February 6, 2015

They’re singing the blues in Knoxville, Tenn., ranked the No. 1 sickest city in the United States for the week beginning Jan. 12, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index. 

 

February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 5, 2015

Merck earlier this week announced that Belsomra (suvorexant) is now available at pharmacies in the United States for the treatment of insomnia.

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 4, 2015

Costco posted a sales gain for the month of January.

February 4, 2015

Mondelez International has named Valerie Oswalt president, U.S. sales, effective April 1.

February 3, 2015

The heaviest concentration of flu activity for the week beginning Feb. 2 is in the South Central United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report.

 

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.