June 9, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.

June 9, 2014

Merck and Idenix Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash.

June 9, 2014

A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.

June 9, 2014

Mylan on Monday announced the launch of carboplatin injection, 50-mg/5-ml, in multi-dose vials. The drug is the generic version of Paraplatin injection from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

June 9, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Monday the creation of “Vision 2025” to provide attendees with a glimpse of “what comes next” in the industry through technology platforms, displays and interactive experiences.

June 9, 2014

Purely Elizabeth, a natural foods company, announced that its line of Ancient Grain Granola debuted at Target stores across the country on June 8. Consumers can choose from original, pumpkin fig and cranberry pecan varieties.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

June 9, 2014

Strides Arcolab last week received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for methoxsalen capsules USP, 10-mg (soft gelatin capsules).

June 9, 2014

Many retailers are focused on providing a seamless experience in the store, on the web or anywhere customers want to shop as they strive to enhance customer engagement, collect and analyze customer behavior and personalize the experience, according to the newly released Boston Retail Partners 1st Annual CRM/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey.

But there’s still much work to be done.

June 9, 2014

The Jean Coutu Group has kicked off the construction of its future headquarters and distribution center in Varennes, Quebec. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday.

June 9, 2014

Ulta Beauty has announced that Vanessa Wittman, SVP and CFO of Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, has been appointed to its board and as a member of its audit committee.

June 9, 2014

Weis Markets last week announced it will offer online shopping with in-store pick-up at its Fogelsville, Pa., store beginning June 8.

June 6, 2014

Lash Group, an AmerisourceBergen company, on Thursday announced that it has received a Health Call Center accreditation from URAC for its Clinical Services and Adherence programs.

June 6, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated a health advisory, recommending an inactivated poliovirus booster for adults traveling to countries with an active wild polio virus in circulation.

June 6, 2014

Coty announced that, as part of an ongoing share repurchase strategy, it will repurchase shares from investment funds affiliated with Berkshire Partners and Rhône.

June 6, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has announced a five-year, $5 million promise to help the next generation of women rock the world.

June 6, 2014

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has named Africa Miranda — singer, model, activist and star of Bravo's docu-drama TV show "The New Atlanta," — as its new brand ambassador. Miranda already is featured as one the models for Creme of Nature's Argan Oil from Morocco product line.

June 6, 2014

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment has been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards Gold winner in the Health & Home category, Mission Pharmacal reported Wednesday.

June 6, 2014

In partnership with Unilever, graduating students in the Fashion Institute of Technology's Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Master of Professional Studies program revealed insights into future beauty consumers and the methodologies that beauty companies should adopt to remain competitive.

June 6, 2014

GelStat Corp. on Thursday announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mastix Medica.

June 6, 2014

Henkel, a laundry and home care business, announced that it will acquire all shares in the Spotless Group in a transaction valued at 940 million euros (about $1.28 billion USD).

June 6, 2014

Health Media Network and the American College of Cardiology on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership that will significantly increase the size of HMN's Cardiology Network while broadening the distribution of ACC's CardioSmart Initiative.

June 6, 2014

Mentholatum Co.’s Softlips brand is now debuting at retail its new Softlips Cube.

June 6, 2014

Walgreens may be opening a flagship location in downtown Minneapolis in 2015, according to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Thursday.