October 24, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the J&J Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug made by Genentech for rheumatoid arthritis that can be injected into the skin.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 24, 2013

Beauty retailer Sephora has announced that former Sears Canada and Loblaws executive Calvin McDonald has been named president and CEO of Sephora Americas, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

October 24, 2013

GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

October 24, 2013

Giant Eagle is launching a prescription delivery service beginning next week, according to a report published Wednesday in the Columbus Dispatch.

October 24, 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart has announced that Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, received her flu shot on Thursday from a local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist to kick-off the flu immunization season and encourage others to get the flu shot.

October 24, 2013

McKesson on Thursday reported $33 billion in revenues for the second quarter ended Sept. 30, up 11% compared to the year-ago period.

October 24, 2013

McKesson on Thursday confirmed its proposed acquisition of Celesio, a leading international wholesale and retail company and provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, with an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celesio for €23 per share (US$31.75 per share) and to launch parallel voluntary public tender offers for the remaining publicly traded shares and outstanding convertible bonds of Celesio.

October 24, 2013

With the expansion of Medicaid services in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the horizon, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to take into consideration the true cost of dispensing prescription medications to Medicaid patients.

October 24, 2013

Nelsons on Thursday introduced Homeopathic H+Care Hemorrhoid Cream, a new hemorrhoid cream that provides relief from hemorrhoid pain, itching and burning without the use of vasoconstrictors. Vasoconstrictors can negatively affect other health issues like high blood pressure.

October 24, 2013

A new product is designed to allow people to carry their smartphone, money, photo ID, credit card and key in one container, and the company is giving thousands of them away for free as part of a limited-time offer.

October 24, 2013

OPI has teamed up with celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring color in breakthrough finishes.

October 24, 2013

Beauty company Revlon posted a decrease in third-quarter net sales in the United States partially due to lower sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics. However, executives remain optimistic as the recent acquisition of the Colomer Group represents a “significant, strategic step forward for the company.”

October 24, 2013

A new store pickup program and price matching are among the ways Target is looking to attract customers during the holiday shopping season, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

October 23, 2013

A U.S. Air Force master sergeant has been named the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year, the PTCB said.

October 23, 2013

Bi-Lo Holdings on Wednesday stated that its previously-announced acquisition of 22 stores in South Carolina and coastal Georgia from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. is scheduled to close on Nov. 2.

October 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to complete its phase out of inhalers that contain ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons by the end of the year, the agency said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has sold its interests in royalty and milestone payments for several Type 2 diabetes drugs to PDL BioPharma, Depomed said.

October 23, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has kicked off its official partnership with Movember by inviting men and women to join Team Gillette.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Hospira is investing more than $200,000 at a plant in Rocky Mount, N.C., that will evaluate and test more than 450 products, the company said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

To assist CPG manufacturers and retailers in generating new levels of growth through a better understanding of these shopper needs, Information Resources joined forces with SPINS to create SPINS NaturaLink, a new segmentation of the total U.S. population, which focuses on how shoppers think about, purchase and use natural/organic/ecofriendly products, the two firms announced Tuesday.

October 23, 2013

Indiana's Manchester University has begun an "immediate" search for a new dean for its College of Pharmacy, the university said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.