May 10, 2013

Actavis is looking into the possibility of buying Warner Chilcott, the generic drug maker said.

May 9, 2013

Cider may be the most exciting new segment in the beer category. A recent report from Mintel indicated that in the United Kingdom, the market penetration of cider is now equal to lager.

May 9, 2013

Meda Consumer Healthcare is quickly developing a reputation for re-energizing iconic brands across new consumer groups. They've done it with Feosol. And now they're looking to reinvent Geritol.

May 3, 2013

Hain Celestial Group, the company that makes Celestial Seasonings tea and other products, has purchased organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen Group, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Healthcare analytics firm IMS Health has acquired social media analytics company Semantelli Corp., saying the purchase would allow it to provide real-time monitoring and delivery of insights into consumer and physician behavior and sentiments.

May 1, 2013

Drug maker Actavis has acquired rights to a treatment for an experimental bacterial vaginosis from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for about $55 million, the drug makers said.

May 1, 2013

Bayer HealthCare will buy birth-control product maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, the companies said.

April 29, 2013

A proposal by Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to purchase generic drug maker Actavis has fallen through, according to published reports.

April 23, 2013

RadioShack has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said.

April 21, 2013

It's official. During its most recent quarterly conference call with analysts, CVS Caremark revealed what many had anticipated: Its acquisition of privately held Brazilian drug store chain Drogaria Onofre was complete.

April 16, 2013

The Jean Coutu Group sold 72.5 million of its 178.4 million shares of Rite Aid stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday and company announcement Tuesday.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

April 15, 2013

The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

April 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named six new members, including Aurora Algae, Nature’s Sources, Reckitt Benckiser, Sirio Pharma, Watson and international member JJ Health.

April 4, 2013

Swiss drug maker Covis Pharma will buy U.S. rights to five drugs from Sanofi, Covis said.

April 1, 2013

American Greetings greeting card company has agreed to be taken private by a group led by some of its top executives for about $602 million, the company announced.

March 22, 2013

About $209.3 million worth of Target's debt has been put up for sale as the company moves to refinance $679 million worth of debt due between 2028 and 2031, the mass merchandise retailer said.

March 18, 2013

Galena Biopharma has purchased rights to a treatment for breakthrough cancer pain from a Swedish drug maker, Galena said Monday.

March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical vending machine maker Medbox has bought a 50% stake in a Michigan-based company that has developed an automated medicine dispensing machine, Medbox said Friday.

March 15, 2013

Target has purchased two online retailers of cooking equipment in a move designed to expand its cooking and kitchenware business, said the mass merchandise retailer, which has lately made major investments in multichannel retailing.

March 8, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

March 6, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced the addition of six new members, including voting members Evolva Nutrition and NutraGenesis and associate members American Nurse Practitioner Foundation, HFL Sport Science, Intertek Cantox and Loeb & Loeb.

March 1, 2013

Hy-Vee is taking over a construction company that builds its stores and related facilities, the supermarket chain said Friday.

February 28, 2013

Alabama's Supreme Court ruled in January that brand-name drug companies could be sued if patients suffer complications from generic versions of their medicines, according to published reports.