October 31, 2014

As many as 62% of attendees at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine annual conference this week said that the most important factor in stopping Ebola in the United States is controlling the virus and caring for afflicted patients in West Africa.

October 30, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Thursday reported that in its fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 revenue increased 29.1% to $31.6 billion in the quarter. 

October 30, 2014

In a sale order hearing on Wednesday, the bankruptcy court approved C&S Wholesale Grocer’s bid to purchase Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries.

October 30, 2014

The affiliated companies of Community Care of North Carolina, along with GlaxoSmithKline and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, on Thursday announced their intent to develop, implement and test new approaches to care delivery. 

October 30, 2014

Wakefern Food Corp. reached a record sales level of $14.7 billion in retail sales for the fiscal year ended Sept. 27, a 4% increase from the same period last year, and $11.9 billion in Wakefern sales, the company reported during its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.

October 29, 2014

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, actress and author Valerie Harper, singer/songwriter Jewel, country music singer Kellie Pickler and female NASCAR standout Mackena Bell are teaming up with the American Lung Association's Lung Force to raise awareness and funds to help confront lung cancer in women.

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced the Special Meeting of Family Dollar shareholders will be held on Dec. 11 to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree.

October 29, 2014

A new innovation Lowe's is currently testing in two stores could be a nod to the future of in-store service. 

 

October 29, 2014

Revlon announced on Wednesday a boost in third-quarter net income and sales.

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014

If you’re an employee of a microbusiness, you’re likely not relying on your boss to cover your healthcare benefits. 

October 28, 2014

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, 2014, more than 11,000 McKesson employees at more than 170 locations across the United States will participate in the 16th Community Days program.

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 28, 2014

Penn Foster on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Walgreens to improve its U.S. Pharmacy Technician Program.

October 27, 2014

Weight Watchers on Monday launched a line of branded, ready-to-eat cereals at select retailers. 

October 24, 2014

In the wake of an Oct. 21 blogpost on Health Affairs, “The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmacuetical Association, issued the following statement.

October 24, 2014

Imagine That, a newcomer to the food and beverage industry, is launching a line of shelf-stable beverages that provide the same "goodness" as whole fruits and vegetables, according to the company.

October 24, 2014

Kroger announced Friday it has been named "Employer of the Year" by the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.

October 24, 2014

Procter & Gamble posted first-quarter results in line with expectations, and announced plans to shed its Duracell battery business as it works to restructure its portfolio.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 23, 2014

Procter and Gamble’s group president of the North America business, Melanie Healey, is leaving the company next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.