July 30, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health and IBM on Thursday announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing for care management services for patients with chronic disease.

July 30, 2015

PetSmart Charities on Wednesday awarded a $200,000 grant to Forgotten Cats, a nonprofit organization that traps, neuters, vaccinates and then releases cats back out into the wild, according to Delaware Public Media.

July 30, 2015

There is a new general market consumer out there, and retailers and CPG companies better know how to market to them — because they are asking different questions, are more diverse than ever and include everyone.

July 30, 2015

Jean Coutu has taken steps to prepare its customers and pharmacists for the expanded services the pharmacy can now provide with the implementation of Bill 41, which amends the Pharmacy Act.

July 30, 2015

McKesson on Thursday reported increased revenues for the first quarter, which ended June 30. At $47.5 billion, revenues were up 9%, compared with $43.5 billion a year ago. First-quarter earnings per diluted share from continuing operations was $2.50 compared with $1.76 a year ago.

July 30, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with consumer health engagement company higi, has announced that Marlena Kelley, pharmacy manager at Publix’s Daphne, Ala., location, is the grand prize winner of its June 2015 Fit Pharmacist Challenge, sponsored by Splenda.

July 30, 2015

Revlon on Wednesday announced its results for the second quarter, which ended June 30.

July 30, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. To commemorate the anniversary, Drug Store News has put together an exclusive report on the effect that Medicare and Medicaid have had on the retail pharmacy industry and how it has transformed the role of the pharmacist.

July 30, 2015

Walgreens and Unilever on Wednesday announced their partnership with Me to We, a social enterprise that provides socially responsible products and services, and donates half of its profits to the charity Free the Children.

July 29, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association expressed support for the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., on Wednesday.

July 29, 2015

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

July 29, 2015

Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (together, “Roxane” — an American specialty generics company) from Boehringer Ingelheim for about $2.65 billion.

July 29, 2015

Patients were unable to follow approprate treatment protocols for an OTC Lipitor, so Pfizer decided to discountinue its switch application. 

July 29, 2015

E-commerce has been the fastest-growing retail channel in the U.S. beauty market, with a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, the Kline Group reported on Tuesday.

July 29, 2015

Mylan on Wednesday announced that it received unconditional clearance from the European Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation for its acquisition of Perrigo Co., an Irish international manufacturer of private-label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

July 29, 2015

Rite Aid has announced Reliance ACO, based in southeast Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

July 29, 2015

Sainsbury’s, the United Kingdom’s second-largest supermarket chain, announced Wednesday that it sold its pharmacy chain to LloydsPharmacy for £125 million (approximately $195 billion).

July 28, 2015

In its largest acquisition to date, medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical acquired DeVilbiss Healthcare from Vestar Capital Partners in early July.

July 28, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition will host a conversation with key regulators of the dietary supplement industry at annual meeting. 

July 28, 2015

A GAO report released Monday suggests that the Drug Enforcement Agency should take steps to improve communications with pharmacists, manufacturers. 

July 28, 2015

A recent study showed that up to 74% of women experienced improvement in their breast discomfort after supplementing their diets with iodine. 

July 28, 2015

Mediterra nutrition bars feature various fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains, providing options for different snacking occasions throughout the day.

July 28, 2015

Save-A-Lot generated $4.6 billion in fiscal 2015 sales, representing 26% of Supervalu's revenue base.