August 15, 2014

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 vaccine for pneumonia has been recommended for use by patients 65 years old and up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization practices advisory committee. 

August 15, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to acquire a 16.7% interest in Monster Beverage Corp. in a partnership arrangement involving brands, global distribution and $2.15 billion in cash.

August 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. achieved record net sales and reported overall strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30.

August 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab), to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer.

August 15, 2014

Mallinckrodt announced that it has completed the acquisiton of Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion.

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.

August 15, 2014

Supervalu announced that it experienced an intrusion into the part of its computer network responsible for processing payment card transactions. The company's retail food stores and some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores were affected by the breach.

August 14, 2014

Amneal Pharmaceuticals announced four new additions to its portfolio of generic drugs, which represent multiple therapeutic categories and account for $900 million annually in U.S. sales, the company said, citing data from IMS Health.

August 14, 2014

DripDrop on Thursday closed a $5.6 million round of financing, which will support DripDrop's national rollout of its rehydration product to retail pharmacies and hospitals.

August 14, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has announced approval for Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets, which are used to treat insomnia.

August 14, 2014

Dollar General on Wednesday announced the appointment of Paula Price, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors effective Aug. 26.

 

August 14, 2014

Kroger was named a 2014 Pinnacle Award honoree by the American Pharmacists Association in recognition of the company's contributions to patient care and outcomes, the grocer announced Thursday.

August 14, 2014

Loblaw Cos. has announced the appointment of Pavi Binning as a director on its board.

August 14, 2014

Now in its second year, attendees are gearing up to engage in the next generation of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo to be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Aug. 23 to 26.

August 14, 2014

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday announced that Bob Fulcher has joined the organization as COO. 

August 14, 2014

DAVIE, Fla. — Private healthcare organization CarePredict has introduced Tempo, a wrist-worn sensor that records such daily living activities as quality and amount of sleep, bathing, eating, drinking, cooking and more, to help seniors live an independent life.

August 14, 2014

Most fine fragrance users also use some type of a scented body product, according to new research by global information company the NPD Group, representing significant opportunities for the fragrance industry.

August 14, 2014

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24% more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and older against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

August 14, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Wednesday announced the release of its Educating Pharmacists In Quality program. 

August 14, 2014

Alex Gourlay, EVP Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, announced a proposed operational organization structure in a letter to Walgreens employees.

 

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second-quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself, but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third-quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and healthcare costs.

August 14, 2014

Beginning in August, Wegmans Food Markets is now offering an enhanced Specialty Pharmacy Service for medications used to treat conditions in the fields of rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology.

August 13, 2014

Amazon launched a mobile point-of-sale solution called Amazon Local Register that gives merchants a low-cost payment acceptance method while providing it with new insights into offline commerce.

August 13, 2014

B&G Foods announced an overhaul to its melba toast brand. The relaunch features new packaging and flavors, and offers an easy approach to everyday eating, the company said.