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January 29, 2014

A call to make 2014 a year of action and for the government to work on behalf of Americans was the underlying theme of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

WASHINGTON — A call to make 2014 a year of action and for the government to work on behalf of Americans was the underlying theme of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

During his remarks, Obama touched upon a string of topics ranging from immigration reform, to education, to job creation. He also called for the raising of minimum wage and urged businesses to do what they can to raise employees’ wages, citing Costco as an example.

January 29, 2014

Stranded Atlantans found shelter from a snow storm, making a local CVS/pharmacy their home for the night, according to a report in Gawker.

ATLANTA — Stranded Atlantans found shelter from a snow storm, making a local CVS/pharmacy their home for the night, according to a report in Gawker.

As much as four inches of snow blanketed parts of the South, leaving gridlocked roadways and canceled flights in its wake, and throwing Georgia in a state of emergency.

January 29, 2014

Almost two-thirds of specialty pharmacy revenues are attributed to 1-of-3 companies, and the specialty pharmacy market is poised to explode, according to a Drug Channels Institute report.

PHILADELPHIA — Almost two-thirds of specialty pharmacy revenues are attributed to 1-of-3 companies, and the specialty pharmacy market is poised to explode, according to a Drug Channels Institute report released Tuesday. 

January 29, 2014

Rite Aid announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. Rite Aid has raised more than $6.4 million for the United Way of the Capital Region since it began holding a corporate campaign in 2002. 

January 29, 2014

Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

 

 

January 29, 2014

Teva announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its supplemental new drug application for three-times-a-week Copaxone in 40mg/mL form.

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its supplemental new drug application for three-times-a-week Copaxone in 40mg/mL. Daily Copaxone in 20mg/mL dosage will continue to be available.  

Copaxone is administered to patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The new formulation will allow for a less frequent dosing regimen.

January 29, 2014

The Little Clinic opened earlier this month a new clinic in Colorado in the Parker King Soopers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Little Clinic opened earlier this month a new clinic in Colorado in the Parker King Soopers.
 
"Access to quality, convenient health care is becoming increasingly important as more and more consumers enter the healthcare marketplace," said Ken Patric, chief medical officer for The Little Clinic. "Patient response in Colorado has been tremendously positive and continued growth in the region is a natural progression for The Little Clinic."
 

January 28, 2014

Actavis announced that it has signed and completed an agreement for Zhejiang Chiral Medicine Chemicals Co. to acquire Actavis' interest in Actavis (Foshan) Pharmaceuticals Co., an Actavis subsidiary based in Foshan, China.

DUBLIN — Actavis last week announced that it has signed and completed an agreement for Zhejiang Chiral Medicine Chemicals Co. to acquire Actavis' interest in Actavis (Foshan) Pharmaceuticals Co., an Actavis subsidiary based in Foshan, China.  

Actavis intends to continue further commercial operations in China in collaboration with its preferred business partners.

January 28, 2014

Agilence, a provider of cloud-based exception reporting solutions, has announced that Brookshire Grocery has deployed Retail 20/20 reporting to reduce shrink and improve in-store operations.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — Agilence, a provider of cloud-based exception reporting solutions, has announced that Brookshire Grocery has deployed Retail 20/20 reporting to reduce shrink and improve in-store operations.

"We needed a powerful reporting application to get the most out of our data and a team to help us drive it," stated John D'Anna, CIO for Brookshire Grocery. "After a six-month pilot, it was clear that Retail 20/20 was able to deliver a significant return on our investment."

January 28, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition helped to tone down the conclusions of a recent study reported by Reuters Health that found vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children contained more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins.

NEW YORK — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday helped to tone down the conclusions of a recent study reported by Reuters Health that found vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children contained more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins. 

January 28, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced the hiring of Jonathan Marks as VP international affairs.

WASHINGTON — The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced the hiring of Jonathan Marks as VP international affairs. Marks brings to GPhA more than 20 years of experience, including previous roles within the Department of Commerce. 

January 28, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group has announced that is offering its workshop, How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy, again on March 6 at its headquarters in Waukesha, Wis.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group has announced that is offering its workshop, How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy, again on March 6 at its headquarters in Waukesha, Wis.

January 28, 2014

Hygenic/Performance Health, maker of Perform Pain Reliever, on Tuesday announced that the company had increased in-store activity with an Instant Redeemable Coupon program in support of Pink-Link Breast Cancer Support Network, an online support resource for women affected by breast cancer.

AKRON, Ohio — Hygenic/Performance Health, maker of Perform Pain Reliever, on Tuesday announced that the company had increased in-store activity with an Instant Redeemable Coupon program in support of Pink-Link Breast Cancer Support Network, an online support resource for women affected by breast cancer. For each coupon redeemed, Hygenic/Performance Health donated a portion to Pink-Link. 

