March 14, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the selection of the 2014 Awards and Honors Program recipients.

March 13, 2014

An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

March 11, 2014

Ampro Industries, the maker of protein styling gels and the Shine 'n Jam product line, has expanded its portfolio with the new Clear Ice brand.

March 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted $157.5 million in sales, representing a decline of 1%, for the four weeks ended March 1.

March 5, 2014

Most people who abuse prescription opioid drugs get them for free from a friend or relative — but those at highest risk of overdose are as likely to get them from a doctor’s prescription, Centers for Disease Control researchers reported Monday in a research letter, “Sources of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers by Frequency of Past-Year Nonmedical Use: United States, 2008-2011,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

February 28, 2014

The Little Clinic, which operates 114 retail-based health clinics in seven states, has selected VisualDx, a mobile app and online resource used by doctors to diagnose and treat disease, to enhance the care its staff provides to patients, VisualDx maker Logical Images announced.

February 25, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee vice chair Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., have introduced legislation that would establish a work group to explore opportunities to reduce prescription drug abuse without compromising access to medications for patients who legitimately need them.

February 12, 2014

Merck Consumer Care and the scientists at the Coppertone Solar Research Center have announced the launch of two new sunscreen innovations.

February 10, 2014

DenTek will be launching a new DenTek Adult Benzocaine solution in March, the company announced last week.

February 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported $134.8 million in sales for the four weeks ended Feb. 1, representing a 1.1% decline on an adjusted basis.

January 29, 2014

The Little Clinic opened earlier this month a new clinic in Colorado in the Parker King Soopers.

January 22, 2014

According to an economic impact analysis released Tuesday by Martin Kennedy, a former professor of economics who spent seven years on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University, adopting a prescription requirement for pseudoephedrine products in Tennessee would result in an influx of more than 497,000 additional physician office visits at a direct cost of $44.3 million annually.

January 14, 2014

McKesson may take another bite of the Celesio apple, suggested Sterne Agee analyst Greg Bolan in a note published Monday.

January 2, 2014

The Little Clinic, which operates retail health clinics inside select Kroger stores, recently expanded its geographic reach with new clinics in Tennessee and Ohio.

December 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

December 10, 2013

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Tennessee Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport along with representatives from Food City and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, announced the expansion of Tennessee's statewide Anti-Smurfing Campaign.

December 6, 2013

Caprina, the newest introduction by Canus, a manufacturer of goat's milk skin care products, became available in Publix stores earlier this year and now the brand is looking to hold in-store demos to educate shoppers on the benefits of goat’s milk.

December 5, 2013

Dollar General on Thursday reported $4.4 billion in sales, up 10.5%, for the company's third quarter ended Nov. 1.

December 5, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday reported a 1% increase in total sales, to $151.5 million, for the four weeks ended Nov. 30. Comparable-store sales for the month were flat versus a decline of 3.6% in the same period last year.

December 2, 2013

Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores.

November 26, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Tuesday credited an 8% lift in pharmacy department sales as a key factor accounting for the company's third-quarter success.

November 21, 2013

Vireo Systems on Thursday launched CanineActiv, a pain reliever for dogs that will serve as an alternative to NSAIDs.

November 19, 2013

In response to recent tornadoes and inclement weather across the Midwest, Dollar General on Monday announced it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts and will also collect monetary donations at its more than 11,000 retail locations to further provide aid.

November 18, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the 10th year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday program to raise awareness and funds for the research and care provided at St. Jude.