November 9, 2012

Electronic health record firm Allscripts may be looking at an acquisition by another company, Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman said Thursday when the company announced its third-quarter 2012 earnings.

November 9, 2012

Arrowhead Brand 100% Natural Spring Water on Thursday announced that in December, it will launch the .5 L ReBorn bottle in California.

November 9, 2012

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim has created a website designed for patients with hepatitis C and advocates, the company said Friday.

November 9, 2012

Tropical Foods — a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes — recently announced the introduction of new flavors to their top-selling Buffalo Nuts line.

November 9, 2012

Earlier this week, DSN reported that members of a prescription drug program offered by Humana to Medicare beneficiaries will soon be able to obtain 10 generic hypertension drugs from Walmart for a penny.

It's certainly good news for people with high blood pressure, but it also has big implications for the pharmacy retail industry.

November 9, 2012

Edward Hospital on Thursday announced the opening of two Quick Care Clinics within a pair of Supervalu's Jewel-Osco pharmacies.

November 9, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support two experimental insulin treatments made by Novo Nordisk, the Danish drug maker said Thursday.

November 9, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Friday donated $250,000 to the American National Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

November 9, 2012

Links Medical Products Animal Health Group on Thursday announced the introduction of their new Pet Gluco blood-glucose monitoring system for dogs and cats.

November 9, 2012

CVS Caremark reported strong numbers on both the retail and PBM sides of its business — but the real bombshell for analysts on the call was the news that the company has raised its estimate on the number of Express Script patients that CVS feels it can keep from going back to Walgreens.

That's a big boast. But Rite Aid, too, likes its shot to keep the ESI customers who at one time frequented Walgreens' pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. And Walgreens, for its part, reminds analysts that there was a reason those ESI patients were filling their prescriptions in the first place. So the Chicago retailer is confident that they'll be able to entice many of their former patients to return to the pharmacy fold. But in the end, who's really going to capture that coveted ESI patient? Will they stay, or will they go?

November 9, 2012

Novamex, producer and marketer for such Mexican brands as Jarritos premium Mexican soda, on Thursday announced that it has launched Alova — the first natural, sparkling aloe vera beverage.

November 9, 2012

Panasonic has introduced a toothbrush to its line of compact personal care products for women, the company said Friday.

November 9, 2012

The continued softness of the economy weighed down on sales and profits at Roundy's during third quarter 2012, the Midwestern supermarket chain said Friday.

November 9, 2012

Safeway on Friday announced it will expand its support of America's military veterans by hiring at least 1,000 military veterans in 2013 to add to the 1,300 hired to-date in 2012.

November 9, 2012

A recent WorkPlace Media survey of working consumers found that 3-out-of-4 workers impacted by allergies purchase an allergy-relieving product when symptoms appear, because the normal pattern when allergy symptoms strike is to keep working versus going home sick.

November 9, 2012

As part of its multi-channel strategy, Boots UK is currently testing the use of iPads to support in-store ordering across 30 stores, the London-based drug store retailer recently announced.

Sound familiar? Borrowing a page from the Walgreens playbook is evidence that the sharing of best practices will flow in both directions across the Atlantic. What else could Boots borrow from Walgreens? Creating a pharmacy business that better interacts with the neighboring community is one strength at Walgreens that Boots may successfully plug into.

November 8, 2012

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday shared with analysts details on its launch strategy of Nexafed, a pseudoephedrine formulated such that in inhibits the diversion to methamphetamnine.

November 8, 2012

People looking for a nice red or white to go with dinner might be able to find it online.

November 8, 2012

Boldface Group has shipped its first wave of holiday merchandise to several retailers around the country, the company said Thursday.

November 8, 2012

Church & Dwight will be initiating trial of its Trojan Vibrations personal massagers with a multi-city giveaway, the company announced Wednesday.

November 8, 2012

Campbell Soup has introduced a new twist on the classic American favorite: Sun-Ripened Yellow Tomato soup.

November 8, 2012

Coach K, the highest winning coach in NCAA Division One basketball, was named the keynote speaker for the 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is hosted by the National Confectioners Association on May 21-23 in Chicago.

November 8, 2012

Starting this month, more than 2,000 CVS/pharmacy stores will have special in-store kiosks that showcase the latest trends and innovations in nail care, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

November 8, 2012

CVS/pharmacy on Thursday expanded the role of two retail field executives as SVP operations Dennis Palmer, a 37-year retail veteran, announced his retirement.