January 4, 2016

The new Pharmaca CEO has more than 25 years of executive experience in retail, distribution and publishing, most recently as the president and CEO of SpeedCommerce. 

January 4, 2016

The Oregon State University study provides compelling evidence that an interactive patient counseling technique could significantly improve the understanding of medication use. 

January 4, 2016

Quell is an easy-to-use, over-the-counter device for relief of chronic pain that NeuroMetrix launched at last year's CES conference. 

January 4, 2016

Expansion plans for Alibaba Health Information Technology, the healthcare subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, have stumbled as its US$2.5 billion acquisition of its parent's online pharmacy business was delayed. (South China Morning Post)

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

Health insurer WellCare Health Plans changed its pharmacy benefit manager to CVS Health as of Jan. 1, allowing 3.8 million WellCare members to access CVS' pharmacy network. (Reuters)

January 4, 2016

Despite the report of relatively flat sales, Rite Aid stocks were up on Dec. 31, reaching a peak of $7.89 for the day. 

January 4, 2016

"By participating in our '2016 Starting Points' promotion, our customers will have the opportunity to earn thousands of Plenti points while shopping for everyday items," noted Rite Aid SVP marketing John Learish. 

January 4, 2016

Janna Potts has been named chief stores officer at Target, filling a position occupied for the past five years by Tina Tyler.

January 4, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

January 4, 2016

Launched in 2013, MasterPass by MasterCard is currently available in 24 countries and is accepted at 250,000 merchants globally.

December 30, 2015

Dr. Reddy's on Wednesday announced that it has relaunched its esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsues, the generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium delayed-release capsules, in the United States.

December 30, 2015

Lupin in late December received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Fyavolv (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) tablets, the generic version of Warner Chilcott's Femhrt tablets.

December 30, 2015

In the vitamin category, private label leads the one- and two-letter segment, with $425 million in annual dollar sales, according to the latest Promo Watch report from Drug Store News, Competitive Promotion Report and IRI.

December 30, 2015

Mobile purchasing looks set for major growth in 2016.

December 29, 2015

Mylan on Tuesday announced it is launching linezolid tablets, the generic version of Pfizer's Zyvox.

December 29, 2015

Did a last-minute rush make for stronger holiday sales than many — including the National Retail Federation — had expected?

December 28, 2015

Food and Drug Administration approved the company's famotidine tablets to treat gastroesophageal reflux diesease and active duodenal ulcer.

December 28, 2015

U.S. retail sales hit $4.8 trillion in 2015 and will approach $5 trillion in value in 2016.

December 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that it approved AstraZeneca's Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when combined with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.

December 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Actelion Pharmaceutivals' Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

December 23, 2015

A new retail brand called Main & Vine is entering Kroger’s extensive store portfolio soon.

December 23, 2015

Pharmacists ranked No. 2 in Gallup's 2015 Honesty and Ethics of Professions Ratings, falling behind No. 1 ranked nurses and ahead of No. 3 ranked medical doctors.

December 22, 2015

The combined company will operate about 13,000 stores, making it the largest dollar store chain in the United States by store count.