April 29, 2013

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania last week reported that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of such flashy elements as bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.

April 9, 2013

Philadelphia Cream Cheese is looking to broaden its appeal with the launch of new cream cheese products this spring.

April 2, 2013

Frazier Healthcare announced its acquisition of AndersonBrecon, the contract pharmaceutical packaging business and wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen.

April 1, 2013

Walmart customers will enjoy a cool reason to shop at the mass merchandise company this summer as Mini Melts ice cream automated kiosks rollout nationwide.

March 22, 2013

Boiron founder Michèle Boiron recently published a book on homeopathy for healthcare professionals titled "Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care," the company announced.

March 18, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline's philanthropic arm has donated $500,000 to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as part of a fund that provides assistance to families for travel and living expenses they may incur while their children are enrolled in experimental or novel treatments offered at the hospital's Cancer Center.

March 18, 2013

Walgreens recently presented the research on how community pharmacy programs, as well as new adherence models and metrics, can help drive better medication adherence.

March 14, 2013

Wegmans will be offering the popular cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin free of charge through the end of the year, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

March 6, 2013

More Americans want technology to play a bigger role in the healthcare system, The Atlantic reported, as part of a survey the magazine conducted in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.

March 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for a new painkiller from Iroko Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid has expanded its telemedicine service to 58 more stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

February 20, 2013

Troy Healthcare signed a sponsorship agreement with the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul for the 2013 season.

February 8, 2013

While much of the attention to diabetes has focused on the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes among adults and children alike, a new study by a researcher in Philadelphia has found a spike in Type 1 diabetes among children as well.

February 7, 2013

A new strain of the bacterium that causes whooping cough immune to vaccines may have appeared in the United States, according to a brief published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

January 30, 2013

A hunger relief group serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas has hired a New York-based brand and retail design consultancy to design a prototype nonprofit grocery store to address food deserts.

January 29, 2013

"Talk to your cardiologist." That's the advice offered last week by Wills Eye Institute, a hospital specializing in eye care, following a JAMA article linking aspirin therapy to macular degeneration.

January 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novartis drug for treating leukemia in children.

January 23, 2013

Five pharmacies dominated prescription drug dispensing revenues in the United States last year, according to a new study.

January 17, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is opening a cheese and specialty food store in central Pennsylvania, the supermarket chain said.

January 11, 2013

Walgreens' Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative aims to create a more patient-centered and cost-efficient payment system for the retailer's home state.

The latest move by Walmart is as sure an indication as any that health care is becoming less about fee-for-service and more about basing compensation on ratings derived from patient outcomes.

December 27, 2012

Kraft will introduce more than 40 new products in 2013, the company stated.

December 19, 2012

The changing healthcare environment and the challenges and opportunities of specialty pharmacy were the biggest themes at Acro Pharmaceutical Services' sixth annual Payer and Managed Care Symposium in Philadelphia last Thursday.

December 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new leukemia drug made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the agency said.

December 14, 2012

Commuters in Philadelphia who have forgotten to go holiday shopping may want to head to their nearest bus stop.