February 17, 2012

Outside of TV land and around the country, going local isn’t just a punch line for an evening comedy show or even a peculiarity of the weekend farmers market. It’s an increasingly popular merchandising strategy for retail chains.


February 14, 2012

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that it has begun shipping Loratadine-D 12-hour extended-release tablets.

February 7, 2012

The Chain Drug Marketing Association last month recognized several members at the association's 86th Annual Trade Expo in Kissimmee, Fla.

January 27, 2012

Meijer announced Friday some structural changes to its business, including the appointment of a chief operating officer, a newly created position.

January 24, 2012

Meijer's stores in Michigan will "prominently" feature 49 products made in the state as part of a program to promote local businesses, the mass merchandise retailer said.

January 23, 2012

Perrigo is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug used to treat allergies in adolescents and adults, the company said Monday.

January 13, 2012

Perrigo on Thursday named Bruce Johnson to VP consumer healthcare research and development. Johnson will lead new product development for the supplier in the U.S. market.

January 11, 2012

Hair care company Salon Grafix has announced the release of its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line.

January 11, 2012

Supermarket operator Spartan Stores and gas station operator Speedway are expanding a fuel-discount program to all of Michigan, the companies said Wednesday.

January 9, 2012

Drug maker Perrigo is buying a privately owned distributor of diabetes products, the company said Monday.

January 5, 2012

A joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new chairman.

January 4, 2012

Perrigo last week announced that it has received final Food and Drug Administration approval for its generic prescription allergy remedy desloratadine 5 mg, the generic equivalent to Schering-Plough's Clarinex.

December 15, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association issued a statement on Thursday announcing that they commend Reps. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa; Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; and 38 of their colleagues who expressed concerns with draft Federal Upper Limits lists that recently have been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

December 14, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired Craig Stephens as group VP business development and trade relations, the company said Wednesday.

December 9, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has signed an agreement with a provider of acquisition and management services for oral cancer drugs that the companies said would allow for better access to the drugs and related programs.

December 8, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday honored Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., with its Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award. The award recognizes public officials for their leadership and commitment to public policies that support and promote the safe and efficient delivery of medicines.

November 29, 2011

Frederik Meijer, the founder of the supercenter retail chain of the same name, died Nov. 25. He was 91.

November 28, 2011

Perrigo on Monday announced that it received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its store-brand version of Mucinex tablets.

November 23, 2011

A test commonly used to identify patients with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition may not produce accurate results among children, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.

November 21, 2011

Perrigo on Monday named Christopher Roop to the post of VP corporate development.

November 15, 2011

Perrigo on Tuesday announced it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market and distribute infant formula that contains 100% partially hydrolyzed whey protein.

November 9, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy was recognized by MichBio, a biosciences industry trade association and the official Michigan affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo and PharmaForce/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals for treating eye allergies, Perrigo said.

November 3, 2011

Meijer has launched a chainwide effort to position its pharmacy staff as diabetes specialists.