September 29, 2011

McNeil-PPC announced Wednesday that the acquisition of full ownership of the Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals joint venture has been completed.

September 29, 2011

Rite Aid same-store sales increased by 1.3% in September, compared with September 2010, the company said Thursday.

September 28, 2011

Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

September 28, 2011

Rite Aid announced Wednesday the launch of the first extension of its Wellness+ loyalty card program.

September 27, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday purchased TheraCom, a subsidiary of CVS Caremark that provides a wide range of support to pharmaceutical and biotechnology drug manufacturers, including consulting and reimbursement services, for $250 million.

September 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating ulcerative colitis in children.

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 23, 2011

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has halted its wine kiosk program at grocery stores, according to published reports.

September 22, 2011

Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

September 22, 2011

Rite Aid increased sales and narrowed losses in second quarter 2012 as its Wellness+ loyalty card program continued to grow and its new Wellness store format saw continued expansion.

September 20, 2011

Only one stakeholder stands to gain from the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco — and that would be the new “mega PBM” the deal would create, not payers, and definitely not patients, either.

September 20, 2011

Rite Aid announced Tuesday that its charitable arm has donated funds and filtration masks to the American Red Cross to benefit ongoing relief and recovery efforts in communities across south central Pennsylvania that were affected by Tropical Storm Lee.

September 19, 2011

Peeps has crafted a treat in time for Halloween.

September 16, 2011

Former CVS/pharmacy product development manager Elizabeth Karvonen has joined the Emerson Group, where she will work on the beauty and personal care businesses at CVS/pharmacy.

September 15, 2011

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently acquired the Monistat North American brand portfolio from McNeil and is establishing itself as the premier distributor of women's health over-the-counter products.

September 15, 2011

Rite Aid is teaming up with OptumHealth to become the first to provide "virtual clinics" in a retail pharmacy setting.

September 14, 2011

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a network of more than 3,700 independently owned and operated community pharmacies, on Wednesday announced the creation of a new position, with Mike Quick named as national VP, GNP development.

September 14, 2011

Customers with diabetes at Rite Aid locations in New York and Washington will have access to patient education and support from trained pharmacists to help them better control their disease, the retail pharmacy chain said.

September 14, 2011

The Rite Aid here in Linglestown, Pa. now features eight linear feet of get-fit products just outside of its GNC store-within-a-store space.

September 13, 2011

Ahold USA has appointed a former Walmart executive to head its Landover, Md.-based Giant Food division, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

September 9, 2011

Emerson Group has expanded its team, the company announced.

September 9, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Regina Tator as its director of private brands.

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 7, 2011

GNC on Monday announced that it again is partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded Warrior Project as lead sponsor of its annual golf outing to be held Sept. 19 at the Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pa.