August 28, 2013

CVS Caremark plans to shorten the length of in-store receipts members of its ExtraCare loyalty program receive by about 25%. In a recent Facebook posting, CVS announced that in response to customer complaints it had found a way to shorten the length of receipts without reducing the amount of ExtraCare rewards and savings offered on them.

August 28, 2013

A subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions is buying Boca Pharmacal for $225 million, Endo said Wednesday.

August 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Galderma Labs for treating a side effect of rosacea in adults, the company said.

August 28, 2013

The National Association of Professional Women has named former Express Scripts senior director of pharmacy practice Karen Wooten as its VIP Woman of the Year, the group said.

August 28, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday announced it will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and merchandising principles on Sept. 3 to third-year students in the Pharmacy School at Concordia University, in Mequon, Wis.

August 28, 2013

Paydiant, provider of a cloud-based mobile wallet, cardless ATM access and offer redemption platform, on Tuesday announced that Harris Teeter will deploy a pilot of Paydiant’s white label mobile wallet as part of their Express Lane online shopping service in Matthews, N.C. beginning this month.

August 28, 2013

McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michael Seiden as chief medical officer, effective Sept, 22.

August 28, 2013

Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

August 28, 2013

The results of a large survey of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been published, the company that conducted the survey said Wednesday.

August 28, 2013

A consumer group is urging the Pennsylvania state legislature to increase access to vaccines for children and teenagers.

August 28, 2013

Pure Encapsulations on Tuesday launched its PureSynapse product line, including SeroPlus, DopaPlus, NeuroPure and Amino Replete, four specialty formulas to support emotional health, memory and behavior that was formulated with James Greenblatt, an author and lecturer who is dedicated to integrative psychiatry.

August 28, 2013

The global market for drug packaging is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years, according to a new report.

August 28, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy is taking up a pseudoephedrine product for nasal congestion designed to deter the manufacturing of methamphetamine at all of its stores, according to published reports.

August 28, 2013

The Michigan Primary Care Association has given pharmacy manager Nancy Bauer an award for distinguished service, according to published reports.

August 28, 2013

Walmart will begin offering health insurance and other benefits to unmarried domestic partners, including same-sex partners, next year, according to published reports.

August 28, 2013

Continuing its effort to offer customers an elevated prestige beauty experience, Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart unveiled on Wednesday its second enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

August 28, 2013

Swiss Precision Diagnostics recently launched its Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator — the first and only pregnancy test that also provides an estimate of time since ovulation for women testing pregnant — into the U.S. marketplace.

August 28, 2013

A company that has developed an edible security platform for addressing the global problem of counterfeit foods and medicines has been named a 2014 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

August 28, 2013

Walgreens and Orlando Health, a comprehensive not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday announced a clinical collaboration that will provide coordinated and expanded healthcare services, while improving patient access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care throughout Central Florida.

August 28, 2013

Walgreens district manager Tyler Hough spent the fifth inning with WEEI radio broadcasters Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione, who were providing the play-by-play for the Boston Red Sox game vs. the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday evening, to talk about Walgreens' promotion in support of The Jimmy Fund.

August 27, 2013

Akorn announced its proposed acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 million in cash.

August 27, 2013

More than 150 programmers competed over three days to develop mobile apps that interface with Sears Holdings' Shop Your Way loyalty program as part of the retailer's Startup + Developer Challenge code-a-thon.

August 27, 2013

AstraZeneca has bought Maryland-based biotech company Amplimmune, the drug maker said.

August 27, 2013

While viewers forecast that this year's overall spending will be up from last year for BTS, economic factors are still top of mind while shopping, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. More than half of viewers say they will shop for sales more this year compared with last year. The top drivers for BTS shopping venue selection are price (84%) and cost savings (76%).