September 30, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alios BioPharma, a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for viral diseases, for approximately $1.8 billion in cash.

September 30, 2014

E-commerce beauty brand Julep has unveiled its new Plush Pout Lip Crayon, a full-coverage lip pencil with a moisturizing treatment core in the middle.

September 30, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals and Progenics Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection in 12-mg dosage strength to treat constipation in patients taking opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain. 

September 29, 2014

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions and KEW Group agree to make KEW's diagnostic services available to Specialty Solutions' community oncology customers.

September 29, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved the group's investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

September 29, 2014

Health experts argue that there are tactics that payers and purchasers can deploy to help improve patient access.

September 29, 2014

According to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters BioWorld, currently there are 700 follow-on biologics therapies moving through pipelines with many already approved.

September 26, 2014

C&S Wholesale Grocers has appointed Christopher Brown as SVP, independent sales, effective Sept. 29, underscoring its commitment to independent customers and reflecting its plans to continue to grow the independent business.

September 26, 2014

Mars on Friday announced a number of leadership changes, which include the departure of Todd Lachman, current president of the company's global petcare division. 

September 25, 2014

Members of the Global Market Development Center attended more than 8,000 scheduled meetings in the span of five days at the 2014 General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in San Antonio from Sept. 5 to 9, GMDC has announced.

September 25, 2014

Pfizer announced on Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of the pharmaceutical development company, InnoPharma, following receipt of U.S. regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the agreement and other closing conditions.

September 25, 2014

Tensator, a provider of queue management and customer journey solutions, has announced that TY KU, a sake and spirits company, realized a 600% uplift in sales following the deployment of Tensator’s Virtual Assistant signage at a national retail chain in Monterey, Calif.


September 24, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.

September 24, 2014

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough on a walk-in basis, the company has announced.

September 24, 2014

Probi and Pharmavite entered into a long-term agreement for the distribution and marketing of Probi's line of probiotic products.

September 23, 2014

Care4Today Mobile Health Manager, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has announced the launch of a patient dashboard for health care providers and pharmacies to provide timely monitoring of self-reported medication adherence for their patients.

September 23, 2014

McKesson has elected Donald R. Knauss and Susan Salka as new independent directors, effective Oct. 20, bringing to 11 the size of the board of directors.

September 23, 2014

Morphmallow has introduced its Spaghetti Headz, a funky new hair styling fashion accessory for girls of all ages.

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season. 

September 23, 2014

Surescripts has announced that it is experiencing considerable growth in the adoption of broad health information exchanges this year, with the addition of nearly 100 major health systems to its network.

September 23, 2014

Telehealth provider Teladoc has secured a $50 million round of equity funding led by Palo Alto, Calif.-based Jafco Ventures, a technology venture capital firm.

September 22, 2014

Cosmopack, a trade fair for the beauty industry’s production chain and part of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, made its New York City debut on Monday at the Trump Soho Hotel as international beauty players analyze the potential for growth in the American market.

September 22, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has announced the Top 10 Scanned Showcase Products of the 2014 General Merchandise Marketing Conference.

September 22, 2014

Black consumers may under-index when it comes to facial anti-aging products, but the opposite is true when it comes to trying anti-aging hair products, according to new research from Mintel.