January 24, 2014

McKesson announced that it has reached an agreement with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH to acquire its entire holding of Celesio shares for 23.50 euros per share (US $32.24 per share).

January 24, 2014

Procter & Gamble reported on Friday that second-quarter results were in line with company expectations, and solid growth is projected for the second half of the fiscal year.

January 23, 2014

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International on Thursday announced the expiration of the tender offer by a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Solta Medical for $2.92 per share in cash, without interest (less any applicable withholding taxes).

January 23, 2014

Due in part to the new Walgreens pharmaceutical business, AmerisourceBergen on Thursday reported revenue of $29.2 billion, up 38.5%, for its fiscal year 2014 first quarter ended Dec. 31.

January 22, 2014

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has returned approximately 75% of its OTC portfolio to store shelves, Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson chairman and CEO, told analysts Tuesday.

January 21, 2014

Actavis Pharma recently announced that it intends to enter into an agreement for Aurobindo Pharma to acquire Actavis' generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe.

January 21, 2014

Ahold's shareholders approved the company's proposal to return €1 billion (US$1.4 billion) to shareholders by way of a capital repayment and reverse stock split.

January 21, 2014

Endo Health Solutions on Tuesday announced that NuPathe has terminated its merger agreement. Endo received a $5 million termination fee from NuPathe.

January 21, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Teva will acquire NuPathe for $3.65 per share in cash.

January 20, 2014

Kroger and Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Friday announced that the Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the pending merger transaction between the two companies.

January 20, 2014

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share to be paid on March 1, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15.

January 16, 2014

Ahold on Thursday announced consolidated net sales of €7.5 billion (U.S. $10.2 billion) for fourth quarter 2013, a decrease of 1.1% at constant exchange rates compared to fourth quarter 2012.

January 14, 2014

McKesson may take another bite of the Celesio apple, suggested Sterne Agee analyst Greg Bolan in a note published Monday.

January 14, 2014

Three drug makers are looking into buying Pfizer's branded-generics drug business, according to published reports.

January 13, 2014

Diplomat has acquired a hemophilia-focused specialty pharmacy based in Connecticut, the specialty pharmacy company said Monday.

January 13, 2014

Target is offering free credit monitoring for a year for customers who shop at its stores, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

January 13, 2014

McKesson on Monday announced that it was unsuccessful in reaching the 75% completion condition in its offer for the outstanding shares and convertible bonds of Celesio.

January 13, 2014

Merck on Monday reported on its intent to explore strategic options for its animal health and consumer care businesses.

January 10, 2014

Kmart's same-store sales have taken a tumble this quarter as its parent company says it is continuing to focus on transforming itself into a retailer focused on members of its loyalty card program.

January 10, 2014

Customers' mailing addresses, names, phone numbers and email addresses were among the data stolen as part of a massive breach of payment card data at Target, the mass merchandise retailer said Friday.

January 10, 2014

The board of directors of Walgreens on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year-ago dividend.

January 9, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s sales increased by 6% in the month of December and the first few days of January compared with December 2012, the club retailer said.

January 9, 2014

Forest Labs will buy privately owned drug maker Aptalis for $2.9 billion, Forest said Thursday.

January 9, 2014

Family Dollar reported sales of $2.5 billion in first quarter 2014, a 3.2% increase over the same period last year, the dollar store chain said.