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January 13, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan has signed into law a bill that will allow medical marijuana to be sold in pharmacies if the federal government legalizes it for that purpose, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan has signed into law a bill that will allow medical marijuana to be sold in pharmacies if the federal government legalizes it for that purpose, according to published reports.

January 13, 2014

VoicePort announced that they have launched their Prescription Adherence Solution at Klingensmith's Drug Stores, an eight-store independent drug chain headquartered in Ford City, Pa.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — VoicePort on Monday announced that they have launched their Prescription Adherence Solution at Klingensmith's Drug Stores, an eight-store independent drug chain headquartered in Ford City, Pa. 

"Our integration to their pharmacy system allows for intelligent and timely patient communications via voice, text or e-mail to keep them current to their prescriptions," noted Alphonse Sasso, VoicePort VP business development. 

January 10, 2014

The Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing baccalaureate program at the Fashion Institute of Technology is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

NEW YORK — The Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing baccalaureate program at the Fashion Institute of Technology is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

January 10, 2014

NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday. 

January 9, 2014

Novartis AG is reportedly in talks with Merck to swap its animal health and vaccines businesses for Merck’s OTC business, which includes the Coppertone sunscreen and Claritin allergy medicine brands, according to a Bloomberg report.

NEW YORK — Novartis AG is reportedly in talks with Merck to swap its animal health and vaccines businesses for Merck’s OTC business, which includes the Coppertone sunscreen and Claritin allergy medicine brands, according to a Bloomberg report.

January 9, 2014

Forest Labs will buy privately owned drug maker Aptalis for $2.9 billion, Forest said Thursday.

NEW YORK — Forest Labs will buy privately owned drug maker Aptalis for $2.9 billion, Forest said Thursday.

Aptalis specializes in making drugs for gastrointestinal disorders and cystic fibrosis, with sales of $688 million in fiscal year 2013. More than 60% of its sales come from the ulcer treatment Carafate (sucralfate), the inflammatory bowel disease treatment Canasa (melamine) and the cystic fibrosis drug Zenpep (pancrelipase).

January 9, 2014

Nivea Kiss of Care & Color combines trusted Nivea moisture benefits with sheer color to deliver beautifully smooth lips.

NEW YORK — Nivea Kiss of Care & Color combines trusted Nivea moisture benefits with sheer color to deliver beautifully smooth lips. Exclusive Nivea Moisture Core Technology is wrapped in a shell of color to make chapped lips and flaky lip color a thing of the past.   

Available in five different shades, it is formulated with shea butter and pro-vitamin B-5-fortified.

Nivea Kiss of Care & Color will be available for $4.99 nationwide and at select online retailers in January.

January 9, 2014

The Winning Combination this summer launched Vitamints, a vitamin and mint combination that helps consumers meet their recommended dietary intakes and freshen breath at the same time.

NEW YORK — The Winning Combination this summer launched Vitamints, a vitamin and mint combination that helps consumers meet their recommended dietary intakes and freshen breath at the same time. One tablet taken four times daily helps provide the recommended daily allowance of several vitamins and minerals. Vitamints are available in five varieties, including immunity health, energy, calm, focus and a multi for women.

January 9, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline is offering a new online campaign under the Alli brand to support healthy weight-loss resolutions, the company said Thursday.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — GlaxoSmithKline is offering a new online campaign under the Alli brand to support healthy weight-loss resolutions, the company said Thursday.

January 9, 2014

L’Oréal Paris has tapped celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak to lend her expertise for product development, content creation, consumer education and creating trendsetting hairstyles for L’Oréal Paris spokespeople.

NEW YORK — L’Oréal Paris has tapped celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak to lend her expertise for product development, content creation, consumer education and creating trendsetting hairstyles for L’Oréal Paris spokespeople.

Her Hollywood client list includes Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and Kat Dennings.

January 9, 2014

Want to flaunt the results of your at-home mani?

NEW YORK — Want to flaunt the results of your at-home mani?

Mani Diaries is a free iPhone app that allows users to track, manage and share their manicures and pedicures. It is basically social media for nails.

January 9, 2014

No bleeding or feathering! That’s just one of the great things about the new City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color by N.Y.C. New York Color.

NEW YORK — No bleeding or feathering! That’s just one of the great things about the new City Proof  Twistable Intense Lip Color by N.Y.C. New York Color.   

Packaged in a twistable chubby stick, this lip color is highly pigmented and will outline lips without bleeding or feathering. It is available in twelve shades and promises to last for up to five hours.

These products will be available on retail shelves in March and will retail for $2.99 each.

January 9, 2014

Enchanted Life — a new, personal care e-commerce site where consumers can buy products, share beauty tips and learn about trends — is looking to meet the personal care needs of the multicultural community.

NEW YORK — Enchanted Life — a new, personal care e-commerce site where consumers can buy products, share beauty tips and learn about trends — is looking to meet the personal care needs of the multicultural community.

