February 8, 2013

For the week ended Feb. 2, influenza activity remained elevated in the United States but decreased in most areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

February 8, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has promoted Pam Prisk to director of corporate development for GSK Consumer Healthcare North America, effective immediately.

February 8, 2013

Retired Eckerd president Harry Lambert, age 79, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

February 8, 2013

Kimberly-Clark announced its continued increase in production of face masks and other personal protective equipment products in response to increased customer demand from acute care facilities across the country.

February 8, 2013

Most Valentine's Day celebrants plan to shop a week or less before the holiday, and many wait until Feb. 13 or 14 to make their final purchases, according to research by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.

February 8, 2013

A new switch paradigm could open the door to $35.7 billion in OTC opportunity, according to a new report recently released by Francesco International.

February 8, 2013

Biotech drug maker Amgen plans to launch six biosimilar drugs starting in 2017, according to published reports.

February 8, 2013

NEW YORK - Delhaize America is cutting 500 jobs, according to published reports.

News media in North Carolina reported that the Belgian supermarket operator's American subsidiary would cut 350 jobs and 150 open positions as part of a reorganization. Employees of the company received notifications of the layoffs via email, according to the reports.

February 8, 2013

Surprise inspections at 40 compounding pharmacies in Massachusetts last fall have led to 10 being ordered to stop sterile compounding, according to published reports.

February 8, 2013

President Obama has re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to published reports.

February 8, 2013

Rite Aid has updated the debt refinancing that it announced Jan. 31, the retail pharmacy chain said.

February 8, 2013

During a quarterly conference call Thursday, Sanofi president global operations Hanspeter Spek noted that Sanofi's consumer arm Chattem will be relaunching the heartburn remedy Rolaids.

February 8, 2013

Smoking among adults with mental illnesses is 70% higher than among those without them, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 8, 2013

Israeli drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries and Indian drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries have terminated their merger agreement, the companies said in a joint statement Friday.

February 8, 2013

While much of the attention to diabetes has focused on the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes among adults and children alike, a new study by a researcher in Philadelphia has found a spike in Type 1 diabetes among children as well.

February 8, 2013

An annual event at the Virginia state General Assembly drew several students from a local pharmacy school.

February 7, 2013

Net sales at 99 Cents Only Stores increased 8.8% in third quarter 2013, the company said.

February 7, 2013

While this season's flu epidemic maintains its strength across the West Coast, one vaccine distributor announced they still have vaccine on hand.

February 7, 2013

Cardinal Health announced it is providing free, downloadable materials to help community pharmacists educate patients about effective strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease.

February 7, 2013

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson, calls a new study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “further proof of community pharmacy’s ability to improve patients’ lives while making healthcare more affordable in this country.”

February 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 7% in January compared with January 2012, the club retailer said.

February 7, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the extension of its Pharmacy Advisor program to cover an additional five chronic conditions, including asthma, breast cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and osteoporosis.

February 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported sales for the five-weeks ended Feb. 2 were up 31% to $173.6 million. Comparable store sales were up 28.6%.

February 7, 2013

Pharmacy automation system manufacturer Innovation has appointed Stephen Donohue as divisional VP sales, chain and high volume, the company said.