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October 31, 2013

As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities. Working in partnership with the nonprofit organization Golf For All, the first clinic will take place Nov. 1.

October 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is using long-term strategies to address drug shortages when they appear and requiring manufacturers to notify the agency if a shortage is at risk of happening, under a new plan announced Thursday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration is using long-term strategies to address drug shortages when they appear and requiring manufacturers to notify the agency if a shortage is at risk of happening, under a new plan announced Thursday.

October 31, 2013

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treating cystic fibrosis for patients who have a specific genetic mutation, but that also treats the underlying cause of the disease rather than the disease itself.

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. — Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treating cystic fibrosis for patients who have a specific genetic mutation, but that also treats the underlying cause of the disease rather than the disease itself.

October 31, 2013

Impax Labs and Tolmar announced that the Food and Drug Administration has given final approval to Tolmar's generic version of Solaraze gel.

HAYWARD, Calif., and FORT COLLINS, Colo.  — Impax Labs and Tolmar announced that the Food and Drug Administration has given final approval to Tolmar's generic version of Solaraze (diclofenac sodium) gel in the 3% strength.

October 31, 2013

Insource Healthcare Solutions is adding wall-mounted and cart-mounted video systems at the hospitals it operates in upstate New York and Pennsylvania in order to allow for telehealth services and cut costs.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Insource Healthcare Solutions is adding wall-mounted and cart-mounted video systems at the hospitals it operates in upstate New York and Pennsylvania in order to allow for telehealth services and cut costs.

Polycom said Insource would install its HDX 8000 video systems, which stream video to remote physicians who have corresponding software on their computers and tablets, enabling them to observe, interact with and diagnose patients.

October 31, 2013

Mylan experienced a slight dip in sales in its third quarter, due primarily to fluctuating currency values, the generic drug maker said Thursday.

PITTSBURGH — Mylan experienced a slight dip in sales in its third quarter, due primarily to fluctuating currency values, the generic drug maker said Thursday.

October 31, 2013

New York City Council voted on Wednesday to hike the minimum age for buying cigarettes from 18 years to 21 years.

NEW YORK — New York City Council voted on Wednesday to hike the minimum age for buying cigarettes from 18 years to 21 years.

The bill also increases the minimum purchasing age to 21 years for certain tobacco products and electronic-vapor smokes, according to published reports. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 30 days to sign the bills into law and the minimum age bill will take effect 180 days after enactment.

October 31, 2013

Proctor & Gamble will expand its partnership with the American Red Cross by joining the Disaster Responder Program.

CINCINNATI — Proctor & Gamble will expand its partnership with the American Red Cross by joining the Disaster Responder Program, which will help ensure an immediate response to those affected by disasters nationwide.

October 31, 2013

Sales at Meijer's first store in Detroit have been "very encouraging," according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Sales at Meijer's first store in Detroit have been "very encouraging," according to published reports.

According to MLive, Meijer co-chairman Hank Meijer made remarks about the store, opened during the summer, at the 2013 CEO Summit in Cadillac, Mich., earlier this week.

October 31, 2013

A personalized medicine company said a new study justifies clinical use of pharmacogenomic testing to help predict patients' response to psychiatric medications and improve treatment outcomes.

MASON, Ohio — A personalized medicine company said a new study justifies clinical use of pharmacogenomic testing to help predict patients' response to psychiatric medications and improve treatment outcomes.

October 31, 2013

NEW YORK — Revlon has named former Colomer Group executive Lorenzo Delpani as president and CEO, effective Nov. 1.

October 31, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 2.1% this month compared with October 2012, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday, also issuing an estimate of the negative effects of Hurricane Sandy on its sales.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 2.1% this month compared with October 2012, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday, also issuing an estimate of the negative effects of Hurricane Sandy on its sales.

October 31, 2013

The "vast majority" of available mobile apps focused on health and wellness have limited functionality or evidence of value in advancing healthcare provision and outcomes, according to a new report by IMS Health.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The "vast majority" of available mobile apps focused on health and wellness have limited functionality or evidence of value in advancing healthcare provision and outcomes, according to a new report by IMS Health.

October 31, 2013

Members of a Minnesota-based health insurer will have the opportunity to receive a $5 Target gift card when they visit one of the retailer's clinics for a flu vaccination.

