January 22, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced that Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of NBTY, has been elected chair of the association’s board of directors.

January 21, 2015

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

January 21, 2015

Procter & Gamble has expanded the responsibilities for senior executive David Taylor, who will oversee the company’s beauty business.

January 20, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced Tuesday that Ralph Neas, president and CEO, would be stepping down from his position in the fall of 2015.

January 20, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services. 

January 20, 2015

Partner up or risk being left behind. That’s the choice facing more and more pharmacy groups grappling with accountable care, outcomes-based reimbursement and risk-sharing collaborative health networks. 

 

January 20, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA vs. Sandoz et al. that reversed the Federal Circuit Court’s judgment of invalidity of Teva’s ‘808 patent for Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) 20 mg/mL.

January 16, 2015

Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against four former Gillette employees who have been hired or retained by ShaveLogic, a Dallas-based company in the wet shaving field, for allegedly disclosing trade secrets.

January 16, 2015

Walgreens on Thursday announced that effective immediately, Walgreens Infusion Services will serve as a limited network home infusion provider for Blincyto (blinatumomab).

January 13, 2015

Good Neighbor Pharmacy is taking its independent pharmacy operators to a whole new level through its Pharmacy Transformation Services program.

January 8, 2015

Bartell Drugs continues its extensive seasonal flu vaccination program at all of its 63 locations and currently has supplies of physician-prescribed antiviral medications to treat flu illness, the company has announced.

January 7, 2015

Bartell Drugs announced that former REI executive Brian Unmacht has been named president.

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.

January 5, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association thanked President Obama for signing the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act into law last month.

January 5, 2015

Walgreens and Alliance Boots last week completed Step 2 of their strategic partnership to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012.

January 5, 2015

McKesson on Monday released its 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, an annual publication highlighting the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

December 30, 2014

Kroger is reportedly expanding the testing of an e-commerce service in Greater Cincinnati that is modeled after Harris Teeter’s “click and collect” program, according to a local report.

December 29, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy has announced that Jennifer Hagerman will take office as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association.

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 17, 2014

According to a 1978 survey, George Whipple, the fictional shopkeeper who had Charmin-squeezing issues of his own, was the third best-known American at the time, behind former U.S. President Richard Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham. 

December 17, 2014

The only men’s fragrance that came with its own self-defense guide, played off the idea that it “is so powerful, it drives women right out of their minds,” as the announcer in the commercial instructs. Lovers of the old Pink Panther movies are reminded of Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s live-in butler, Cato Fong, whose responsibilities included randomly ambushing his employer, in order to sharpen his martial arts skills.

 

December 17, 2014

Natural personal care brand Tom’s of Maine is awarding more than $500,000 to support organizations and volunteers through its sixth annual 50 States for Good community giving program.