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January 31, 2014

Mylan announced that its India-based subsidiary, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, has been named Gilead Sciences' branded medicines business partner for India.

PITTSBURGH and MUMBAI, India — Mylan announced that its India-based subsidiary, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, has been named Gilead Sciences' branded medicines business partner for India.

Under this exclusive agreement, Mylan will market and distribute in India the following drugs from Gilead:

January 31, 2014

The National Advertising Division has referred to the Federal Trade Commission advertising claims made by Brain Research Labs, for Procera AVH, following the company’s failure to abide by the terms of an NAD decision.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division has referred to the Federal Trade Commission advertising claims made by Brain Research Labs, for Procera AVH, following the company’s failure to abide by the terms of an NAD decision.

In an underlying 2009 decision, NAD recommended that the advertiser discontinue a wide range of claims and testimonials for Procera AVH, including the unqualified claim that Procera AVH was “clinically shown to restore the memory and brain power you had 10-15 years ago" and claims that the product is “fast-acting.”

January 31, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has highlighted a recent Consumer Reports magazine survey, which gave independent community pharmacies high marks for overall customer satisfaction and the best ratings of any pharmacy provider in such categories as “speed and accuracy”; “courtesy and helpfulness”; and “pharmacists’ knowledge.”

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has highlighted a recent Consumer Reports magazine survey, which gave independent community pharmacies high marks for overall customer satisfaction and the best ratings of any pharmacy provider in such categories as “speed and accuracy”; “courtesy and helpfulness”; and “pharmacists’ knowledge.”

January 31, 2014

Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

January 31, 2014

Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk announced the promotion of Eddie Williams to SVP biopharmaceuticals, effective Feb. 1, 2014.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk announced the promotion of Eddie Williams to SVP biopharmaceuticals, effective Feb. 1, 2014.

January 31, 2014

Skin care brand derma e has announced that June will mark the company’s 30th anniversary.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Skin care brand derma e has announced that June will mark the company’s 30th anniversary.

January 31, 2014

Bad weather and a reduction in food stamps led to weaker-than-expected sales at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which — combined with greater than expected international expense — prompted an uncharacteristic preannouncement from the company that fourth quarter profits would be worse than expected.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Bad weather and a reduction in food stamps led to weaker-than-expected sales at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which — combined with greater than expected international expense — prompted an uncharacteristic preannouncement from the company that fourth quarter profits would be worse than expected.

January 31, 2014

Fifty-seven percent of consumers purchased digital gift cards in December 2013, and 43% purchased physical cards. Data from prepaid product and transaction services company InComm also shows that 80% of consumers purchased digital cards in the six days leading up to Christmas, and 20% of consumers purchased physical cards in the six days leading up to Christmas.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fifty-seven percent of consumers purchased digital gift cards in December 2013, and 43% purchased physical cards. Data from prepaid product and transaction services company InComm also shows that 80% of consumers purchased digital cards in the six days leading up to Christmas, and 20% of consumers purchased physical cards in the six days leading up to Christmas.

January 31, 2014

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Retin-A Micro (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.08%.

LAVAL, Quebec — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a specialty pharmaceutical company, on Friday announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Retin-A Micro (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.08%, which is used for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

January 30, 2014

Recognizing the vital role that retail-based health clinics play in today’s healthcare system, the Scattergood Foundation is exploring the most effective way to integrate mental health care into retail clinics through its 2014 Design Challenge.

NEW YORK — Recognizing the vital role that retail-based health clinics play in today’s healthcare system, the Scattergood Foundation is exploring the most effective way to integrate mental health care into retail clinics through its 2014 Design Challenge.

January 30, 2014

The loss of the Walgreens contract was a key consideration in Cardinal Health's 12% decline in overall revenue for the company's second quarter 2014, George Barrett, Cardinal Health chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

DUBLIN, Ohio — The loss of the Walgreens contract was a key consideration in Cardinal Health's 12% decline in overall revenue for the company's second quarter 2014, George Barrett, Cardinal Health chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning. Revenue totaled $22.2 billion. The loss of the Walgreens contract totaled $5 billion. 

But Cardinal Health is bullish regarding its future. Cardinal Health increased its outlook for the next six months, raising its non-GAAP EPS range to $3.75 to $3.85. 

January 30, 2014

Colgate announced on Thursday that it ended the year with a quarter of “strong growth on both top and bottom lines.”

