April 28, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. have named Christopher C. Giglio as VP corporate global communications. He will report to Alexandra C. Trower, EVP global communications.

April 28, 2014

Forest Labs and Furiex Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Forest will acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

April 28, 2014

The global mobile commerce market will grow from $116.1 billion in 2014 to $467.3 billion in 2019.

April 28, 2014

Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 1% on a real per capita basis in 2013, while the use of healthcare services rose for the first time in three years, according to a report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

April 28, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted a 30-minute walk-through of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Experience. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.

April 28, 2014

Kimberly-Clark has teamed up with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Christina Milian to launch an integrated Celebrate Family UNity ("FUN") platform that leverages social media to retain existing consumers and reach out to new ones.

April 28, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corp., last week announced the integration of its distribution services with General Medical Services' Physician Office Drug Inventory System.

April 28, 2014

Mylan last week announced that it filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration, challenging the agency's decision regarding generic drug marketing exclusivity on celecoxib capsules, the generic equivalent of Pfizer's Celebrex.

April 28, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday announced that it had elected new officers, one new executive committee member and three new board of directors members for the coming year during its annual meeting this weekend.

April 28, 2014

Looking to “break the myths” about millennials, and help marketers and brands effectively engage with them, Nielsen has released a new report, dubbed “Millennials: Breaking the Myths of this No Strings Attached Generation.”

April 28, 2014

U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.

April 28, 2014

Sandoz on Monday announced the introduction of its adapalene 0.3% gel, a generic version of Differin gel, 0.3% from Galderma Labs.

April 28, 2014

The Thomas' brand, a creator and baker of English muffins, introduced it's flavor of the year: Cinnamon Vanilla.

April 28, 2014

Whole Foods Market made a $46,784 donation to Solid Ground, a Seattle-based organization with a mission to build a community to end poverty.

April 27, 2014

More than 350 executives who participated in Anda’s Seventh Annual Supply Chain Symposium Thursday and Friday in Phoenix, including a record 25 retailer representatives, were treated to keynote addresses from sport legends Julius “Dr. J” Erving and four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana.

April 27, 2014

Nuanced and intuitive leadership. That’s how Steve Anderson, president and CEO for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, characterized today’s state of the NACDS — a body made greater by the sum of its parts that has successfully navigated the complexities of today’s evolving healthcare environment, as well as the intricacies of the political arena — on Sunday during his address before attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting 2014.

April 27, 2014

On April 25, this group of senior executives and keynote speaker — Walmart SVP OTC, health and wellness Carmen Bauza — gathered for the latest Elevation Forum the day prior to the kickoff of NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and more than 700,000 deaths among children born in the last two decades.

April 25, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday announced that its board of directors elected Kathy N. Waller as EVP and CFO, effective immediately. Waller is replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring after 20 years with the company.

April 25, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive today reported that North America net sales increased 2.5% during the first quarter.

April 25, 2014

CVS Caremark has long stressed its commitment to reinventing pharmacy, and news of a bill pay service for health insurance premiums is in line with that mission and is yet another first that the trailblazer can add to its ever-growing list.

As the article states, customers can now visit their local CVS/pharmacy to pay their health insurance premiums at no additional cost. CVS/pharmacy is the first national retail pharmacy to offer this service.

April 25, 2014

GNC Holdings is launching a new national brand campaign: "Beat Average." The campaign is designed to open a conversation with health-and-wellness consumers about their daily personal wellness goals and how GNC can be their ongoing partner and ally in beating average.

April 25, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has announced its support of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, taking place April 26 at local take-back sites across America.

April 25, 2014

Ale or Lager? Stout? Lambic? Pilsner? These are the questions candy makers at Jelly Belly Candy Co. asked themselves before creating what they say is the world’s first beer-flavored jelly bean.