July 7, 2011

Merck KGaA division Merck Serono has appointed Belen Garijo as COO and Annalisa Jenkins as global head of drug development and medical, effective Sept. 5.

July 7, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding a proposed rule that would help to determine Medicaid beneficiary access to pharmacies and other healthcare providers.

July 7, 2011

A global medical technology company has appointed a worldwide director of scientific affairs for its diagnostic systems division.

July 7, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday named Jennifer Steeves-Kiss SVP and chief marketing officer. Steeves-Kiss joins Schiff from Procter & Gamble, where for almost two decades she helped build premium brands.

July 6, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions’ specialty pharmacy division, Accredo Health Group, has managed to drive down costs for treating hepatitis C by an average of $13,000 per patient, the company said Tuesday.

July 6, 2011

Discovery Communications recently announced the launch of a line of branded Discovery Fit & Health consumer products designed to provide proactive health and fitness lifestyle solutions for health-conscious consumers.

July 6, 2011

A once-monthly formulation of a drug made by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Alkermes improved glucose control in patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to results of a mid-stage clinical trial presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions.

July 6, 2011

Inergetics on Tuesday announced that, effective in September, it will become the exclusive provider of all nutritional products for NCAA athletes at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

July 6, 2011

Patients with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin product made by MannKind expressed a better opinion about insulin therapy than those taking the standard treatment, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions.

July 6, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday expanded its supply agreement with Aker BioMarine through June 2016 for high-quality krill oil.

July 6, 2011

People with lower percentages of body fat are not necessarily at lower risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a new international study.

July 6, 2011

Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems have entered into a relationship with Core Performance to offer Core Performance corporate wellness services to Take Care Health Systems employer clients and bolster its service portfolio.

July 6, 2011

Walgreens’ stock was trading up 30 cents to $43.03 on the New York Stock Exchange mid-morning on Wednesday thanks to favorable same-store sales growth of 4.8% for the month of June versus an analyst consensus estimate of 2.8%.

July 5, 2011

Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, who respectively are the president and CEO of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, recently received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

July 5, 2011

APP Pharmaceuticals has received regulatory approval for the treatment of a complication related to hypothyroidism.

July 5, 2011

MediShield was selected as a winner of the 11th Annual New York Venture Summit Top Innovator award last month by YoungStartup Ventures. The award recognizes privately held companies from across the United States that play a leading role in innovation.

July 5, 2011

David Yost officially handed the reins of AmerisourceBergen to Steven Collis, who was named president and CEO on Friday, as Yost prepares for retirement.

July 5, 2011

The dietary supplement industry last week took another legislative knock to the chin as it was associated with controversy surrounding mislabled conventional foods, specifically Lazy Cakes, a brownie that contains the dietary ingredient melatonin and purports to be a dietary supplement.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday published long-awaited guidance on new dietary ingredients in the Federal Register.

July 5, 2011

Eli Lilly's SVP global quality has joined the drug maker's executive committee, effective July 1.

July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Archimedes Pharma for treating breakthrough pain in cancer patients, Archimedes said last week.

July 5, 2011

McKesson sparked its McKesson IdeaShare Conference at the Moscone Convention Center from June 29 through July 2 with a number of programs designed to bolster the competitiveness and profitability among independent pharmacies.

July 5, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the United States and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the opening of its 29th store in North Miami in the Arch Creek Shopping Center.