May 17, 2013

Alliance Boots posted a double-digit adjusted profit gain of 12.7% to $1.2 billion for its year ended March 31. Almost half of that profit is staked by Walgreens with its 45% share of the European pharmaceutical distributing powerhouse.

A couple days later, Alliance Boots along with Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen announced the necessary regulatory clearances on that strategic partnership, cementing the three companies in place as the largest generic pharmaceutical acquisition company in the world. That deal will further enable the company's to realize greater profit margins.

May 17, 2013

The deal that paired Walgreens and Alliance Boots with wholesaler AmerisourceBergen has received the required regulatory clearances, the companies announced Friday.

May 17, 2013

More than two-thirds of patients with hepatitis C achieved sustained virologic response or cure after completing newer “triple therapy” treatment, according to a Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy study released Friday.

May 16, 2013

AmerisourceBergen elected Lon Greenberg, 62, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

May 16, 2013

On May 1, Brookshire's Grocery held a grand opening ceremony for a new Super 1 Foods located at 9 Fair Ave. in Winnsboro, Texas, with a ribbon-cutting event. The company converted the store, which it purchased last year, from the Kaye's Fod Market format.

May 16, 2013

When asked about attributes associated with personal products, "health and wellness" is the most common response, followed by confidence, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. Fewer than one-third of respondents associated health, beauty and hygiene products with fashion or vanity.

May 16, 2013

Merck Consumer Care, the makers of Coppertone, launched today the "Making the Sunscreen Grade" program to equip parents with tools to help their children develop lifelong sun habits.

May 16, 2013

The mayor of the nation's capital announced Thursday plans to include calorie information on vending machines in municipal buildings.

May 16, 2013

The booming 2012-2013 cough-cold season may not have come with a fresh set of challenges for the 2013-2014 season.

May 16, 2013

"Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

May 16, 2013

MorningStar Farms, a Kellogg Company brand, today announced the addition of a Mediterranean-style veggie burger to the company's line of meatless burgers.

May 16, 2013

Meijer will sell cupcake stands customized in local school colors under a partnership with the stands' Michigan-based manufacturer.

May 16, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has launched an online resource with clinical and business-related content in more than 20 therapeutic categories, the group said Thursday.

May 16, 2013

The National Consumers League and its partners on Thursday announced the awardees of the second annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge for health profession students.

May 16, 2013

BeKoool, makers of a cooling soft gel sheet formulated for children to relieve fevers, announced a new product to relieve itching and scratching associated with insect bites, poison ivy and more.

May 16, 2013

Food Lion has revamped 178 of its stores and hired 800 new employees, the Delhaize Group-owned supermarket chain said.

May 16, 2013

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm a former Virginia Health and Human Services secretary as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

May 16, 2013

Nexxus Salon Hair Care, in what it called a “first-of-its-kind” installation at a drug store chain, unveiled a window display tribute to the Tony Awards and Broadway at the Duane Reade store across from Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

May 16, 2013

Information Resources Inc. and SPINS announced the integration of SPINS’ natural/organic food segmentation and industry expertise with IRi’s Consumer Network household panel.

May 16, 2013

Walmart Stores reported profit and sales lower than Wall Street expectations as the retail giant struggled against the payroll tax increase, delayed tax returns and an unseasonably cold spring impacting its U.S. sales.

May 16, 2013

Target has launched the fall 2013 collection of Sonia Kashuk beauty products at its stores, the mass merchandise chain said.

May 16, 2013

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, on Wednesday launched its "Get Moving. Stay Fit." program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.

May 16, 2013

Walmart opened a new small-format store on the campus of Arizona State University as part of a pilot program, the mass merchandise retailer said.

May 16, 2013

The makers of a pill bottle that uses wireless technology to keep patients adherent won the grand prize at a recent healthcare innovation contest.