April 5, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday reported March sales of $6.3 billion, an increase of 7.6%. Duane Reade stores, acquired in April 2010, contributed 280 basis points to the total sales increase for the month.

April 4, 2011

Daiichi Sankyo's SVP commercial operations has taken on a new role at the company.

April 4, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Monday promoted David Neu, 53, to president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, the company's largest operating unit, effective immediately. Neu, a 29-year veteran of the company, most recently was SVP operations.

April 4, 2011

Former Caremark Rx executive Drew Crawford has been appointed president and CEO of Benecard PBF, an administrator of prescription benefits and services to public and private plan sponsors.

April 4, 2011

GNC Holdings on Monday announced, in connection with its previously announced initial public offering, the underwriters have exercised in full their option to purchase from the selling stockholders an additional 3.375 million shares of Class A common stock.

April 4, 2011

Canadian drug maker Intellipharmaceutics International is seeking approval for a generic version of a treatment for mental disorders.

April 4, 2011

The dean of the Kansas University School of Pharmacy has won an award in recognition for service to the elderly, according to published reports.

April 4, 2011

A topical medication for treating low testosterone in men now is available, drug maker Eli Lilly said.

April 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan that reduces pressure in the eye, Mylan said Monday.

April 4, 2011

Following the release of U.S. Pharmacopeia's Proposed General Chapter Prescription Container Labeling recommendations, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued a letter to USP urging flexibility and an open dialogue with pharmacy and prescriber communities as review of the recommendations continues.

April 4, 2011

Cardinal Health on Monday released the independent pharmacist’s social media toolkit, available exclusively to its independent retail pharmacy customers in recognition of the fundamental change in how independent pharmacies interact today with their patients and market their businesses.

April 4, 2011

Pfizer will sell its Capsugel business to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for nearly $2.4 billion, the drug maker said Monday.

April 4, 2011

PL Developments on Monday announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to sell and distribute store-brand over-the-counter versions of omeprazole sodium bicarbonate capsules, the generic version of Merck’s Zegerid OTC.

April 4, 2011

A drug used to treat pain in cancer patients now is available in the United States.

April 4, 2011

French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may get a name change soon, according to a published report.

April 4, 2011

Sanofi-Aventis said it completed its exchange offer for drug maker Genzyme, which expired just before midnight April 1.

April 4, 2011

The wife of former National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Robert Begley has died, according to published reports.

April 4, 2011

Representatives from leading employers and payers met Monday to discuss the evolving role of employers in health care at the first Walgreens Employer Health and Wellness Executive Client Forum.

April 1, 2011

A nonprofit charity that focuses on diabetes prevention efforts announced the launch of a calendar of events on its website, in line with what has been designated as Defeat Diabetes Month.

April 1, 2011

GNC Thursday evening announced its initial public offering of 22.5 million shares of its Class A common stock at an opening price of $16 per share.

April 1, 2011

An investigational drug for Parkinson’s disease was safe and effective, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial scheduled for presentation next week.

April 1, 2011

Just four months after being appointed EVP and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Kathleen Jaeger is making an exit.

April 1, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Julie Philp as director of federal affairs to bring additional pharmacy and legislative expertise to the government affairs team. She joins NACDS on April 11.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.