September 4, 2012

A survey released by coupon site RetailMeNot found that coupon use for back-to-school shopping surged this year, particularly for retailers selling books, school supplies and apparel.

September 4, 2012

Target has donated $150,000 in cash and products to assist with Hurricane Isaac relief efforts.

September 4, 2012

It's probably no surprise that for the 9-of-10 patients who say they have a preferred pharmacy that the pharmacist is a very important factor in choosing one pharmacy over another (37% overall), according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. It should be even less surprising that this number was even higher among patients who listed the local independent as their preferred pharmacy (54%).

September 4, 2012

Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment is releasing two DVD collections under the company's exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

September 4, 2012

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is buying Medicis Pharmaceutical for $2.6 billion, Valeant said Monday.

September 4, 2012

Weis Markets has launched its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a monthlong program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local food banks and emergency food providers.

September 4, 2012

Whole Foods Market has launched two new eco-friendly gift cards, with plans to replace the recycled plastic cards that will be phased out over time.

September 4, 2012

Zarbee's has boosted its portfolio of all-natural cough products to include an extra-strength line.

August 30, 2012

Online giant Amazon.com will begin collecting a 6% state sales tax on purchases being shipped to Pennsylvania beginning Sept. 1, according to published reports.

August 30, 2012

Arizona Beverages is saluting American icon and sports legend Joe DiMaggio with the launch of a lightly carbonated espresso drink called Joltin' Joe.

August 30, 2012

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's 1962 famed work, "32 Campbell's Soup Cans," Campbell's is rolling out limited-edition tomato soup cans that tout labels derived from original Warhol artwork.

August 30, 2012

Specialty pharmacy is one of the fastest-growing segments of pharmacy today, but only a minority of specialty drugs that end up in patients' hands are dispensed through retail pharmacy channels.

August 30, 2012

Club retailer Costco Wholesale posted sales of $7.4 billion for the month of August, reporting an 8% sales increase over August 2011 and an increase in comps that beat analysts' expectations.

August 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating bowel diseases made by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Thursday.

August 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a biosimilar drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for a condition that results from certain chemotherapy treatments, the drug maker said Thursday.

August 30, 2012

Generic drug maker Hospira has acquired a manufacturing and research and development center from an Indian drug maker for $200 million, Hospira said Wednesday.

August 30, 2012

More than 90% of pharmacy patients have a preferred pharmacy — and for 98% of that group, it isn’t mail order. But how do patients choose a preferred pharmacy, you ask? According to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients, conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August, after convenience/location (among the top three factors selected by 75% of patients), the second most critical reason is customer service (top three for 57% of patients).

August 30, 2012

Kirby Lester will provide pharmacy automation equipment for a distribution company based in Tennessee.

August 30, 2012

Kroger announced that its customers can enjoy their summer fuel savings through December.

August 30, 2012

Fred's on Thursday posted $139.9 million in sales, up 2.8%, for the four weeks ended Aug. 25.

August 30, 2012

Eli Lilly announced that Michael Harrington will be promoted to SVP and general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

August 30, 2012

Drug maker Eli Lilly has partnered with nationally recognized health literacy experts to implement new standards to ensure the company's patient communications and resources adhere to health literacy principles.

August 30, 2012

The National Council on Aging last week introduced a new national Flu + You campaign to improve vaccination rates among seniors.

August 30, 2012

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems on Wednesday announced a telemedicine agreement with Nipro Diagnostics that would enable users of the company's NextGen Ambulatory EHR instant access to data points captured by patients at home who are using the Nipro TrueResult blood-glucose monitoring system.