June 6, 2014

Sam’s Club recently announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 annually. Marking one of the biggest changes in membership in more than a decade, the club operator in one fell swoop boosted its appeal to loyal Sam's Club members and close the gap between Sam's Club and its chief rival, Costco. The news comes off of a first-quarter performance that Sam's Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer characterized as “one of our more difficult quarters.” While the club operator was negatively impacted by weather and a reduction in public assistance, Costco emerged under the same conditions with a positive same-store sales comp figure.

June 6, 2014

The Senate confirmed former Walmart executive Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday by a vote of 78-17, according to several reports.

June 6, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Mimvey Lo (estradiol and norethindrone acetate tablets, USP), the generic equivalent to Activella tablets.

June 6, 2014

Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Wednesday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new drug application for Vogelxo (testosterone) gel for topical use CIII.

June 6, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores chairman Rob Walton, 69, announced the appointment of Greg Penner, 44, as vice chairman at the company's shareholders' meeting Friday morning, a move that positions Penner, Walton 's son-in-law, as his successor.

June 6, 2014

Walmart chairman Rob Walton encouraged employees to “go for it,” and president and CEO Doug McMillon said the company would accelerate the pace of change during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting June 6 in Fayetteville, Ark.

June 5, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday net sales of $8.78 billion for the month of May, an increase of 8% from $8.13 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

June 5, 2014

Fred's reported on Thursday that sales for the month of May were essentially flat, totaling $151.9 million.

June 5, 2014

Health Media Network, a digital point-of-care media company, last week announced the acquisition of HealthBridge's Patient Education Center business.

June 5, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is prepping for Halloween 2014 with a mix of sinister and sweet thanks to the company's new Disney Vile Villains themed bags.

June 5, 2014

Looking to further spread awareness about how CVS Caremark can leverage its unique business model to help consumers, health plans, physicians and hospitals cut healthcare costs and improve health outcomes, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo took to the stage as the guest speaker at Thursday’s Detroit Economic Club meeting.

June 5, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation has launched a pilot program to test its Adherence Performance reporting solution and provide pharmacies with an adherence rating similar to the CMS Star Ratings provided to health plans.

June 5, 2014

Moraz, a cosmetic and skin care line, is launching its products in the U.S. market for the first time.

June 5, 2014

Rite Aid announced on Thursday a 3.5% boost in same-store sales for May, provided preliminary estimated financial results for the quarter ended May 31 and updated its outlook for 2015 fiscal year.

June 5, 2014

SoBe, a brand from PepsiCo, is launching a new campaign to help revitalize its image.

June 5, 2014

Lifetime New Yorker and DSN editor in chief Rob Eder took his second Mark Messier sighting in two two days during the Stanley Cup finals as a positive omen: "Rangers in 6!"

June 5, 2014

Low-risk patients were three times less likely to be admitted to a hospital when they received medication therapy management from a pharmacist, according to the findings of a recent study that was highlighted in Forbes magazine.

June 5, 2014

As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals.

June 5, 2014

Following a pilot in the spring, Walmart has announced plans to roll out its Savings Catcher, a receipt-comparison tool, nationwide later this summer.

June 4, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday launched a new solution to make it easier and more time-efficient for retail pharmacies to help patients better understand and adhere to their medications.

June 4, 2014

Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state health officer, last week warned that the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases continue to increase in California.

June 4, 2014

Coty and Li & Fung have entered into an agreement in which Li & Fung will distribute some of Coty's power brands in China, including adidas, Rimmel, and Playboy.

June 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble and Jonathan Scott, star of HGTV's series "Property Brothers," are teaming up to showcase the cleaning power of Tide's Oxi multipurpose stain remover. Scott will roam the streets of New York City and comb through Craigslist to find some of America's dingiest household items and clean them up with the product.

June 4, 2014

The Deparment of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced the availability of up to $300 million under the Affordable Care Act to help the nation’s community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers, and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.