March 19, 2013

Walgreens will no longer source branded prescription medicines directly from suppliers beginning in September, the Chicago-based retailer announced as part of a significant partnership between Walgreens, Alliance Boots and AmerisourceBergen that includes Walgreens and Alliance Boots potentially taking a 7% stake in the Pennsylvania wholesaler.

March 18, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold has repurchased nearly 1 million shares as part of its $647.3 million share-buyback program, the company said.

March 18, 2013

CARE Pharmacies announced the addition of Mark Ey to their corporate team as director of operations.

March 18, 2013

Beauty company Coty has announced its latest initiative in support of Delete Blood Cancer/DKMS: The Feb. 19, 2013, launch of the organization in the U.K.

March 18, 2013

Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy has announced that CVS Caremark has donated $250,000 for the development of the CVS Caremark Student Center and Technology Laboratory.

March 18, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson’s ethnic hair care brand Dark and Lovely recently celebrated the launch of its newest line, Au Naturale, with Grammy Award nominated singer and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, author and curl advocate Nikki Walton and VH1's DJ Amanda Seales at Arena in New York City.

March 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Sears Holdings a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, the company said Monday.

March 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for bronchospasm made by Mylan, the drug maker said Monday.

March 18, 2013

Gain, a Proctor & Gamble brand, has introduced a new product to store shelves designed to prolong the fresh laundry scent of clothes for up to 12 weeks in storage.

March 18, 2013

Galena Biopharma has purchased rights to a treatment for breakthrough cancer pain from a Swedish drug maker, Galena said Monday.

March 18, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline's philanthropic arm has donated $500,000 to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as part of a fund that provides assistance to families for travel and living expenses they may incur while their children are enrolled in experimental or novel treatments offered at the hospital's Cancer Center.

March 18, 2013

Harris Teeter Together in Education donated more than $385,000 to participating TIE schools during the second of three payouts of the 2012/2013 school year, raising the program total to $18.7 million since 1998.

March 18, 2013

As many as 57% of consumers report using their smart device to make a purchasing decision at the shelf, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Of those, 16% use their smart device for pharmacy-related items, including prescriptions and OTCs — making pharmacy products the second-largest category (behind electronics and appliances).

March 18, 2013

In spite of a court ruling striking down a ban on large-sized sugary drinks, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has another health initiative in the works: a requirement that retailers hide tobacco products.

March 18, 2013

Perrigo announced that it has begun shipments of guaifenesin 600-mg extended-release tablets. It's the first product that is generically equivalent to Reckitt Benckiser's Mucinex 600-mg extended-release tablets.

March 18, 2013

In a SEC filing, RadioShack last week confirmed it had recruited Michael De Fazio, one of the architects behind Duane Reade's new store formats, to help the small-box specialty retailer recapture some of its lost retail pizzazz.

March 18, 2013

Rite Aid is stocking Easter and spring supplies at its stores in anticipation of the holiday and season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

March 18, 2013

Robinson Pharma introduced its Unique IS-2 Probiotic Softgel in collaboration with B&D Nutritional Ingredients and Unique Biotech USA.

March 18, 2013

Target Corp. is opening 17 new stores in Canada's Ontario province Tuesday and four more on March 28, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

March 18, 2013

Walgreens recently presented the research on how community pharmacy programs, as well as new adherence models and metrics, can help drive better medication adherence.

March 18, 2013

Walgreens introduced several updates to its mobile app, most notably the ability to print from Instagram, as well as upload more than five pictures simultaneously for in-store prints.

March 15, 2013

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is organizing more than 1,200 events across the country to promote smoking abstinence and cessation.

March 15, 2013

B’iota Botanicals, a European brand in herbal hair and skin care solutions, is now available in the United States.

March 15, 2013

Cardium Therapeutics announced its To Go Brands operating unit has expanded its VitaRocks kids' vitamins product line and that retail distribution has been expanded into select Target stores.