July 16, 2012

Changes in healthcare consumption, advances in technology and support from pharmacists are among seven new trends that could affect programs designed to improve medication adherence, according to a new study by McKesson.

July 16, 2012

A subsidiary of Par Pharmaceutical Cos. acquired earlier this year has received its first Food and Drug Administration approval.

July 16, 2012

An affiliate of private investment firm TPG will acquire Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Monday.

July 16, 2012

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the folks over at Pharmaca just gave their shoppers a whole lot more to behold.

July 16, 2012

Prestige Brands earlier this year completed its acquisition of 17 GlaxoSmithKline brands. Drug Store News sat with Prestige SVP sales and marketing Tim Connors to discuss what’s next.


July 16, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic is gearing up for the back-to-school season by offering $10 off a school physical for those who “like” RediClinic on Facebook.

July 16, 2012

Several policy-makers and companies have sought ways to confront the problem of prescription drug abuse. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan — calling it the first in the country — to create an all-
electronic registry that would enable doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement to track controlled substances to prevent excessive prescription and refill requests.

July 16, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur has begun shipping the first lots of its influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 season.

July 16, 2012

Supervalu banner Shaw's has reopened two of its revamped Maine locations.

July 16, 2012

Tattoo Goo recently introduced an incremental traffic-driving opportunity with its body art aftercare kit of the same name.

July 16, 2012

The Apothecary Shops has a new name, the specialty pharmacy provider said Monday.

July 16, 2012

UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Sales of vitamins, totaling almost $3.6 billion, were up 2.7% for the 52 weeks ended May 13, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


July 16, 2012

Weis Markets has lowered the prices on more than 1,000 staple items and will freeze the prices of these products for 100 days in recognition of its 100-year anniversary.

July 16, 2012

Is the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act “the most important pharmaceutical legislation since the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act?”

July 16, 2012

There is so much noise out there about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what it means for America that at times I wish I could just stick a banana in my ear — actually, make that two bananas, one for each ear.


July 13, 2012

3M on Wednesday announced that reality star Ryan Sutter has signed on as spokesman for Ace Brand beginning with the launch of the Ace Brand Champion Challenge, which runs from July 11 through Sept. 10.

July 13, 2012

Grocer A&P is now offering Skinny Water, a player in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, in 275 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic under the A&P retail banner of stores.

July 13, 2012

“The dirty little secret is that the ‘how’ counts as much as the ‘what.’”

July 13, 2012

A Grocery Manufacturers Association executive is taking on a new role at Hillshire Brands.

July 13, 2012

Bellaboo, an Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, has kicked off a national campaign, powered by retailer Ulta, that aims to discover new music talent and supports positive self-esteem among teens.

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.

July 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

July 13, 2012

A federal judge has ruled in favor of pharmacy technology manufacturer Innovation Associates in a 6-year-old case brought by ScriptPro concerning a component of one of Innovation's dispensing robots, the companies said.