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Members of a Minnesota-based health insurer will have the opportunity to receive a $5 Target gift card when they visit one of the retailer's clinics for a flu vaccination.

October 31, 2013

Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit on Thursday that three suppliers have made new domestic manufacturing commitments that will create 385 jobs.

WASHINGTON – Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit on Thursday that three suppliers have made new domestic manufacturing commitments that will create 385 jobs. The move is part of the retailer’s previously announced pledge to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade.

Walmart said that Elan-Polo, Louis Hornick & Company and EveryWare Global will produce footwear, curtains and glassware, respectively.

October 30, 2013

A division of inVentiv Health has acquired Catalina Marketing's medication adherence services subsidiary, inVentiv said Thursday.

BURLINGTON, Mass. — A division of inVentiv Health has acquired Catalina Marketing's medication adherence services subsidiary, inVentiv said Thursday.

The acquisition of Catalina Health by Adheris makes Adheris the largest provider in the nation of tailored, direct-to-patient medication adherence programs, inVentiv said. Catalina Health president Renee Selman will lead the combined company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

October 30, 2013

A division of Kroger Co. has placed an initial order for Alkaline88, a bottled water brand produced using a proprietary electrolysis beverage process.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A division of Kroger Co. has placed an initial order for Alkaline88, a bottled water brand produced using a proprietary electrolysis beverage process.

The Alkaline Water Co. announced the order Wednesday, from Smiths Food and Drug Stores, which operates 131 stores in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Alkaline sells the water in 3-L and 1-gal. sizes.

October 30, 2013

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money," is still bullish on Rite Aid.

NEW YORK — Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money," is still bullish on Rite Aid.

In a segment of "Mad Money Lightning Round" Monday evening, Cramer said of Rite Aid's stock, "I want you to stick with it. They're making a big comeback."

Indeed, the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain's stock has been shooting up lately, trading at about $5.26 per share at midday Wednesday after opening at $5.20.

 

October 30, 2013

Coty and Prada Group have formed an exclusive partnership to create, develop, and distribute a signature line of fragrances under the Miu Miu name.

NEW YORK — Coty and Prada Group have formed an exclusive partnership to create, develop and distribute a signature line of fragrances under the Miu Miu name — marking Miu Miu's first entry into the world of prestige fragrances.

October 30, 2013

Crossmark has named former GlaxoSmithKline executive Janet Carter-Smith as VP business development.

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark has named former GlaxoSmithKline executive Janet Carter-Smith as VP business development.

In her role, Carter-Smith will be focused on working with new client opportunities across Crossmark’s portfolio of services.

October 30, 2013

An executive at Diplomat has been named VP corporate services, the specialty pharmacy said Wednesday.

FLINT, Mich. — An executive at Diplomat has been named VP corporate services, the specialty pharmacy said Wednesday.

Diplomat, which recently changed its name from Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, announced the appointment of Lance Neill, who will be responsible for analytics, business intelligence, contracting management and project management.

October 30, 2013

Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care, has received FDA clearance for the company's Age-Defying Laser, the company has announced.

DUBLIN, Calif. — Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the company's Age-Defying Laser, the company has announced.

October 30, 2013

A once-daily inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has become available, the makers of the inhaler said Wednesday.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A once-daily inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has become available, the makers of the inhaler said Wednesday.

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance announced the availability of Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate; vilanterol), for long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, a term that encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The drug is not meant for treating acute bronchospasm or asthma, the companies said.

October 30, 2013

After 10 years serving the professional market with products containing ingredients naturally derived from eggs to topically treat severe skin conditions, Fortitude Health has launched its HealFast SkinCare to the consumer marketplace.

PINE BROOK, N.J.  — After 10 years serving the professional market with products containing ingredients naturally derived from eggs to topically treat severe skin conditions, Fortitude Health has launched its HealFast SkinCare to the consumer marketplace.

October 30, 2013

Riding the subway just got beautiful thanks to L’Oréal Paris as the beauty brand will launch on Nov. 4 the first ever, intelligent vending experience in the New York City subway system.

NEW YORK — Riding the subway just got beautiful thanks to L’Oréal Paris as the beauty brand will launch on Nov. 4 the first ever intelligent vending experience in the New York City subway system.