January 14, 2015

Egalet Corp. last week announced the licensing and acquisition of two pain products. Egalet has agreed to license worldwide rights to Oxaydo (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only -CII, the first and only approved immediate-release oxycodone product formulated to deter abuse via snorting from Acura Pharmaceuticals, the company stated.

January 13, 2015

Menasha Corp. on Monday announced that it has acquired PearceWellwood of Brampton, Ontario.

January 12, 2015

AmerisourceBergen on Monday acquired MWI Veterinary Supply, the leading animal health distribution company in the United States, for $2.5 billion.

January 12, 2015

Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement for a total consideration of $5.2 billion.

 

January 8, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 5, 2015

Wasserstein & Co., LP, on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has announced the acquisition of Paris Presents from funds advised by private equity firm Mason Wells.

December 30, 2014

Kroger is reportedly expanding the testing of an e-commerce service in Greater Cincinnati that is modeled after Harris Teeter’s “click and collect” program, according to a local report.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 29, 2014

Walgreens' shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH.

December 18, 2014

Alex Brands has acquired toy brand Shrinky Dinks for an undisclosed amount.

December 17, 2014

Pharmavite announced Wednesday that it has acquired FoodState, makers of whole food supplements, sold under the MegaFood and Innate Response brands.

December 11, 2014

The holiday season is the battery category’s best friend. A shift in the consumer electronics industry to built-in rechargeable batteries and the growth of do-it-all smartphones that replace many battery-operated devices has left the category in a slump. 

November 24, 2014

Endo on Monday announced the acquisition of rights to Natesto (testosterone nasal gel), a testosterone nasal gel for replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism. 

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 17, 2014

Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.

November 13, 2014

Target has acquired Pittsburgh-based PoweredAnalytics, a start-up that has developed an in-store personalization platform, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported.

November 13, 2014

Warren Buffett is snapping up Procter & Gamble’s Duracell battery business in a deal valued at $4.7 billion.

November 3, 2014

Lozier Corp., which provides store fixtures to major retailers around the world, on Monday announced the acquisition of the Leggett and Platt Store Fixtures Group — another manufacturer of retail fixtures.

October 31, 2014

Estée Lauder has acquired RODIN olio lusso, a skin care brand founded by New York stylist Linda Rodin.

October 29, 2014

Pharmacy veteran Frank Scorpiniti has stepped down as CEO of Rexall/Katz Group Canada.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 20, 2014

L'Oréal USA has announced plans to acquire multi-cultural beauty brand Carol's Daughter.

 

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program.