July 29, 2015

Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (together, “Roxane” — an American specialty generics company) from Boehringer Ingelheim for about $2.65 billion.

July 29, 2015

E-commerce has been the fastest-growing retail channel in the U.S. beauty market, with a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, the Kline Group reported on Tuesday.

July 28, 2015

A GAO report released Monday suggests that the Drug Enforcement Agency should take steps to improve communications with pharmacists, manufacturers. 

July 28, 2015

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

July 23, 2015

Lupin announced Thursday that it will acquire Gavis Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories in a $880 million, cash- and debt-free transaction. 

July 23, 2015

Drug Store News spoke with Betsy Walker, Community Relations director at Cardinal Health, about its medication-abuse prevention program, GenerationRx, as it launched its new branding and website initiatives.

July 22, 2015

Novartis will be able to introduce Sandoz’s Zarxio (filgrastim) after Sept. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday. 

July 21, 2015

JD Worldwide announced the launch of U.S. Mall, a new channel that will offer authentic American products for sale in China, at the company’s first-ever business conference in the U.S on Monday.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 15, 2015

The new guidelines have been expected to increase the number of statin-eligible adults by almost 13 million.

July 9, 2015

Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents’ views on vaccines became more favorable, according to a poll by University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

July 8, 2015

The National Verruca Foundation on Wednesday designated July as Wart Awareness Month in order to raise awareness of warts as summer begins.

July 6, 2015

The focus on education at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015 didn’t stop when the exhibit hall opened Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday in San Diego saw a robust lineup of Continuing Education and Lunch & Learn sessions that aimed to keep independent pharmacy owners and pharmacists apprised of the latest developments in patient care and the current state of the business.

July 1, 2015

McKesson held its Final Night Party at ideaShare 2015 on June 27 aboard the USS Midway. Attendees were treated to food, entertainment and tours of the aircraft carrier.

June 26, 2015

Kevin Kettler, SVP marketing, U.S. Pharmaceutical at McKesson, took Drug Store News on a guided tour of the McKesson ideaShare show floor following the Opening General Session yesterday. The five stations included on the tour are designed to increase access to patients, help bring those patients into the store and maximize these patients by offering new services to bring in new revenue.

June 26, 2015

As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

Alcon, a division of Novartis, has announced the U.S. launch of Clear Care Plus Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution containing HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses.

June 24, 2015

It's official — International food retailers Delhaize and Ahold have entered into an agreement to merge, creating a base of more than 6,500 stores.

June 24, 2015

Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 23, 2015

Fresh from two major acquisition announcements — Target’s pharmacy business and Omnicare — CVS Health remains "a category of one” and continues to look ahead to its next innovative move, Helena Foulkes, EVP of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy, told investors at the Jefferies 2015 Global Consumer Conference Tuesday morning.

June 15, 2015

Late last year, Swedish beauty company Foreo announced its global expansion into the United States.

June 15, 2015

You don’t need a poll to know that sleep, or rather the lack thereof, has become a big deal for Americans. 

June 9, 2015

The anti-aging skin care line Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare has received the Daily Use Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization devoted to skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt treatment.