December 10, 2010

CVS Caremark made headlines when it announced late in the day on Dec. 3 that former Walmart executive Hank Mullany had been named president of CVS/pharmacy. However, the wires were soon abuzz with news that Walmart had filed a lawsuit against CVS to block the hiring of Mullany.

December 8, 2010

The Little Clinic, which operates clinics inside select Kroger, King Soopers, Fry's Food Stores and Publix Super Markets, has announced the addition of the MultiPlan and PHCS Networks to its group of accepted provider networks.

December 8, 2010

Almost half of women in the United States who suffer from diabetes reported that it has a negative impact on their sex lives, according to a new study released Tuesday by MicroMass Communications.

December 7, 2010

Sometimes shifting trends in business, society or technology can seem to crystallize, giving business leaders who are paying attention a clear view of a market’s future direction and forcing a fundamental realignment of their companies’ strategy. Such was the case four years ago for Innovation Associates, a leading pharmacy technology provider and the company behind the PharmAssist robotic automation system.

December 7, 2010

Drug Store News recently sat down with Scott Verner, president of Nipro Diagnostics, to discuss some of the synergies created by the acquisition of Home Diagnostics by Japan’s Nipro in March. 


Drug Store News: How is the new company better positioned in the U.S. market? What are the synergies?


December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club promises to be an even more formidable competitor in the health-and-wellness space in the years ahead, judging from the strategic priorities now in place as part of a broad-based strategy known as Project Portfolio.


December 7, 2010


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s Neighborhood Market concept finally is getting its due more than 12 years after the first unit opened in late 1998. Next year, the company expected to open between 30 and 40 small stores, the majority of which will be Neighborhood Market units, in addition to a handful of pilot stores measuring less than 30,000 sq. ft. that the company views as a potential growth vehicle for either urban or rural markets.


December 6, 2010

Two-and-a-half years after joining the company, Robin Michel is leaving as president of the Giant-Landover division of Ahold USA to pursue other opportunities, the company confirmed Monday.

December 6, 2010

Pfizer president and CEO Jeffrey Kindler has retired from the company, the drug maker said Sunday. Ian Read, who currently heads Pfizer’s global biopharmaceutical operations and has worked for the company since 1978, will succeed him.

December 6, 2010

An India-based drug maker is looking to acquire all outstanding shares of another generic drug manufacturer based in the United States.

December 3, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that former Walmart North executive Hank Mullany will succeed Larry Merlo as president of CVS/pharmacy. The move is part of the corporate succession plan announced last May in which Tom Ryan will retire as CEO prior to the next annual meeting and Merlo will step up as CEO.

December 3, 2010

Fresh from securing a deal to sell his company to Cardinal Health for $1.3 billion, Kinray owner, president and CEO Stewart Rahr is turning more attention to his crusade to promote his friend Donald Trump as a candidate for president in 2012.

December 3, 2010

Winn-Dixie is offering customers a way to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program this holiday season through its private-label bottled water.

December 1, 2010

A consumer products giant and a big-box retailer are looking to connect deployed members of the U.S. military with their families during the holiday season, with help from the United Service Organizations.

December 1, 2010

Independent pharmacists are hailing a move in Congress to exempt pharmacies from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.

December 1, 2010

Drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has made an emergency oral contraceptive available by prescription in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

November 30, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted market exclusivity for a generic version of a medication designed to treat indoor and outdoor allergies.

November 29, 2010

A regional pharmacy chain has acquired a store based in Iowa.

November 22, 2010

Aveeno has developed new products and teamed up with the National Eczema Association ...

November 22, 2010

A generic drug maker has entered an agreement to purchase another drug maker's U.S. penicillin site ...

November 21, 2010

Aveeno, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. brand, has developed new products and teamed...

November 21, 2010

A drug maker will pull a common prescription painkiller from the market following the release...

November 18, 2010

The customer care team of CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit management business earned a silver medal...

November 18, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic was highlighted as an innovator of healthcare delivery by...