May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

May 9, 2014

PreMama last week announced the launch of a Target-exclusive: PreMama Complete, a prenatal vitamin formulated for women who are pregnant, breast feeding or trying to conceive.

May 9, 2014

Food City has reportedly appointed Mickey Blazer to the position of VP of pharmacy operations, according to a local news report.

May 9, 2014

The Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council on May 15 will recognize Walgreens for its net-zero energy store in Evanston, Ill., with the Green Innovation Award, according to a report in the Daily Northwestern published Thursday.

May 9, 2014

Walgreens may be moving its headquarters, Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday. However, Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin signaled the report was speculative.

May 9, 2014

Target has donated $100,000 in monetary support and product to assist with storm and tornado relief efforts impacting many Southern states, the retailer has announced.

May 9, 2014

Teladoc, a telehealth provider with more than 7.5 million members, has announced the acquisition of AmeriDoc, a telehealth company founded in 2007.

May 9, 2014

Walmart said during an event with President Obama that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020.

May 8, 2014

Actavis announced that it has launched a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Catapres-TTS (clonidine transdermal system, USP, 0.1-mg/day, 0.2-mg/day, and 0.3-mg/day for one week).

May 8, 2014

Paula's Choice has officially landed its first brick-and-mortar retail space at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the company announced Thursday.

May 8, 2014

Breyers announced that it will begin offering 36 gluten-free varieties. The varieties will feature a "gluten-free" claim, in line with the Food and Drug Administration's rule on gluten-free labeling.

May 8, 2014

Aquafina, a product from Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages, is launching a campaign encouraging people to drink more water.

May 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported net sales of $8.6 billion for the month of April, the four weeks ended May 4, representing an increase of 7%.

May 8, 2014

Global beauty brand Dove announced the launch of Dove DermaSeries, a range of cleansers and creams that can be used to care for extremely dry skin.

May 8, 2014

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to an IHS Technology report released Thursday titled “World Market for Home Health Technologies – 2014.”

May 8, 2014

John Mulligan, the interim CEO of Target, said he wants customers to know they can shop with confidence at Target. Mulligan made his remarks during a TV interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow.

May 8, 2014

CVS Caremark is on a mission to reinvent pharmacy and help people navigate a path to better health, and with its unique assets and robust team in place, the company is well-positioned to succeed in the midst of today’s changing healthcare environment.

May 8, 2014

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in central Georgia have opened inside two CVS/pharmacy stores in Macon and one in Warner Robbins.

May 8, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and a national coalition working to achieve “provider status” for pharmacists under Medicare Part B have asked the Federal Trade Commission to back legislation to this effect, as well as other policies that would help pharmacists practice at the top of their education level, NACDS reported Thursday.

May 8, 2014

Publix is testing a new smaller-box concept — a 20,000-sq.-ft. prototype that would better suit smaller communities — according to a report in the Orlando Business Journal published Wednesday.

May 8, 2014

Roundy's on Wednesday reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014 ended March 29.

May 8, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday announced the company will implement a new long-term marketing strategy stressing everyday low pricing and the convenience of a smaller box to help bolster sales against what the company describes as "intense competitive pressures."

May 8, 2014

The results of a new study released Thursday recommend allergy testing for both indoor and outdoor allergens in children with asthma, regardless of severity — even for occasional asthma sufferers.

May 8, 2014

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3% are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health.