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January 17, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is opening a cheese and specialty food store in central Pennsylvania, the supermarket chain said.

January 11, 2013

Walgreens' Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative aims to create a more patient-centered and cost-efficient payment system for the retailer's home state.

The latest move by Walmart is as sure an indication as any that health care is becoming less about fee-for-service and more about basing compensation on ratings derived from patient outcomes.

December 27, 2012

Kraft will introduce more than 40 new products in 2013, the company stated.

December 19, 2012

The changing healthcare environment and the challenges and opportunities of specialty pharmacy were the biggest themes at Acro Pharmaceutical Services' sixth annual Payer and Managed Care Symposium in Philadelphia last Thursday.

December 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new leukemia drug made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the agency said.

December 14, 2012

Commuters in Philadelphia who have forgotten to go holiday shopping may want to head to their nearest bus stop.

December 13, 2012

According to a new Wolters Kluwer Health survey, 80% of consumers believe the greater "consumerization" of health care — or the trend of individuals taking a greater and more active role in their own health care — is positive for Americans.

December 12, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is sponsoring a national campaign to investigate ways to build healthier communities in the United States and has made its latest stop, in St. Louis, the company said Wednesday.

December 10, 2012

The Emerson Group last weekend ‪announced that it had added three new partners to the company, naming, Clark Tyndall, Sue Smith and Brian Schaefer to Emerson's partner group.

December 5, 2012

Patients once considered "aspirin resistant" may not be resistant to aspirin after all, according to a study published online by Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Rather, the protective coating around the aspirin to prevent stomach issues may be delaying the absorption of aspirin, leading clinicians to believe that patients are aspirin resistant.

November 26, 2012

Troy Healthcare on Monday announced that Ron Jaworski, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current “ESPN Football” analyst, has signed on to become a national spokesman for its Stopain line of topical analgesics.

November 9, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Friday donated $250,000 to the American National Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

November 8, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday announced the five recipients of its annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards.

November 8, 2012

Recent research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots — specifically pulmonary emboli, life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery — Thomas Jefferson University announced Wednesday.

November 2, 2012

More health insurers are credentialing nurse practitioners as primary care providers, but there is room for improvement, according to a recent national survey of health insurers.

October 9, 2012

A two-part study by the Temple University School of Pharmacy and market research firm WilsonRx found the availability of custom flavoring for children’s medications boosted customer satisfaction and loyalty.

October 9, 2012

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews has teamed up with Little Baby's Ice Cream to debut a new ice cream flavor.

October 3, 2012

Independence Blue Cross announced that it has expanded members' access to care by adding coverage for treatment at urgent care centers and retail clinics, and also has developed a new Web tool to help members locate these facilities.

October 1, 2012

An online grocery delivery service is launching "virtual grocery stores" at commuter rail stations across the country.

September 21, 2012

The pharmaceuticals business will begin picking up in 2014, AmerisourceBergen president and CEO Steve Collis said at the wholesaler's ThinkLive Manufacturer's Summit.

September 19, 2012

The Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk, presented by Dulcolax, returned to Philadelphia for the fifth consecutive year to help raise funds for colon cancer research.

September 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has granted regulatory approval for a generic drug to treat tension headaches.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

September 12, 2012

Drug maker Shire is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new usage for a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Wednesday.

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