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January 4, 2012

The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

January 3, 2012

“I want to lose weight.” That’s been one of the top four New Year’s resolutions for the past decade, according to a recent survey conducted by FC Organizational Products, makers of “To-Do” lists.

“I want to lose weight.” That’s been one of the top four New Year’s resolutions for the past decade, according to a recent survey conducted by FC Organizational Products, makers of “To-Do” lists. However, more people every year are resolving “to become more physically fit,” which goes a long way to explaining why ready-to-drink nutritional shakes and meal replacement bars are hotter than diet aids right now. 


January 3, 2012

It’s the new year, and for many people that means setting a resolution to drop those extra pounds. In an effort to help consumers meet that goal, RediClinic is offering an introductory price for its Weigh Forward weight-loss program.

HOUSTON — It’s the new year, and for many people that means setting a resolution to drop those extra pounds. In an effort to help consumers meet that goal, RediClinic is offering an introductory price for its Weigh Forward weight-loss program.

The exclusive limited-time offer gives patients access to one visit with a specially-trained clinician at RediClinic. The introductory package, priced at $99, also includes:

  • Three weeks of meal plans and a selection of recipes;

  • Physical exam;

January 3, 2012

To celebrate the new year and help beauty mavens recharge their spirits — and pores — beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is kicking off 2012 with its annual Fresh Start Skin Days event, which runs through Jan. 21.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — To celebrate the new year and help beauty mavens recharge their spirits — and pores — beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is kicking off 2012 with its annual Fresh Start Skin Days event, which runs through Jan. 21.

As part of the event, stores nationwide will focus on the importance of great skin care by offering exclusive tips from experts, as well as daily special offers.

December 29, 2011

To help its members keep their New Year's resolutions, including weight loss, eating better and quitting smoking, Sam's Club will offer a variety of free in-club health screenings and smoking-cessation consultations.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help its members keep their New Year's resolutions, including weight loss, eating better and quitting smoking, Sam's Club will offer a variety of free in-club health screenings and smoking-cessation consultations.

December 23, 2011

ECRM president Mitch Bowlus expresses gratitude for 'overwhelming expression,' following loss of father, Charlie.

To Drug Store News and the industry at large:

As the year comes to a close, ECRM would like to express our collective gratitude for the industry’s support over the past year. I personally want to thank the many retailers, suppliers and brokers for their overwhelming expressions of encouragement, sympathy, and compassion directed to me personally and to all of us at ECRM during this difficult period.  At a time of inexplicable tragedy for me, your collective support  helped to keep our vision alive and I am forever grateful.

December 21, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday again made its case for keeping its more than 8,000 points of care in the Express Scripts pharmacy network: Excluding Walgreens will not afford Express Scripts' customers any cost savings.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday again made its case for keeping its more than 8,000 points of care in the Express Scripts pharmacy network: Excluding Walgreens will not afford Express Scripts' customers any cost savings. Besides, if Walgreens does wind up out of the Express Scripts network at the top of the new year, many of those health plans and employers will start looking for ways to get Walgreens back in network, most likely by switching pharmacy benefit managers at their first opportunity.

October 24, 2011

Annual diet aid sales are down more than 15% across the category, and even as diet aid sales spike in the first few weeks of January with 2012 New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t look like that sales decline will reverse itself in the short term.

Annual diet aid sales are down more than 15% across the category, and even as diet aid sales spike in the first few weeks of January with 2012 New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t look like that sales decline will reverse itself in the short term.

But sales of diet aids are historically a cyclical business, which means the “next big trend” has got to be just around the corner.

October 14, 2011

Rite Aid said its pharmacists will be ready to help patients and caregivers choose the prescription drug plan that works best for them as 2012 Medicare Part D open enrollment begins Saturday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid said its pharmacists will be ready to help patients and caregivers choose the prescription drug plan that works best for them as 2012 Medicare Part D open enrollment begins Saturday.

Open enrollment is beginning a month earlier than in previous years so that Medicare administrators can process plan choices before the new year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

October 13, 2011

This Christmas, you can watch “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Blu-ray. For the first time, the classic animated TV holiday special by has been released on Blu-ray, joining other Warner Home Video holiday titles, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” all with bonus features.

This Christmas, you can watch “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Blu-ray. For the first time, the classic animated TV holiday special by has been released on Blu-ray, joining other Warner Home Video holiday titles, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” all with bonus features.

February 22, 2011

A new Harris Poll published Tuesday suggested that many doctors are doing little or nothing to help their overweight patients to lose weight.

NEW YORK — A new Harris Poll published Tuesday suggested that many doctors are doing little or nothing to help their overweight patients to lose weight.

