December 10, 2012

Family Dollar Stores last week named as Tammy DeBoer SVP food. DeBoer will report to Paul White, EVP and chief merchandising officer.

December 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Monday.

December 10, 2012

Astellas Pharma US has announced the Food and Drug Administration's approval to review the new drug application for tacrolimus extended-release capsules.

December 10, 2012

Fragrance gift sets are no doubt a popular choice during the holiday season, and manufacturers hope that this year is no exception.

December 10, 2012

Several stores in the Giant Food Stores chain will collect used respiratory inhalers under a program sponsored by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, the supermarket chain said.

December 10, 2012

The Pacific Business News on Friday reported Rock Tang, a prominent real estate executive in the Hawaii region, joined Walgreens from CVS Caremark.

December 10, 2012

When it comes to makeup, Hispanic women represent a significant opportunity, and targeting this demographic could help bolster penetration rates of such products as BB creams, according to market research firm Mintel.

December 10, 2012

Kellogg has introduced a series of new breakfast food products, the company said Monday.

December 10, 2012

Following last week's news that the influenza season has gotten off to an early start, Medline issued a release recommending the company's BioMask facemask as adequate protection against contracting the flu.

December 10, 2012

Fizzy popping candy Pop Rocks is boosting awareness of its myriad flavors next year with plans for consumer sampling, promotions, sponsorships and social media activity.

December 10, 2012

A Congressional committee is looking into allegations that a compounding pharmacy industry association may have taught pharmacists how to sidestep requests for samples from the Food and Drug Administration, according to published reports.

December 10, 2012

Armed with a new store concept and the wellness+ loyalty card program, Rite Aid is mounting a comeback and posting its best results in years.

December 10, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group recently announced that it is acquiring a 50% stake in Le Groupe Médicus, which specializes in orthotic and prosthetic devices.

December 10, 2012

DSN looks back on the past year's most influential events in the pharmacy industry, from Obamacare and record patent expirations to Humira surpassing Lipitor as the world's top-selling drug and the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots.

December 10, 2012

A company that makes healthy snacks for children has unveiled what it called the first vending machine for babies, recently unveiled at a British children's festival.

December 10, 2012

With the holiday season now underway, Walmart has started announcing the winners of its second annual "12 Days of Giving" campaign.

December 7, 2012

AffordRx.com is making a prescription discount card that offers savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country available to all residents of the United States, the company said.

December 7, 2012

More than five-dozen Albertsons stores in the West will start selling gluten-free frozen pizzas this month.

December 7, 2012

Atkins Nutritionals has launched a line of low-carbohydrate frozen meals that will be available nationwide starting in January 2013, the company said.

December 7, 2012

Authorities in Massachusetts are looking to tighten regulations on compounding pharmacies as the state health department announced some changes to the makeup of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy and sent cease-and-desist notices to three compounding pharmacies for alleged violations.

Retail pharmacies looking to get into sterile compounding and exercise greater control over that supply chain — as Walgreens did last month when it bought an independent specialty compounding pharmacy in Indiana — should take note because it seems there will be increased scrutiny on the practice following a nationwide outbreak of meningitis linked to alleged unsanitary conditions at the Framingham, Mass.-based New England Compounding Center.

December 7, 2012

Inc. magazine has named Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as one of the country's top 100 job creators, the privately owned company said.

December 7, 2012

Walgreens last Wednesday reported November sales of $5.9 billion, a decrease of 3.9% versus the same period last year.

December 7, 2012

Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now.

December 7, 2012

The state health department in Massachusetts has made changes to the state's pharmacy board and leveled sanctions against three pharmacies in the wake of a nationwide meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding pharmacy in the state, the department said.