January 10, 2017
The transaction is part of the European Commission’s antitrust divestiture requirements surrounding Teva’s acquisition of Allergan’s generics business. 
 
January 9, 2017

The boards of both companies unanimously approved the $5.2 billion transaction, and the companies expect it to close by the end of February. 

January 6, 2017

For the quarter ended Nov. 26, 2016, on a same-store basis, the PJC network's retail sales increased by 3.6%, pharmacy sales increased by 4.4% and front-end sales increased by 2.8%.

January 6, 2017

Overall, sales of multivitamins are relatively flat — 0.2% annual growth toward a $1.8 billion base. So, have sales of multivitamins plateaued, or are there pockets of opportunity out there?

January 6, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the vitamins, minerals and supplements market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 5, 2017

Walgreens operations in the U.S. realized a 1.1% quarterly increase in overall comp sales. Same-store pharmacy sales increased 2% compared with the year-ago quarter.

January 4, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry in this multi-page report.

January 4, 2017

Young adults are increasingly incorporating dietary supplements into their health regimens as a strategy toward being healthier.

December 15, 2016

At CVS Health’s annual analyst day presentations in New York, the company’s leadership touted the areas in which it excels and its ability to ‘own the last mile of care.’

December 7, 2016

In an interview with Time published Tuesday morning to accompany his being chosen as the magazine’s “Person of the Year,” President-elect Donald Trump told the magazine that one of his goals as president is lowering the cost of prescription drugs.  

December 7, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

December 6, 2016

As consumer dietary habits have shifted in recent years, confectionary companies have had a tougher task of finding ways to drive growth in the candy aisles.

December 1, 2016

For the fourth quarter of 2016, Kroger expects slightly positive identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel.

November 17, 2016

Walmart noted that e-commerce has contributed 50 basis points to its comparable growth of 1.2%, which is the strongest contribution, yet.

November 16, 2016

Beer is still America’s No. 1 alcoholic beverage, but retail experts say that U.S. consumers are buying less of it as they turn to other alcohol types, such as hard soda, cider and wine.

November 16, 2016

U.S. consumers are increasingly prioritizing health and wellness in their decision-making, and this is especially true when it comes to beverages.

November 16, 2016

Same-store sales across Shoppers Drug Mart outlets were up 2.8%, with same-store pharmacy sales increasing by 1.6% and same-store front store sales increasing by 3.9%.

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 9, 2016
Business Insider is reporting that as news that Donald Trump will be the 45th president sent stocks into an early Thursday tumble in Europe, by around 9:50 a.m. in London (4:50 a.m. EST), pharmaceutical stocks were rising, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals’s stock up 6% on the FTSE 100. Roche and Novartis saw stock increases over 4% and GSK saw a 1.8% bump. Jefferies pointed to hope that efforts to enact new pricing rules on drugs led the swell, telling Business Insider, “Sentiment towards the Healthcare sector ought to swing initially away from draconian fears over drug pricing.” (Business Insider)
 
 
November 3, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday shared the financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, showing increases in revenue and dispensed prescriptions, but also a drop in profit per prescription dispensed and its gross margin.

November 2, 2016

The company posted a 5.9% revenue increase for the quarter, bringing in $37.6 billion, and saw a fiscal year revenue increase of 8%, bringing in $146.8 billion. 

November 2, 2016

Prior to the proposed offering, the selling stockholders owned 22.5 million shares in the aggregate, representing approximately 2.1% of Walgreens' outstanding shares of common stock.

November 1, 2016

Net costs related to acquisition and conversion of 5 former Mars Super Markets in the Baltimore market and 10 former Food Lion units in Maryland credited for Weis' net income decline.

October 31, 2016

"From an operating perspective, our metrics were strong in both of our reporting segments, and our strategic positioning is well-aligned," Cardinal chairman and CEO George Barrett said.