July 26, 2011

Chickenpox is the scourge of many a schoolchild and usually a convenient, if itchy and feverish, reason to stay home for several days, but it also has been fatal for many who catch it — until recently.

July 26, 2011

Supervalu on Tuesday reported first-quarter fiscal 2012 net sales of $11.1 billion (down 3.7% versus last year) and net earnings of $74 million (up 10.4%), or 35 cents per diluted share. Posted net earnings beat the analyst consensus of 33 cents per diluted share.

July 26, 2011

Healthcare technology company Supplylogix has signed an agreement with an unnamed healthcare provider in the Midwest to provide pharmaceutical inventory management and demand forecasting.

July 26, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is reapplying for approval of two drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes after the Food and Drug Administration turned down its last applications, the company said.

July 26, 2011

Target opened on Monday three new retail-based health clinics in the Twin Cities as part of its expansion plan announced earlier this year.

July 26, 2011

Israeli generic drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries got a big boost in sales and profits during second quarter 2011, according to a financial report released Tuesday.

July 26, 2011

Yogurt brand The Greek Gods announced that it has brought on a new spokesman.

July 26, 2011

Walmart announced that it is making back-to-school shopping even easier with new store improvements.

July 26, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals had sales of $1.1 billion during second quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said.

July 25, 2011

Access Community Health Network and Walgreens have extended their relationship to co-develop an integrated program to provide accessible preventive and primary health care for underserved populations, Access said Monday.

July 25, 2011

It is no secret that consumers have changed their mindset and shopping behavior in the wake of the weakened economy. Today’s shoppers continue to have a greater focus on more cost-effective at-home beauty solutions, and hair coloring is no exception.


July 25, 2011

The health benefits associated with probiotics already are well-known. A 2010 MaCorr Research consumer survey reported that 73% of consumers correctly suggested that “probiotics are used to help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestine,” when asked to define the supplement.

July 25, 2011


With its latest string of initiatives designed to bring it out of a slump that lasted more than a decade, Rite Aid is aiming for “wellness” to do for it what the lower-case “i” did for Apple.


July 25, 2011

Reality star Bethenny Frankel reportedly is getting into the skin care business with her new Skinnygirl Face & Body Solutions and Skinnygirl Mommy at select Walmart stores in November.

July 25, 2011

Children with Type 1 diabetes may achieve better blood-sugar control if their parents are more authoritative with them, a new study has found.

July 25, 2011

Hyland’s will be bringing its Hyland’s Teething Tablets back to the market after a one-year hiatus with a few changes to the product, one of which is a child-resistant cap.

July 25, 2011

Boiron is making headway introducing a whole new natural external pain reliever into the mass outlet, having earlier this year won distribution through Walgreens and Duane Reade of its arnica gel Arnicare.

July 25, 2011

Discount grocery chain Bottom Dollar Food announced plans to enter the greater Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, markets.

July 25, 2011

Consumers eating more meals at home and innovation from manufacturers have led to a spike in sales of frozen convenience foods. A number of frozen segments showed double-digit increases in the 52-week period ended May 15.

July 25, 2011

With an eye toward achieving better alignment between their companies and the nation’s leading retailers, executives from more than 20 noncompeting vendor companies gathered in June in Boston — after several days of selling at NACDS Marketplace — for the most recent meeting of the Mack Elevation Forum.


July 25, 2011

Cardinal Health on Sunday named Theresa Tolle, owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Fla., as the recipient of its Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award at its annual Retail Business Conference.

July 25, 2011

Health care is like precision engineering; tweaking one element ever so slightly can mean the difference between a healthy life and an early death or, in the case of drug spending, between nearly $50,000 and just north of $1,000.


July 25, 2011

In his July 20 letter to benefit consultants, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford made a direct appeal to plan sponsors to either “select a PBM that includes Walgreens” or consider “direct arrangements with plans currently using Express Scripts, to the extent permitted by their contracts.” The letter also included an attached “template agreement that can be used to implement such direct arrangements where permitted,” for consideration.

July 25, 2011


As Seen On TV products have gained valuable shelf space at drug chains, becoming a formidable department instead of just an item-driven business.