April 21, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar on Monday closed the deal on its acquisition of Reeves-Sain Drug Store. 

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 21, 2015

A new PhRMA report released Monday found that branded manufacturers invested $51.2 billion last year in R&D. 

April 21, 2015

A majority of consumers are spending savings from lower fuel prices to buy groceries. According to the new “Why? Behind the Buy” report from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 72% of shoppers ages 18 to 34 years will spend fuel savings on groceries.

 

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

A Tractica report released Monday projects a sharp increase in utililzation of home-health technologies by 2020. 

April 20, 2015

Coty has announced the appointment of Elio Leoni Sceti as CEO, effective July 1.

April 20, 2015

Giant Eagle on Friday committed to reducing water consumption by 5% by 2017. 

April 20, 2015

Veteran business-development executive Alan Butcher on Monday joined Purdue Pharma. 

April 20, 2015

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding last week consolidated its online pharmacy operations into wholly-owned subsidiary Alibaba Health Information Technology in a deal valued at $2.5 billion.

April 20, 2015

Rite Aid named Steve Rempel to SVP and chief information officer. 

April 20, 2015

Nestled within a space in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco is Sephora’s new Innovation Lab, which is fostering a culture of innovation development and grooming Sephora’s next generation of digital leaders.

April 17, 2015

In 2014, ACH (automated clearing house) volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments, an increase of almost 5%, or 1 billion transactions, from 2013 volume.

April 16, 2015

Digital purchasing has not displaced paper money, and digital discounts have apparently not yet displaced paper coupons.

April 16, 2015

Walgreens' Balanced Reward program focused on customer retention, according to a Loyalty360 Q&A with Walgreens. 

April 16, 2015

Meijer is the latest retailer to test out curbside pickup of online orders.

April 16, 2015

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Marc Watkins as VP and corporate medical director, reporting directly to Kenneth Patric, chief medical officer.

April 16, 2015

Walgreens kicked off its Red Nose Day charity drive early on Thursday with a YouTube video featuring the first Red Nose sold in Chicago. 

April 15, 2015

United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.

April 15, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced the launch of its newest evaluation program, which creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment — but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients — can fit into the medical home neighborhood.

April 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance gave analysts a peek at the company's big-picture outlook during an all-day meeting Wednesday.

April 14, 2015

JANA Partners' Barry Rosenstein on Walgreens: "There's tremendous change afoot. ... You're going to see this company continue to do some pretty exciting things."

April 14, 2015

Coty has hired former Reckitt Benckiser executive Camillo Pane to serve as EVP, category development.

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.