Valeant Pharmaceuticals bolsters GI franchise in a $14.5 billion deal to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals.
Walmart will invest $1 billion in employee base in an effort to improve the customer experience.
Fred's Super Dollar earlier this week reported $138.8 million in January sales, up 3%.
McKesson on Thursday reported that revenues for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 totaled $47 billion, up 37% compared to $34.3 billion a year ago.
Beauty brand Coty posted a boost in second-quarter net income and saw renewed strength in such core brands as Sally Hansen and Rimmel.
Rite Aid reported a 4.8% increase in same-store sales benefiting in part from a strong flu season to date.
Cardinal Health reported fiscal year 2015 second-quarter revenue of $25.5 billion.
AmerisourceBergen on Wednesday reported that in its fiscal year 2015 first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, revenue increased 15.1% to $33.6 billion in the quarter.
Family Dollar's second-largest shareholder Trian Fund Management cut its stake in the company by more than two-thirds to 2.07%.
The board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents per share, a 7.1% increase over the year ago dividend.