February 28, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in late February released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites, such as the ones fielded by Walgreens. DSN caught up with Michael Einodshofer, director of utilization management at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, to discuss the potential cost-reduction impact savings it can have on employers and payers.

September 19, 2014

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season, according to a survey by global management consultancy Hay Group.

 

September 18, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced a $458,000 donation to Feeding America. 

September 17, 2014

An analysis done by the CVS Health Research Institute provides insights regarding patients taking Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), a new and costly treatment for hepatitis C.

September 17, 2014

Giant Eagle is planning to hire as many as 1,000 new associates to keep pace with its growing grocery business, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported Tuesday.

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 16, 2014

NBTY on Monday announced that the supplement manufacturer had received two Gold level national awards at a ceremony hosted by the Golden Bridge Awards. 

September 15, 2014

Among those with diabetes, patient-focused, collaborative care that includes pharmacists can positively impact health outcomes, particularly in underserved or uninsured populations.

September 12, 2014

Diplomat on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with area leaders to provide the necessary funding to expand Dr. Phil Zimbardo's Hero Imagination Project to the Flint, Mich., area.

September 12, 2014

L'Oréal USA's seventh annual "Fore the Children" charity event to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation attracted more than 850 people and raised $625,000, bringing the total amount raised by L'Oréal USA since 2008 to $3.2 million.

September 11, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday announced that Michael Kaufmann has been named CFO of the company effective Nov. 11.

September 11, 2014

PepsiCo announced its "Purple On!" campaign against bullying. The initiative supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, which takes place on Oct. 16.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week. 

September 10, 2014

Kmart has announced that its Kmart Pharmacy, located at 901 US 27 North, Sebring, Fla., was the subject of a data incident on or around May 27, 2012.
 


September 9, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, will be acquired by General Mills for $46 per share for a total transaction of $820 million.

September 9, 2014

Mondelēz International issued its first report emphasizing the company's progress in achieving its global well-being goals. The report outlines important steps the company has taken to meet key metrics in such areas as mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. 

September 8, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, on Monday announced that it now offers Veridikal Intelligence and Veridikal’s Reconciliation program to the pharmacies it serves. The program includes pre/post editing, EDI support, 835 processing, forensic auditing and reconciliation. 

September 5, 2014

Kroger announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

September 3, 2014

DSE Healthcare Solutions recently released an OTC category video campaign under its Cystex brand name that is taking off virally, adressing a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention because of its sensitive nature — sex and urinary tract infections. 

September 3, 2014

Midwestern retailer Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new team members for its stores as the growing company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons, announced Janet Emerson, EVP operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.

August 27, 2014

A&D Medical on Wednesday launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people monitor their physical activity and better manage their health.

August 27, 2014

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering on Wednesday announced that it has released a preview of its Drug Shortages Prevention Plan aimed at helping the pharmaceutical industry avoid drug shortages and maintain a reliable supply of medications. 

August 27, 2014

IRI on Tuesday announced that Susan Bennett has joined the company as EVP and general counsel. 

August 27, 2014

Jessica Alba’s the Honest Co. — whose portfolio of natural, non-toxic products includes diapers, wipes, bath, skin care, home cleaning and health-and-wellness products — has closed a $70 million financing round.