April 29, 2016

Speculation that Walgreens might be exploring an entry into the medical marijuana business followed a post on tumblr by Walgreens titled "Clarifying Clinical Cannabis." "Though marijuana has been approved for medical use in many states, marijuana is not yet approved for national use by the Food and Drug Administration," noted post author Dahlia Sultan, resident pharmacist, Walgreens and the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Medical marijuana can’t be purchased from a pharmacy like traditional prescriptions. It must be sold through a licensed dispensary in an approved state." (Walgreens on tumblr

April 29, 2016

Walmart will consider technology spanning all of retail, including capabilities around the store shopping experience, associate experience, logistics, big data, security and/or social media.

April 28, 2016

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie on Thursday announced its planned acquisition of Stemcentrx and its late-stage potential treatment for small cell lung cancer, Rova-T. 

April 28, 2016

CMS' final rule includes an NACDS-backed provision to strengthen patient access to care.

April 28, 2016

Cardinal Health's third-quarter revenue for the Pharmaceutical segment increased 22% to $27.5 billion due to growth from new and existing customers as well as acquisitions.

April 28, 2016

Former Walgreens beauty VP Shannon Curtin is joining Coty North America as senior vice president of its new Consumer Beauty division in May, the company announced Friday.

April 28, 2016

In addition to New Hampshire, CVS Pharmacy locations in 22 other states can now dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription.

April 28, 2016

The donations were inspired by a 13-hour, nearly 600-mile overnight truck delivery to provide lifesaving treatment to a newborn at a Toronto hospital on Christmas Day, 2015.

April 28, 2016

One of the biggest snack brands in the world has announced a new extension to its popular Little Bites line. 

April 28, 2016

Medicare plan comparison platform iMedicare on Thursday announced that in 2-15 it helped more than 250,000 patients save an average of $1,150 each on their expected Medicare Part D costs. 

April 28, 2016

In previous years, a limited edition, regular strength cherry flavor was featured. However, this year's program launch marks the first time the extra strength cherry flavor is available. 

April 28, 2016

Lupin on Thursday announced that it would be re-introducing its Methergine (methylergonovine maleate) tablets.

April 28, 2016

The Kerasal nail relaunch also includes an impactful in-store program, professional marketing, heavy couponing and digital marketing.

April 28, 2016

The announcement followed the resignation of Marc Coucke, who previously served as EVP and general manager of the BCH segment for Perrigo.

April 28, 2016

By implementing Ateb's Time My Meds, Pharmacy First members will witness significant, measurable impact on increasing prescription fills and improving quality measures.

April 28, 2016

Prince's sudden passing has disrupted the music industry and the broader creative culture. Whether one appreciated his music or didn’t, his talent was magnetic.  You could not ignore his ability to tell a story; you could not ignore his authenticity.  And that is something that everyone could learn from.

April 28, 2016

RxCrossroads, a subsidiary of CVS Health, unveiled plans for significant expansion of its distribution center in Louisville, Ky., the Courier-Journal, a USA Today publication, reported Thursday. Acquired in 2005 by Omnicare and later in 2015 by CVS Health, RxCrossroads offers a portfolio of specialty distribution, pharmacy and patient support services. Anticipating a surge in customer demand, the company has laid out plans for an $11 million building, with $8.7 million in equipment and $600,000 in additional startup costs, the Courier-Journal reported. (Courier-Journal

April 28, 2016

CNBC is reporting that at Express Scripts’ annual client conference, the company announced that it would be looking to partner with retail pharmacies that best maintain patient health in an effort to reduce costs associated with diabetes. 

"Right now, people don't differentiate and don't prefer retailers based on their quality, it's usually just a cost equation," Express Scripts chief medical officer Dr. Steve Miller told CNBC. "We think this is going to be huge in the marketplace, because you're going to be able to get millions of patients higher quality care and lower cost on diabetes." (CNBC)
April 28, 2016

One of the world's largest educational toy-makers is bringing a new collection of products to store shelves.

April 27, 2016

Frito-Lay asked Americans to help decide which Lay's flavors will stay in the product lineup, and after millions of votes, the results are in.

April 27, 2016

A leading brand in supportive breastfeeding products is partnering with Lifetime Television on a special event to promote the positive effects and benefits of breastfeeding.

April 27, 2016

Brandperx is launching a Bump Bag targeted to expectant moms that will contain some of the most popular brands in drug stores.

April 27, 2016

As the baseball season gets into full swing, the Cracker Jack brand is rolling out a whole new approach to snacking fun with baseball-inspired mobile digital experiences directly from the "Prize Inside."

April 27, 2016

New results of a poll recently conducted by CVS Health and Morning Consult found 72% of respondents would be interested in a drug take back day in their community.