December 18, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy has been awarded full Specialty Pharmacy by URAC since 2012.

December 18, 2015

In August, Energems was voted Best New Product by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

December 18, 2015

Roundy's adds 151 stores and $4 billion in sales to the Kroger business. 

December 18, 2015

Declines in the percentage of people reporting an individual clinician as their usual source of care was countered by a nearly equivalent rise in those reporting a facility. 

December 18, 2015

Over the next year, Nutrisystem will begin developing South Beach Diet meal programs, products and services as a distinct brand with the intent to launch in both the direct-to-consumer and retail channels in 2017.

December 18, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in privately-held, cancer-drug developer Acerta Pharma for $4 billion. (New York Times)

December 18, 2015

A week after Walmart announced plans for Walmart Pay, a CNBC report is saying that Target is building its own mobile payment app. (CNBC)

December 18, 2015

The majority of OB/GYN’s surveyed (68%) suggest pregnant women take an additional calcium supplement and of those, 87% recommend Viactiv.

December 18, 2015

Walmart has recalled marketing executive Tony Rogers from his post in China to lead the retailer’s domestic marketing efforts along with input from a former Target executive.

December 18, 2015

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is out with its annual Giving Report which puts a monetary value on all the ways the retailer and its charitable arm sought to make a difference during the 2015 fiscal year.

December 17, 2015

WSU College of Pharmacy, with funding from the National Community Pharmacists Association, will be piloting a Hepatitis C screening campaign across five Bartell Drug locations, according to a report in the WSU Spokane Magazine published Wednesday. "This study will give patients a link to care where they may not have had one previously, and give us the opportunity to write a pharmacy protocol that others can take and replicate," reported Julie Akers, lead researcher and clinical assistant professor at WSU Spokane. (WSU Spokane Magazine)

December 17, 2015
The bill, of which there is a version in the Senate and House of Representatives, looks to make it possible for Medicare beneficiaries to use the pharmacy of their choice in a medically underserved area if it is willing to accept Medicare’s contract terms. 
December 17, 2015

In the past 17 years, the CVS Health Charity Classic has raised more than $19 million, and next year’s is planned for June 26 to 28 in Barrington, R.I. at the Rhode Island Country Club. 

December 17, 2015

The Rare Disease COE is custom-built to serve the unique needs of rare-disease populations, with a team of specialists who establish one-on-one relationships with patients.

December 17, 2015

Estée Lauder’s investment in Seoul-based Dr. Jart is another example of Korean beauty’s growing appeal for consumers. 

December 17, 2015

Basaglar, an insulin analog, is the first drug approved by the FDA through its abbreviated approval pathway for what the agency calls “follow-on” products.

December 17, 2015

Gillette’s lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to prevent Dollar Shave Club from selling any products infringing Gillette’s patented technology.

December 17, 2015
The products aim to keep skin healthy by using multilayered, textured fabrics infused with pro-vitamin complex. 
December 17, 2015

The percent of teens abuse of over-the-counter cough medicine containing dextromethorphan to get high remains at 3%, according to the 2015 Monitoring the Future survey.

December 17, 2015

A year after launching the app, Natural Cycles has 100,000 users, also called Cyclers, in 90 countries.

December 17, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has been arrested on charges of securities fraud from when he ran bio Retrophin and his time managing hedge funds. Shkreli has been in the press recently for his actions as Turing CEO — raising the price of Daraprim from 13.50 per pill to $750 per pill. (New York Times)

December 17, 2015

The transaction, whose terms haven’t been disclosed, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016 and is expected to immediately exceed Perrigo’s ROIC threshold.