11/11/2015 - 5:19pm

The New York TImes is reporting that Express Scripts has cut ties with New York-based specialty pharmacy Linden Care, which is used by Horizon Pharma, in an effort to cut down on pharmacies that push a single company’s products, according to an Express Scripts spokesman, who also said the company largely dispensed Horizon products. As a result, Linden Care has sued Express Scripts for a reversal of the termination. (New York Times)

11/11/2015 - 4:29pm

Despite an increased promotional investment, lift from merchandising support declined across 58% of CPG categories. 

11/11/2015 - 4:13pm

The Hy-Vee clinic will be staffed with an on-site nurse who will administer the diagnostic tools to patients while MercyCare providers will attend the visits via video feed.

11/11/2015 - 4:03pm

The charity that raised the most money — more than $950,000 — was Cycle for Survival of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a result, it won the grand prize donation of $1 million from Revlon. 

11/11/2015 - 2:35pm

A new drug has been approved that, in conjunction with vemurafenib, is meant to treat metastatic melanoma that can't be removed through surgery with a certain gene mutation. 

11/11/2015 - 2:16pm

The drug is indicated to treat and prevent low levels of potassium (hypokalemia). 

11/11/2015 - 1:49pm

The Bellingham, Wash. Herald is reporting that bankrupt grocery chain Haggen filed papers on Monday that included a plan and timeline for selling its most valuable stores, with an auction tentatively scheduled for Jan. 8. A hearing to discuss the plan has been scheduled for Dec. 4. “Despite the filing, Haggen does not anticipate any changes to continuing operations at the core stores including regular payments to suppliers and partners,” a statement from Haggen said. (Bellingham Herald)

11/11/2015 - 11:41am

The combination of Cotellic with Zelboraf helps patients with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma live a median of one year (12.3 months) without their disease worsening, compared to 7.2 months with Zelboraf alone.

11/11/2015 - 11:21am

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Safeway — which spent $350 million on clinics in over 800 stores meant to see Theranos blood tests that never took place — is looking to dissolve the unannounced partnership. Thereanos, though, denies this, telling the Journal that their story is “inaccurate and defamatory.” This is the latest in a string of blows to Theranos, whose blood testing technology is bring disputed and whose Walgreens expansion was recently placed on hold. (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)