October 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday reported a 0.9% increase in total net sales for fiscal 2014 to $10.5 billion for the year ended Aug. 30.

October 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron) for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in patients who are undergoing cancer chemotherapy.

October 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Gilead's Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection.

October 10, 2014

Giant Eagle on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of its newest Market District in Strongsville, Ohio.

October 10, 2014

Helen of Troy, a developer and marketer of consumer products — including such personal care brands as Vidal Sassoon, Sure, Pert and Brut — reported that second-quarter sales and earnings surpassed its revised guidance fueled by stronger orders late in the quarter and improved gross profit margin in August.

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday. 

October 10, 2014

The recently released 2014 Food, Drink and Consumer Goods Outlook Survey from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG highlights key initiatives that consumer goods executives are focusing on to transform their businesses.

October 10, 2014

Mars Chocolate on Thursday announced a plethora of new products that will appear on retail store shelves in the coming months, with two of the items — M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Snickers Xtreme Bar — making a return due to popular demand. 

October 10, 2014

New patient research commissioned by McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions identified emerging trends in medication adherence, the use of co-pay cards, and attitudes towards healthcare providers, including both physicians and pharmacists.

October 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a written statement in lead-up to a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.

October 10, 2014

Kicking off American Pharmacists Month this year on Oct. 2 was the second annual #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon. Highlighting the important role pharmacists have in patient care, their communities and the broader healthcare landscape, more than 11,000 tweets with the hashtag #Pharmacist were sent during the 24-hour period — some 467 an hour, according to healthcare social media watcher Symplur. 

October 10, 2014

Amazon.com will be opening its first brick-and-mortar store in midtown Manhattan, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal published Thursday, citing people familiar with the plans. 

October 9, 2014

Allscripts on Thursday announced the market launch and general availability of Allscripts FollowMyHealth Achieve.

October 9, 2014

At a time when nearly every media outlet is covering Ebola, Enterovirus D-68, or a new outbreak of an infectious disease, the American Pharmacists Association is reminding Americans that the nation’s pharmacists are ready to help.

October 9, 2014

Bazooka Candy Brands is making its way into the gummy category. The Juicy Drop brand will expand to include Juicy Drop Gummies, which combines sour gummies with sour gel. 

October 9, 2014

Best-selling author and business leader Jason Jennings will share his five secrets of change at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry in a keynote address on Nov. 7.

October 9, 2014

Catamaran, a provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management services, on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Salveo Specialty Pharmacy.

October 9, 2014

Congress and the sports nutrition industry independently called upon the Food and Drug Administration to act on removing an untested synthetic stimulant that was found in 12 products marketed as sports nutrition supplements.

October 9, 2014

Endo International and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement.

October 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this month issued draft guidance with several recommendations for manufacturers of acetaminophen products. 

October 9, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday reported sales of $183.6 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 4, representing an increase of 3.3% as compared with the year-ago period.

 

October 9, 2014

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Giant Eagle executive chairman David Shapira to the role of governor for the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. 

 

October 9, 2014

Intel-GE Care Innovations on Wednesday announced that it is expecting to release its Health Harmony platform in late 2014.

October 9, 2014

Jolen Creme Bleach is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the first major packaging update since the product first graced the shelves.