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.

January 9, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced that it has promoted Jason Reiser to the position of EVP - chief merchandising officer. Reiser will report to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO.

January 9, 2014

Family Dollar reported sales of $2.5 billion in first quarter 2014, a 3.2% increase over the same period last year, the dollar store chain said.

January 7, 2014

Food Lion is enabling shoppers to earn up to $10 in free groceries each time they buy store brand products via a promotion that runs through Jan. 14.

January 3, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals has completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Santarus, Salix said.

December 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

December 23, 2013

Harris Teeter announced its first store opening in Summerville, N.C. with a ribbon cutting ceremony that morning.

December 20, 2013

Health kiosks made by SoloHealth are being used about 40 million times per year, the company said Friday.

December 16, 2013

Mistic, a maker of electronic cigarettes, announced that Walmart has added Mistic's Ultimate Gift Set to store shelves across the nation.

December 6, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a new fleet of environmentally-friendly delivery trucks that operate on compressed natural gas.

December 2, 2013

Family Dollar Stores last week announced that Jeffrey Macak, EVP supply chain, has resigned from the company for personal reasons, effective Nov. 27.