July 27, 2015

As the sole U.S. supplier of fluoxymesterone, Upsher-Smith sought a way to renew the product’s availability after the company’s initial API manufacturer discontinued its supply. 

July 24, 2015

Anthem, Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna Corporation in a transaction valued at $54.2 billion.

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

July 24, 2015

Regional grocery chain Southeastern Grocers has agreed to sell 29 Bi-Lo stores to another regional grocery chain: K-VA-T Food Stores.

July 24, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today announced that the Exhibit Hall for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will take place from Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, is sold out.

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had approved Novartis’ Odomzo (sonidegib). The drug is meant to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of advanced skin cancer.

July 24, 2015

Color cosmetics trends, particularly eye makeup, are driving U.S. consumers’ beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics U.S. 2015 report.

July 23, 2015

To get a better sense of why more independent pharmacy owners are gravitating toward the co-branding option, Drug Store News talked with John Fiacco, VP of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, and pharmacy owner Jerry Callahan. 

July 23, 2015

AmerisourceBergen Corp. reported Thursday that revenue rose 12.8% to $34.2 billion for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, partially due to the onboarding of the new Walgreens Boots Alliance generic pharmaceuticals business and the solid organic sales growth in its independent pharmacy business.

July 23, 2015

John Balch is committed to Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy’s underlying mission of making its stores healthcare destinations — something that has seen him fully embrace the company’s new co-branding option. 

July 23, 2015

A new coalition has formed to ensure safe access to over-the-counter pain relief remedies. The Protecting Access to Pain Relief Coalition officially launched on June 22 to help ensure that American consumers continue to have access to, and choice of, safe and effective pain relief, including acetaminophen.

July 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy will launch three new exclusive beauty lines as part of an expansion into beauty categories — including naturals, therapeutics and clinically-proven products — that focuses on the intersection of health and beauty.

July 23, 2015

Before Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business conference meeting, Drug Store News spoke with the company’s SVP marketing and consumer solutions Christi Pedra and SVP Independent Retail Sales Steve Lawrence. 

July 23, 2015

In order to help solve what it calls the “conversion conundrum,” Cardinal Health is bringing tips to their customers with a new video platform — and allowing them to share their best practices here at its annual Retail Business Conference. 

July 23, 2015

Lupin announced Thursday that it will acquire Gavis Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories in a $880 million, cash- and debt-free transaction. 

July 23, 2015

With 3-of-the-5 CMS Star Rating metrics based on medication adherence, Cardinal Health unveiled a new suite of adherence-boosting tools under its Adherence Advantage program, here at RBC 2015.

July 23, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill extending the authority of pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer certain immunizations as of July 1. The bill comes after a surge in whooping cough cases in New York, which began in 2013.

July 23, 2015

The opening session for Cardinal Health’s 25th annual Retail Business Conference featured speakers like pharmaceutical segment CEO Jon Giacomin and Gen. Colin Powell (U.S., ret.).

July 23, 2015

Drug Store News spoke with Betsy Walker, Community Relations director at Cardinal Health, about its medication-abuse prevention program, GenerationRx, as it launched its new branding and website initiatives.

July 23, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart parent company Loblaw Cos. reported that the retail drug chain’s same-store sales were up 3.8% for the second quarter ended June 20.

July 23, 2015

The United Family chain of supermarkets on Wednesday announced an expansion of its pharmacy services with the launch of Pet Meds at its 57 pharmacy locations.

July 23, 2015

Verde Technologies this week is debuting its Deterra Drug Deactivation System, a self-contained pouch used to dispose of prescription medications.

July 22, 2015

Cardinal Health will host its fourth annual Pharmacy Boot Camp on July 25, as part of its Women in Pharmacy program at this year’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas from July 22 to 25.

July 22, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has appointed Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. as president and CEO, replacing current CEO Ralph Neas effective Aug. 18.