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August 9, 2010

Moving rapidly to ward off at least one financial threat to millions of Americans and...

August 8, 2010

Bausch & Lomb is promoting its latest lens care product by encouraging Americans to find...

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Bausch & Lomb is promoting its latest lens care product by encouraging Americans to find visual inspiration in their surroundings.

August 5, 2010

Once again, the Democratic Party and the Obama administration are taking point on a relief...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Once again, the Democratic Party and the Obama administration are taking point on a relief plan for long-term or recently unemployed and underemployed Americans hit hard by the recession and the still-dismal job market. But their efforts to extend the program that provides additional emergency Medicaid funding to the states could provide additional relief to pharmacies that serve Medicaid patients, too.

August 5, 2010

This year's third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT This year's third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, was pivotal, as the event attracted nearly 500 nurse practitioners and was held during the first official National Convention Care Clinic Week, which was created to support the goals and ideals of raising awareness for the need of accessible, cost-effective, quality healthcare options in the United States. To top it off, Lt. Col. Corina M. Barrow, Army Nurse Corps, Nurse Corps Detailee for Sen.

August 4, 2010

With unemployment rates remaining at an all-time high, 1-in-5 Americans chose not to seek medical...

WASHINGTON With unemployment rates remaining at an all-time high, 1-in-5 Americans chose not to seek medical care for a recent illness or injury, with 4-out-of-10 citing cost as the primary factor, according to a Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey of more than 4,000 adults in the United States released Wednesday.

 

August 4, 2010

The Senate has passed a measure to extend the federal funding level for state Medicaid...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The Senate has passed a measure to extend the federal funding level for state Medicaid programs.

 

The Senate voted 61-39 for the bill, pushed by the retail pharmacy lobby and an extension of the higher federal medical assistance percentage that was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The House will vote on the measure next week, and both houses must pass the bill in identical form before it goes to president Obama’s desk.

 

 

August 3, 2010

The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more tripled in two...

ATLANTA The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more tripled in two years to nine states in 2009, according to a CDC Vital Signs report issued Tuesday.

In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence of 30% or more. The report, "State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults – United States, 2009," also found no state met the nation's Healthy People 2010 goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15%.

 

August 3, 2010

Safeway on Tuesday announced a companywide campaign to support research and treatment for neuromuscular diseases,...

August 2, 2010

Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee will acquire two stores in the upper Midwest, Hy-Vee said Tuesday....

August 2, 2010

The third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress kicked off here Monday, attracting nearly 500 nurse...

ORLANDO, Fla. The third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress kicked off here Monday, attracting nearly 500 nurse practitioners for the two-and-a-half-day live continuing education conference for retail-based healthcare providers. Hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, RCEC 2010 convened in line with the start of National Convenient Care Clinic Week, which became official last week when Sens. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Thad Cochran, D-Miss., introduced a Senate resolution.

July 22, 2010

The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to help members throughout the state easily access information on lower-cost emergency room alternatives -- like retail-based health clinics -- is just one more indicator that the physician shortage and soaring healthcare costs are taking a major toll on Americans.

(THE NEWS: Local Blue Cross Blue Shield offers ER alternatives to members. For the full story, click here)

July 21, 2010

Larry Merlo, president and COO of CVS Caremark and president of CVS/pharmacy, will kick off...

July 21, 2010

While there is a need to modernize the regulatory structure of the cosmetics industry, the...

WASHINGTON While there is a need to modernize the regulatory structure of the cosmetics industry, the newly proposed Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 as written "is not based on credible and established scientific principles" and would place an "enormous, if not impossible, burden on the Food and Drug Administration," the Personal Care Products Council stated in response to the legislation introduced on Wednesday.

July 19, 2010

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will celebrate 115 years of service and support...

July 19, 2010

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for...

MILWAUKEE Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for the first time with the launch of its new skin care product line: Carmex healing lotion and Carmex healing cream.

Carmex skin care products will be available exclusively at all Walgreens locations in the United States and Walgreens.com beginning in August, and through Drugstore.com beginning in September.

July 19, 2010

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday updated its earnings guidance for full-year 2010 to $4.65 to...

July 18, 2010

Beloved Peanuts characters are coming to life in a special holiday collection from Warner Home...

July 18, 2010

Skin care brand Neutrogena has announced the launch of Wave for Change, a charitable campaign...

July 15, 2010

Just goes to show that you need to spend a dollar to make a dollar...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Just goes to show that you need to spend a dollar to make a dollar because that other overused adage, “a penny saved is a penny earned,” might only earn you a penny profit even as you miss that dollar opportunity. Throw these learnings against the wall of SKU rationalization, and what sticks is that the bunker mentality has to end; you can’t grow the market without the tried and true catalyst of a new growth engine powered by innovation.

July 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded a bill signed by Louisiana government officials that will enable pharmacists to administer medication therapy management services to patients in the state.

The newly-enacted law -- signed June 25 by Gov. Bobby Jindal (D) and introduced by pharmacist Rep. Fred Mills, D-St. Martin -- gives authority to the state Department of Health and Hospitals to create an MTM pharmacy program.

 

July 13, 2010

Fresh Harvest once again is expanding distribution of its Wings of Nature snack bars throughout...

July 12, 2010

An online health services portal for Hispanic consumers and businesses is getting a name change....

ROSWELL, Ga. An online health services portal for Hispanic consumers and businesses is getting a name change.

 

DrTango announced Tuesday that it would change its name to HolaDoctor to coincide with the launch of its consumer health and wellness portal. The website contains information, tools, services and programs for Spanish speakers in the United States, Latin America and Spain, focusing on major healthcare issues affecting Hispanics.

 

 

July 8, 2010

ContactCenterWorld.com has awarded CVS Caremark’s pharmacy benefit management customer care team a gold medal for...

July 7, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national...

WASHINGTON The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national nonprofit organizations to support public health efforts to reduce tobacco use and reduce obesity through increased physical activity and improved nutrition.

These competitive awards are part of the HHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, a prevention and wellness initiative funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 

July 7, 2010

A new t-shirt on the market pays tribute to the hit comedy film "Tommy Boy."...