Using classifications defined by the World Health Organization, 19% of those who are morbidly obese (with a body mass index of 35 or greater), 46% of those who are obese (BMI of between 30 and 34) and 72% who are overweight but not obese (BMI of between 25 and 29), said that their doctors have never told them to lose weight.

January 21, 2011

The beginning of a new year is weight-loss season, and to help those who made such a resolution track their progress, this Target store in Rogers, Ark., featured scales on an endcap.

ROGERS, Ark. — The beginning of a new year is weight-loss season, and to help those who made such a resolution track their progress, this Target store in Rogers, Ark., featured scales on an endcap.

January 20, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday released “Roadmap for Retailers: Safely Navigating What You Say About Dietary Supplements,” an educational tool to remind the supplement industry about its responsibilities with regard to the laws and regulations under which supplements are sold.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday released “Roadmap for Retailers: Safely Navigating What You Say About Dietary Supplements,” an educational tool to remind the supplement industry about its responsibilities with regard to the laws and regulations under which supplements are sold.

January 20, 2011

Thomas' Bagel Thins has teamed up with celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman to promote healthy choices in 2011 and beyond.

HORSHAM, Pa. — Thomas' Bagel Thins has teamed up with celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman to promote healthy choices in 2011 and beyond.

As part of the partnership, Glassman has created morning makeover tips and four original recipes, one for each Bagel Thins bagel variety, to help consumers find weight-loss success this new year. The tips and recipes also can be accessed at ThomasBagels.com.

January 12, 2011

Nearly half (48%) of Americans between the ages of 45 and 70 years have no financial plans in place to protect themselves against outliving their assets and the rising cost of health care, should they live longer than they expected, according to a survey released last week by the Society of Actuaries.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Nearly half (48%) of Americans between the ages of 45 and 70 years have no financial plans in place to protect themselves against outliving their assets and the rising cost of health care, should they live longer than they expected, according to a survey released last week by the Society of Actuaries.

January 10, 2011

Attitude Drinks' pure milk, ultra-filtered Phase III recovery drink is expanding its reach, thanks to one of the largest distributors for premium sports, fitness and nutrition supplements.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Attitude Drinks' pure milk, ultra-filtered Phase III recovery drink is expanding its reach, thanks to one of the largest distributors for premium sports, fitness and nutrition supplements.

The recovery drink, available in vanilla and chocolate flavors, will gain further distribution with help from Lone Star Distribution. Lone Star currently serves more than 5,000 U.S. retailers, with a concentration on gyms, fitness centers and nutrition specialty stores.

January 4, 2011

The oldest national organization of pharmacists is making a New Year’s push to encourage Americans to clear out their old and expired medicines.

WASHINGTON — The oldest national organization of pharmacists is making a New Year’s push to encourage Americans to clear out their old and expired medicines.

January 4, 2011

Rite Aid brought the New Year in with a bang, recording monthly same-store sales increases across both the front end and back bench for the first time in almost two years.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid brought the New Year in with a bang, recording monthly same-store sales increases across both the front end and back bench for the first time in almost two years.

January 3, 2011

Giant Food is helping customers stick to their New Year's resolutions by emphasizing its product labeling system.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is helping customers stick to their New Year's resolutions by emphasizing its product labeling system.

Healthy Ideas, which initially launched in January 2009, identifies healthy options for customers as they shop the aisles, and includes both perishable and nonperishable items, as well as private-label and national brands.

December 20, 2010

Just a few months after launching its free delivery program, Kerr Drug on Monday said it will continue the service into the New Year.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Just a few months after launching its free delivery program, Kerr Drug on Monday said it will continue the service into the New Year.

The delivery program allows Kerr Drug customers to call their prescriptions in to the store pharmacist and request the prescription be delivered to their home or office and may add any other item from the store to their delivery list, which also can be delivered free of charge.

December 20, 2010

With the new year approaching, Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences — both created to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma — became operational.

VEVEY, Switzerland — With the new year approaching, Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences — both created to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma — became operational.

December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

ATLANTA — Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Say goodbye to sweat stains with a new pretreatment stain remover from PharmaWorks. PitStop, PharmaWorks’ new innovation, removes stubborn yellow armpit stains by lifting and dissolving sweat-stain deposits, and it even can be used on old stains and rings around shirt collars. PitStop retails for $12.50 for a 12-oz. bottle. 


November 15, 2010

As the New Year quickly approaches, consumers with weight loss on their minds can look...

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — As the New Year quickly approaches, consumers with weight loss on their minds can look to a simple solution for healthy weight maintenance.

 

With pre-measured portions subtly etched into its interior, the Measure Up Bowl combines a measuring cup and dining bowl in one. The Measure Up Bowl is made of microwave- and dishwasher-safe porcelain, and is available in two sizes:

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.