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December 15, 2011

Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

NEW YORK — Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

As the imPRESS celebrity brand ambassador, Scherzinger, who is a judge on “The X Factor,” brings a chic, “glam rock” style to the brand.

September 14, 2011

A recent federal court ruling could have big implications for compounding pharmacies.

HOUSTON — A recent federal court ruling could have big implications for compounding pharmacies.

May 3, 2011

Sales at generic drug maker Mylan increased by 12% during first quarter 2011, compared with first quarter 2010, the company said Tuesday.

PITTSBURGH — Sales at generic drug maker Mylan increased by 12% during first quarter 2011, compared with first quarter 2010, the company said Tuesday.

Sales for the three months ended March 31 were $1.45 billion, compared with $1.29 billion during the same period a year ago. Profits, meanwhile, were $104.2 million, compared with $61.1 million in first quarter 2010.

April 7, 2011

Illinois Circuit Judge John Belz on Tuesday ruled that Illinois pharmacists could refuse to dispense the emergency contraceptive Plan B, despite a 2005 edict that required pharmacists to dispense Plan B, regardless of their religious beliefs, according to published reports.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Circuit Judge John Belz on Tuesday ruled that Illinois pharmacists could refuse to dispense the emergency contraceptive Plan B, despite a 2005 edict that required pharmacists to dispense Plan B, regardless of their religious beliefs, according to published reports.

February 3, 2011

Gillette Venus has selected actress, singer and "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez to be its first-ever global ambassador, appearing in all elements of the brand's 2011 marketing campaign and supporting the total brand portfolio.

NEW YORK — Gillette Venus has selected actress, singer and "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez to be its first-ever global ambassador, appearing in all elements of the brand's 2011 marketing campaign and supporting the total brand portfolio.

Aside from TV and print ads, public relations, digital, social media and in-store communications, the campaign also includes Lopez's exclusive remake of the iconic "Venus" song, plus the launch of a new philanthropic effort dedicated to empowering women through education.

February 1, 2011

A federal judge in Florida has overturned a key portion of the healthcare-reform law and ruled that the entire law must be scrapped.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida has overturned a key portion of the healthcare-reform law and ruled that the entire law must be scrapped.

January 28, 2011

Concerns that contracting rules affecting healthcare providers that service Tricare beneficiaries could extend to retail pharmacies has prompted the country’s largest chain pharmacy lobby to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit over the regulations.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Concerns that contracting rules affecting healthcare providers that service Tricare beneficiaries could extend to retail pharmacies has prompted the country’s largest chain pharmacy lobby to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit over the regulations.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the defendant in the case, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor v. Florida Hospital of Orlando.

December 21, 2010

A judge recently blocked AstraZeneca from attempting to impede the development of generic versions of its popular cholesterol drug, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — A judge recently blocked AstraZeneca from attempting to impede the development of generic versions of its popular cholesterol drug, according to published reports.

December 16, 2010

A Delaware judge granted Walmart's request for a preliminary injunction on Wednesday and has blocked — for now — CVS Caremark from hiring former Walmart executive Hank Mullany as president of CVS/pharmacy, according to published reports.

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge granted Walmart's request for a preliminary injunction on Wednesday and has blocked — for now — CVS Caremark from hiring former Walmart executive Hank Mullany as president of CVS/pharmacy, according to published reports.

Vice chancellor J. Travis Laster scheduled a trial for early March.

September 26, 2010

Biosimilars, biogenerics, follow-on biologics—whatever the designation one prefers for knockoffs of biotech drugs—they will soon...

September 7, 2010

Maybelline New York, the official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and CVS/pharmacy are inviting...

NEW YORK Maybelline New York, the official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and CVS/pharmacy are inviting consumers to showcase their talents and enter to win the "Be a Sensational Makeup Artist" contest.

From Sept 1 to Oct. 15, consumers can enter the "Be a Sensational Makeup Artist" contest by visiting Besensationalandwin.com. Contestants must submit a video of themselves creating a makeup look with Maybelline New York cosmetics for a chance to win.

January 5, 2010

A federal judge found that two provisions in a law gives the FDA regulatory control...

November 15, 2009

A couple of issues back I wrote a column about a question a guy asked...

A couple of issues back I wrote a column about a question a guy asked me at conference earlier this fall: “So, who’s bigger—CVS or Walgreens?” Ironically, it was the week each company opened its 7,000th store. The point: If you’re measuring these companies based solely on who operates the most stores, if that’s the way you’re keeping score, you’re watching the wrong game.

I still believe that.

November 5, 2009

If you judge CVS Caremark too harshly based solely on the handful of PBM contracts...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. If you judge CVS Caremark too harshly based solely on the handful of PBM contracts — even if they were some pretty big contracts — it lost in the short-term, as many investors did in the wake of the company’s Nov. 5 earnings call, you’re missing the big picture.