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April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.

In addition, consumers could have an opportunity to participate in an ultimate #BODYREADY personal training day with each athlete.

April 9, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals recently announced the addition of 8-oz. bottles to its line of liquid pain relief VanaPain.

ARLINGTON, Texas — GM Pharmaceuticals recently announced the addition of 8-oz. bottles to its line of liquid pain relief VanaPain. The new bulk products for the chronic pain sufferer begin shipping in July, and the suggested retail price ranges from $7.99 to $9.99. 

April 9, 2014

Herb Pharm recently debuted a new logo and label design across its entire product line in conjunction with the launch of three new herbal supplements — Inflamma Response capsules, Passionflower capsules and Turmeric softgels.

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Herb Pharm recently debuted a new logo and label design across its entire product line in conjunction with the launch of three new herbal supplements — Inflamma Response capsules, Passionflower capsules and Turmeric softgels.

The new scheme makes use of color-coded functional categories that are easy to spot and understand. The new color-coded system enables retailers to merchandise products by category, while also providing consumers an at-a-glance reference point intended to educate, facilitate product selection and eliminate confusion. 

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.

MCLEAN, Va. and CINCINNATI — Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business. The companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014.

April 9, 2014

Not Your Mother’s hair care brand expanded its U.S. retail distribution with more than 10,000 stores and almost doubled its SKU count in first quarter 2014, and now the manufacturer is broadening its international reach by launching in Walmart Mexico.

TAMPA, Fla. — Not Your Mother’s hair care brand expanded its U.S. retail distribution with more than 10,000 stores and almost doubled its SKU count in first quarter 2014, and now the manufacturer is broadening its international reach by launching in Walmart Mexico.

The brand is already distributed in Australia, South Korea, Brazil and Chile.  

Eight Not Your Mother’s products launched in more than 200 Walmart Mexico Supercenters and Superama grocery locations during March. The lineup includes:

April 9, 2014

Nuzee, a consumers products company, announced the introduction of Coffee Blenders, a line of K-Cup compatible coffees. The product is available in three varieties: Lean, Focus and Escape.

SAN DIEGO — Nuzee, a consumers products company, announced the introduction of Coffee Blenders, a line of K-Cup compatible coffees. The product is available in three varieties: Lean, Focus and Escape.

April 9, 2014

Omnis Health on Tuesday announced the launch of EmbracePro, a blood-glucose meter for medical professionals.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Omnis Health on Tuesday announced the launch of EmbracePro, a blood-glucose meter for medical professionals. Approved for multi-patient use, EmbracePro features a test strip release button for more hygienic strip disposal and provides accurate results within five seconds. 

April 9, 2014

OutcomesMTM on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2013.

DES MOINES, Iowa — OutcomesMTM on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2013. New winners took home the Top Chain categories, with Kroger being named Top Large Pharmacy Chain and Discount Drug Mart designated as Top Regional Pharmacy Chain. In addition, 42 chain and independent pharmacies were awarded Top MTM Center for their states.

April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble has declared a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests, the company announced on Tuesday.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has declared a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests, the company announced on Tuesday.

According to P&G, it uses very little actual palm oil in its products, but derivatives and by-products of palm oil are found in a variety of its beauty and household care products, such as detergents, shampoos, hand and body cleansers, bar soaps and color cosmetics.

April 9, 2014

Safeway on Tuesday announced the final distribution ratio for the previously announced special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings held by Safeway.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Tuesday announced the final distribution ratio for the previously announced special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings held by Safeway. 

Safeway stockholders will receive 0.164291 of a share of Blackhawk Class B common stock for every share of Safeway common stock held as of the close of business on April 3, 2014.

April 9, 2014

To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced it is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Sat., April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, ARK. — To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced it is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Sat., April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (589 locations).

April 9, 2014

As the cost for specialty medications continues to rise, implementing an effective "channel transition" approach — the process of moving prescriptions from the medical benefit to the pharmacy benefit — can produce significant savings for healthcare payers by improving management of these complex and costly drugs, according to a new report commissioned by CVS Caremark.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As the cost for specialty medications continues to rise, implementing an effective "channel transition" approach — the process of moving prescriptions from the medical benefit to the pharmacy benefit — can produce significant savings for healthcare payers by improving management of these complex and costly drugs, according to a new report commissioned by CVS Caremark.

April 9, 2014

According to new survey data recently released by the National Consumers League, one-third of adult Americans still believe that vaccines may be linked to autism in children.

