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February 12, 2013

According to a national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week, 82% admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits, Abbott announced.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — According to a national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week, 82% admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits, Abbott announced Tuesday. 

The results of the survey from Abbott's EAS Sports Nutrition uncover a gap between Americans' knowledge surrounding post-workout nutrition and their desire to improve their fitness routines and results.

November 2, 2012

Abbott and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, on Friday announced that $1 million in funding and product donations will be made to support relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, on Friday announced that $1 million in funding and product donations will be made to support relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy. The Abbott Fund grants will be provided to long-standing relief organization partners, including the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Direct Relief International and World Vets. 

Abbott product donations have been made to Direct Relief International and Feeding America.

August 17, 2012

Armada Health Care has integrated its ApproveRx prior authorization system with a pharmacy software system made by KeyCentrix, the companies said.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Armada Health Care has integrated its ApproveRx prior authorization system with a pharmacy software system made by KeyCentrix, the companies said.

Armada and KeyCentrix announced the integration of ApproveRx with RxKey. ApproveRx is a Web-based platform designed to streamline the prior authorization process for prescribers and pharmacies. Armada is a group-purchasing and channel-management organization for specialty pharmacies.

July 17, 2012

A company that develops software for the specialty pharmacy and similar industries has integrated Armada Health Care's prior authorization system into its product.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A company that develops software for the specialty pharmacy and similar industries has integrated Armada Health Care's prior authorization system into its product.

Armada and Definitive Homecare Solutions announced the integration of Armada's ApproveRx system with Definitive Homecare's CPR+ specialty pharmacy software. The companies said the integration of the ApproveRx functionality within CPR+ would make it part of the pharmacy dispensing workflow and provide users of CPR+ with "optimal" workflow efficiencies.

June 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Shionogi for treating vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Shionogi for treating vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

Shionogi, the U.S. division of Japanese drug maker Shionogi & Co., said Wednesday that the FDA had accepted for review its application for ospemifene, which the company touts as potentially the first oral alternative to vaginal estrogen treatments.

June 18, 2012

Americans still are forgoing or delaying health care on account of the economy, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, which recently released its May Health Tracking Poll.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Americans still are forgoing or delaying health care on account of the economy, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, which recently released its May Health Tracking Poll.

One in four Americans reported they have had problems paying medical bills in the past year, and as many as 60% said they have cut corners to avoid healthcare costs.

June 6, 2012

Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Clear, a nutrition beverage available in peach and blueberry pomegranate flavors that offers three times more protein than juice, according to the company, and 21 vitamins and minerals to help adults looking to fill dietary gaps.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Clear, a nutrition beverage available in peach and blueberry pomegranate flavors that offers three times more protein than juice, according to the company, and 21 vitamins and minerals to help adults looking to fill dietary gaps.

May 16, 2012

Abbott on Wednesday launched PediaSure SideKicks Clear, a clear nutritional beverage that helps balance out the diet of picky eaters who may be missing nutrients.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott on Wednesday launched PediaSure SideKicks Clear, a clear nutritional beverage that helps balance out the diet of picky eaters who may be missing nutrients. Moms also can have peace of mind knowing that their picky eaters are receiving a source of protein and 19 vitamins and minerals, the company said.

May 15, 2012

Specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management organization Armada Health Care is moving into a bigger office space, the company said Tuesday.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management organization Armada Health Care is moving into a bigger office space, the company said Tuesday.

Armada announced that the new space, two floors up from its current offices at 100 Campus Drive in Florham Park, N.J., is nearly three times larger. The company plans to take possession of the new offices in late June and expects to use it to support its expanded service and technology divisions.

May 8, 2012

Pet Research on Tuesday announced the launch of Wag Lifetime Joint Care, a complete joint health supplement for dogs that addresses every aspect of canine structural vitality — joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Pet Research on Tuesday announced the launch of Wag Lifetime Joint Care, a complete joint health supplement for dogs that addresses every aspect of canine structural vitality — joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.

April 30, 2012

Abbott recently launched Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect, a line extension that is gluten-free and features fewer ingredients in each bar (between six and 10 ingredients).

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott recently launched Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect, a line extension that is gluten-free and features fewer ingredients in each bar (between six and 10 ingredients).

Shipping in April, Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect is available in three flavors: peanut crunch, cranberry almond and toasted coconut. The nutrition bars contain 10 g of protein, with no preservatives or added coloring. Each bar contains between 170 and 200 calories.

April 12, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Wednesday announced the company shipped a season's supply of their topical pain treatment Salonpas products to Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who recently underwent surgery to repair a chronic meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to be off the court for about six weeks.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Hisamitsu America on Wednesday announced the company shipped a season's supply of its topical pain treatment Salonpas products to Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who recently underwent surgery to repair a chronic meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to be off the court for about six weeks.

April 5, 2012

Mentholatum has announced the launch of its new Softlips Gloss line in pearl and coral shades.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Mentholatum has announced the launch of its new Softlips Gloss line in pearl and coral shades.

This line extension expands on the Softlips "So You." campaign, which was launched last year with new packaging graphics, an updated logo, Facebook efforts and a new ad campaign.

