April 20, 2011

The first microwave popcorn made with olive oil has hit retail.

April 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Eli Lilly for treating a disease of the pancreas that often occurs in patients with cystic fibrosis, Lilly said.

April 15, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to pay $17.5 million, to be allocated among the federal government and 10 participating states, to resolve a civil complaint concerning how its CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacies submitted reimbursement claims in certain states for prescriptions filled for "dual eligible" patients who have coverage under both Medicaid and a third-party insurance plan.

April 13, 2011

Marsh Supermarkets CEO Frank Lazaran is leaving the company, according to published reports.

April 5, 2011

In coordination with STD Awareness Month, Identigene last week announced the two winners of the company’s “Talk About STDs” online video contest, each of which received cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.

April 4, 2011

A topical medication for treating low testosterone in men now is available, drug maker Eli Lilly said.

April 1, 2011

Walmart’s hiring of Dijuana Lewis is yet another sign the company no longer is content being a fast-follower when it comes to its pharmacy and healthcare businesses, whereas a decade ago, Walmart’s emphasis was on simply operating pharmacies, filling as many prescriptions as possible and keeping up with chain drug leaders who were setting the pace in terms of innovative programs.

March 25, 2011

The former head of a now defunct pharmacy chain has died, according to published reports.

March 23, 2011

Meijer is continuing its pantry donation program by kicking off a springtime campaign.

March 18, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly is warning patients to avoid using alcohol prep pads that come with one of its osteoporosis drugs due to the risk of bacterial infections.

March 10, 2011

Eli Lilly on Thursday announced that it has named Greg Plowman VP oncology research and SVP for ImClone Systems research.

March 9, 2011

Eli Lilly leader John Lechleiter has become something of an evangelist for medical innovation lately. On Wednesday, the Lilly chairman, president and CEO spoke to the U.S./Japan Business Council in Tokyo to call for changes and policies in the biopharmaceutical industry that encourage innovation, or “reinventing invention,” as he called it.

February 14, 2011

Following the exit of its oncology unit leader, drug maker Eli Lilly announced two executive changes.

February 11, 2011

Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

February 11, 2011

Martin’s Super Markets has promoted Tim Killelea to VP operations, the chain said.

February 10, 2011

A Martin’s Food Markets store in Indiana, Pa., has opened the doors to its new Marketplace Café, the chain announced.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 28, 2011

Spouses of older patients with diabetes tend to experience distress if the diabetic patient has symptoms of depression, according to a new study.

January 25, 2011

John Johnson is bidding Eli Lilly adieu.

January 19, 2011

A gourmet snack maker said its latest product combines the great taste and healthy benefits of popcorn with the satisfying crunch of a chip.

January 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for head lice, the agency said Tuesday.

December 21, 2010

One month after announcing it would acquire a leader in molecular imaging development, Eli Lilly announced it has completed its acquisition of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals.

December 20, 2010

Manchester College has received a $35 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to launch a new school of pharmacy.

December 8, 2010

Nice-Pak Products recently announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Ind., manufacturing plant into a “zero landfill” facility — the plant now converts excess waste into energy that produces steam heat for Indianapolis.