January 12, 2015

Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement for a total consideration of $5.2 billion.

 

January 12, 2015

Pita chip brand Stacy's is heating up the winter months with the addition of Stacy's Fire Roasted Jalapeno chips.

 

January 12, 2015

Zebra Technologies Corp. released survey results that revealed nearly all retailers are ready to make the changes required to adopt the Internet of Things.

January 12, 2015

As the use in-store mobile payment becomes more pervasive, consumers require increased education on the performance and ease of use of mobile pay services, a recent survey by Verifone of U.S. consumer attitudes suggested.

 

January 12, 2015

Tops Friendly Markets, a grocer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, is closing pharmacy departments in 27 of its 162 locations this month and transferring pharmacy prescriptions and inventory to five CVS/Pharmacy and 22 Rite Aid locations near each affected store.

January 12, 2015

TruMoo announced the return of its limited edition Chocolate Marshmallow milk to help make the winter months a little sweeter for both kids and kids at heart.

 

January 9, 2015

As the healthcare system increasingly moves toward value-based payments and accountable care, efficient prevention and a reduction in downstream healthcare costs will be shared by a broader team of providers, and retail pharmacies ought to be part of this conversation. That was a key message of an article authored by several CVS Health executives.

January 9, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of zolmitriptan tablets in 2.5- and 5-mg dosage strengths.

January 9, 2015

CCA Industries — whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Bikini Zone medicated topical and shave gel and Nutra Nail nail care — has announced the resignation of Jonathan Rothschild as a director of CCA Industries, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

January 9, 2015

Influenza activity is becoming more prevalent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, tracking influenza-like activity for the week ended Jan. 3. 

January 9, 2015

DSE Healthcare Solutions, a CPG company, announced that it has signed an agreement with KimbleLabs to use SEWP, a software-as-a-service ERP-Lite application.

January 9, 2015

Drug Store News recently sat down with Dr. Alan Jacobs, founder and CEO of PerceptiMed. PerceptiMed provides pharmacy automation products that help deliver on the promise: “Right Drug. Right Dosage. Right Patient. Every Time.” Dr. Jacobs shared with Drug Store News how PerceptiMed’s advanced verification and dispensing system is helping pharmacies today.

 

January 9, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Limited on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor that reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 

 

January 9, 2015

Helen of Troy — whose personal care brands include Vidal Sassoon, Dr. Scholl's, Pro Beauty Tools, Sure, Pert, Infusium23 and Brut — posted double-digit gains in sales and net income for the third quarter.

January 9, 2015

Innovation, the makers of PharmAssist automation solutions for pharmacies, on Friday announced that the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy located in Sherman, Texas, has successfully incorporated a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system. 

 

January 9, 2015

A new survey from Prevention and Centrum found that nearly half of those polled are concerned they may not be getting enough of one or more key nutrients.

January 9, 2015

NeuroMetrix is making a splash at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show with its launch of Quell, an OTC chronic pain relieving device.

January 9, 2015

For the month of December, brick-and-mortar retailers realized a 6.5% decline in year-over-year sales

January 9, 2015

Procter & Gamble has recognized seven of its top-performing external business partners with its Partner of the Year award. In addition, P&G also awarded more than 50 other companies the External Business Partner Excellence Award, including two for superior performance in Supplier Diversity.

January 9, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of linezolid injection, the generic equvialent to Zyvox injection from C.P. Pharmaceuticals.

January 9, 2015

In 2013, a NY-based tech startup created the new service Pager, which is like an Uber for physician house calls

 

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and rang the Opening Bell.

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance marked its first week as a new public company with the official launch of its new corporate identity — including its new logo and its purpose, vision and values — as set out on its website, walgreensbootsalliance.com.

January 9, 2015

The Big Bang Theory may have been the big winner at last week’s People’s Choice Awards, but Walgreens and Procter & Gamble got a pretty big bang of their own from the event, when the two companies leveraged the broad appeal of the highly popular televised event and the power of social media to drive the business and engage customers.