Enchanted Life aims to provide an opportunity for smaller brands to gain recognition by offering a national retail platform for companies and currently carries more than 75 different brands, including Ahava, Butter London, Bobbi Brown, Wahl, HYD for Men, Mixed Chicks Kid’s and Carol’s Daughter.

January 9, 2014

How retailers are investing in and addressing sustainability and how manufacturers are adjusting is the focus of a new video report on PLMALive.

NEW YORK — How retailers are investing in and addressing sustainability and how manufacturers are adjusting is the focus of a new video report on PLMALive.

Looking to address sustainability, retailers have generally been developing programs aimed at four different categories: products and supply chains, recycle and waste management, energy improvement, and design and construction.
    

January 9, 2014

Natural skin care company Sundial Brands is taking a re-imagined approach to the shopper population. Enter the new general market.

NEW YORK — Natural skin care company Sundial Brands is taking a re-imagined approach to the shopper population. Enter the new general market.

The notion is that future success will be governed by consumer lifestyle insights and not ethnicities alone.

Those retailers who tap into lifestyle trends stand to benefit and the brand is positioning itself to help.

January 8, 2014

A New York-based distribution, merchandising and analytics firm has hired a former executive from Rite Aid and Duane Reade.

NEW YORK — A New York-based distribution, merchandising and analytics firm has hired a former executive from Rite Aid and Duane Reade.

L&R Distributors announced Wednesday the hiring of Mike Cirilli as VP category management and procurement. L&R distributes more than 30,000 general merchandise, health, beauty and cosmetics products, pointing more than 12,000 points of distribution across the supermarket, drug, independent and mass-merchandise channels.

January 8, 2014

The semi-retired CEO of Costco Wholesale has been named as the recipient of the top award from the National Retail Federation at the trade group's upcoming trade show this month, the NRF said.

NEW YORK — The semi-retired CEO of Costco Wholesale has been named as the recipient of the top award from the National Retail Federation at the trade group's upcoming trade show this month, the NRF said Wednesday.

Jim Sinegal, who stepped down as president CEO of the Issaquah, Wash.-based club retailer in 2012, after 29 years, but still plays an active role in the company and is a member of its board of directors, is scheduled to accept the NRF's Gold Medal Award for 2014 at Retail's BIG Show, which takes place from Jan. 12-15 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

January 7, 2014

Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NEW YORK — Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday afternoon. However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to administer them simultaneously. 

January 7, 2014

At least two retailers in areas affected by record-low temperatures that have put much of the country under a deep freeze have seen a big spike in sales as consumers stock up on supplies, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — At least two retailers in areas affected by record-low temperatures that have put much of the country under a deep freeze have seen a big spike in sales as consumers stock up on supplies, according to published reports.

January 6, 2014

Global beauty company Coty has entered into an agreement to acquire Lena White, the largest international distributor of OPI, which is one of Coty's power brands.

NEW YORK — Global beauty company Coty has entered into an agreement to acquire Lena White, the largest international distributor of OPI, which is one of Coty's power brands.

For the past 30 years, Lena White has served as OPI's distributor in the U.K. for the professional and retail beauty channels.

Through this purchase, Coty will directly lead the development of the OPI brand in the U.K., its second-largest market, providing the necessary resources to accelerate development in both retail and professional channels.

January 6, 2014

South Beach Diet unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

NEW YORK — South Beach Diet on Monday unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor. 

The new smoothie contains 6 grams of protein and fiber and has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or sugar alcohols.

January 6, 2014

VoicePort announced that they have launched their Medication Synchronization Program, SynchroScript, along with two of their other adherence services with Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacy, of Williamsville, N.Y.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — VoicePort on Monday announced that they have launched their Medication Synchronization Program, SynchroScript, along with two of their other adherence services with Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacy, of Williamsville, N.Y. 

January 3, 2014

Regional chain Kinney Drugs is the latest to offer prescriptions at no upfront cost to some customers who have enrolled in Obamacare, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Regional chain Kinney Drugs is the latest to offer prescriptions at no upfront cost to some customers who have enrolled in Obamacare, according to published reports.

The Syracuse, N.Y., Post-Standard reported Friday that the Gouverneur, N.Y.-based chain would offer 30-day prescriptions to customers who have enrolled, but have not received an identification number. The offer is good through the month of January. Kinney operates 99 stores in central and northern New York and adjacent areas of Vermont.

January 3, 2014

Fruth Pharmacy is seeing a positive response from customers in its efforts to limit the sale of OTC cold and allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Fruth Pharmacy is seeing a positive response from customers in its efforts to limit the sale of OTC cold and allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine, according to published reports.

The West Virginia MetroNews Network reported that Fruth had sold nearly 1,000 boxes of Acura Pharmaceuticals' Nexafed, a nasal decongestant that contains tamper-resistant properties to limit its appeal to makers of methamphetamine, and the product has been popular with customers since its introduction at the stores in August.

January 2, 2014

 NEW YORK — A story that appeared in the Dec. 21 edition of DSN AM, "Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter," incorrectly stated that Walgreens had administered an increase of 3.4% in flu shots in the first quarter.