WASHINGTON — According to new survey data recently released by the National Consumers League, one-third of adult Americans still believe that vaccines may be linked to autism in children. According to the survey, 33% of parents of children under the age of 18 and 29% of all adults continue to believe “vaccinations can cause autism.” Scientific studies have clarified that use of vaccines is not linked to autism in children, the NCL noted. 

April 9, 2014

There is no one who is saying KT Health's KT Tape helped the UConn Huskies to an NCAA championship, but at least one of the players was seen sporting the product after the game, according to KT Health.

LINDON, Utah — There is no one who is saying KT Health's KT Tape helped the UConn Huskies to an NCAA championship, but at least one of the players was seen sporting the product after the game, according to KT Health. KT Tape, the company’s flagship product, is used by professional and recreational athletes to prevent injury, reduce pain, promote recovery and maximize comfort.  

KT Tape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating sports injuries and a variety of other disorders that was made popular by Olympic athletes in 2012.

April 9, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday applauded Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, after his legislation — H.B. 1257 — passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday applauded Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, after his legislation — H.B. 1257 — passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill, which passed the Senate last week, would implement a real-time, drug offender block list in Tennessee. 

The measure now heads to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.

April 9, 2014

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year ago dividend.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year ago dividend.

The dividend is payable June 12, 2014, to shareholders of record May 21, 2014. 

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 326 straight quarters (i.e., more than 81 years) and has raised its dividend for 38 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 45 cents per share to $1.26 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 23%.

April 8, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds. Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is the vision of Kit Crawford, owner and co-chief visionary officer of Clif Bar, whose passion for organic farming and kitchen-crafted food inspired this bar. Motivated by her own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen, Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is made with only a handful of ingredients and no added sugar.

April 8, 2014

CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday that it has finalized with the Securities and Exchange Commission a settlement that was previously announced in August 2013.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday that it has finalized with the Securities and Exchange Commission a settlement that was previously announced in August 2013.

The settlement was entered into on a "no admit or deny basis" and will not require CVS Caremark to restate its earnings for any reporting period. The company stated that the matter is now fully resolved.

April 8, 2014

Diplomat on Monday announced that it is one of a select group of specialty pharmacies contracted by Celgene to distribute Otezla (apremilast), a new medication for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat on Monday announced that it is one of a select group of specialty pharmacies contracted by Celgene to distribute Otezla (apremilast), a new medication for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Otezla is an oral small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) specific for cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). 

Otezla was approved by the FDA on March 21, 2014, and is available in 10 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg tablets. 

April 8, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association president and CEO John Gray on Monday testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health at a hearing on “Improving Predictability and Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation.”

ARLINGTON, Va. — Healthcare Distribution Management Association president and CEO John Gray on Monday testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health at a hearing on “Improving Predictability and Transparency in DEA and FDA Regulation.” HDMA is in support of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014, H.R. 4069, sponsored by Reps. Marino, R-Pa., and Blackburn, R-Tenn. 

April 8, 2014

L’Oréal Paris and the Melanoma Research Alliance, a private funder of melanoma research, have announced the launch of the “It’s THAT Worth It” campaign, a public health call-to-action that urges women of all skin tones to prevent melanoma by using sunscreen and to help save lives by supporting melanoma research for a cure.

NEW YORK — L’Oréal Paris and the Melanoma Research Alliance, a private funder of melanoma research, have announced the launch of the “It’s THAT Worth It” campaign, a public health call-to-action that urges women of all skin tones to prevent melanoma by using sunscreen and to help save lives by supporting melanoma research for a cure.

April 8, 2014

In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer announced Tuesday that it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer announced Tuesday that it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest.

To celebrate the enhancement of its program, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer will stretch every customer's $10 Simply Give donation further April 11 to 12. That means for every $10 donation card purchase, Meijer will contribute $20, resulting in a total $30 donation.

April 8, 2014

In the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Quality Assurance testing facility, it is not uncommon to see a flicker of light through the blinds or to experience the faint smell of burning plastic seeping up from under the closed doors.

DALLAS – In the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Quality Assurance testing facility, it is not uncommon to see a flicker of light through the blinds or to experience the faint smell of burning plastic seeping up from under the closed doors. 

Military shoppers expect the products they purchase to meet high standards for safety and quality, and the Exchange takes steps beyond federal regulations to ensure customers can be confident that the diamond engagement ring is genuine, the baby’s crib is secure and kids’ toys are safe.

April 8, 2014

Maybelline New York has tapped Dutch model Marloes Horst to be its newest face for the brand, joining a roster of prominent spokeswomen including Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has tapped Dutch model Marloes Horst to be its newest face for the brand, joining a roster of prominent spokeswomen including Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others.

She will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April.

April 8, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.