December 29, 2014

Novo Nordisk last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's new drug application for Saxenda, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management in adults.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis has hired Jonathon Kellerman as EVP, global chief compliance officer.

December 23, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical today announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Granix (tbo-filgrastim) Injection for self-administration by patients and caregivers. With the approval of this additional administration option, physicians will soon have the flexibility to prescribe Granix for either in-office or at home use.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens expects to close its merger with Alliance Boots by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval on Dec. 29, the retailer announced Tuesday. 

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 22, 2014

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a 24% increase in dollar sales during the month of November as the bold lip trend shows little signs of fading, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

December 19, 2014

How is CVS Health planning to replace the loss of $2 billion in tobacco sales? By driving core front-end businesses and improving the shopping experience. In fact, CVS/pharmacy has big plans for health and beauty, Helena Foulkes, EVP and president of CVS/pharmacy, told analysts during the company’s Annual Analyst Day on Dec. 16.

December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 19, 2014

Gallup has released its annual Honesty and Integrity Survey, and pharmacists maintained their ranking in the second position — behind only nurses and tied with medical doctors.

The survey measures the public’s trust of diverse professions, including but also well beyond health care.

December 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association is reminding the 250 million people who visit the pharmacy each week to utilize their relationship with their neighborhood pharmacist to meet their health care and information needs during the cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health on Wednesday announced that its Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has earned certification by BenchmarkPortal as a Center of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

December 18, 2014

In a letter to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans, and for the Department of Defense.

December 18, 2014

As out-of-pocket expenses rise, many Americans say that the affordability of basic medical care is a hardship and, as a result, some are forgoing treatment because they are worried about cost, according to a recent national poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.

December 18, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday released a new report, “Twenty-Five Years of Progress Against Hepatitis C: Setbacks and Stepping Stones."

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 18, 2014

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging unveiled a new bipartisan report earlier this week that focuses on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

December 18, 2014

UnitedHealthcare has announced the winners of the second annual UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 17, 2014

The only men’s fragrance that came with its own self-defense guide, played off the idea that it “is so powerful, it drives women right out of their minds,” as the announcer in the commercial instructs. Lovers of the old Pink Panther movies are reminded of Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s live-in butler, Cato Fong, whose responsibilities included randomly ambushing his employer, in order to sharpen his martial arts skills.

 

December 17, 2014

Natural personal care brand Tom’s of Maine is awarding more than $500,000 to support organizations and volunteers through its sixth annual 50 States for Good community giving program.

December 16, 2014

Actavis on Tuesday announced the planned senior management team that will lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan.