July 21, 2014

This year’s McKesson ideaShare 2014 kicked off with a bang as thousands of community pharmacy leaders flocked to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the annual event and seize the opportunities to grow in today’s changing healthcare landscape.

July 21, 2014

Nestlé Pure Life recently launched the Spanish-language Drink Better Live Better Rewards Program, as a part of the brand's ongoing efforts to encourage families to live healthier lives.

July 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is providing an update to key leadership positions within the Office of Generic Drugs, the agency announced.

July 21, 2014

Target is launching a new image-recognition mobile app, called In a Snap, aimed at back-to-college shoppers.

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

July 18, 2014

FedEx on Thursday was indicted as a co-conspirator for illegally distributing pharmaceuticals sourced from a pair of rogue online pharmacies.

 

July 18, 2014

Urnex Brands announced CleanCup Single Cup Brewer cleaning cups, a solution for Keurig owners looking to give their at-home brewing machines a thorough scrubdown.

July 17, 2014

Purdue Pharma announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new 7.5-mcg/hour dosage strength of Butrans (buprenorphine) transdermal system CIII.

July 17, 2014

GoJo Industries, the makers of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, on Wednesday challenged consumers to adopt 30 days of healthy habits by joining the Purell Advanced 30-Day Challenge.

July 17, 2014

The National Retail Federation is supporting the Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act. The legislation was introduced by Senators Michael Enzi, Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins and Mark Pryor.

July 17, 2014

Merz North America will establish its headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., officials announced Wednesday at a press conference with N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory. 

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

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

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

Walgreens will sponsor a Color Me Happy 5K Run on Sept. 13, according to a report published Wednesday in the Dispatch Argus.

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

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

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

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 14, 2014

Shire announced that the company requested and has received a revised proposal from AbbVie that would value a proposed merger deal at $53 billion.

July 14, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand has announced a twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event.

July 14, 2014

Pure Encapsulations recently launched PureBiOme, a line of probiotics using proprietary PureBiOme freeze-drying technology, which enables probiotics to maintain potency when combined with active ingredients for the first time.

July 14, 2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs — medicines that treat relatively rare conditions — have increased in the United States and Europe in recent years, patients are facing growing challenges accessing those drugs, a newly completed study released last week by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University has concluded.