NEW YORK — Colgate announced on Thursday that it ended the year with a quarter of “strong growth on both top and bottom lines.”

Net sales for the quarter totaled $4.36 billion, up 2% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 6.5%.

Net income, which included after tax charges related to its 2012 restructuring program, totaled $564 million during the quarter or 60 cents per diluted share. Excluding the items, net income in the fourth quarter was $697 million or 75 cents per diluted share.

January 30, 2014

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January 30, 2014

A new web platform has gone live from Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy reported.

FLINT, Mich. — A new web platform has gone live from Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy reported Thursday. On Jan. 29 the company revealed a completely redesigned site that is "mobile-friendly, easy to use and primed for upcoming changes."

January 30, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy on Thursday announced that it will be partnering with The Whiting, Flint’s premier performing arts venue on bringing new entertainment opportunities to the area through the Gen X Concert Series.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy on Thursday announced that it will be partnering with The Whiting, Flint’s premier performing arts venue on bringing new entertainment opportunities to the area through the Gen X Concert Series. Performers featured will be targeted to “Generation X," or those born in the early 1960s through the early 1980s.

In addition to the concert series, the partnership also will bring entertainment to Diplomat’s corporate headquarters. The Whiting will present local performers during select lunch periods for employees to enjoy.

January 30, 2014

Elizabeth Arden has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Rod Little to serve as EVP and CFO, effective April 1.

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Rod Little to serve as EVP and CFO, effective April 1.

January 30, 2014

Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

He succeeds longtime Hallmark VP Vince Burke, who retires Jan. 31 after more than 30 years with the company.

January 30, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.   

January 30, 2014

Novartis Consumer Health will be relaunching Theraflu for the 2014-2015 cough-cold season, Brian McNamara, Novartis division head OTC, told analysts.

BASEL, Switzerland — Novartis Consumer Health will be relaunching Theraflu for the 2014-2015 cough-cold season, Brian McNamara, Novartis division head OTC, told analysts Wednesday. 

"As you know, in the U.S. business we launched Lamisil and Triaminic and Excedrin end of 2012 and 2013. About halfway through the year, we launched Benefiber. And for next year, we expect to launch Theraflu for that cough and cold season," he said. 

January 30, 2014

VB Beauty’s Pulsaderm line has launched the new Pulsaderm Buddy, which offers the reinvigorating pulsation technology of the Pulsaderm in a compact size that's small enough to fit into the palm of the hand.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — VB Beauty’s Pulsaderm line has launched the new Pulsaderm Buddy, which offers the reinvigorating pulsation technology of the Pulsaderm in a compact size that's small enough to fit into the palm of the hand.

January 30, 2014

A proposed state health department regulation that would require children up to ages 5 years and older to get an annual flu immunization and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks has received opposition from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to the Associated Press.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A proposed state health department regulation that would require children up to ages 5 years and older to get an annual flu immunization and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks has received opposition from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to the Associated Press.

January 30, 2014

Target reportedly said a data breach at an unidentified vendor led to hackers obtaining phony credentials that allowed them to gain access to Target’s systems and steal the information for 40 million credit and debit cards, as well as the personal data of about 70 million consumers.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target reportedly said a data breach at an unidentified vendor led to hackers obtaining phony credentials that allowed them to gain access to Target’s systems and steal the information for 40 million credit and debit cards, as well as the personal data of about 70 million consumers. According to the Associated Press, Target did not offer any specific details on who the vendor was or how hackers obtained the credentials.

January 30, 2014

Rite Aid's January same-store sales increased 1.8%, beating out an analyst projection of a 0.5% increase in overall comparable-store sales. Total drug store sales for the four weeks ended Jan. 25 increased 1.5% to $1.9 billion.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid's January same-store sales increased 1.8%, beating out an analyst projection of a 0.5% increase in overall comparable-store sales. Total drug store sales for the four weeks ended Jan. 25 increased 1.5% to $1.9 billion.

January front-end same-store sales decreased 1.3%, of which 1.4% was attributable to a decrease in sales of flu-related over-the-counter products. Pharmacy same-store sales, which included an approximate 124 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 3.2%. 

January 30, 2014

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It can be found in the feminine and hygene aisle as well as in the paper goods area (next to products such as tissue paper).

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January 30, 2014

Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

Rebel IPA was one of the first beers to be developed in the Samuel Adams nanobrewery, a small batch, 10-gallon brewery system that operates within the confines of the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.