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November 14, 2010

Look for a big surge in brand-to-generic drug switches at the pharmacy counter over the...

NEW YORK — Look for a big surge in brand-to-generic drug switches at the pharmacy counter over the next year.

November 14, 2010

K-V Pharmaceutical has created a new marketing subsidiary for generic drugs, the company said. K-V...

November 11, 2010

The Emerson Group recently announced that 37-year industry veteran Daryl Beck has joined the company...

WAYNE, Pa. The Emerson Group recently announced that 37-year industry veteran Daryl Beck has joined the company and will manage the company’s military sales business, as well as call on Walmart.

 

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 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

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

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...

November 8, 2010

Leading Brands will roll out its TrueBlue 100% juices across Canada and the West Coast...

VANCOUVER, Canada Leading Brands will roll out its TrueBlue 100% juices across Canada and the West Coast of the United States.

Each TrueBlue beverage is filled with antioxidant-rich 100% superfruit juices. The juices initially are available in 46-oz. PET bottles in three flavors: wild blueberry, wild blueberry and pomegranate, and wild blueberry and blackberry.

November 3, 2010

Swiss drug maker Biogen Idec and U.S. drug maker Cardiokine have terminated an agreement to...

WESTON, Mass. Swiss drug maker Biogen Idec and U.S. drug maker Cardiokine have terminated an agreement to develop a treatment for abnormally low sodium levels in the blood, the two companies said Wednesday.

 

The agreement will give Cardiokine all rights to lixivaptan, a treatment for the condition, known as hyponatremia. The collaboration began in 2007, and the drug is in late-stage clinical studies.

 

 

November 3, 2010

This year’s elections may prove to be a boon to the business of dietary supplements...

WASHINGTON This year’s elections may prove to be a boon to the business of dietary supplements and other natural alternatives, according to John Gay, Natural Products Association executive director and CEO. “This was the most remarkable election in my 25 years in Washington,” he said, “and the effects will be felt almost immediately.”

For example, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who must now step down as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is seen as a potential positive for the industry, Gay said.

 

November 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results were at the higher end of its...

November 1, 2010

Two months of Ratiopharm sales on the books and strong growth in the United States...

TEL AVIV, Israel Two months of Ratiopharm sales on the books and strong growth in the United States helped Teva beat third-quarter profit estimates, with sales up 20% to $4.25 billion, from $3.55 billion during the same period one year ago.

October 31, 2010

British shaving brand the King of Shaves is expanding its U.S. and Canadian distribution under...

October 28, 2010

A group representing the drug retailing industry commended a senator's support of the military healthcare...

ALEXANDRIA A group representing the drug retailing industry commended a senator's support of the military healthcare program Tricare.

October 27, 2010

Beauty company Revlon announced on Thursday a 2.2% dip in net sales as net income...

NEW YORK Beauty company Revlon announced on Thursday a 2.2% dip in net sales as net income narrowed during the third quarter, but executives remained optimistic as the manufacturer gears up for 2011 with a new global chief marketing officer in place.

October 26, 2010

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay nearly $1 billion to the U.S. government to settle...

LONDON British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay nearly $1 billion to the U.S. government to settle allegations that it sold contaminated and ineffective products.

 

The company will plead guilty to criminal charges relating to drugs made at a manufacturing plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, which it closed in 2009, and pay $750 million. In a whistleblower suit filed by a former employee, it was alleged that the company knowingly sold defective supplies of various drugs, including the baby ointment Bactroban (mupirocin) and the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine).

October 25, 2010

Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to...

MORRISTOWN, N.J. Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to severe chronic pain.

October 25, 2010

Merlot Skin Care, a natural grape-seed-based skin care brand sold at Walgreens and Ulta, is...

EL PASO, Texas Merlot Skin Care, a natural grape-seed-based skin care brand sold at Walgreens and Ulta, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2011 with new product launches and new packaging.

"Merlot is a brand that knows the power of natural grape-seed antioxidants can be used to achieve beautiful skin," stated Wayne Beckley, founder and CEO of Merlot Skin Care."We are proud that our moisturizer has become a staple of so many women's daily beauty routines."

 

October 25, 2010

Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology...

NEW ORLEANS Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology throughout the United States, e-prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s healthcare system by enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.

October 24, 2010

Korean retailer Mega Mart took the wraps off its first U.S. store on Oct. 8,...

October 24, 2010

Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts....

GLENDALE, Calif. Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts.

The company said its Raisinets fun-size bags (10-oz. variety) with a production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255 may contain peanuts. The fun-size bags with this production code were sold in Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores, the company said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration and said no other Nestle products were impacted.

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

WASHINGTON Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply divided over the controversial overhaul and its potential benefits, a new poll from the Associated Press and the GfK Group revealed.

 

October 21, 2010

The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic...

ATLANTA The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic proportions by 2050, costing the government millions.

 

October 20, 2010

­Freeman Beauty Labs, whose brands include Vita-K skin care, Psssst! instant dry shampoo and Freeman...

LOS ANGELES ­Freeman Beauty Labs, whose brands include Vita-K skin care, Psssst! instant dry shampoo and Freeman Papaya hair care, has hired Patrick Bridges as its new SVP sales.

In his role, Bridges will continue to build and manage the sales department across most major mass channels in the United States, as well as in such international markets as Russia, the Netherlands and the Middle East.