August 30, 2011

Mylan will be banned temporarily from launching a generic drug for acne pending a federal court's decision whether or not to bar it, according to published reports.

August 24, 2011

The final outcome of the battle between Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to buy Cephalon serves as a good illustration of why it helps to have a plan B.


August 24, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. will acquire Anchen Pharmaceuticals for $410 million, Par said Wednesday.

August 22, 2011

CVS Caremark has appointed former Macy’s executive Mark Cosby as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Oct. 1.

August 22, 2011

H-E-B has acquired three Texas-based Albertsons LLC stores.

August 16, 2011

Groundwork has begun on a new USA Drug store here that will combine the operations of the Overturf DME Pharmacy and David's Pharmacy in a 15,000-sq.-ft. facility, according to a report in the Southeast Missourian published Monday.

August 11, 2011

More than two-thirds of moms who participated in a recent Abbott Nutrition survey revealed they have a picky eater, and 9-out-of-10 of these moms indicated they are unsuccessful at getting their picky eater to eat healthy and nutritious foods every day.

August 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic continues to expand its list of strategic alliances, with its latest partner being Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest health system in Indiana.

August 8, 2011

Giant Food Stores will convene a panel of local experts at one of its stores in Harrisburg, Pa., for its Giant's Childhood Obesity Forum on Aug. 16.

August 8, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated retail pharmacy network, has appointed Ken Keelor as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. Keelor will oversee all merchandising and marketing functions for the Rexall family of pharmacies.

August 4, 2011

German drug maker Merck KGaA said it finished enrolling patients in a late-stage clinical study of a drug for Parkinson's disease.

August 3, 2011

Sears Holdings is launching a Facebook page and a Twitter handle to address Latino consumers, the retailer said Wednesday.

August 3, 2011

Are you ready to ruuuuuumble?! "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper recently placed a diet aid opposite former "Biggest Loser" trainer Jillian Michaels on weight-loss shelves in what could become the battle royale of media-savvy weight-loss specialists.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is looking for comments from consumers, the food industry and others about proposed labeling for gluten-free foods.

August 1, 2011

MinuteClinic has surpassed 10 million patient visits since opening its doors in 2000.

July 29, 2011

Hershey has rolled out an aerated confection.

July 27, 2011

Generic drug maker Perrigo has closed its purchase of Paddock Labs, the company said Tuesday.

July 25, 2011

Lansinoh Labs has announced the acquisition of the Earth Friendly Baby brand of natural shampoos, bubble bath and skin care products.

July 25, 2011


When Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons accepted the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., in May, it was the culmination of a career that had seen Rite Aid emerge from a period of darkness that had lasted more than a decade.


July 25, 2011

Speech-recognition software developer VoicePort and mobile-applications-as-a-service company Unwired Nation have entered an agreement to port the former’s customer service software to smartphones and tablets, the companies said.

July 22, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire San Diego-based Amira Pharmaceuticals for $325 million, the two companies said Friday.

July 21, 2011

Two of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit managers plan to merge in a deal worth $29.1 billion.

July 20, 2011

A Giant Food location in Phoenixville, Pa., opened its new gas station Wednesday, Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant said.

July 19, 2011

A new report published in the June issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety found that diabetes patients can benefit from multipayer patient-centered medical homes.