September 24, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur is bringing its Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour to Seattle Monday as part of its cross-country efforts to raise awareness about the seriousness of influenza and the various vaccine options that are available for adults 18 through 64 years old this flu season.

September 20, 2012

With the dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts over, one of the biggest challenges for Rite Aid will be retaining the customers it won over during the impasse.

September 19, 2012

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to gain Food and Drug Administration approval for a new formulation of one of its drugs.

September 18, 2012

As of Sept. 15, California became the eighth state in which Amazon.com will levy sales taxes on purchases made by residents in that state. Pennsylvania joined that group two weeks prior. Add to that the five states that don’t have any sales taxes, and that’s 13 states where national brick-and-click retailers are competing on a level playing field with the pure-play online retail juggernaut. 


September 17, 2012

ProPhase Labs on Monday announced that it rejected an unsolicited, nonbinding proposal from Matrixx Initiatives to acquire the company for $1.40 per share in cash, subject to further due diligence by Matrixx.

September 13, 2012

The vaccines division of French drug maker Sanofi has signed a deal with actor Chris O'Donnell to promote its flu vaccination products, the company said.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

September 5, 2012

Rite Aid posted a 0.4% increase in same-store sales for the month of August, the retail pharmacy operator said Wednesday.

September 4, 2012

Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

August 30, 2012

Online giant Amazon.com will begin collecting a 6% state sales tax on purchases being shipped to Pennsylvania beginning Sept. 1, according to published reports.

August 30, 2012

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems on Wednesday announced a telemedicine agreement with Nipro Diagnostics that would enable users of the company's NextGen Ambulatory EHR instant access to data points captured by patients at home who are using the Nipro TrueResult blood-glucose monitoring system.

August 30, 2012

As of Sept. 1, some 1.2 million Pennsylvanians will be able to go to bed at night secure in the knowledge that their jobs won't be drowned out by some online juggernaut. And by the middle of September, 3.1 million Californians will be able to breathe that same sigh of relief.

August 28, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association is encouraging Pennsylvania lawmakers to favorably move legislation (known as H.B.727) that is designed to "establish minimum and uniform standards and criteria for the audit of pharmacy records."

August 23, 2012

A division of Johnson & Johnson has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug for rheumatoid arthritis under a partnership with British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

August 20, 2012

Sanofi's vaccine's division has launched a new treatment for head lice, the company said Monday.

August 16, 2012

Members of Rite Aid's loyalty card program will have special reward points added to their cards automatically starting next month, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

August 14, 2012

A delivery truck driver for Rite Aid has won the retail pharmacy chain's annual driving competition, the company said.

August 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a regulatory application from Teva for a contraceptive drug, the company said Monday.

August 6, 2012

Rite Aid is offering flu shots at all of its stores, the retail pharmacy chain said.

August 2, 2012

Rite Aid reported a 0.5% increase in same-store sales for July, including a 1.2% increase in front-end comps and a 0.2% increase in pharmacy comps. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 4.5%.

August 1, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday reported a 12.1% increase in its second-quarter net income to $23.2 million.

July 31, 2012

An Ahold USA executive has received honors from a New England business publication.

July 31, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday announced that it has signed a three-year agreement to supply approximately $18.5 billion in pharmaceuticals to Express Scripts on an annual basis.

July 31, 2012

Showing up here on CVS shelves is Mission Maximum Strength Muscle Rub touting its "athlete-engineered, arnica enriched" formulation.