September 29, 2014

According to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters BioWorld, currently there are 700 follow-on biologics therapies moving through pipelines with many already approved.

September 29, 2014

Coca-Cola Co.'s Sprite brand is getting in the holiday spirit a little early with the reintroduction of a berry-flavored fan favorite.

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 29, 2014

Walmart on Monday named Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram, as a new member of the company’s board, effective Sept. 26.

 

September 26, 2014

Actavis on Friday confirmed that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration to market buprenorphine transdermal system, a generic version of Butrans from Purdue Pharma. 

September 26, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray as a treatment for bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

September 26, 2014

C&S Wholesale Grocers has appointed Christopher Brown as SVP, independent sales, effective Sept. 29, underscoring its commitment to independent customers and reflecting its plans to continue to grow the independent business.

September 26, 2014

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of raloxifene hydrochloride, USP tablets in 60-mg dosage strengths.

September 26, 2014

Drug Store News director of continuing education and clinical content Suzanne Feeney, PharmD, will take over the Drug Store News twitter handle @drugstorenews, as part of the global #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon on Thursday, Oct. 2.

September 26, 2014

Canada’s Jean Coutu Group has tapped the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters — Maxime, Chloé and Justine — to be the new ambassadors of its Personnelle Cosmetics private-label brand.

September 26, 2014

Mars on Friday announced a number of leadership changes, which include the departure of Todd Lachman, current president of the company's global petcare division. 

September 26, 2014

Meijer has launched a first-of-its-kind food solutions program in each of its 213 stores. According to the retailer, “Ready! For You” is designed to meet the tastes and lifestyles of busy families by providing recipe ideas, inspiration and savings opportunities in-store and online.

September 26, 2014

Coty announced on Friday that recording artist and actress Demi Lovato is joining N.Y.C. New York Color as its first-ever global brand ambassador.

September 26, 2014

Not Your Mother’s hair care is hitting Fred Meyer shelves this fall, the company has announced.

September 26, 2014

The Boston Herald has reported that Walgreens is expanding its partnership with Florida veterinary company, ShotVet, to offer pet care services, such as vaccines and micro-chipping, at select stores in Massachusetts.

September 26, 2014

As part of its new Women’s Wellness initiative, Schnucks Pharmacies has announced that four different oral breast cancer medications (Letrozole, Megestrol, Anastrozole and Tamoxifen) will be available for $9 with a valid prescription.

September 25, 2014

Celgene Corp. earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is the first and only PDE4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to the company.

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.

September 25, 2014

AbbVie on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease patients ages 6 years and older when other treatments haven't worked well enough.

 

September 25, 2014

Jones Soda Co. announced the launch of Jones Sparkling Water, which was created in response to consumer demand for healthier products.

 

September 25, 2014

Members of the Global Market Development Center attended more than 8,000 scheduled meetings in the span of five days at the 2014 General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in San Antonio from Sept. 5 to 9, GMDC has announced.

September 25, 2014

Pfizer announced on Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of the pharmaceutical development company, InnoPharma, following receipt of U.S. regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the agreement and other closing conditions.

September 25, 2014

Tensator, a provider of queue management and customer journey solutions, has announced that TY KU, a sake and spirits company, realized a 600% uplift in sales following the deployment of Tensator’s Virtual Assistant signage at a national retail chain in Monterey, Calif.


September 25, 2014

More than 7,000 people from around the region — and world — registered for the 25th annual CVS Health Downtown 5k held in Providence, R.I., on Sept. 21 — bringing together a mix of competitive runners, along with recreational runners, walkers and children.