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July 19, 2013

A drug-safety website operated by drug maker Purdue Pharma has won accolades from an international awards program for marketing and communications.

STAMFORD, Conn. – A drug-safety website operated by drug maker Purdue Pharma has won accolades from an international awards program for marketing and communications.

July 16, 2013

Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

ST. LOUIS — Fancy Feast announced today a new line of cat food made with real cheddar cheese. Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

July 16, 2013

Green Smoke e-cigarettes brand announced this week the availability of a new carrying case for disposable and rechargeable e-cigarettes, and a new packaging design.

MIAMI — Green Smoke e-cigarettes brand announced that smokers can now buy a reusable sleek carrying case for their disposables and rechargeables, to enjoy a variety of flavors and nicotine levels.

 

The new carrying case holds the equivalent of 2 packs of cigarettes in vapor volume.

July 16, 2013

Monistat, an over-the-counter vaginal yeast infection treatment, announced a partnership with women's underwear and lingerie brand Hanky Panky to help boost women's confidence when diagnosed with a yeast infection.

TREVOSE, Pa. — Monistat, an over-the-counter vaginal yeast infection treatment, announced this week a partnership with women's underwear and lingerie brand Hanky Panky to help boost women's confidence when diagnosed with a yeast infection.

Through the partnership, Monistat is offering the chance for women to win Hanky Panky panties through the Sexy Self Panty Giveaway. Now through November 30, a daily winner will be selected from entries on www.monistat.com.

July 15, 2013

Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity, and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors. "But why do dark horses win?" asks Mack Elevation Forum founder, Dan Mack.

Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors.

July 12, 2013

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas. A special kickoff for NACDS Total Store Expo, "The Elevation Forum: Seven Ideas to Create the Future" brings together some of the top minds in retail to give attendees a grasp of emerging industry best practices in strategic sales, marketing, merchandising and retail consumer packaged goods strategy.

July 10, 2013

Patient care is local. And at the end of the day, when the book has been written on healthcare reform that simple fact will create more opportunity for community pharmacy owners — at least the ones who are able to seize that opportunity.

LAS VEGAS — Patient care is local. And at the end of the day, when the book has been written on healthcare reform that simple fact will create more opportunity for community pharmacy owners — at least the ones who are able to seize that opportunity.

July 10, 2013

McKesson ideaShare 2013 concluded with a bang, as healthcare and policy experts discussed the implementation of healthcare reform and the impact it will have on community pharmacy during a special Public Policy Forum session held on June 29, the final day of the conference.

LAS VEGAS — McKesson ideaShare 2013 concluded with a bang, as healthcare and policy experts discussed the implementation of healthcare reform and the impact it will have on community pharmacy during a special Public Policy Forum session held on June 29, the final day of the conference.

July 10, 2013

Pharmacy ownership was once again a key aspect of McKesson ideaShare, as McKesson hosted its sixth annual RxOwnership program on June 29 to help advise independent pharmacy operators that are looking to buy or sell an existing store.

LAS VEGAS — Pharmacy ownership was once again a key aspect of McKesson ideaShare, as McKesson hosted its sixth annual RxOwnership program on June 29 to help advise independent pharmacy operators that are looking to buy or sell an existing store. Always well-attended, there were no empty tables at this year’s ownership transfer luncheon, which created an interactive environment for attendees to one of three different case studies: one in which a new pharmacy owner was looking to fill the void left behind in the local community by a retiring pharmacist; another involving a la

July 10, 2013

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on Wednesday launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 9, 2013

Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday. The state's first healthcare plan has adopted a solution from Change Healthcare called Healthcare University, which uses videos, quizzes, games and game mechanics to make benefits education easy and impactful, to teach consumers how their benefits work and how to make value-based healthcare decisions.

July 1, 2013

More than half of Americans suffer from motion sickness, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Prestige Brands' Dramamine, with as many as 60% indicating that they most often suffer while riding as a passenger in a car.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — More than half of Americans suffer from motion sickness, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Prestige Brands' Dramamine, with as many as 60% indicating that they most often suffer while riding as a passenger in a car.

Although many — 86% — agree that motion sickness is an unpleasant condition that can spoil travel plans, nearly half (46%) admit that they have no idea how to prevent it. 

June 27, 2013

Nivea announced today the launch of "Style, Uncapped," a customized lip care design campaign to celebrate consumers' personal style by giving them the opportunity to design and purchase their own lip care caps.

