January 6, 2015

Former chairman, president and CEO of Del Laboratories, Dan Wassong, died on Jan. 1 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 84 years old.

December 18, 2014

As out-of-pocket expenses rise, many Americans say that the affordability of basic medical care is a hardship and, as a result, some are forgoing treatment because they are worried about cost, according to a recent national poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

August 20, 2014

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

August 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is exploring the divestiture of as many as 100 underperforming brands, according to a report in the New York Times published Monday. 

 

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

August 7, 2014

A new experimental drug to treat Ebola has been tried in the two American patients being treated in an Atlanta hospital, The New York Times reported Wednesday

May 15, 2014

With Pfizer's targeted takeover of AstraZeneca, there's been much talk about inversion, or the practice of re-domiciling a company's headquarters to another country in an effort to save on corporate taxes.

May 13, 2014

Pfizer testified before British Parliament Tuesday regarding its proposed offer to acquire AstraZeneca, the New York Times reported.

May 6, 2014

Coca-Cola on Monday announced that it's eliminating brominated vegetable oil in its products after consumers reached out to express their objections to the ingredient, according to a report from the New York Times.

May 1, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced that it has been named the Best Integrated Mobile Experience for its Paperless Coupons offering in the 18th Annual Webby Awards.

March 25, 2014

Since its launch in 2010, beauty subscription company Birchbox has shaken up the beauty market by sending subscribers boxes of product samples each month. Now, the web-based company is reportedly looking to open a physical location in Manhattan, according to a New York Times report.

January 24, 2014

Target is looking to open a new, smaller — much smaller — store in the base of an apartment building currently under construction near the University of Minnesota campus that will serve as a test for the new format dubbed TargetExpress, the New York Times has reported.

Clearly, the trend toward smaller continues. First it was Walmart Express and then CityTarget’s 80,000- to 125,000-sq.-ft. footprint, and now the even tinier TargetExpress. In fact, taking a look back at DSN’s “12 for 2012” story, which examined trends and issues impacting retail pharmacy in 2012, smaller formats were highlighted as one trend to watch. Obviously, it’s still one to watch.

January 17, 2014

Target has signed a lease to open a 20,000-sq.-ft. location in Minneapolis that will serve as a test of a new format called TargetExpress, the New York Times reported.

January 13, 2014

GE Capital and Kobie Marketing, a loyalty program service provider, are reportedly set to unveil a new product to help retailers establish and maintain loyalty programs that will create a unified profile for shoppers, according to a New York Times report.

December 10, 2013

The hedge fund Elliott Management will attempt to block McKesson's offer to acquire the German pharmaceutical wholesaler Celesio because it “substantially undervalues” the company, according to a report in the New York Times published Tuesday.

October 18, 2013

Several New York City department stores are making over their beauty departments in an effort to battle growing competition from specialty retailers, online retailers and even mass market retailers like Duane Reade’s chic Look Boutiques.

October 7, 2013

An analysis by the New York Times published over the weekend makes the case for generic drugs.

August 22, 2013

Revolution Foods, a company founded and run by two moms, is introducing new Meal Kits, a product the company hopes will revolutionize the convenient meal category.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to regulate flavored cigars, according to published reports.

July 25, 2013

Viviscal, a dietary hair growth supplement brand, has announced the debut of its first national direct response television spot.

July 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the manufacturer of Plan B One-Step exclusive marketing rights for three years, according to published reports.

July 3, 2013

The Obama administration announced a one-year delay on a health reform mandate that mid-size and larger employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty to 2015.