May 12, 2014

Actavis on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Acanya (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.

May 9, 2014

Ajanta Pharma USA on Friday announced the launch of risperidone tablets (0.25-mg, 0.5-mg, 1-mg, 2-mg, 3-mg and 4-mg), the generic version of Risperdal.

May 9, 2014

Amazon.com has announced that customers in 15 additional cities are now eligible for Sunday delivery.

May 9, 2014

A panel of speakers from all facets of health care convened yesterday to discuss the growth of the specialty pharmaceuticals industry during the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo, hosted by Armada Health Care.

May 9, 2014

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat brand sunscreen, announced the availability of four new products in mass grocery and drug retailers nationwide, including a formula designed specifically for men.

May 9, 2014

Bayer agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion. The OTC acquisition will give Bayer the global No. 2 position in nonprescription products following recently announced consolidations in this growing healthcare industry segment, and will significantly enhance Bayer’s business across multiple therapeutic categories and geographies. Merck's consumer care business includes such leading brands as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s. Pro forma sales of the combined businesses in 2013 amounted to $7.4 billion with Merck’s business contributing approximately $2.2 billion.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Bayer is expected to achieve global leadership positions in dermatology and gastrointestinals and advance to the No. 2 position in the cold, allergy, sinus and flu category. Bayer will remain No. 2 in nutritionals and No. 3 in analgesics. Overall, the proposed GlaxoSmithKline-Novartis combination represents the largest consumer health business with about 5.7% share, according to reports. The Bayer/Merck combination comes in second with around 4.5% share. McNeil Consumer rounds out the top three globally with a share just above 4%.

May 9, 2014

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, announced that it is “very satisfied” with its first quarter business performance as the consumer business segment posted a 6.3% boost in organic sales during the quarter.

May 9, 2014

Working-age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50% more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease — such as cancer, diabetes, stroke or heart disease — according to a Vital Signs report released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 9, 2014

One thing remains unchanged about our nurse practitioner and physician assistant readers: Retail clinicians tend to love their jobs.

May 9, 2014

Coram CVS/specialty infusion services has announced the opening of a new branch pharmacy in Richmond, Va., that will serve the state from Fredericksburg to the North Carolina border, including the Richmond and Norfolk areas.

May 9, 2014

CorePharma on Thursday announced the launch of methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets USP, the generic version of Ritalin from Novartis.

May 9, 2014

Beauty company Coty has announced that Georgia May Jagger — supermodel and face of both Coty's color cosmetics brand, Rimmel, and fragrance brand Just Cavalli — has accepted an appointment as the first Coty global ambassador in the fight against blood cancer.

May 9, 2014

Enaltus recently announced three new additions to its line of ScarAway scar removal products.

May 9, 2014

Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance to market its latest generation of the Propeller platform, including a new sensor.

May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

May 9, 2014

PreMama last week announced the launch of a Target-exclusive: PreMama Complete, a prenatal vitamin formulated for women who are pregnant, breast feeding or trying to conceive.

May 9, 2014

Food City has reportedly appointed Mickey Blazer to the position of VP of pharmacy operations, according to a local news report.

May 9, 2014

The Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council on May 15 will recognize Walgreens for its net-zero energy store in Evanston, Ill., with the Green Innovation Award, according to a report in the Daily Northwestern published Thursday.

May 9, 2014

Walgreens may be moving its headquarters, Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday. However, Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin signaled the report was speculative.

May 9, 2014

Target has donated $100,000 in monetary support and product to assist with storm and tornado relief efforts impacting many Southern states, the retailer has announced.

May 9, 2014

Teladoc, a telehealth provider with more than 7.5 million members, has announced the acquisition of AmeriDoc, a telehealth company founded in 2007.

May 9, 2014

Walmart said during an event with President Obama that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers by 2020.

May 8, 2014

Actavis announced that it has launched a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Catapres-TTS (clonidine transdermal system, USP, 0.1-mg/day, 0.2-mg/day, and 0.3-mg/day for one week).

May 8, 2014

The retail landscape can be extremely challenging to navigate, and perhaps no one knows that better than a smaller, niche brand battling against the big players for precious shelf space, working tirelessly to stay top-of-mind with retailers. The good news is that victory is possible.