July 10, 2013

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 9, 2013

Amgen will get rights to a drug for cardiovascular disease approved in the European Union under a new deal with French drug maker Servier, the two companies said.

July 9, 2013

Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday.

July 9, 2013

A nonprofit pharmacy advocacy group has launched a new project that it said was aimed at ensuring fair audit standards for prescription drug claims paid under the Medicare Part D program and protecting pharmacies and patients from what it called unfair audit and conduct practices by pharmacy benefit managers.

July 9, 2013

A total of 27 members of Congress issued a kind reminder to the Food and Drug Administration that many leaders across Capitol Hill are keeping tabs on New Dietary Ingredient guidance.

July 9, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl beauty brand is celebrating the weekends and embracing new beauty trends this summer with its Easy Breezy Block Party Bus Tour that is hitting the road to bring beauty mavens the hottest looks and newest beauty products with exclusive pop-up beauty experiences at tour stops around the country.

July 9, 2013

In honor of Independence Day and to express gratitude to disabled military veterans for their service, CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox teamed up at Fenway Park for a special batting camp for veterans from across New England.

July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating Alzheimer's disease, FDA records showed.

July 9, 2013

Mylan has received tentative approval for a generic version of a cholesterol drug made by AstraZeneca, according to Food and Drug Administration records.

July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has made a significant dent in its large backlog of generic drug applications thanks to amendments to last year's reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, the agency said.

July 9, 2013

General Mills executives shared the company's new product innovation plans during General Mills' annual investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

July 9, 2013

A new study from the University of Iowa confirms what researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last year: that the number and severity of lower-limb amputations among American diabetics is down “dramatically” in recent years. The latest findings, reported by Drug Store News Monday, show a nearly 29% overall drop in lower-limb amputations among Medicare patients with diabetes between 2000 and 2010. And there was a “striking” decrease in the severity of such amputations, as well, according to study author Phinit Phisitkul.

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

July 9, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash as part of a deal valued upward of $2.5 billion.

July 9, 2013

One, a specialty brand of premium condoms in North America, on Tuesday announced the launch of One Move — a deluxe, long-lasting silicone lubricant — and One Oasis — a smooth, water-based lubricant that is paraben-free.

July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating opioid dependence.

July 9, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system has saved $25.5 billion over seven years from generic drugs launched under patent settlements between branded and generic drug manufacturers, according to a new study.

July 9, 2013

Prestige Brands Holdings announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, a privately held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults.

July 9, 2013

Shaw’s and Star Market have confirmed that six underperforming stores will close in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

July 9, 2013

Personal care brand SheaMoisture opened its NOLA pop-up shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival through July 9 to offer guests the opportunity to sample and purchase SheaMoisture's all-natural bath, body, hair, hair color, facial care, baby and men's shave and groom collections.

July 9, 2013

This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak in an analysis of expected retail foot traffic.

July 9, 2013

With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

July 9, 2013

Sylk USA introduced its new Sylk personal lubricant, a water-based lubricant made from New Zealand kiwi vine extract.

July 9, 2013

Canadian pharmacy chain The Jean Coutu Group, which operates a network of 407 franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario, reported a drop in net income in its first quarter, largely due to much smaller gains from the sale of Rite Aid shares versus the year-earlier period, the company stated.