July 16, 2014

Capsa Solutions, a provider of medication management systems, mobile computing carts and medical cart platforms for healthcare facilities, announced the acquisition of Kirby Lester, LLC — a provider of automated medication dispensing solutions in retail, institutional, hospital and ambulatory pharmacy settings.

July 16, 2014

CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four healthcare providers.

July 16, 2014

GSK has begun shipping Fluarix Quadrivalent (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, the company annouced. This marks the first shipment of GSK's U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, which follows licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

July 16, 2014

HelpAround on Wednesday launched a mobile platform for people with diabetes — and their friends, family and caregivers — that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, such as getting caught without essential over-the-counter blood glucose test strips.

July 16, 2014

Infirst Healthcare on Wednesday announced the introduction of three new chocolate-flavored cough-cold items called Dr. Cocoa.

July 16, 2014

CytoSport announced the launch of Muscle Milk Organic, available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com.

July 16, 2014

Frederic Van Roie has joined cloud-based software-as-a-service provider Park City Group’s business development team.

July 16, 2014

Beauty brand philosophy has announced the launch of the hope & grace initiative to support mental health. Through the hope & grace initiative, philosophy will dedicate 1% of all sales across all products to organizations working to empower women through the promotion, prevention and treatment of mental health.

July 16, 2014

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada entered into a strategic business relationship with McKesson Canada to launch the Sun Life Preferred Pharmacy Network.

July 16, 2014

RetireSafe, a grassroots organization advocating on behalf of America’s seniors on Tuesday released a survey finding that seniors overwhelmingly support strong patient safeguards for biosimilar medications. 

July 16, 2014

Walmart will open its first Care Clinics in South Carolina, according to a report published Wednesday in The State.

July 15, 2014

The 2014 United States of Aging Survey released Tuesday found that Americans aged 60 years and older report they are more motivated than the past two years to improve their health by exercising regularly and setting health goals — two simple steps which also relate to reported increases in optimism among seniors.

July 15, 2014

Novartis has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its “smart lens” technology for all ocular medical uses. 

July 15, 2014

To help promote the launch of its new Axe Gold Temptation line, Unilever’s Axe is sparking social conversations on dating, attraction and indulgences and has partnered with actor Michael B. Jordan.

July 15, 2014

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance Cooperative on Tuesday announced that H. Edward Heckman, CEO, is slated to retire from the company this fall and to be succeeded by COO Jay Blackburn.

July 15, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that its voting membership passed the century milestone mark with 101 companies, a new record for CRN.

July 15, 2014

CVS Caremark announced a $1.5 million commitment to the "Technology Solutions for Smarter Health" grant program.

July 15, 2014

John Biles, who led the University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy for 27 years, died June 27.

 

July 15, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Monday announced that Dave Wendland, Hamacher VP, will present "Rx-to-OTC: Getting It Right at Retail," an educational videocast for retailers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Thursday, July 17.

July 15, 2014

A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group announced that it will acquire a portfolio of products from Reynolds American, which includes such U.S. cigarette brands as Winston, Kool and Salem, as well as the e-cigarette brand blu.

July 15, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores went live with a redesigned online membership directory that puts retailer and supplier contacts into members’ hands.

July 15, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday put forward pharmacy-specific solutions as the Senate Finance Committee conducted a hearing on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs.”


July 15, 2014

Suddenly Salad, a brand from the General Mills portfolio, announced that it would be expanding its pasta salads to include grain salads. The new grain salad mixes blend such grains as brown rice, wild rice, wheat berries and quinoa, and combines them with herbs and spices.

July 15, 2014

A new survey of Americans ages 34 years and older released Tuesday found that 67% frequently experience joint stiffness and other concerns.