July 8, 2014

Facing a “highly competitive market,” Canadian pharmacy retailer the Jean Coutu Group reported on Tuesday a slight increase in first-quarter revenues and a 0.1% lift in same-store sales.
 

July 8, 2014

CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo, along with CEOs from more than a dozen of America's largest corporations and organizations, announced on Tuesday the creation of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, an initiative to create a workplace culture that is focused on health.

July 3, 2014

Kinney Drugs, which operates 100 drug stores in Central and Northern New York and Vermont, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as the top fundraiser in its region as it presented the organization with a $17,420 check in support of the “Go Red for Women” movement.

July 2, 2014

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and its president, Michael Pellico.

July 2, 2014

As many as 32 organizations on Tuesday signed a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require biologics and biosimilars to have the same International Nonproprietary Name, a practice currently in use in Europe and other markets.

July 2, 2014

Pinnacle Foods announced on Monday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Hillshire Brands, originally announced May 12. Pinnacle is a producer of such branded food products as Vlasic pickles, Mrs. Butterworth syrups and Wishbone salad dressings.

July 2, 2014

Shrinkage levels average 1.27% of sales, which translates to a $57 billion loss to the industry, according to the U.S. Retail Fraud Survey, which is based on research into the systems and strategies used by 100 leading North American retailers.

July 1, 2014

CytoSport Monday evening announced that it will be acquired by Hormel Foods Corporation.

July 1, 2014

L'Oréal USA announced that it has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, ending an inquiry regarding certain advertising claims that were discontinued some time ago.

June 27, 2014

For the second consecutive year, three Wisconsin-based Menasha Packaging facilities have been recognized by British Retail Consortium Global Standards, a global safety and quality certification program.

June 27, 2014

The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, on Wednesday honored five retail pharmacy operations for their company wellness programs, including CVS Caremark, McKesson, Target, Kroger and Walgreens.

June 27, 2014

Just two months after Labeed Diab was named head of health and wellness at Walmart, Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP pharmaceutical merchandising. Phillips assumes command of more than 4,175 retail pharmacy operations that generates $16.8 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to DSN's PoweRx 50. In his new role, Phillips will lead the pharmaceutical merchandising team and report to Diab. Phillips, who most recently served as the senior director of merchandising in small formats, is a long-time buyer for Walmart and may be an indication of Walmart's steadfast commitment to growing pharmacy, health and wellness, especially across Walmart's smaller formats.

June 26, 2014

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Thursday hosted a briefing to examine the impact of chronic, non-communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce.

June 25, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday outlined a number of enhanced tools to make it easier for retail pharmacies to help their patients better manage their cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease.

June 25, 2014

CVS Caremark was honored on Wednesday by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging colleagues and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles, the retailer stated.

June 24, 2014

After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

June 24, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up probes of pay-for-delay settlements — pharmaceutical deals that delay the sale of generic drugs — according to a report published Monday by Bloomberg.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 20, 2014

Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP of pharmaceutical merchandising at Walmart after previously serving as the retailer’s senior director of merchandising for small formats.

June 19, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association applauded the Michigan legislature, which seeks to address the state's methamphetamine problem by targeting meth criminals.

June 18, 2014

The Consumer Goods Forum’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions published in June 2011, which set out the Forum’s belief that manufacturers and retailers have a key role to play in improving the health and wellness of consumers, employees, their families and the communities they serve.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

June 16, 2014

Walmart will open its second and third company-owned retail clinic under the Walmart Care Clinic banner later this month, in Texas, according to published reports.

June 13, 2014

As reported by DSN’s sister publication Retailing Today, Walmart has opened in Copperas Cove, Texas, its first owned healthcare clinic.

Labeed Diab, Walmart’s president of health and wellness, explained during a briefing in advance of its shareholder meeting that the new clinic is a way for the big-box retailer to provide convenient and almost free (i.e., $4 for employees) access to health care. And, because the retailer avoids the expense of having its associates visit other doctors, it can pass the savings along to customers with a reduced price of $40.