June 11, 2012

With overwhelming support in both the U.S. House and Senate and the strong backing of President Obama, a reauthorization of the landmark Prescription Drug User Fee Act that funds new drug application reviews at the Food and Drug Administration is a near certainty, probably within days or weeks at most. But one amendment to the Senate's version of PDUFA reauthorization, contained in the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act, could threaten both retail pharmacies and the patients they serve.

June 11, 2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has named a new president.

June 8, 2012

Over the past two months, Bi-Lo has revealed 13 newly updated stores across the Carolinas, with donations of more than $19,000 to community organizations on behalf of Bi-Lo charities, the grocer announced Wednesday.

June 5, 2012

Carex Health Brands has established its operations in Canada with the acquisition of a Nova Scotia-based leader in the lifting seat and light therapy markets.

June 1, 2012

Supervalu banner Acme Markets has opened a new store in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

June 1, 2012

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently selected Neiman as creative partner for its portfolio of over-the-counter women’s health and personal care brands, the ad agency announced Tuesday.

June 1, 2012

Mike's Hard Lemonade announced that its president, Philip O'Neil, is leaving the company.

June 1, 2012

WebMD has tapped Pfizer's group president of animal health, consumer health care and corporate strategy to serve as its new chief executive.

May 31, 2012

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s prescription drug user fee programs that are scheduled to expire in September. H.R. 5651 passed the House by a vote of 387 to 5.

May 30, 2012

National Health Systems announced the promotion of SVP product strategy and design Brad Crosslin to the role of president.

May 29, 2012

Cosmetic Executive Women recently recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

May 29, 2012

Former Accredo Health Group president has been elected to serve on Fred's board of directors.

May 21, 2012

Yardley London, known for its botanical soap bars, has announced the launch of its new Skin Indulgence bath and shower collection.

May 16, 2012

CVS Caremark has aggressively set its sights on enhancing medication adherence, and the initiatives are paying off as the company estimates that its PBM clients saved nearly $2.4 billion in 2011 because of improved medication adherence for chronic conditions, according to findings of its annual Insights Report.

May 16, 2012

In contrast to the most recent cough-cold season, which was characterized by a relative lack of upper respiratory illnesses, pharmacy shoppers with itchy eyes, runny noses and audible sneezes have been back in force this spring in search of allergy relief.

May 16, 2012

ScriptPro has released a new pharmacy robot that it said would have the smallest footprint of its robotics lineup.


May 15, 2012

Majestic Drug, a manufacturer of niche oral care and personal care products, has named David Fishman as VP.


May 15, 2012

The president of Shoppers Food and Pharmacy will transition to a new role, parent company Supervalu announced Tuesday.

May 15, 2012

With state-led Medicaid redesign and federal healthcare delivery reform under way in New York state, the demand for nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other healthcare professionals is anticipated to continue to increase, according to a recent report by the Healthcare Association of New York State, which is a statewide hospital and continuing care association.

May 15, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday infused greater value into its Prescription Savings Club program, which now offers discounts on more than 8,000 brand-name and generic prescriptions, thanks to the inclusion of more than 700 "value-priced" generics, which retail as low as $12 for a 90-day supply.

May 14, 2012

3M on Monday announced the fourth annual Nexcare give program, a nationwide initiative that in partnership with the American Red Cross helps raise awareness around the need for blood donations.

May 9, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday announced it has selected GSD&M to be its new brand and creative agency of record. The relationship will include broadcast, print and outdoor marketing efforts, as well as digital activation and creative.

May 9, 2012

PharmaSmart International has promoted Ashton Maaraba to the newly created position of COO, the blood-pressure monitor manufacturer said.

May 9, 2012

Merchandisers angling for that impulse purchase take heart: As many as 76% of buying decisions are being made in the store, according to research published Wednesday from Point of Purchase Advertising International.