The program ran during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and concluded with a total donation of more than $18,000 to Pink-Link.   

January 28, 2014

H.D. Smith and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas on Monday awarded the inaugural H. D. Smith and NAPPSA Scholarship to Oreoluwa Adedoyin.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas on Monday awarded the inaugural H. D. Smith & NAPPSA Scholarship to Oreoluwa Adedoyin. 

January 28, 2014

Herman G. Rowland Sr., Chairman of the Board for Jelly Belly Candy Co., is the recipient of the first ISM Lifetime Achievement Award.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Herman G. Rowland Sr., Chairman of the Board for Jelly Belly Candy Co., is the recipient of the first ISM Lifetime Achievement Award. ISM, a trade show of confectionery and snack products, honored Rowland with the show's first award to kick off this year's show.

Rowland was selected by an international jury of industry members, as well as trade and science sectors. He was praised for his creativity, initiative and humor that have identified him as a leader in the industry.

January 28, 2014

MarketsandMarkets projects the nutraceutical ingredient market will grow from $23.8 billion in 2013 to $33.6 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.2%, according to a report.

DALLAS — MarketsandMarkets projects the nutraceutical ingredient market will grow from $23.8 billion in 2013 to $33.6 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.2%, according to a report released Tuesday.  

January 28, 2014

Fiber One wants to help consumers stick to their New Year's goals with the introduction of a healthy new cereal, the company said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fiber One wants to help consumers stick to their New Year's goals with the introduction of a new cereal, the company said.

Fiber One launched Fiber One Protein, a granola cereal that's available in two flavors — Maple Brown Sugar and Cranberry Almond. Each serving of Fiber One Protein delivers 10g of protein when served with milk, as well as 20% of daily value of fiber.

January 28, 2014

Old Mother Hubbard, a member of WellPet brands, will now offer three new varieties of dog treats in its product mix.

TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Old Mother Hubbard, a member of WellPet brands, will now offer three new varieties of dog treats in its product mix.

 

Dog owners can choose from Old Mother Hubbard Crispers, Soft Bakes and Fruit'ins — all of which feature a variety of tastes and textures. Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies are available in 6-oz. resealable packages for $5.00 and in the following flavors:

January 28, 2014

Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.  

The new Crest Be line of toothpastes combines unexpected flavors — Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark and Lime Spearmint Zest — with cavity protection, cleaning, fresh breath and whitening benefits.

January 28, 2014

Roxane Labs announced the launch of telmisartan tablets USP, an authorized generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Micardis tablets.

COLUMBUS, OH — Roxane Labs announced the launch of telmisartan tablets USP. The product is available in unit dose packages of 30 tablets.

Roxane Labs' telmisartan is the authorized generic of Micardis tablets from Boehringer Ingelheim. The product, which used to treat high blood pressure, is available for immediate shipment to wholesalers and pharmacies nationwide.

 

January 28, 2014

Sun Products, a provider of household care products, has announced new additions to the Snuggle laundry brand, which includes Snuggle Scent Boosters, All Free Clear liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets, and All Mighty Pacs OXI.

WILTON, Conn. — Sun Products, a provider of household care products, has announced new additions to the Snuggle laundry brand, which includes Snuggle Scent Boosters, All Free Clear liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets, and All Mighty Pacs OXI.

 

January 28, 2014

Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products.

HANOVER, Pa. — Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products. The snack is offered in three flavors: Korn Krunchers Barbeque, Korn Krunchers Nacho Grande and Korn Krunchers Hot Chili Lime.

January 28, 2014

Merchandise returns in 2013 cost retailers in the United States more than $267 billion in lost sales. That’s one of the findings contained in the Retail Equation’s "2013 Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry" study.

IRVINE, Calif. — Merchandise returns in 2013 cost retailers in the United States more than $267 billion in lost sales. That’s one of the findings contained in the Retail Equation’s "2013 Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry" study, which analyzes results from the National Retail Federation’s annual survey on merchandise returns and the "2012 Canadian Retail Security Survey" from the Retail Council of Canada National Retail Federation.

January 28, 2014

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to a recent study from shopping app Key Ring, which is part of G/O Digital, a Gannett company.

DALLAS — Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to a recent study from shopping app Key Ring, which is part of G/O Digital, a Gannett company.

The survey, conducted by Key Ring, examined more than 25,000 mobile shoppers and found that 75% redeemed a coupon from their mobile device in 2013, up more than 5% year-over-year. The study also showed that 80% of shoppers said their perception of a retailer would change for the positive if the retailer offered mobile deals and coupons.

January 28, 2014

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according to research by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

PITTSBURGH — Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according to research by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health released last week.