December 12, 2012

The mail-order pharmacy business of pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics has received accreditation from the Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC, Prime said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012

Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

December 12, 2012

More than 10% of Americans consider Web-enabled, mobile health apps a part of their health care and key to living long lives, according to a new survey by a division of electronics manufacturer Philips.

December 12, 2012

Xenon Pharmaceuticals is licensing an experimental pain drug to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in a deal worth up to $376 million, the companies said.

December 12, 2012

Drug maker ViroPharma has launched an education campaign focused on a rare, debilitating and life-threatening genetic disorder.

December 12, 2012

Bausch & Lomb is actively exploring a sale that could command upward of $10 billion, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal published Tuesday.

December 11, 2012

Aetna and Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Tuesday announced an evidence-based program designed to improve cancer care in Michigan.

December 11, 2012

Biotech and vaccines company Nuron Biotech has bought rights from Pfizer for a vaccine to prevent infection by a bacteria that is a major cause of infectious disease around the world.

December 11, 2012

CVS/pharmacy is reminding holiday shoppers that it is a one-stop shop for holiday décor and an ideal gift destination for tech gadgets, beauty products and toys.

December 11, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing a drug made by Eisai for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease to retain its market exclusivity for six months past the original expiration date, the company said.

December 11, 2012

The consumer healthcare division of drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has launched a new website designed to encourage people to quit smoking and promote such products as nicotine gums, lozenges and patches.

December 11, 2012

Harris Teeter on Monday announced that more than $550,000 has been donated to local food banks out of the company’s Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign.

December 11, 2012

Kerr Drug is launching a holiday toy and food drive for families in need, the regional chain said.

December 11, 2012

Skin care brand Murad, whose products are sold in such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has hired former Estée Lauder Cos. executive Suzanne Dawson as chief marketing officer, overseeing all global marketing including brand development, advertising, public relations, creative and education for products, services and new market opportunities.

December 11, 2012

The New York Department of Health on Monday announced that reported cases of influenza are increasing throughout New York, and flu activity in the state is now considered to be widespread, with laboratory-confirmed cases in more than half the regions.

December 11, 2012

This holiday season nail and lip color are expected to be hot holiday items, and consumers can expect to see an array of colors and textures in both categories this season, according to The NPD Group.

December 11, 2012

The Supreme Court will review settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics say delay patients' access to cheaper drug treatments, according to published reports.

December 11, 2012

Vitamin D levels in women during pregnancy could impact birth weight, according to research released Tuesday by the Endocrine Society.

December 11, 2012

The award-winning "Shalom Sesame" DVD series is now available as part of a year-long DVD club, SISU Entertainment announced.

December 11, 2012

Fans of "Zombieland" take heart — should the world come to an end, the last Twinkie will be available at a Chicago-area Jewel Osco.

December 10, 2012

The American Heart Association has joined a group of patient and provider organizations promoting safe use of a commonly used class of painkillers.

December 10, 2012

Amgen is buying an Iceland-based biotech company for $415 million, the two said Monday.

December 10, 2012

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other advocacy groups last week released a report claiming that states are spending only "a miniscule portion" of their tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use.

December 10, 2012

Caribou Coffee, originally founded by Kim and John Puckett, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Dec. 14.