May 23, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday afternoon hosted a live chat on Twitter regarding its newly launched national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative, an in-store training program designed to help people with disabilities gain retail employment, and how that program soon will expand.

May 10, 2012

RxAlly has expanded its national network to include nine independent pharmacy organizations and 10 regional chains.

May 9, 2012

An aerodynamic chocolate product, invented by Harvard professor David Edwards, has made its U.S. debut.

May 2, 2012

With new Massachusetts state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broad range of immunizations, Walgreens has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 165 locations across the state, and now is offering immunizations daily for 12 vaccines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the retail pharmacy operator announced Wednesday.

April 20, 2012

Drug maker Genzyme plans to present data from trial programs of two multiple sclerosis drugs at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans, which starts this Saturday and lasts until next Saturday.

April 10, 2012

BJ's Wholesale Club is capitalizing on the growing demand for locally grown produce by launching its "Farm to Club" program in each of its 195 clubs in 15 states.

March 29, 2012

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, and Tufts Health Plan have announced the opening of a workplace health center called the BeWell Center, which offers wellness and preventive care, symptom care and laboratory services to Tufts Health Plan employees and contractors.

March 26, 2012

Ahold's 756 stores in the Northeast will no longer carry a beef filler product that has attracted significant controversy among consumers lately.

March 21, 2012

Taking vitamin E supplements does not increase or decrease heart failure risk among women, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal, released Tuesday.

March 20, 2012

Sam's Club has the most loyal customers, according to a new study by the Temkin Group.

March 13, 2012

A Northeastern supermarket chain has made a business magazine's list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the food industry.

March 7, 2012

Carex Health Brands on Wednesday launched two new bathroom safety products: the Ultra Grip extra bar and the Ultra Grip pivot grab bar.

March 6, 2012

Takeda Pharmaceutical's cancer drug unit has started a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating a rare form of lymphoma, the company said.

February 22, 2012

Novartis plans to pay up to $440 million for rights to a drug for treating hepatitis C made by Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Enanta said.

February 22, 2012

It seems insulin production and beta cell functioning may persist despite the onset of Type 1 diabetes, according to research conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.

February 15, 2012

Research results released Tuesday by Temkin Group, which rates the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries, showed that only eight companies deliver excellent customer experience.

February 3, 2012

Endocrinologists would prescribe a newly approved weekly treatment for Type 2 diabetes to one-fifth of their patients, a new survey showed.

January 31, 2012

Ocean Spray has expanded its lineup to include the brand's first-ever cherry juice drinks.

January 30, 2012

Biogen Idec has appointed a former Lenovo executive to serve as its EVP human resources.

January 27, 2012

Carex Health Brands recently launched its ultimate shower massager, a shower head that features a full body spray and five different massage settings.

January 26, 2012

A federal court has stopped an injunction that would have prevented drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals and partner company Amphastar Pharmaceuticals from marketing or selling a generic version of a blood-thinning drug.

January 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new means of administering a cancer drug made by Takeda, the drug maker said.

January 24, 2012

Stop & Shop announced that its customers and partners donated nearly $2 million through the company's annual fundraising program.

January 24, 2012

In its battle with Express Scripts, Walgreens is not only seeking to retain that prescription base payer by payer, but also patient by patient, as evidenced by the more than 500,000 customers who have taken advantage of Walgreens' Prescription Savings Club since Jan. 1, according to company officials.