October 20, 2014

Advocate Health Care and Abbott on Monday announced a major research program to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission rates and costs in the hospital.

October 15, 2014

 H. D. Smith was recently announced as a finalist of the 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards in the Large Family Business of the Year and the Community Service categories.

October 10, 2014

Abbott and the World Marathon Majors on Friday announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series' first-ever title sponsor. 

October 9, 2014

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Giant Eagle executive chairman David Shapira to the role of governor for the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. 

 

October 3, 2014

Walgreens had September sales of $6.5 billion, an increase of 9.4% as compared with the same month in fiscal 2014.

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 18, 2014

Illinois Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-District 3, and author and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton will receive Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities’  2014 Leadership Awards at the agency’s annual luncheon.

September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 12, 2014

Ulta Beauty reported a 22.2% boost in second-quarter 2014 new sales and drove its best comps since the second-quarter  2012 thanks in large part to successful new products and brands as well as growth in e-commerce.

September 9, 2014

Mondelēz International issued its first report emphasizing the company's progress in achieving its global well-being goals. The report outlines important steps the company has taken to meet key metrics in such areas as mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported August sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 3.6% from the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

September 3, 2014

Abbott on Wednesday announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose-sensing technology for people with diabetes. 

August 21, 2014

Sears Holdings announced on Thursday a wider net loss and decrease in revenues for second quarter 2014.

August 20, 2014

Look for Walgreens to continue to try to create a kind of retail theater, focused very sharply on the front end of the store.

August 20, 2014

“All providers in the healthcare system should practice to the fullest extent allowed by their license.”

August 7, 2014

Following Walgreens' decision to acquire the rest of the Alliance Boots business — and to keep its headquarters based in the greater Chicago area — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., weighs in on the decision in a brief video.

August 6, 2014

Walgreens said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015.

 

August 6, 2014

Walgreens Boots Alliance will be emphasizing improved front-end margin contributions across its U.S. Walgreens store base once the merger is complete, mirroring the peformance of its U.K. store base Boots, in an effort to counter margin pressures from the pharmacy side of the business. 

August 5, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday reported July sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

August 4, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as  EVP and CFO.

 

July 24, 2014

Walgreens today announced that Kermit Crawford, president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, will retire after 31 years in a variety of advancing roles with the company to take on new opportunities

July 21, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Monday that opens up medical marijuana to treat symptoms of epilepsy in adults and children.

July 18, 2014

Americans have a cleaning obsession, according to a new survey commissioned by CLR. One-third of Americans say that they're obsessed with cleaning, with the average American spending nearly five hours a week cleaning.

July 18, 2014

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, use of milliliters as a dosage measurement unit, as opposed to teaspoons and tablespoons, cut down significantly on medication dosing errors when parents administered medicines to their children.