February 2, 2015

The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to data recently released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

January 30, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Friday that they have completed their proposed merger.

January 29, 2015

Colgate announced on Thursday during the fourth quarter it posted organic sales growth and higher profitability as new launches in the United States helped fuel volume growth.

January 27, 2015

Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the United States, the Council for Responsible Nutrition advised in guidelines for industry released Tuesday. 

January 27, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger.

January 26, 2015

Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group, which operates about 1,300 stores in the United States, posted double-digit gains in fourth-quarter revenues in the United States.

January 26, 2015

Ray Payne has been promoted to group VP, real estate.

January 22, 2015

The global therapeutics market for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is set to rise in value from $589.6 million in 2013 to $1.5 billion by 2023, representing a high compound annual growth rate of almost 9.9%, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm GlobalData.

January 21, 2015

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

January 20, 2015

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo has landed a prime seat at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address in recognition of the chain’s move last year to pull tobacco products.

January 13, 2015

Actavis on Tuesday announced the launch of a leading portfolio of generic specialty injectable medications to be marketed to hospitals across the United States.

January 13, 2015

A new analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the CVS Health Research Institute, published online first in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that enhanced prescription drug insurance can improve patient health outcomes and reduce use of other (often costly) healthcare services.

January 13, 2015

Larry Merlo reiterated the company’s success in building a one-of-a-kind company with unmatched, integrated assets.

January 12, 2015

AmerisourceBergen on Monday acquired MWI Veterinary Supply, the leading animal health distribution company in the United States, for $2.5 billion.

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

New packaging formats, consumer interest in therapeutic body care and a long, cold 2013-2014 winter in much of the United States helped fuel sales in the body-, hand- and foot-care category — a category that, according to research firm Mintel, experienced virtually no sales growth between 2009 and 2011.

January 7, 2015

Lupin Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday launched its valsartan tablets USP in 40-, 80-, 160- and 320-mg dosage strengths. The drug is the generic version Novartis's Diovan tablets.

January 7, 2015

SoapBox, a mission-based personal care company that highlighted its range of bar soaps, body washes, lotions and liquid hand soaps at the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston, has broadened its distribution, enabling the company’s charitable mission to have a larger impact on communities around the United States.

January 6, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is investigating generic drug price inflation.

January 5, 2015

Nearly three-fourths (72%) of Americans will be committing to “drinking enough water” in 2015.

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

January 5, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association thanked President Obama for signing the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act into law last month.

January 5, 2015

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals last month announced it has begun shipping Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets to wholesalers in the United States. 

December 22, 2014

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a 24% increase in dollar sales during the month of November as the bold lip trend shows little signs of fading, according to global information company, The NPD Group.