January 10, 2012

Shire has acquired U.S. rights to a drug used to treat chronic constipation in women from Johnson & Johnson, the company said Tuesday.

January 5, 2012

Safeway on Thursday announced the sale of 16 of its Genuardi's stores in the greater Philadelphia area to Giant Food Stores, a division of Ahold USA.

December 9, 2011

Attendance at the fifth annual Payer/Managed Care Symposium "far exceeded" that of previous years, the event's sponsor said.

December 9, 2011

Bellin Health Care Systems, which established the FastCare brand of retail health clinics in 2006, is celebrating on Dec. 14 the opening of the new Einstein FastCare clinic in the ShopRite of Cheltenham, owned by Brown’s Super Stores.

December 7, 2011

Aspirin taken within five days before cardiac surgery is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of major postoperative complications, including renal failure, an intensive care unit stay, and even early death (30-day mortality), according to findings from an observational cohort study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of California Davis Medical Center that are set to appear in the journal Annals of Surgery.

December 5, 2011

Since the inception of retail-based health clinics in 2000, the concept has grown to more than 1,300 locations throughout the United States. The real question now: Are we on the brink of clinics version 2.0?


November 21, 2011

A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helped reduce illness caused by influenza A, and reduced the number of missed school days in elementary school children, according to a study in the November issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

November 18, 2011

The convenient care industry continues to hit noteworthy milestones as it grows and becomes an increasingly important player within the U.S. healthcare system. And now the fellowship of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has elected its first nurse practitioner to its ranks.

November 18, 2011

The Fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on Friday elected the first nurse practitioner to its ranks: Sandra Ryan, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems chief nurse practitioner officer and clinical advocate.

November 4, 2011

No matter the shape healthcare reform takes in the United States, the retail clinic industry will be a crucial cog. Today, healthcare reform means 33 million additional Americans with coverage, most likely split between Medicaid and low-cost providers. That will create a significant demand for cost-efficient solutions like retail clinics. 


October 26, 2011

Kimberly-Clark has introduced a new colored sports wrap specifically created for children and teens.

October 25, 2011

Lannett has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its version of an anti-obesity drug.

October 18, 2011

Shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors cost the retail industry $41.7 billion in the United States in 2011, representing 1.6% in sales, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer released Tuesday by Checkpoint Systems.

October 17, 2011

Lannett announced that it has begun shipping three generic drugs that recently were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

September 29, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the drug maker said.

September 26, 2011

Despite flooding from severe weather in several parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month, nearly 600 people ran in their underwear in Philadelphia in support of those who have been affected by colon cancer.

September 8, 2011

Bills proposed in Pennsylvania's state legislature would allow patients to have their prescriptions filled through mail-order and at community pharmacies for the same price.

September 6, 2011

Hemispherx Biopharma and Armada Health Care have entered a sales and marketing agreement for a drug designed to treat genital warts.

September 6, 2011

Overweight people with lower back pain is more intense than people of normal weight with back pain, according to a recent study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.

August 26, 2011

Grocer A&P officially opened on Friday its new Superfresh store, featuring a full-service pharmacy and expanded international offerings, in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.

August 12, 2011

Lannett announced that it has started shipping morphine sulfate oral solution, a painkiller approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June.

August 5, 2011

The Chain Drug Marketing Association recently announced that the debut of its “Make More Money Table Top Show” will take place in Philadelphia from Sept. 23 to 24.

August 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a short-term adjunct treatment for obesity.

July 28, 2011

Bause’s Super Drug Store is anticipating filling it’s 1-millionth new prescription in the coming months and is preparing to celebrate the event in grand manner, the Philadelphia-area independent pharmacy announced Tuesday.