March 23, 2012

Former Walgreens' CEO Jeff Rein said profit pressure might cause Walgreens to think differently about acquisitions than it did in the past.

March 19, 2012

Walgreens might be willing to acquire Rite Aid if it can't settle an ongoing contractual dispute with one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers, Walgreens' former CEO said in a conference call with investors Monday.

March 6, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase World Courier Group, a privately held global specialty transportation and logistics provider for the biopharmaceutical industry, for $520 million in cash.

February 22, 2012

Novartis plans to pay up to $440 million for rights to a drug for treating hepatitis C made by Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Enanta said.

February 21, 2012

A division of Pfizer is asserting that it incurred nearly $1 billion in damages related to the launch of generic versions of one of its drugs.

February 17, 2012

One of the main plotlines of the big story called the drug industry over the past several years has been the patent cliff, the steady loss of patent protection on blockbuster primary care drugs and subsequent generic competition that has forced many drug companies to find new revenue streams.

February 15, 2012

Kellogg's is fortifying its snacks business by purchasing Procter & Gamble's Pringles business for nearly $2.7 billion.

February 13, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is set to acquire a privately owned ophthalmic biotechnology company, the drug maker said Monday.

February 6, 2012

Mylan has completed its acquisition of two skin drugs from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said Monday.

February 2, 2012

Acosta Sales and Marketing on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Griffin Strategic Advisors and will form a new business unit called AMG Strategic Advisors.

February 1, 2012

Ever wonder how the convenient care industry blossomed into what it is today? One could say a fortune cookie.

January 26, 2012

Drug maker Amgen is acquiring a Rockville, Md.-based company developing therapies for cancer, the companies said Thursday.

January 11, 2012

PZ Cussons, a consumer products group in Europe, Asia and Africa, is expanding its beauty division with the acquisition of the Fudge hair care brand from Australia-based Sabre Group.

January 9, 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb is buying Inhibitex for $2.5 billion, the companies said.

December 23, 2011

In an effort to focus on its digital growth initiatives and accelerate its transformation to a digital company, Eastman Kodak said it is selling its Eastman Gelatine business to Rousselot, which is part of the Vion Food Group.

December 22, 2011

A Swiss drug maker is acquiring the U.S. rights for several GlaxoSmithKline drugs.

December 16, 2011

Medbox has acquired Prescription Vending Machines and will operate it as a wholly owned subsidiary, Medbox said.

December 8, 2011

According to a report published Wednesday on the site of MobiHealthNews, the Food and Drug Administration has approved an iPhone glucose meter called AgaMatrix Nugget from Sanofi.

December 7, 2011

Helen of Troy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Procter & Gamble's water purification brand.

December 7, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday denied a request made by Teva Pharmaceuticals to relax merchandising restrictions for the emergency contraceptive Plan B.

December 5, 2011

Philosophy, which was acquired by the Coty prestige portfolio in 2010, has announced the newest addition to its Miracle Worker collection — the Miracle Worker Miraculous All-Over brightener and dark spot corrector.

December 5, 2011

Following the settlement of a patent-litigation suit with Swiss drug maker Novartis over the patch Vivelle-Dot (estradiol transdermal system), a drug for treating symptoms of menopause, Mylan said it had received a patent license to begin selling its version of the drug in December 2013.


December 2, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI announced Friday that it acquired Newhall Labs — whose brands include La bella, Monkey Brains and GroWorks — through its wholly owned subsidiary Golden Sun Holdings, which marks Brynwood VI’s third acquisition in the personal care sector.

December 2, 2011

Unilever is looking to close the Alberto-Culver plant outside of Chicago in Melrose Park in 2013, and, in a few months, will begin laying off at least 600 employees, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.