With the popularity of lip gloss on the rise, the company stated that it wanted to provide its current lip balm and tint users, along with potential new Softlips consumers, with the option of color, SPF and shine in one product.

March 5, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new analgesic patches, the company stated.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new topical analgesic solutions, the company stated.

February 8, 2012

Abbott has introduced a new BPA-free baby bottle, which includes several innovative features that are designed to improve the bottle-feeding experience.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott has introduced a new BPA-free baby bottle, which includes several innovative features that are designed to improve the bottle-feeding experience.

The Similac SimplySmart bottle is designed for easy reading, cleaning and filling and includes the following features: an EasyMix mixing device designed to reduce bubbles and clumps; a Similac On-The-Go powder cap that can enough formula for an 8-oz. bottle; an Intellivent venting system to minimize a baby's air intake; a SmartClose that prevents leaks and a naturally shaped nipple.

February 8, 2012

Specialty pharmacy company Amber Pharmacy has implemented a prior authorization system provided by Armada Health Care, Amber said.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Specialty pharmacy company Amber Pharmacy has implemented a prior authorization system provided by Armada Health Care, Amber said.

Amber announced that it had incorporated Armada's Web-based ApproveRx system into its daily pharmacy operations, saying that it would help simplify the prior authorization process for prescribers and pharmacies. Prior authorizations have traditionally required extra staffing time and resources to locate the correct form from thousands of different insurance forms varying by drug, payer and plan.

January 27, 2012

Specialty pharmacy services company Armada Health Care and Definitive Homecare Solutions have signed a deal whereby Definitive Homecare's CPR+ specialty pharmacy software will integrate with Armada's service offerings, the two companies said.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Specialty pharmacy services company Armada Health Care and Definitive Homecare Solutions have signed a deal whereby Definitive Homecare's CPR+ specialty pharmacy software will integrate with Armada's service offerings, the two companies said.

The combination will give CPR+ customers access to Armada's value-added services and the ability to integrate those services within their pharmacy workflow system. Armada members that don't use CPR+ will have access to discount pricing for the software.

December 15, 2011

Mentholatum on Thursday announced two executive moves. Jean Legros was appointed to the role of senior director of marketing overseeing all brands, and Brian Rola was promoted to senior director of U.S. sales.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Mentholatum on Thursday announced two executive moves. Jean Legros was appointed to the role of senior director of marketing overseeing all brands, and Brian Rola was promoted to senior director of U.S. sales.

Legros has domestic and international experience and began his career in brand management for food products in France and has held marketing and business development positions at Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Dannon, prior to joining Mentholatum.

December 13, 2011

The unemployed and underemployed have limited access to health care and, in many cases, are putting off seeking medical care, according to the "Long-Term Unemployed Survey" released on Monday by NPR News and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — The unemployed and underemployed have limited access to health care and, in many cases, are putting off seeking medical care, according to the "Long-Term Unemployed Survey" released on Monday by NPR News and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

When they are sick or need medical advice, the long‐term unemployed and underemployed are much more likely than those with full‐time jobs to say they rely on a hospital emergency room or that they have no usual place to go for care (39% compared with 15% of full‐time employees).

December 6, 2011

The Mentholatum Co. has announced that an independent testing group has found its OXY Maximum face wash to be an effective acne treatment at a great value and has endorsed it as a “bargain buy.”

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co. has announced that an independent testing group has found its OXY Maximum face wash to be an effective acne treatment at a great value and has endorsed it as a “bargain buy.”

December 5, 2011

The Mentholatum Co., which makes Softlips lip care products, is inviting its more than three-quarters of a million Facebook fans to vote on the new flavor that will launch exclusively at Target stores in the spring.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co., which makes Softlips lip care products, is inviting its more than three-quarters of a million Facebook fans to vote on the new flavor that will launch exclusively at Target stores in the spring.
 
In the brand’s Softlips “Flavor Faceoff,” voters can choose from three potential new flavor SKUs: Chocolate Truffle, Cinnamon Hearts and Watermelon. The flavor voted No. 1 will launch at Target.

November 30, 2011

ValueCentric on Wednesday announced it has reached an agreement with Walgreens that will allow ValueCentric to deliver channel- and store-level data services that provide pharmaceutical market insights based on retail data.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — ValueCentric on Wednesday announced it has reached an agreement with Walgreens that will allow ValueCentric to deliver channel- and store-level data services that provide pharmaceutical market insights based on retail data.

November 8, 2011

Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition on Tuesday launched an enhanced bottle design across its Boost Complete Nutritional Drink line that's grip-friendly, lightweight and that features a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition on Tuesday launched an enhanced bottle design across its Boost Complete Nutritional Drink line that's grip-friendly, lightweight and that features a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

November 7, 2011

A large number of patients with a serious form of arthritis experienced improvement in their condition after taking a drug made by Abbott Labs for three months, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — A large number of patients with a serious form of arthritis experienced improvement in their condition after taking a drug made by Abbott Labs for three months, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

October 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application related to a drug made by Abbott, the company said.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application related to a drug made by Abbott, the company said.