September 19, 2011

Giant Eagle has joined forces with allergy medication Allegra to offer free in-store allergy screenings for patients ages 18 years and older.

September 19, 2011

The industry has lost a true “patriot of pharmacy practice.”

September 19, 2011

A drug made by Merck for treating HIV infection was effective and tolerated in patients regardless of their gender or race, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

September 19, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a new drive-time radio advertisement in the Washington, D.C., market to warn of the potential consequences of the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco.

September 19, 2011

U.K.-based weight-loss program Nutracheck has introduced its Calorie Counter application for the iPhone, designed to scan bar codes of more than 10,000 products in the U.K. food database.

September 19, 2011

Procter & Gamble and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have launched their annual campaign that emphasizes early detection in beating breast cancer.

September 19, 2011

Peeps has crafted a treat in time for Halloween.

September 19, 2011

Target announced that this fall it is investing more than $50 million in education.

September 19, 2011

Searching for the best bargains has become a pastime among shoppers, according to research conducted by Mintel Inspire.

September 16, 2011

Actavis has launched its version of an epilepsy drug made by UCB.

September 16, 2011

After announcing that its M&M's spokescandies went their separate ways, Mars Chocolate said that they are back together.

September 16, 2011

Round one between Walgreens and Express Scripts may have technically been a draw, but that still means Walgreens' appeals to benefit consultants and payers are still out there.

September 16, 2011

The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases play an important role in discovering innovative ways to address the growing diabetes epidemic in the United States, the American Diabetes Association said at a congressional briefing.

September 16, 2011

A drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly showed "meaningful and durable" reductions in blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial presented Friday at a conference in Europe.

September 16, 2011

A report released Thursday by Bloomberg said that U.S. consumer confidence held last week at the second-lowest level of 2011 as the highest number of households in three years said it was a bad time to spend.

September 16, 2011

A diabetes drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca significantly reduced Type 2 diabetes patients' blood-sugar levels, compared with placebo, when added to insulin, according to results of a new study.

September 16, 2011

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 115 people ages 18 years and younger died from influenza-related causes between September 2010 and August 2011.

September 16, 2011

E.F. Bavis and Associates has launched a solar-powered transaction drawer for banking and pharmacy drive-through lanes, the company said.

September 16, 2011

Former CVS/pharmacy product development manager Elizabeth Karvonen has joined the Emerson Group, where she will work on the beauty and personal care businesses at CVS/pharmacy.

September 16, 2011

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives at the retail level.

September 16, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts will provide services for patients using a drug to manage a debilitating side effect of many anti-cancer treatments, ESI said.

September 16, 2011

The news that retail vet Andy Giancamilli is retiring in February after more than 40 years in the industry is obviously important news in its own right. However, the end of one storied retail career dovetails with the rise of another, which makes the news especially important.

September 16, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline and McLaren Group have entered a long-term strategic partnership.

September 16, 2011

Fera Pharmaceuticals has appointed a new director of national accounts.