September 18, 2012

L'Oréal Paris has officially announced actress Lea Michele as the brand's newest ambassador.

September 18, 2012

Over the last few years of DSN’s coverage of the impending patent cliff and how it would affect the generic drug industry, IMS Health VP industry relations Doug Long predicted that the gradual commoditization of primary care drugs — long the lifeblood of generic drug makers — would lead to consolidation of the industry.


September 18, 2012

The mouthwash segment experienced a slight uptick, as formulas that offer multiple benefits catch consumers’ attention — a trend that is likely to continue as consumers increasingly seek value.

September 18, 2012

Generic drug makers Hospira, Sagent Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have launched generic versions of a chemotherapy drug made by Sanofi, the three companies said last month.


September 17, 2012

An organization focused on Type 1 diabetes research announced Monday the winners of a competition to find new ways to treat the disease.

September 7, 2012

President Barack Obama's re-election bid got a dose of support from the cofounder of one of the country's largest retailers, according to published reports.

September 7, 2012

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced the donation of a 50-ft. refrigerated semi-trailer to Second Harvest North Florida, the regional food bank that supplies food to 450 local nonprofit organizations across 17 counties in northern Florida.

September 6, 2012

While regulations meant to control the prices of drugs dispensed through physician offices for injured workers can keep costs down without limiting access, employers in many states may end up paying more than twice what they would have if the workers had gone to a pharmacy instead, according to a new study.

September 5, 2012

A safety-net healthcare organization in Colorado got a donation of four new vaccine refrigerators at the end of a recent trade show there.

September 4, 2012

Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

August 29, 2012

In the battle to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, scientists from Belgium have made a rare discovery: a new gene that influences survival time of ALS. The findings, reported in a recent issue of Nature Medicine, were funded in part by CVS/pharmacy and the ALS Therapy Alliance, a Boston-based nonprofit.

August 29, 2012

L'Oréal Paris posted an increase in first-half 2012 sales and expects to achieve another year of growth in sales, results and profitability.

August 27, 2012

Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales rise 3.4% in light of challenging market conditions, the retailer reported last week.

August 23, 2012

A division of Johnson & Johnson has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug for rheumatoid arthritis under a partnership with British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

August 20, 2012

Eight supermarkets in the Richmond, Va., area are using one of the most important parts of the store to promote healthy eating: the checkout lane.

August 20, 2012

PharmaSmart International and Microlife will offer an integrated assessment of cardiovascular health risk factors to healthcare providers under a new partnership between the companies.

August 20, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers, a 56-store division in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., market.

August 17, 2012

A former CVS executive has been appointed to a top position at a company that provides pharmacy services to the long-term care industry.

August 14, 2012

Regional player Kinney Drugs has snapped up four independent pharmacies located in central New York and Vermont, bringing its total store count to 94.

August 13, 2012

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will take Taro Pharmaceutical Industries private, under a merger agreement between the two companies announced Sunday.

August 10, 2012

BioScrip on Wednesday posted $155.9 million in second-quarter revenue, up 18.5% compared with the prior year.

August 10, 2012

Walgreens on Saturday will be hosting its first Mobile Photo Hack Day — a contest among mobile photo application developers in creating a "groundbreaking" application using Walgreens' QuickPrints SDK.

August 8, 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb has bought a majority stake in drug maker Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Bristol said Wednesday.

August 8, 2012

Healthcare company Cardinal Health is donating almost $1 million to university pharmacy programs across the country.