May 25, 2011

A common test may help predict early death among diabetes patients, a new study found.

May 23, 2011

Racing fans at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this past Saturday broke a Guinness World Record for most flashlights simultaneously lit.

May 23, 2011

Members of a local coalition in Providence, R.I., launched on Monday the Script Your Future campaign, which is part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.

May 18, 2011

Kerr Drug said that it will offer customers a solution to properly dispose of their unused or expired medications.

May 12, 2011

Food Lion has opened its third store certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, in Hope Mills, N.C.

May 9, 2011

Napo Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against Salix Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter breached commitments under an agreement to develop and commercialize a proprietary gastrointestinal compound.

May 4, 2011

First-quarter revenue for Delhaize America, the U.S. sector of the Delhaize Group, which includes such supermarket banners as Food Lion and Bottom Dollar, experienced a 0.1% increase to nearly $4.7 billion, the company reported.

May 3, 2011

Sandwich cracker brand Lance has teamed up with lifestyle expert Colleen Burns to kick off the Mom on the Run Loves Lance campaign.

April 29, 2011

Net sales and net income for Ingles Markets realized a 4% and 38% increase, respectively, during the second quarter ended March 26, the retailer announced Friday.

April 29, 2011

The link between high-fat diets and Type 2 diabetes has been known for a long time, but researchers at the University of North Carolina said they’ve found out how that link occurs.

April 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association announced on Friday that they have issued a letter to Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., expressing pharmacy's support for H.R. 1092, the Military Retirees Health Care Protection Act, which would help preserve Tricare beneficiaries' access to pharmacy-based healthcare services.

April 29, 2011

The number of unintentional deaths from overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers in 2007 was greater than those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to a new study by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who in particular called such deaths among teenagers and adults a national epidemic.

April 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for an epilepsy drug made by GlaxoSmithKline, the drug maker said Monday.

April 25, 2011


One way for a supermarket to convey its health-and-wellness commitment to customers is to build a marketing campaign around it. 


In Harris Teeter’s case, the campaign is “Yourwellness.” Now in its sixth year, the initiative offers “evidence-based guidance on important health issues” and help with nutritional choices throughout the store, according to the company.


April 25, 2011

Expanding the role of pharmacy far beyond the counter has long been a hallmark of Kerr Drug’s business model, and the chain’s Kerr Community Health Center is one of the best examples. 


April 25, 2011

Kerr Drug describes its free prescription delivery service — launched in fall 2010 and renewed to positive customer response for 2011 — as “old school innovation.” If “old school” means anticipating consumers’ health and everyday-product needs, and meeting them with a down-home approach to store service and a broader-than-usual menu of pharmacy care options, then the tag could apply to Kerr’s entire business strategy.


April 25, 2011

A generic drug maker is being sued for patent infringement for its version of a fixed-dose combination drug co-created by Pozen and AstraZeneca.

April 21, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day and as part of its commitment to incorporating sustainable practices into its day-to-day business operations, Harris Teeter announced it has aligned with vendors to offer promotions that will reward customers for their green decisions.

April 20, 2011

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Salix Pharmaceuticals three patents related to a drug used for travelers’ diarrhea.

April 18, 2011

Family Dollar announced that it has named Brad Rogers to the position of VP real estate development.

April 12, 2011

A newly merged national snack food company has unveiled its corporate logo.

April 8, 2011

Impax Labs will collaborate with a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.

April 8, 2011

Lance is getting creative with its sandwich crackers.

April 6, 2011

Indian drug maker Lupin and U.S. drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday a licensing deal for technology related to a drug for traveler’s diarrhea.