March 7, 2012

A drug under development by Forest Labs and Pierre Fabre "significantly" reduced symptoms of major depressive disorder, the companies said Wednesday.

March 7, 2012

Homeostasis Labs featured a line of homeopathic solutions for both adults and children at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 7, 2012

Two lawmakers are calling for a congressional hearing surrounding the role of pharmacy benefit managers in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

March 2, 2012

General merchandise retailers Shopko and Pamida have completed their merger that will create a $3 billion company that serves largely rural communities in 22 states.

February 24, 2012

Procter & Gamble unveiled a larger than expected cost-savings program that involves cutting a total of 5,700 nonmanufacturing jobs in an effort to trim costs by the end of fiscal 2016, said P&G CEO Bob McDonald during the company’s annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

February 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of an Indian drug company, Par said.

February 23, 2012

"Integrated retail" was the dominant theme as executives discussed Kmart operator Sears Holdings' plans to restore confidence in the company after a fourth quarter 2011 that even the company's chief executive called "unacceptable" during an earnings call Thursday.

February 21, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday partnered with Passport Health Plan, a local Medicaid health plan in Louisville, Ky., on a new smoking-cessation program that launched in early January.

February 17, 2012

A specialty pharmacy provider has begun selling a drug made by Pfizer for treating kidney cancer.

February 17, 2012

Outside of TV land and around the country, going local isn’t just a punch line for an evening comedy show or even a peculiarity of the weekend farmers market. It’s an increasingly popular merchandising strategy for retail chains.


February 16, 2012

One of the supermarket chains operated by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has installed rooftop solar panels at two of its stores.

February 15, 2012

Mylan is changing the name of its branded specialty pharmaceutical business, the company said Wednesday.

February 14, 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb has completed its acquisition of a developer of hepatitis C treatments.

February 13, 2012

Weis Markets on Monday announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase three Pennsylvania-based Genuardi's stores from Safeway.

February 8, 2012

Abbott has introduced a new BPA-free baby bottle, which includes several innovative features that are designed to improve the bottle-feeding experience.

January 30, 2012

Toronto-based Jamieson Labs will be attempting to parlay its dietary supplement success in the Canadian marketplace into the U.S. market, according to Jamieson executives presenting at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference in Atlanta in January.

January 30, 2012

Rite Aid is stocking up on items related to Valentine's Day to help customers celebrate the holiday, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

January 26, 2012

Biotab Nutraceuticals in March will be launching an ExtenZe-branded line of premium personal lubricant, the company announced last week during the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

January 26, 2012

Clover Labs, based in Fairview, Tenn., last week announced a new delivery system format — peppermint-flavored gum — for an intimacy supplement presented at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

January 26, 2012

Executives from RH Labs last week unveiled the company's $5 million marketing campaign in support of its expanded distribution of Forgiven, an alcohol metabolizer, at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

January 25, 2012

Medical device maker PMD Healthcare has launched what it calls the first personal spirometer to monitor lung function, the company said.

January 20, 2012

In the Feb. 7, 2011, issue, Drug Store News named three major issues that would define 2011 for the world of generic drugs. Those issues were drug safety, generic user fees and patent settlements.

January 20, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday identified the executives sitting on its new board of directors, including the naming of Lawrence Benjamin as chairman.

January 20, 2012

A mass merchandise retailer based in the Midwest has become the latest chain to join the move toward smartphone apps that allow customers to manage their pharmacy prescriptions.