NEW YORK — Nivea announced today the launch of "Style, Uncapped," a customized lip care design campaign to celebrate consumers' personal style by giving them the opportunity to design and purchase their own lip care caps. The design program can be found on a branded micro site, StyleUncapped.com.

June 27, 2013

McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation introduced its new McKesson Mobile Delivery app, here, Thursday, at McKesson ideashare 2013.

LAS VEGAS — McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation introduced its new McKesson Mobile Delivery app, here, Thursday, at McKesson ideashare 2013. Designed for use with Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini, the new app can help independent pharmacy owners improve adherence rates, drive greater operational efficiencies and reduce costly hospital admissions.

June 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is working with international regulators in the latest crackdown on rogue Internet pharmacies, the agency said Thursday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration is working with international regulators in the latest crackdown on rogue Internet pharmacies, the agency said Thursday.

The FDA announced the the latest effort, dubbed Operation Pangea VI, in which law enforcement, customs and regulatory agencies in 99 countries took action against more than 9,600 websites illegally selling potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs to consumers. The actions included regulatory warnings and seizure of websites and $41.1 million worth of illegal medicines.

June 26, 2013

Little Busy Bodies on Wednesday announced it has finalized a licensing agreement with Procter & Gamble. Under the agreement, Little Busy Bodies, creators of the popular Boogie Wipes, will make and market a line of saline-infused products under the Puffs brand.

CINCINNATI — Little Busy Bodies on Wednesday announced it has finalized a licensing agreement with Procter & Gamble. Under the agreement, Little Busy Bodies, creators of the popular Boogie Wipes, will make and market a line of saline-infused products under the Puffs brand.

June 24, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

The SPCB announced Monday the release of the Certified Specialty Pharmacist Candidate Handbook, which includes information on eligibility requirements, examination content outlines, testing information, code of conduct, recertification requirements and fees.

June 21, 2013

RetailMeNot.com, a U.S. digital coupon website, announced the results of a mobile commerce survey reviewing consumers' current mobile commerce behaviors. The results were presented at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on June 7.

AUSTIN, Texas — RetailMeNot.com, a U.S. digital coupon website, today announced the results of a mobile commerce survey reviewing consumers' current mobile commerce behaviors. The results were presented at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on June 7.

June 21, 2013

Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

Using the front-facing camera available on select mobile devices, players use their mouths to completely control the intergalactic game play — when you chew, the main character, Ace, jumps. This advanced chew-tracking software was developed specifically for "Gumulon."

June 19, 2013

Neuro health drinks are comprised of six different formulated drinks: Sonic, Passion, Trim, Daily, Bliss and Sleep, with each offering a different benefit — boosting mental performance, reducing stress, promoting restful sleep and more.

LOS ANGELES — Neuro health drinks today announced expanded distribution to Target Corp. stores nationwide. The new drinks were designed by Diana Jenkins, originally from a small town in Bosnia, who is a philanthropist, global activist, entrepreneur, war refugee and mother of two.

June 18, 2013

Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes available at no charge.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., and WESTPORT, Conn. — Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes. The Eat Well, Test Well program is available online at no charge and was developed to help educate and motivate people with diabetes to make healthier mealtime choices based on the results of blood-sugar testing as a guide.

June 18, 2013

A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

ALBANY, Ga. — A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high-carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "second meal effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

June 17, 2013

The Dr. Baker Says Co. introduced last week a new supplement to market containing four omegas, essential fatty acids and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Cape Cod, Mass. — The Dr. Baker Says Co. introduced last week a new supplement to market containing four omegas, essential fatty acids and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

June 11, 2013

The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows Americans are reporting significantly fewer financial troubles, Consumer Reports National Research Center announced.

YONKERS, N.Y. — The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows Americans are reporting significantly fewer financial troubles, Consumer Reports National Research Center announced Tuesday. The Index’s trouble tracker measure fell sharply to 34 from 41.7 a month earlier — the lowest level since the organization first measured it in April 2009.

June 11, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy has launched a new mobile app and mobile website, the retail pharmacy chain said.

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy has launched a new mobile app and mobile website, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Fruth, based in Point Pleasant, W.Va., said the app would allow customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders and locate stores and find weekly specials. Starting in three months, Fruth prescription bottles will include a 4-in. QR code to allow quick refills by scanning them with the app.