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.

July 18, 2011

In an effort to spread awareness about the abundance of food products made in Michigan, and to help stimulate the state's economy, Michigan-based Spartan Stores announced that it has kicked off its expanded "Michigan's Best" campaign in its 97 D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Glen's Markets and VG's, as well as 250 independent grocery stores.

July 18, 2011

USA Drug will be combining Overturf DME Pharmacy and David’s Pharmacy under one banner as the company broke ground here on a new store, according to a Daily Statesman report published Sunday.

July 14, 2011

Rite Aid is launching new flavors of its private label Thrifty Ice Cream in California stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

July 12, 2011

Supervalu on Monday issued a clarification that its Albertsons banners are not removing any self-checkout lanes from their stores.

July 5, 2011

General Mills now has a 51% stake in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, the company announced Friday.

July 5, 2011

Whether it’s soft, sexy waves, an elegant updo or frizz-free straight locks, hair is a woman’s greatest accessory, and many of the hottest looks are hard to achieve without the help of styling aids.