November 3, 2015

With the completion of this step all Mylan needs is word from Perrigo’s shareholders on whether or not they will accept the company’s $27 billion acquisition offer, which was tendered on Sept. 14. 

November 2, 2015

First-quarter revenue for the Pharmaceutical segment increased 19% to $25.1 billion due to growth from existing and new customers and, to a lesser extent, contributions from acquisitions. 

November 2, 2015

Publix sales for the first nine months of 2015 were $24.1 billion, a 6.4% increase. Comparable-store sales for the first nine months of 2015 increased 4.5%.

November 2, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has entered into an agreement to purchase Dyax, a biotechnology company that makes treatements for hereditary angioedema (HAE), for as much as $6.5 billion. “This highly complementary transaction aligns with and accelerates our strategy to build a global leading biotechnology company focused on rare diseases and specialty conditions,” Shire’s CEO Dr. Flemming Ornskov said. “It adds to our portfolio of best-in-class therapies addressing unmet needs in our core therapeutic areas, expanding and extending our leadership position in HAE.” (New York Times)

October 30, 2015

"Competition is essential in every part of our economy, and especially so in a market as complex and important as health care," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said about Walgreens’ planned acquisition of Rite Aid. 

October 30, 2015

CVS Health's pharmacy same-store sales were up 4.6% and pharmacy same-store prescription volumes up 4.4% on a 30-day equivalent basis. 

October 30, 2015

“Our customers have different expectations of us today, and we need to meet those expectations," Wakefern chairman and CEO Joseph Colalillo told Wakefern's shareholders. “We are going to deliver that customer experience by uniting around our purpose and bringing our values to life in our stores.” 

October 29, 2015

The company would not comment on th

October 29, 2015

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, revenue was $35.5 billion, up 12.3%, reflecting an 8% increase in AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation revenue, and a 24% increase in AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group revenue.

October 29, 2015

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $40.6 billion for the quarter, up 16% on a reported basis and 17% on a constant currency basis. 

October 29, 2015

Total drug store sales for the 34 weeks ended Oct. 24, 2015 increased 2.2% with sales of $17.4 billion.

October 28, 2015
The combination of the two companies will bring under one portfolio such snack brands as Pop Secret, Kettle Chips, Cape Cod snacks, Emerald Nuts and Snyder’s of Hanover. 
October 28, 2015

In the United States, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Retail Pharmacy division finished the year with total sales of $81 billion — up 6% over fiscal 2014 — driven by total comparable store sales growth of 6.4%

October 21, 2015

Despite slight trouble in its different segments, Supervalu’s gross profit was 14.4% of its net sales ($583 million), a slight increase over its 14.2% profit in the same quarter last year.

October 16, 2015

No area of pharmacy is growing faster than specialty drugs.

October 16, 2015

With an estimated 60 million people in the United States experiencing heartburn at least once a month, and more than 15 million suffering from it daily, products to treat the condition have become more sophisticated, and the battle for supremacy in the $2.18 billion-a-year antacid tablets market has grown more heated.

October 16, 2015

Bayer Healthcare has seen tremendous consumer interest since launching its Alka-Seltzer Heartburn ReliefChews two years ago.

October 16, 2015

With eight SKUs on the market and a high-profile stock car driver endorsing its products, Prestige Brands’ line of Goody’s internal analgesics is continuing to gain traction with consumers.

October 16, 2015

Move over metrosexuals and lumbersexuals. The new guy in town is a spornosexual. He’s buff, isn’t afraid to admit to using moisturizers and has the confidence to make his own decisions about facial hair. He might grow out a beard during No-Shave November and go sleek the next month.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

October 16, 2015

For many people, sleep does not always come easily. Pain and a host of other problems can often make it difficult — if not impossible — to fall asleep. Temporary sleeping problems, in turn, can cause a tired mind and lead to headaches and body pains that make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.

October 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreens, have paid a dividend in 332 straight quarters (83 years) and have raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.

October 8, 2015

Costco’s U.S. stores saw a slight lift in comparable sales as international stores — particularly in Canada — saw comps drop. 

October 8, 2015

Fred's total sales for the year-to-date period increased 9% to $1.4 billion.