November 3, 2015

Most downloaded and used health apps are related to personal fitness and nutrition: to track physical activity (53%), food consumption (48%), weight loss (47%) and exercise instruction (34%).

November 3, 2015

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its acquisition of InSite Vision. 

November 3, 2015

After a successful Minneapolis pilot, Target is now offering delivery through Instacart in San Francisco.

November 3, 2015
Using VoicePort’s PharmaPhonetics system, the partnership is aimed at finding immunization gaps in patient records for pharmacists.
November 3, 2015

Michelle Gloeckler will continue to lead Walmart's Health  and Wellness business as EVP of consumables and health and wellness.

November 3, 2015

Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense tags are thin labels that can tell whether the injector has been used or not, and can send information about the injector’s state to a smartphone

November 2, 2015

First-quarter revenue for the Pharmaceutical segment increased 19% to $25.1 billion due to growth from existing and new customers and, to a lesser extent, contributions from acquisitions. 

November 2, 2015

Hypermarcas’ beauty business’ manufacturing and distribution is expected to be a platform through which Coty can integrate its existing brands and the P&G specialty brands that it is expected to finish acquiring in the second half of 2016. 

November 2, 2015

As CVS Health continues to develop and expand its Registered Apprenticeship program, the company will explore how it can offer apprenticeship opportunities in additional fields, including logistics and digital as well.

November 2, 2015

Now through Nov. 28, CVS/pharmacy customers can support SU2C in stores nationwide by making a $1 or $3 donation at the register or by donating online at www.CVS.com/SU2C.

November 2, 2015

John Szustaczek joined the company in 2012 and had served as its sales and marketing director since then.

November 2, 2015

In addition to launching the "Ride with Dale Jr." fan contest, Goody's introduced two new products at the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday. 

November 2, 2015

The “Eat Well, America” campaign will be promoted in the 10,000 retail locations with a higi health station, and higi is sponsoring a wellness challenge throughout American Diabetes Month. 

November 2, 2015

The New York times is reporting that retailer H-E-B is planning on distributing some 15% of the company’s shares to employees who are over 21 and have worked at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. “So many in retail are competing in the race to the bottom, and people are the largest cost. So it seems logical to cut people, and lots of folks are doing it,”H-E-B president and CEO Craig Boyan said. “We think that’s a trap. We believe the race for the bottom cheapens the American experience. It’s bad for the country and bad for companies.” (New York Times)

November 2, 2015

Publix sales for the first nine months of 2015 were $24.1 billion, a 6.4% increase. Comparable-store sales for the first nine months of 2015 increased 4.5%.

November 2, 2015

Hear from Kathleen Brock, EVP of America’s Naturals, discuss the company’s strategy for advertising to consumers and the recently launched Family Flora product line. 

November 2, 2015

According to Grand Rapids, Mich. Fox affiliate Fox17, Meijer has opened a full retail pharmacy on the ground floor of the city’s Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. “This new pharmacy will make it more convenient in so many ways for our patients, visitors and employees,” the hospital group’s president, Christina Freese-Decker, said. “Meijer has been an exceptional community partner to Spectrum Health and their retail expertise is beneficial.” (Fox17)

November 2, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has entered into an agreement to purchase Dyax, a biotechnology company that makes treatements for hereditary angioedema (HAE), for as much as $6.5 billion. “This highly complementary transaction aligns with and accelerates our strategy to build a global leading biotechnology company focused on rare diseases and specialty conditions,” Shire’s CEO Dr. Flemming Ornskov said. “It adds to our portfolio of best-in-class therapies addressing unmet needs in our core therapeutic areas, expanding and extending our leadership position in HAE.” (New York Times)

November 2, 2015

Wake Up On Time is a morning energy pill that you take at bedtime. 

November 2, 2015

The American Diabetes Association estimates that one-third of diabetes patients will develop a skin problem, and many are compounded by poor circulation and high glucose — Skinfix's Diabetic Relief Skincare Regimen aims to help repair damaged skin. 

November 2, 2015

The program will help to ensure that manufacturers have good quality systems and may help mitigate regulatory risks by preparing manufacturers for Food and Drug Administration GMP inspection.

November 2, 2015

Pharmacist interventions generated nearly 2% in lower hospital admissions and nearly 3% in lower emergency room visits, according to the Walgreens Health Services study. 

October 30, 2015

"Competition is essential in every part of our economy, and especially so in a market as complex and important as health care," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said about Walgreens’ planned acquisition of Rite Aid. 

October 30, 2015

CVS Health's pharmacy same-store sales were up 4.6% and pharmacy same-store prescription volumes up 4.4% on a 30-day equivalent basis.