December 29, 2014

Christmas Day saw both strong online and mobile sales. Key Christmas Day trends reported by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark include an 8.3% year-over-year increase in online sales.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 29, 2014

Nutrisystem, a maker of weight management products and services, has announced the nationwide launch of Fast 5+ for diet season 2015.

December 29, 2014

In a staff memo, the Office of Generics Drug’s acting director, Kathleen Uhl, vowed to take action on 90% of the abbreviated new drug application backlog before October 2017, and has appointed Ted Sherwood as acting director of OGD’s Office of Regulatory Operations to help with the improvements, FDANews.com has reported.

December 29, 2014

Rite Aid is ringing in the New Year by offering wellness+ members the opportunity to receive lifestyle and entertainment rewards.

December 29, 2014

The day after Christmas posted the highest traffic for online shopping, with 125 points, since the 2014 holiday shopping season began. According to Verizon Retail Index data, year-over-year, traffic attributed to online shopping was on par (125) with the same day in 2013.

 

December 29, 2014

Walgreens' shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis has hired Jonathon Kellerman as EVP, global chief compliance officer.

December 23, 2014

American Pistachio Growers is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to promote the perfect pairing — beer and nuts.

December 23, 2014

Unilever’s Axe brand has introduced the new Axe White Label — a refined product line for today’s multi-faceted, sophisticated guy.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Diplomat Pharmacy has announced that it will stock Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets), which was approved Dec. 19 by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 23, 2014

Duri Cosmetics is launching for spring/summer 2015 a new city-inspired line of nail polish.

December 23, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical today announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Granix (tbo-filgrastim) Injection for self-administration by patients and caregivers. With the approval of this additional administration option, physicians will soon have the flexibility to prescribe Granix for either in-office or at home use.

December 23, 2014

Garden of Life, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements, has announced that it is changing the name of its Kind Organics multivitamin to mykind Organics. The new mykind Organics name will begin shipping to health foods stores on Jan. 1, 2015.

December 23, 2014

L'Oréal Paris Men Expert, the official skin care and hair care brand of the National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League, have developed a new series of videos featuring some of NHL’s most prominent players.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored-value services.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens expects to close its merger with Alliance Boots by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval on Dec. 29, the retailer announced Tuesday. 

December 23, 2014

The South is experiencing high flu activity as Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana lead the list of top 10 states, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 23, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were on the rise in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as Walgreens reported a 16.4% lift in quarterly profit to $809 million that was credited to the 222 million prescriptions filled in the first quarter ended Nov. 30.

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 22, 2014

Estée Lauder has signed an agreement to acquire Glamglow, a skin care brand focused on treatment masks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2015.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic (advanced) melanoma who no longer respond to other drugs.