June 24, 2014

Rite Aid and Heritage Provider Network, one of California’s largest healthcare provider networks, on Tuesday announced they have entered into an agreement to bring the Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN’s chronic and polychronic patients across Southern California.

June 23, 2014

Performance Health, the manufacturer and marketer behind TheraBand, Biofreeze, Perform, Cramer, Bon Vital' and Hygenic products, last week announced that it acquired TheraPearl, the creator of hot and cold therapy products.

June 23, 2014

There has been a lot of good news generating out of Rite Aid headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa., in the past week. Not the least of which was the 2.7% lift in first-quarter sales and the 3.1% gain in same-store sales for the period. Rite Aid delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of profitability, noted John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, during a conference call with analysts last week. And Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly raved about Rite Aid's Health Alliance program, what he described as the company's "ace up its sleeve." O'Reilly noted that the Health Alliance program is designed to drive traffic into Rite Aid's stores through doctor recommendations in the markets where Health Alliance is active. But there's a deeper dive here, because Rite Aid is driving the right customers into its stores — customers with poly-chronic or chronic conditions that represent more frequent trips and bigger market baskets. What's more, Rite Aid's Health Alliance program aims to make those acquired patients more sticky by coordinating a comprehensive care program that will help those patients reach their health goals.

June 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate), an antibacterial drug.

June 19, 2014

Giant Food of Landover, Md., has announced that it is now offering pre-travel consultations and immunizations at select Giant Food stores. 
 


June 19, 2014

With a focus on expanding its retail presence, Vestiage, which creates and distributes nutraceuticals under such brands as RegiMEN for men and Monterey Bay Nutraceuticals for women, has appointed Laura Stall as national VP sales.

June 18, 2014

Beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America has unveiled a new partnership with global subscriber beauty box company, Glossybox. The new Boutique ~ Glossybox limited-edition box will debut at CPNA 2014 in July in Las Vegas and will go on sale to beauty consumers online in August.

June 18, 2014

Walgreens and Arizona Priority Care have announced a clinical care collaboration agreement to provide coordinated, expanded services for AzPC Medicare Advantage and ACO members through select Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.
 


June 17, 2014

The Hamacher Resource Group has announced that Dave Wendland, VP and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, will be speaking to members of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy June 27 at their 2014 Midyear conference in Palm Beach, Fla., and on July 21, will speak to independent pharmacists attending McKesson’s IdeaShare conference in Orlando, Fla.

June 17, 2014

While the upswing in Rite Aid’s bottom line and shares continue to gain attention, Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly suggests that the pharmacy retailer has “an even bigger ace up its sleeve.” Enter the chain’s new Health Alliance program.

June 10, 2014

Step aside, sun spots, and farewell, fine lines; women have a new skin obsession — pores.

June 10, 2014

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced Penn State Hershey Health System as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative.

June 3, 2014

Asana BioSciences, a research and development company specializing in the discovery and development of new chemical and biological entities, on Tuesday announced that it has acquired an early stage branded pharmaceutical discovery platform from Endo Pharmaceuticals.

June 3, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of a nationwide program offering talking prescription devices to customers with visual impairments.

June 2, 2014

Nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and government officials celebrated on Saturday the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 12th distribution center in Bethel, Pa.

June 2, 2014

Surrey, England-based Forme Laboratories, which specializes in menopause dermatology, has brought its Stratum C skin care line developed for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin to women in the United States.

May 23, 2014

Vapor Corp., U.S.-based electronic cigarette company with brands that include Krave, VaporX, Hookah Stix and Fifty-One, earlier this week announced the launch of a new line of e-liquids for electronic vaporizers and other e-vaping devices.

May 22, 2014

Dollar Tree on Thursday posted first-quarter consolidated net sales of $2 billion, a 7.2% increase, for the period ended May 4.

May 21, 2014

The Boston Consulting Group has tapped former Procter & Gamble vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos to serve as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.

May 16, 2014

Abbott announced a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American pharmaceutical company CFR Pharmaceuticals, more than doubling its Latin American branded generics pharmaceutical presence the company reported.

May 15, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association lobbied for greater access to generics at this week’s meeting of the chief negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the association announced Wednesday.

May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

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.

April 29, 2014

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