April 28, 2014

Forest Labs and Furiex Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Forest will acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

April 18, 2014

Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

April 16, 2014

In celebration of its 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location, which opened last week, the grocer launched a new payment option.

April 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday reported that for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended March 1, net sales totaled $2.7 billion, representing a decline of 6.1%.

April 2, 2014

Wake Forest University School of Business Center for Retail Innovation has announced that CVS Caremark will co-host the annual Retail and Health Innovation Challenge with the Center for the next five years, through 2018.

April 2, 2014

Greer Labs, a developer and provider of allergy immunotherapy products and services, announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy and Kentucky Blue Grass mixed pollens allergen extract) sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet.

April 1, 2014

In a move to increase traffic and grow sales, Family Dollar said it added 400 products to its food offerings and reduced prices on 1,000 other items.

April 1, 2014

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

March 24, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Brian Hancock to the position of SVP supply chain. Hancock will report to Howard Levine, Family Dollar chairman and CEO.

March 24, 2014

S&D Beverage Innovations, a division of S&D Coffee, a custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the foodservice industry, announced the introduction of MilkSplash, a new milk flavoring for parents who want their kids to drink more milk and make health-conscious beverage choices.

March 21, 2014

New guidelines for using statins to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease are projected to result in 12.8 million more U.S. adults taking the drugs, according to a research team led by Duke Medicine scientists.

March 11, 2014

Bipartisan legislation that would designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under the Medicare program was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill would amend The Social Security Act of 1935 to enable pharmacists to work to their full capability by providing underserved patients in the Medicare program with services not currently available to them.

March 10, 2014

E-Nicotine Technology has announced details regarding its family of products aimed at helping smokers as they transition off of combustible cigarettes.

March 5, 2014

Merz North America on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gregory Bass as VP managed markets.

February 13, 2014

Merz North America recently launched Mederma PM, a new one-of-a-kind scar cream formulated to work at night, when skin naturally regenerates faster.

February 10, 2014

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig brewing technology, and retailer Krispy Kreme announced that the companies have reached an agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.

February 7, 2014

Food Lion has unveiled a new online tool, MVP Coupon Hub, to make accessing grocery coupons online easier for customers.

February 4, 2014

Cornerstone Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing products for the hospital and adjacent specialty markets, on Monday announced that its stockholders have approved, at a special stockholder meeting, the previously announced merger agreement, under which Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Cornerstone for $9.50 per share in cash.

February 4, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing a new drug application for Budesonide 2 mg Rectal Foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis extending up to 40 cm from the anal verge.

January 29, 2014

Ateb recently named Rebecca Chater as its executive healthcare strategist and added Bjorn Thommesen to the team.

January 29, 2014

Kroger and Harris Teeter supermarkets announced that the merger transaction between the two companies was completed on Jan. 28, 2014.

January 27, 2014

ScriptCycle, a technology company that serves pharmacies and patients, will launch its comprehensive cash solutions for retail pharmacies at the NACDS Regional Conference in February.

January 20, 2014

Publix Super Markets is rolling out their Time My Meds powered medication synchronization program, Sync Your Refills, to all of its pharmacy locations.

January 9, 2014

As a brand that got into the business on the ground floor, blu is positioned to continue its role as a major player in the electronic cigarette category.