June 26, 2014

Target has announced that all 124 store locations that opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification.

June 20, 2014

Merck announced on Friday that it is commencing, through a subsidiary, a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Idenix Pharmaceuticals. On June 9, Merck announced its intent to acquire Idenix.

June 18, 2014

A survey co-released on Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that the healthcare providers patients rely on most to explain safety information about their prescription drugs have serious concerns about a proposed FDA rule on generic drug labeling.

June 18, 2014

A survey co-released Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that 8-in-10 healthcare providers have serious concerns about a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on generic drug labeling.

June 17, 2014

Merck Consumer Care, the makers of Coppertone, has kicked off its second year of the “Making the Sunscreen Grade” program to help parents teach their children sun-smart behaviors.

June 10, 2014

Harris Teeter on Monday announced its Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C., is now officially recognized as a LEED-certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.

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 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 3, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new timing to implement the Medicaid average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits for prescription medications, a move that has been applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The FULs were expected to be finalized in July.

May 30, 2014

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product from the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, earlier this week announced that it would be continuing its partnership with television personality Gail Simmons to support the brand's "Share the Love of Leaves" program.

May 28, 2014

Organix-South has created a new line of oral care products called XyliVita, with several offerings being rolled out over the next four months.

May 27, 2014

According to a Gallup poll released last week, the adult obesity rate is 27.7% thus far in 2014.

May 15, 2014

i-Health has been carving out new niches with its feminine pain reliever brand Estroven, which as a brand family generated more than $37.2 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 29, 2013, according to IRI.

May 13, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has launched a new Mobile Health Station, aimed at improving the community’s health across South Florida by offering free health screenings and the opportunity to get various immunizations — such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines — at discounted rates.

May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

May 6, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced that it will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquid natural gas.

May 6, 2014

Representatives of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores were among those invited to a May 1 reception — attended by President Obama and the First Lady — to thank those who worked to smooth the experience of patients with the transition to exchange-based insurance at the beginning of this year.

May 1, 2014

An effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 failed on Wednesday, as the issue was not able to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.

April 23, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday announced that its Fry's Marketplace in Phoenix is the company's 500th location to earn the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

April 22, 2014

McKesson Corp. on Tuesday announced that in observance of Earth Day, the company will celebrate its fourth annual Green Week April 21-25.

April 18, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Ragwitek (short ragweed pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use (12 Amb a 1-U).

April 15, 2014

Merck announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Grastek (Timothy grass pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use.

April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, according to published reports.

April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble has declared a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests, the company announced on Tuesday.