with pharmaceutical compounds. For 41 million Americans, it suggests water with something extra means more than just a slice of lemon, though the quantities of pharmaceutical compounds in the water are too small to constitute a medical dose, according to the report.


August 31, 2011

Franklin Brown, the former vice chairman at Rite Aid, was freed from jail on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Franklin Brown, the former vice chairman at Rite Aid, was freed from jail on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Brown, who was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking part in a $1.6 billion accounting scandal, was released following a resentencing hearing. He served six years of his sentence. An appeals court overturned Brown's sentence in May, AP said.

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.

ATLANTA — 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.

The new labels aren’t even on cigarette packages yet — the labels will be implemented next year.

June 3, 2011

Sam's Club is expanding its foray into the private-label business by focusing on consumables.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is expanding its foray into the private-label business by focusing on consumables.

According to an Associated Press report, the retailer is launching a private-label baked goods line called Artisan Fresh, Simply Right, a personal care collection, and Daily Chef, which includes groceries.

The brands, which will roll out this fall, will replace Sam's Club store brand Members Mark, AP said.

April 18, 2011

Kansas on Monday officially made the move from a paper tracking system for pseudoephedrine sales to the electronic tracking capabilities afforded through the National Precursor Log Exchange, according to an Associated Press report published Monday.

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas on Monday officially made the move from a paper tracking system for pseudoephedrine sales to the electronic tracking capabilities afforded through the National Precursor Log Exchange, according to an Associated Press report published Monday. Kansas first announced its intent to switch over to NPLEx in March 2010.

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.

NEW YORK — 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.

According to the report, Johnson & Johnson said the changes will allow the company to "give focused attention to quality and compliance, and the critical task of restoring McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands."

March 11, 2011

First it was Family Dollar; now 99 Cents Only Stores finds itself in buyout talks, as investors are seeing the value in discount store chains.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — First it was Family Dollar; now 99 Cents Only Stores finds itself in buyout talks, as investors are seeing the value in discount store chains.

December 10, 2010

CVS Caremark made headlines when it announced late in the day on Dec. 3 that former Walmart executive Hank Mullany had been named president of CVS/pharmacy. However, the wires were soon abuzz with news that Walmart had filed a lawsuit against CVS to block the hiring of Mullany.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — CVS Caremark made headlines when it announced late in the day on Dec. 3 that former Walmart executive Hank Mullany had been named president of CVS/pharmacy. However, the wires were soon abuzz with news that Walmart had filed a lawsuit against CVS to block the hiring of Mullany.

November 10, 2010

Former Kmart CEO Charles Conaway has agreed to drop his appeal of a $10 million...

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Former Kmart CEO Charles Conaway has agreed to drop his appeal of a $10 million fine levied last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission for his role in misleading investors. Conaway, who ran Kmart a decade ago after serving as president of CVS, will pay $5.5 million to settle the charges, according to reports from the Associated Press and other news sources.

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

WASHINGTON Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply divided over the controversial overhaul and its potential benefits, a new poll from the Associated Press and the GfK Group revealed.

 

August 24, 2010

More than 3 million older Americans may have to switch to a different Medicare drug...

August 15, 2010

Kroger recently introduced its private-label and beauty care brand Mirra, and according to an Associated...

October 30, 2007

Alberto-Culver co-founder Bernice Lavin, who co-founded the company alongside her husband, died Monday after a...