February 17, 2011

Generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating symptoms of menopause.

February 14, 2011

Crayola is looking to dazzle kids and parents alike with a new lineup of creative activities.

February 14, 2011

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday announced it would be distributing free nicotine replacement therapy kits beginning on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to help Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco “in the name of love.”

February 11, 2011

Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

February 11, 2011

Martin’s Super Markets has promoted Tim Killelea to VP operations, the chain said.

February 11, 2011

Teva earlier this week announced it had submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration to allow for the sale of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step to women under the age of 17 years without a prescription, according to published reports.

February 11, 2011

Responding to reports of a shingles vaccine shortage, Rite Aid is assuring customers that nearly 1,900 of its pharmacies have an ample supply.

February 10, 2011

A Martin’s Food Markets store in Indiana, Pa., has opened the doors to its new Marketplace Café, the chain announced.

February 10, 2011

Rite Aid raised $4.9 million for the Children’s Miracle Network last year, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

February 10, 2011

Take Care Health Systems announced Thursday that through April 30, the retail clinic operator will be offering sports and camp physicals for $35. The physicals, regularly $60, are administered by board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants at select Walgreens locations.

February 8, 2011

Phoenix-Lazerus recently announced that both the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic now recommend the company’s Save-A-Tooth product be included as part of any first aid kit.

February 7, 2011

It seems that Wegmans is sprucing up its in-store cafés throughout Pennsylvania with a new pilot program that lets customers have their wine and drink it too.

February 7, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend more than $116 on Valentine’s Day, and shoppers will spend 11% more at flower shops, candy stores and retailers this year than last year.

February 7, 2011

Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company's 2010 checkout campaign.

February 4, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Friday reported revenue of $19.9 billion, up 2.9%, for the first quarter ended Dec. 31.

February 4, 2011

Weis Markets on Thursday reported an 8.7% increase, to $68.3 million, in its fiscal-year 2010 net income for the 52-week period ended Dec. 25, and said its earnings per share for the year increased 21 cents, to $2.54 per share, compared with the same period a year ago.

February 3, 2011

Weis Markets on Thursday announced the launch of a mobile version of WeisMarkets.com offering customers access to its weekly circular, online ordering options for gift cards and party platters, prescription refills and a new Healthy Living section.

February 1, 2011

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Tony Montini returned to Rite Aid just in time to help leverage what is becoming a very powerful Wellness+ loyalty card program that has cracked the code for the chain in terms of tying the front-end to the back bench by way of the patient. 


And while Montini returns to the retail ranks as SVP category management, he is well-prepared to make Wellness+ work gangbusters with the supplier community. His background is in corporate marketing with advertising agency Marc USA, where he was EVP and COO. 


February 1, 2011

Fears about the likelihood of medication errors have officials in Pennsylvania mulling the possibility of restrictions on patients transferring prescriptions from one pharmacy to another, according to published reports.

February 1, 2011

Yardley of London, the luxury bath products division of Lornamead, has announced the launch of two new scents for 2011. Pomegranate Rose and Cocoa Butter will join Yardley's line of moisturizing bath bars, which feature natural botanicals and essential oils.

January 31, 2011

Mylan has announced its intention to market a version of a painkiller made by Endo Pharmaceuticals and partner company Teikoku Seiyaku ahead of patent expiration.

January 28, 2011

Weis' board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share on Friday.

January 27, 2011

Rite Aid on Thursday morning posted a same-store sales increase of 1.1% for the four weeks ended Jan. 22, including a 2.2% lift across the front-end and growth of 0.6% in pharmacy comparable sales.

January 25, 2011

Arctic Ease on Tuesday announced its sponsorship of a fundraising event that will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 20.