February 23, 2012

Christie Clinic last week announced it had entered into a purchase agreement with Walgreens for the sale of its two pharmacy operations.

February 23, 2012

Pharmacy and identical-store sales were identified as positives for Safeway, which discussed its fourth-quarter results with analysts on Thursday.

February 23, 2012

Coupons.com on Thursday announced the appointment of Dawn Lepore, former chairman and CEO of Drugstore.com, to its board of directors.

February 23, 2012

New research from Mintel suggested that the number of consumers that are gluten-intolerant/sensitive or have been diagnosed with celiac disease should be much greater.

February 23, 2012

Express Scripts chairman and CEO George Paz on Thursday played down the impact of Walgreens' exit from its pharmacy network.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a rare disorder that previously had no approved medical therapies, the agency said.

February 23, 2012

A panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval for an obesity drug that so far had not met much success at the agency.

February 23, 2012

Joseph Williams, the former CEO of Warner-Lambert, was named the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation's 2012 Jacob W. Miller Award, the APhA Foundation said.

February 23, 2012

A Northern Ireland pharmaceutical company has acquired a chemotherapy agent from Gilead.

February 23, 2012

Inventure Foods has expanded its licensed line of Jamba Juice all-natural smoothies with a new blend-and-serve smoothie kit flavor.

February 23, 2012

Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well will collaborate on a telehealth initiative that seeks to improve and expand diabetes patients' access to high-quality care.

February 23, 2012

Kellogg's announced the rollout of nearly two dozen products in the United States, including new additions to its cereals, snacks and frozen foods portfolios.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a division of Mylan for a generic drug for treating HIV and AIDS in children in developing countries.

February 23, 2012

The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.

February 23, 2012

In an effort to promote the 14th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner, the association announced on Thursday the launch of a new website that promotes the event as “one night for health’s dawn.”

February 23, 2012

In its early days, social media meant "connecting with people." That’s still what it’s mostly about. But obviously, we’ve come a long way from those now prehistoric list-servs where we simply posted messages back-and-forth with people of similar interests and pursuits. It’s still about connecting. But now organizations use it for targeted marketing purposes, where once social media was considered the protected domain of the individual. Consumers seem to accept that it has become just another means by which brands are going to try to earn their loyalty.

February 23, 2012

Target overcame modest fourth-quarter sales growth to report profits that exceeded its earnings guidance and also provided a better-than-expected outlook for 2012.

February 23, 2012

"Integrated retail" was the dominant theme as executives discussed Kmart operator Sears Holdings' plans to restore confidence in the company after a fourth quarter 2011 that even the company's chief executive called "unacceptable" during an earnings call Thursday.

February 23, 2012

Physicians in 35% of cases involving more than 250,000 newly diagnosed diabetes patients did not follow the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes consensus guidelines for recommended treatment, according to a new CVS Caremark study.

February 23, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week launched Tide Pods, a three-chamber liquid unit dose detergent.

February 23, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Thursday announced it is expanding Fuelperks! to include hundreds of bonus items each week. Each bonus Fuelperks! item purchased is worth 5 cents to 50 cents off every gallon of gas, and purchasing multiple bonus Fuelperks! items can speed up gas savings, Winn-Dixie stated.

February 22, 2012

The latest edition of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on April 17 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

February 22, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing one of the most talked about films of 2011 to retail.