January 18, 2013

Ahold reported sales of $10.4 billion for fourth quarter 2012 and $43.6 billion for the entire fiscal year, the company said in an earnings report.

January 18, 2013

Pharmacy automation company Innovation has appointed Phil Samples as VP government and professional services, the company said Friday.

January 18, 2013

The jelly beans are available in 2.8-oz. bags featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

January 18, 2013

This will be a big year for implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, and the National Community Pharmacists Association will track the process closely on behalf of NCPA members and the patients they serve. NCPA recently submitted comments about the ACA’s Multi-State Plans, or MSPs, being designed by the Office of Personnel Management.

January 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing Roche to tap its reserves of the flu drug Tamiflu, according to published reports.

January 18, 2013

Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said.

January 18, 2013

STS Health announced the launch of its homeopathic cold and flu symptom reliever FluNada.

January 18, 2013

Topical BioMedics named the winners of their second annual Topricin Travel Photo Contest.

January 18, 2013

United Airlines on Friday announced the opening of the airline’s new employee health clinic at O’Hare International Airport. The clinic, managed by Walgreens, will serve a broad scope of employees’ health needs.

January 18, 2013

Walgreens and Televisa Consumer Products announced an initiative to engage Hispanic customers and gain additional insight into the Hispanic community through the introduction of TCP's health and wellness products.

January 17, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patients in its late-stage trial of a treatment for hepatitis C, the drug maker said Thursday.

January 17, 2013

Unilever’s Dove is celebrating its new Color Care collection, which promises to keep colored hair vibrant for up to eight weeks, by premiering a new video short that celebrates the many meanings of color at the Dove Color Care Salon this weekend.

January 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Protein Sciences' Flublok, the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus (baculovirus) expression system and recombinant DNA technology.

January 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a drug for replacing clotting proteins in the blood for conditions in which patients have too little of them.

January 17, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is opening a cheese and specialty food store in central Pennsylvania, the supermarket chain said.

January 17, 2013

If the OTC products for which they were looking were not on the shelf, half would switch to another product, with 30% looking for an alternative product and 20% asking the pharmacist for an alternative solution, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. However, 42% of respondents are observed to be product loyalists and would seek the OTC out at another retailer.

January 17, 2013

Friends and family recommendations and the availability of samples may still be the leading purchase influencers for women looking to buy anti-aging facial skin care products.

January 17, 2013

Out of more than 200,000 entries, Procter & Gamble named "William R." of Pennsylvania winner of the ultimate sports pack as part of Wild American Flavor Sweepstakes sponsored by Prilosec OTC Wildberry.

January 17, 2013

More than 5,000 medicines are under development, of which 70% are potentially the first of their class, according to a new report.

January 17, 2013

The Delhaize Group shakeup continues as news circulates that its Sweetbay Supermarket division will shutter 33 underperforming stores in Florida by mid-February, according to a report on Tampa Bay Online.

January 17, 2013

Fortune magazine has released its list of the 100 best companies to work for this year, and a number of retailers and suppliers made the cut.

January 17, 2013

Rite Aid has obtained 400,000 new seasonal flu shots, which began arriving in stores earlier this week, the retail pharmacy chain said.

January 17, 2013

The dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, the SIDI Work Group, announced the release of its voluntary Dietary Supplement Component Supplier Qualification Guideline — a document designed to assist the industry in supply chain integrity, which is a requirement for complying with current good manufacturing practices.

January 17, 2013

HP this week announced that customers can now print directly from their smartphone or tablet to more than 8,000 Walgreens stores through the HP Public Print Locations network.