December 2, 2010

Merck announced on Thursday it has inked a deal to acquire an insulin maker.

December 2, 2010

Rite Aid on Thursday posted sales of $6.2 billion, down 2.3%, for its third quarter ended Nov. 27. Same-store sales for the period declined 1.3%, representing flat front-end sales and a pharmacy comparable sales decline of 1.9% ...

December 1, 2010

Kodak is introducing a new innovation that provides consumers with ways to give greeting cards a personal touch.

November 30, 2010

The entire retail store is a diabetes destination, and pharmacists are critical in educating and communicating with consumers to help them and their loved ones better manage the chronic disease. That was one of several important messages that industry leaders expressed during Drug Store News’ 8th Annual Diabetes Roundtable discussion on Tuesday in New York at the New York Athletic Club. More than 100 leading industry players gathered for the event, which also included the 12th Annual Industry Issues Summit in the afternoon.

November 30, 2010

The president of drug maker Merck now will fill an additional position at the company: CEO.

November 30, 2010

Total sales and comparable-store sales both rose during the month of November for Fred's, the chain announced Tuesday.

November 30, 2010

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has received final approval for its generic Alzheimer's drug from the Food and Drug Administration, giving the drug maker 180 days of market exclusivity.

November 30, 2010

An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

November 29, 2010

This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

November 29, 2010

It's official. Coty, whose brands include Sally Hansen nail care products, has announced plans to acquire OPI Products, a maker of professional nail salon products.

November 29, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is encouraging African-Americans to get a seasonal flu shot as African-Americans have lower influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates, compared with the rest of the population

November 29, 2010

Danone will boost its yogurt business with its acquisition of YoCream International.

November 29, 2010

Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

November 24, 2010

More than half of people with diabetes struggle to pay for their medical supplies, according to a poll by diabetes community network dLife.com.

November 24, 2010

Just one week after clearing the antitrust hurdle to acquire American Safety Razor, Energizer announced that its acquisition of the company now is complete.

November 24, 2010

A 45-year Kroger veteran will retire from his post in February.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 24, 2010

Rite Aid is offering customers ways to earn money back on purchases made from Black Friday through Christmas Eve.

November 24, 2010

SC Johnson has announced the release of a new campaign designed to emphasize the company's commitment to disclosing the ingredients in its products.

November 24, 2010

Most of the newly elected and re-elected Republican members of Congress, Tea Party candidates in particular, vowed to whittle down or repeal healthcare reform once in office, but the healthcare companies that stand to benefit hope to change their minds, as some of their lobbying activities last quarter have shown.

November 24, 2010

A regional supermarket chain is extending its charitable holiday campaign to help feed more than 165,000 people in need this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2010

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and the related costs of the disease could reach catastrophic proportions, according to new research by the UnitedHealth Group.

November 22, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is gearing up for one of the biggest sales days of the year: Black Friday ...

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...