May 31, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance is likely to litigate should the Federal Trade Commission sue to block its proposed merger of Rite Aid, Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee opined according to a StreetInsider.com report published Wednesday. Rite Aid's value "remains significant" Rhyee noted. "This leads us to believe if the FTC were to block, WBA would litigate to win Rite Aid," he said. A deadlocked FTC is also a possibility, according to Rhyee. "The FTC Chairman, Maureen Ohlhausen, who is likely more favorable to the transaction, could use the 1-1 vote as leverage to build consensus and arrive at a consent decree." (StreetInsider.com)

May 31, 2017

The study found that vaccinated adults were 52%-79% less likely to die than unvaccinated flu-hospitalized patients.

May 31, 2017

More than half of exercisers, including 60% of those who care about their shape and looks, say they’ve changed their eating habits after starting a fitness program.

May 31, 2017

The New York City-based school held commencement exercises for this year’s 97 graduates at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium.

May 31, 2017

The three-product Trilogy Body Care line includes pure plant body oil, exfoliating body balm and botanical body wash.

May 30, 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Health Care vertical market lead, pharmacy, shares her take on the role prescription drug monitoring programs in helping pharmacists assess patients more holistically. 

May 30, 2017

With AmazonFresh Pickup, which allows Amazon Prime members to order groceries online and pick them up in as little as 15 minutes, has moved out of the pilot stages and is now available to a wider range of Amazon Prime customers.

May 30, 2017

The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation expressed gratitude for the ties that have been forged with the Coutu family by naming a pavilion after them within the CHU Sainte-Justine's new Specialized Care Building.

May 30, 2017

CVS Health highlighted its efforts to help curb the opioid abuse epidemic, from offering prescription free naloxone to providing unused drug disposal kiosks and having its pharmacists teach students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse. 

May 30, 2017

Appearing before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Food and Drug administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb outlined plans to address pressing generics industry issues. 

May 30, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill passed by Maryland’s state legislature became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature late last week. The bill is designed to allow the state’s attorney general to take action against drug makers that raise prices of a drug beyond a certain threshold, and generally seeks to increase transparency in how generics are priced, including itemizing the components of the cost of producing a generic.

May 30, 2017

"The combined expertise [of the new executives] will continue to enable PQA to work collaboratively on meaningful measures that improve patient care," executive director says.

May 30, 2017

To date, the company has helped thousands of couples nationwide conceive and achieve their dreams of starting a family through affordable over-the counter products, PregPrep stated.

May 30, 2017
India-based Cipla announced May 25 that it would be cutting its investment in its biosimilars development arm to focus on respiratory products, Reuters reported. The company has halted plans to invest $1.3 billion in building a biotechnology plant in South Africa and is on the lookout to partner with other companies on its already existing biosimilars efforts, the report said. "We are not moving away from biosimilars. However, we are not in the aim to make them at $1 a day,” Cipla CEO Umang Vohra said. (Reuters)
 
May 26, 2017

After missing Street estimates for earnings and revenue in its second quarter, Costco returned to form in its third quarter.

May 26, 2017

The CVS Health Baseball Camp marked its seventh year Thursday, bringing 20 veterans from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to Fenway Park in Boston to work with Red Sox hitting coaches one-on-one.

May 26, 2017

 Diplomat Pharmacy will be dispensing a recently approved treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

May 26, 2017

In honor of Memorial Day, Food Lion will offer a 10% discount to all retired and active military and their families. 

May 26, 2017

The new sub-line of Gatorade Thirst Quencher is designed to offer the same hydration and fueling benefits as Gatorade Thirst Quencher, but with a full flavor and smooth finish, the company said. 

May 26, 2017

The Communicator Awards receive more than 6,000 entries worldwide and are judged and overseen by the Academy of interactive and Visual Arts

May 26, 2017

Kicking off on Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28, Tampax will be working to donate 1 million tampons to nonprofits in the United States within 30 days. 

May 26, 2017
While online sales are growing at a fast pace, the beauty products and services retailer isn't slowing down its store growth. It said it will open 100 new stores in its current fiscal year.
May 26, 2017

 With flu season winding down, Walgreens on Friday released its final Flu Index of the 2016-17 season, noting which markets saw the most activity based on aggregate prescription data between October 2016 and April.

May 25, 2017

According to the retailer, the outstanding balance was owed by Dollar Express, which acquired stores that the FTC required the company to divest.