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November 11, 2010

Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins,...

NEW YORK Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamins C, D, B6 and B12, folic acid, niacin, selenium, chromium, zinc and green tea. The 15-calorie beverage also is formulated with nutrient-rich superfruits, including pure extracts of blueberry, blackberry, pomegranate, mango, acai, maqui berry and grapeseed.

 

November 11, 2010

There currently are about 1,200 retail clinics and more than 100,000 certified immunizing pharmacists. Expect...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — There currently are about 1,200 retail clinics and more than 100,000 certified immunizing pharmacists. Expect those numbers to rise steadily as other employers looks to mimic Citi's free flu shot card program -- and you can bet they will.

(THE NEWS: Citi's flu care card pushes employers toward lower-cost retail channels. For the full story, click here)

November 11, 2010

There’s been quite an uproar following healthcare reform’s flexible spending account proposal that in January...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — There’s been quite an uproar following healthcare reform’s flexible spending account proposal that in January will force consumers to spend upward of $40 on doctor visit co-pays in order to save some $2.50 for every $10 spent on nonprescription items.

November 11, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association heralded the...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association heralded the withdrawal of two provisions from the Medicaid program that would have had retail pharmacies selling generic drugs at a loss.

 

November 11, 2010

Two companies have formed a partnership to provide services for long-haul truck drivers....

BOSTON Two companies have formed a partnership to provide services for long-haul truck drivers.

 

Sleep HealthCenters and Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab announced a partnership Wednesday to provide sleep medicine services as part of Roadside’s driver-wellness programs.

 

 

November 11, 2010

A Southern California-based supermarket chain is assisting with hunger relief throughout November and December....

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. A Southern California-based supermarket chain is assisting with hunger relief throughout November and December.

Stater Bros., in conjunction with its charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities, will host its Harvesting Hope campaign. The retailer said it is collecting nonperishable food items for struggling families and accepting additional cash donations in all 167 Stater Bros. stores. The stores also are offering customers the opportunity to purchase $10 Harvesting Hope scannable donation cards.

November 11, 2010

Jokers will be sure to embrace the latest laugh-out-loud card line from American Greetings....

CLEVELAND Jokers will be sure to embrace the latest laugh-out-loud card line from American Greetings.

The greeting card company announced its first-ever whoopee-cushion greeting card line, called "It's a Gas!" Each card in the collection is an actual whoopee cushion that can be signed and sent in an accompanying envelope.

 

November 10, 2010

Heading into the 2010 holiday shopping season, Americans appear ready to repeat unhealthy eating and...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Heading into the 2010 holiday shopping season, Americans appear ready to repeat unhealthy eating and exercise habits, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways well-being index released Thursday.

 

November 10, 2010

Sam’s Club locations on Wednesday kicked off “Hugo Salutes Our Veterans,” a national program that...

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sam’s Club locations on Wednesday kicked off “Hugo Salutes Our Veterans,” a national program that will provide 36,000 Hugo folding canes free of charge to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance.

 

November 10, 2010

A specialty pharmacy provider and a manufacturer will collaborate to provide treatments for erectile dysfunction....

LAKE MARY, Fla. A specialty pharmacy provider and a manufacturer will collaborate to provide treatments for erectile dysfunction.

 

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy and Firma Medical announced the partnership Wednesday where by Axium’s erectile dysfunction line of injectable compounded pharmaceuticals will be marketed to Firma’s physician and patient customers around the country. The companies said the deal would give Axium broader distribution while increasing the number of treatment options for Firma’s customers.

 

November 10, 2010

In an effort to keep travelers healthy throughout the holiday season, a leading global online...

CHICAGO and DEERFIELD, Ill. In an effort to keep travelers healthy throughout the holiday season, a leading global online travel company and one of the nation's largest drug store chains have joined forces through new cross-promotional marketing programs.

November 10, 2010

The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday...

WASHINGTON The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday elected four board members.

The CRN Foundation Board elected Karen Todd, director of marketing at Kyowa Hakko, as chair; Jim Flaherty, SVP marketing and advertising at NBTY, as vice chair; Marjorie Fine, EVP, general counsel and secretary at Shaklee, as treasurer; and Judy Blatman, SVP communications of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, as secretary. 

 

November 10, 2010

New pricing and reimbursement pressures drove down Shoppers Drug Mart's third-quarter profit, the Canada-based drug...

November 10, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating excess fat development in...

SILVER SPRING, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating excess fat development in patients with HIV, the agency said Thursday.

 

The FDA approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) for treating HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, such as the abdominal organs. The condition is often a side effect of the retroviral drugs used to treat the disease.

 

 

November 10, 2010

Fig Food's line of 100% plant-based, organic- and kosher-certified soups are making their way to...

November 10, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food...

ARLINGTON, Va. The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety and Protection, uniting food safety experts and professionals from government relations, asset protection, food defense, supply chain management, health and wellness, sustainability and industry relations to address all aspects of food safety.

November 10, 2010

Former Kmart CEO Charles Conaway has agreed to drop his appeal of a $10 million...

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Former Kmart CEO Charles Conaway has agreed to drop his appeal of a $10 million fine levied last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission for his role in misleading investors. Conaway, who ran Kmart a decade ago after serving as president of CVS, will pay $5.5 million to settle the charges, according to reports from the Associated Press and other news sources.

November 10, 2010

Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council...

WASHINGTON Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation — on Thursday called on the new leaders in Congress to follow through on their campaign promises and fix problems with the healthcare-reform law, including the removal of to-be-imposed restrictions on employer-provided flexible spending accounts.

 

November 10, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday unveiled a new comprehensive tobacco control...

WASHINGTON The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday unveiled a new comprehensive tobacco control strategy that includes proposed new bolder health warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Once final, these health warnings on cigarettes and in cigarette advertisements will be the most significant change in more than 25 years.

 

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

November 10, 2010

At this year's 20th Annual Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour magazine, L'Oreal...

NEW YORK At this year's 20th Annual Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour magazine, L'Oreal Paris, which sponsored the ceremony, provided honorees with its latest products to try out during the event.

In the green room of the WOTY awards ceremony, held at Carnegie Hall in New York, honorees stopped by the L’Oreal Paris makeup room to check out the beauty brand's latest products, including L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche lip liner and Colour Juice sheer juicy lip gloss, Voluminous Million Lashes mascara and Infallible Never Fail plumping lip gloss.

November 10, 2010

In line with American Diabetes Month, Bayer Diabetes Care released a video featuring pop star...

November 10, 2010

Health Enterprises will host Olympic gold medalist Megan Jendrick at its booth Nov. 15 at...

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. Health Enterprises will host Olympic gold medalist Megan Jendrick at its booth Nov. 15 at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s Private Label Trade Show in Chicago.

 

Jendrick is an accomplished athlete with a training schedule that includes swimming 8,000 meters a day in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has endorsed two Health Enterprise products: AfterSwim and Swim-Fit.

 

November 10, 2010

Nearly 1 million acts of unprotected sex take place in the United States every night....

November 10, 2010

A drug maker's philanthropic arm announced its commitment to fight Type 2 diabetes in the...