December 19, 2011

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals has launched a hostile takeover bid for ISTA Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

December 16, 2011

The unveiling of Duane Reade’s transformed store located at 52nd and Broadway is important, as it clearly illustrates the retailer’s continued rebranding and aggressive transformation initiatives, and serves as the latest example of how the retailer is changing the way consumers shop drug stores for consumables.

December 15, 2011

Duane Reade is set to put its signature “New York Living Made Easy” vision on full display on Friday with the unveiling of its expanded store located at 1657 Broadway in New York.

December 14, 2011

Walgreens and Access Community Health Network of Chicago on Tuesday teamed up in an effort to protect more people in Chicago’s medically underserved communities from the flu this season, through a new program in which Walgreens will provide more than 10,000 free flu shot vouchers for eligible Access patients.

December 7, 2011

The state government of Washington is set to bow out of the liquor business on June 1 thanks to a ballot initiative that passed last month, but two labor unions are hoping to stop it, according to published reports.

December 5, 2011

Bootlegging, debauching and murdering its way through the second season, HBO’s Prohibition-themed series “Boardwalk Empire” has dramatized an era alien to its viewers but whose vestiges have remained in much of the country.


December 5, 2011

Nipro Diagnostics on Thursday was recognized by the Manufacturers Association of Florida with the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award.

December 5, 2011

Following the settlement of a patent-litigation suit with Swiss drug maker Novartis over the patch Vivelle-Dot (estradiol transdermal system), a drug for treating symptoms of menopause, Mylan said it had received a patent license to begin selling its version of the drug in December 2013.


December 5, 2011

When someone says “pharmacy automation and technology,” the image that most likely springs to mind is a pharmacy robot dispensing pills in a bottle or pharmacists managing operations or looking at patients’ medical records and electronic prescriptions with the latest pharmacy software.


December 2, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI announced Friday that it acquired Newhall Labs — whose brands include La bella, Monkey Brains and GroWorks — through its wholly owned subsidiary Golden Sun Holdings, which marks Brynwood VI’s third acquisition in the personal care sector.

December 1, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs got the green light from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night to launch its generic version of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

November 30, 2011

Clif Bar on Tuesday boosted its commitment to the Honda LA Marathon with a two-year sponsorship for 2012 and 2013.

November 30, 2011

Former President George W. Bush will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in Palm Beach, Fla., NACDS announced.

November 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug for insomnia in which patients wake in the middle of the night and have trouble returning to sleep.

November 23, 2011

Facebook wars happen all the time, but it's not often that drug manufacturers duke it out online.

November 21, 2011

Drug maker Gilead Sciences will acquire Pharmasset for $11 billion, or $137 per share, Gilead said Monday.

November 18, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of Anchen Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

November 15, 2011

German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals invested more than $350 million in its U.S. operations this year, the company said Tuesday.

November 15, 2011

Kenneth O’Leary, president and founder of Cara Inc., passed away Oct. 12 at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

November 14, 2011

Starbucks announced Thursday plans to reinvent the $1.6 billion premium juice market with its all-cash purchase of San Bernardino, Calif.-based Evolution Fresh for $30 million.

November 11, 2011

Coventry Health Care of Georgia has launched an awareness campaign with Walgreens that underscores the benefits of including the drug store chain in employers' 2012 pharmacy networks.

November 11, 2011

Eastman Kodak on Friday announced the renewal of its agreement with Ohio-based Discount Drug Mart to be the drug chain’s exclusive supplier of photo finishing technology, products and services.

November 8, 2011

Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals are ending their diabetes-drug alliance, the two companies said Tuesday.

November 7, 2011

A large number of patients with a serious form of arthritis experienced improvement in their condition after taking a drug made by Abbott Labs for three months, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.