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September 26, 2010

Winc Design is launching its Charlie Banana brand of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby...

September 26, 2010

The generics subsidiary of Pfizer is launching a new business focused on authorized generics. Greenstone...

PEAPACK, N.J. —The generics subsidiary of Pfizer is launching a new business focused on authorized generics. Greenstone announced the launch of the Authorized Generics Alliance, which it said would combine its business model and 17 years of experience in the generics market with the expertise of other drug makers to market authorized generics in the United States under the Greenstone label.

September 26, 2010

Speaking with one voice, the nation’s largest chain and independent pharmacy groups gave a thumbs-up...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Speaking with one voice, the nation’s largest chain and independent pharmacy groups gave a thumbs-up Monday to recent efforts by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., to preserve the right of military members and their dependents to obtain their prescriptions through a retail pharmacy without penalty.

September 26, 2010

Many generic drug companies have long marketed branded drugs on the side, but lately, some...

Many generic drug companies have long marketed branded drugs on the side, but lately, some branded drug companies have sought to enter the generics business as well. One of those companies is Meda Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. subsidiary of Swedish drug maker Meda AB. Drug Store News recently interviewed John White, Meda’s senior director of marketing.

Drug Store News: What gave Meda the idea of pursuing generics?

September 26, 2010

Seasonal candy is a big part of the confectionery category, accounting for one-quarter of the...

September 26, 2010

A stable consumption of personal care products and increased consumer awareness of products with such...

September 23, 2010

Herbert Hoover is alive and well -- and picking up his prescriptions at the local...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Herbert Hoover is alive and well -- and picking up his prescriptions at the local drug store.

(THE NEWS: Retailers urge Congress to reject Chinese currency legislation. For the full story, click here.)

September 23, 2010

Drug maker Warner Chilcott will buy the U.S. rights to a treatment for overactive bladder...

ARDEE, Ireland Drug maker Warner Chilcott will buy the U.S. rights to a treatment for overactive bladder for $400 million, the company said Friday.

 

The drug maker announced that it would terminate its co-promotion agreement with Novartis concerning the drug Enablex (darifenacin) and purchase the rights to sell it in the United States. It may be required to make additional milestone payments of up to $20 million to Novartis.

 

 

September 22, 2010

NBTY on Wednesday announced that its stockholders have approved the proposal to adopt the merger...

September 22, 2010

The 12th-largest pharmacy school in the country is expanding, according to published reports....

September 22, 2010

When Winner Medical Group CEO Li Jianquan rang the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite this...

NEW YORK When Winner Medical Group CEO Li Jianquan rang the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite this summer, it was the culmination of a career for a man whose dream once had been simply to get enough to eat.

September 21, 2010

Abbott on Wednesday initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac powder infant formulas in...

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. Abbott on Wednesday initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac powder infant formulas in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product, produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility.

September 21, 2010

CVS Caremark's board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of 8.75 cents per share of...

September 21, 2010

A network of independent pharmacies across the United States got the highest customer service rating...

September 21, 2010

A new national survey commissioned by Neutrogena Cosmetics suggested a trend toward a less "made...

LOS ANGELES A new national survey commissioned by Neutrogena Cosmetics suggested a trend toward a less "made up" look for American women. Women expected their cosmetics to deliver flawless skin and sun protection, above fashion-forward colors, according to the findings.

Executed by Harris Interactive, the survey explored the relationship American women have with their cosmetics. It was conducted online within the United States from Aug. 9 to 11, among 1,018 adult women ages 18 years and older.

 

September 21, 2010

San Francisco’s board of supervisors voted for an expansion of the city’s anti-tobacco law, according...

September 20, 2010

Mizco International has inked an exclusive deal with Curve Distribution Services to sell its iEssentials...

AVENEL, N.J. Mizco International has inked an exclusive deal with Curve Distribution Services to sell its iEssentials and Cellular Innovations mobile technology accessory products in Canada.

September 19, 2010

Oragenics, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced that its oral care probiotics line, EvoraPlus, will be...

TAMPA, Fla. Oragenics, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced that its oral care probiotics line, EvoraPlus, will be available at select Fred Meyer stores in September.

"We are pleased that Fred Meyer stores are among the growing number of retailers that have chosen to carry EvoraPlus oral care probiotics," stated Gerry David, EVP sales and marketing for Oragenics. "We are looking forward to the expanded distribution of our oral care probiotics across the northwestern portion of the United States through this relationship."

September 19, 2010

More than 3,700 products boasting a "whole grain" claim have launched in the United States...

CHICAGO More than 3,700 products boasting a "whole grain" claim have launched in the United States since 2005, according to a new report by Mintel.

September 19, 2010

Even in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in...

September 16, 2010

Drug-resistant bacterial infections recently have been reported in more than 20 states across the United...

September 16, 2010

Publix Super Markets may be mulling an expansion into North Carolina....

September 14, 2010

CVS Caremark's Maintenance Choice program has equated to more consistency in maintenance medication refills for...

September 14, 2010

Against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, employer healthcare costs for active employees are projected...

NEW YORK Against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, employer healthcare costs for active employees are projected to rise 8.2% after plan changes to an average annual cost of $10,730 in 2011, according to a recent survey of 466 large and midsize employers conducted by Towers Watson.

September 14, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for gout, a painful condition...

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for gout, a painful condition that affects 3 million adults in the United States.

The FDA announced the approval of Savient Pharmaceuticals’ Krystexxa (pegloticase), a biotech drug for people who have not responded to or tolerated conventional therapies.