May 8, 2014

Global beauty brand Dove announced the launch of Dove DermaSeries, a range of cleansers and creams that can be used to care for extremely dry skin.

May 6, 2014

Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada.

May 6, 2014

Bayer on Tuesday agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion.

May 2, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings on Thursday announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Hydralyte from the Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust of Victoria, Australia.

May 1, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday reported fiscal year 2014 third-quarter revenue of $21.4 billion and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.01.

April 29, 2014

Endo International on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Somar, a privately-owned specialty pharmaceuticals company based in Mexico City, Mexico.

April 25, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings, whose portfolio includes Chloraseptic sore throat treatments, Clear Eyes eye care products and Compound W wart treatments, has entered into an agreement to acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Monistat, for $750 million in cash.

April 22, 2014

Eli Lilly on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) as a single-agent treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy.

April 15, 2014

Prestige Brands on Tuesday announced the signing of a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Hydralyte in Australia and New Zealand from the Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust of Victoria, Australia.

April 14, 2014

Retail clinic operator RediClinic has formed a joint venture with Seton Healthcare Family to expand the number of RediClinics operating in H-E-B stores in the Austin, Texas area.

April 10, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced it has acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics.

April 10, 2014

The Wild Oats brand will begin appearing on Walmart shelves this month as the retailer plans to offer 100 low priced organic dry grocery items.

April 7, 2014

Mallinckrodt and Questcor Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Mallinckrodt will acquire Questcor in a transaction valued at approximately $5.6 billion.

April 7, 2014

Sun Pharma on Sunday announced it will acquire 100% of Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction valued at $4 billion.

April 2, 2014

Robert M. Long, former president, CEO and chairman of Longs Drug Stores passed away March 27 due to complications, which occurred as a result of inclusion body myositis.

April 1, 2014

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced it has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corp., a provider of health coaching, shared decision making and healthcare analytics from Bupa, a London-based international healthcare services group.

March 26, 2014

Actavis and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the new drug application for Metronidazole 1.3% vaginal gel. The antibiotic is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, an infection caused by an imbalance in the normal bacteria of vagina.

March 24, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacêuticos S.A., a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in Brazil.

March 24, 2014

Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which New Jersey-based Vertical Pharmaceuticals has acquired Upsher-Smith's rights to Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1%, Nexa Plus Rx Prenatal Vitamin, and Provella, a probiotic dietary supplement.

March 21, 2014

Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart have announced that the Competition Bureau has approved Loblaw's acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, and the acquisition is expected to close March 28.

March 11, 2014

Ahold has entered into an agreement to acquire Spar's business in the Czech Republic. The acquisition includes 50 stores of which 36 are compact hypers and 14 are supermarkets.

March 6, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is attempting to lock down a deal to secure Safeway as part of an acquisition that could exceed $9 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

March 5, 2014

Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that fourth-quarter sales rose 28%, benefiting from the inclusion of sales at the Colomer Group, which it acquired in October.

March 4, 2014

Norwest Equity Partners on Monday announced that it has acquired Apothecary Products from Terry Noble, founder and CEO of Apothecary.