May 7, 2014

Costco appears to be stepping up its beauty presence by teaming up with beauty experts in nail, hair, skin and face.

May 7, 2014

Snyder's-Lance announced two significant business transactions that will help the company better focus on growth.

May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

May 7, 2014

Symphony Health Solutions last week announced it now offers weekly views of pharmaceutical sales and prescription activity.

May 7, 2014

The Little Clinic continues to expand access to health care in Williamson County, Tenn., with a clinic inside the new Alexander Plaza Kroger store that opened on Wednesday.

May 7, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday reported $687.1 million in sales, up 0.6%, for the 13 weeks ended March 29.

May 7, 2014

Woolite, a brand from Reckitt Benckiser, announced the launch of Woolite Everyday with Fiber-Flex technology. The new detergent formula helps protect clothes from fading and maintains the shape of the fabric and the fiber elasticity, the company said.

May 6, 2014

Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada.

May 6, 2014

AstraZeneca on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration approved Epanova (omega-3-carboxylic acids) as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia (triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 500 mg/dL).

May 6, 2014

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that it has been accepted into the GlaxoSmithKline Oncology network.

May 6, 2014

Bayer on Tuesday agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion.

May 6, 2014

In a related transaction to Tuesday morning's acquisition of Merck's OTC portfolio, Bayer also agreed to enter into a strategic pharma collaboration in the area of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on sGC modulation.

May 6, 2014

Coca-Cola on Monday announced that it's eliminating brominated vegetable oil in its products after consumers reached out to express their objections to the ingredient, according to a report from the New York Times.

May 6, 2014

A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that eliminating co-pays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients can significantly improve medication adherence and health outcomes for non-white patients, which suggests that this approach may be an effective strategy for reducing commonly recognized disparities in cardiovascular care related to patient ethnicity and race.

May 6, 2014

URAC, a national accreditation company, has launched a new accreditation program, Community Pharmacy, and CVS/pharmacy has stepped forward to be the first applicant organization to seek community pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

May 6, 2014

Duane Reade released the first update to its app for iPhone including the integration of iBeacon for 10-select Duane Reade locations active as of May 1.

May 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee on Friday voted 11-4 opposed to switching Merck's allergy remedy Singulair from Rx-to-OTC, according to an Associated Press report.

May 6, 2014

Garnier and TerraCycle have announced the nationwide rollout of the Garnier Green Garden Project, a program designed to create gardens for deserving communities.

May 6, 2014

The Obama Administration on Tuesday unveiled the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, a scientific report about climate changes that are happening now in the United States and how they are impacting the nation's health, with longer allergy seasons, for example.

May 6, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauded the launch of the bipartisan Affordable Medicines Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.

May 6, 2014

Greer Labs announced the launch and commmercial availability of Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy, and Kentucky Blue Grass mixed pollens allergen extract) sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablets.

May 6, 2014

Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period, the Harris Poll reported Tuesday.

May 6, 2014

U by Kotex brand by Kimberly-Clark is helping women “Save the Undies” by introducing a new dimension of feminine care protection — 3D capture core — to all its Ultra Thin pads to help lock away wetness and stop leaks.

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.