March 12, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy CEO Phil Hagerman has joined the board of directors of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, the group said Tuesday.

March 12, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that Nancy-Ann DeParle, former deputy chief of staff for policy for President Barack Obama, will be the keynote speaker at the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC) breakfast, which will be held on April 22 during the NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

March 11, 2013

Ahold is buying back about $650 million worth of shares, with plans to finalize the deal within 12 months, the Dutch retail company said.

March 11, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has launched its new website, the company said Monday.

March 11, 2013

A judge in New York has blocked a controversial law banning the sale of large-sized sugary drinks, according to published reports.

March 8, 2013

By now you probably have heard about "Walgreens University," the internal education center the company opened last month, complete with technology-enhanced classrooms, a mock drug store and video-conferencing capabilities for employee educational programs.

March 8, 2013

The landmark launch of Orasure Technologies' OraQuick In-Home HIV test last year was a key driver behind the 5.4% growth in the home-test kit category for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 30 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

March 8, 2013

Last year the Food and Drug Administration warned parents against using the ingredient benzocaine in children to relieve oral pain.

March 8, 2013

With private label across analgesics up an estimated 11.3% to $1.7 billion, retailers are going to need to make some tough decisions as two internal analgesic powerhouses — McNeil's Tylenol and Novartis' Excedrin — make their way back onto market after respective recalls.

March 8, 2013

Smart device usage has become an active part of in-store shopping. According to a recent poll of Accent-Health smart device owners, nearly 3-out-of-5 have used their phone or tablet to aid in product selection while shopping in-store.

March 8, 2013

Sales of glucose meters were slightly up over the holidays, reaching $67.7 million for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 30 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

March 8, 2013

Multichannel retailer HSN has named no!no! Hair as the "Most Innovative Product" at its third annual HSN Partner Recognition Gala, manufacturer Radiancy said.

March 8, 2013

Brewers finally have something to celebrate. After three years of flat performance, the category is up 5.3% due to a flurry of new introductions.

March 8, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

March 8, 2013

A bill that would expand the pool of patients who qualify for medication therapy management under Medicare was introduced to the House of Representatives Thursday with broad industry support.

March 8, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is promoting colon cancer screenings in the month of March under a partnership with a group focused on the disease, Navarro said Friday.

March 8, 2013

Research from the Freedonia Group indicates that the mature battery category is seeing modest topline growth largely due to a shift in the product mix toward premium batteries.

March 8, 2013

Publix on Friday named four new officer positions effective April 1. The new officer positions are in corporate purchasing and manufacturing, the grocer reported.

March 8, 2013

It has been just over a year since Frank Scorpiniti took the helm at Canada's Rexall Pharma Plus. And, as the Canadian retail market continues to heat up, the company has officially taken the lid off a reinvention of its business, from its stores and its brand, to the products and services in its stores.

March 8, 2013

Tom's of Maine on Friday announced the launch of Goodness Report, a new way for consumers to learn more about the company's ingredients, packaging, waste, water, energy and community.

March 8, 2013

Empowering Women Together, an online destination on Walmart.com, gives shoppers who want to buy unique and interesting products the opportunity to do so while supporting small women-owned businesses around the world, the retailer announced.

March 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 8% to $7.58 billion in February, the club retailer said.

March 7, 2013

The percentage of adults in the United States who say they want to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets reached a new high this January, according to a new study.

March 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported total sales of $159.2 million for the four weeks ended March 2, up some $200,000 from the corresponding year-ago period.