May 1- CVS Health Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly results on Friday, helped by increased revenue from its specialty pharmacy services and increased claim processing. CVS, the No. 2 U.S. drugstore operator, also raised the low end of its 2015 profit forecast to $5.08 a share from $5.05 before special items, while keeping the high end at 5.19.» Read More
CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to a newly approved hepatitis C drug from AbbVie, which Express Scripts made an exclusive deal for a significant discount on the drug.
Dec 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third largest U.S. drugstore chain, raised its full-year earnings forecast after cutting it twice this year as higher sales of prescription drugs pushed up its profit and revenue in the third quarter. Rite Aid's shares jumped 13.3 percent to $6.87 in heavy premarket trading. Rite Aid, which sells over-the-counter drugs, personal care...
Dec 18- U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp's quarterly profit jumped 46.5 percent as higher sales of prescription drugs boosted same-store sales. The company's net income rose to $104.9 million, or 10 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 29 from $71.6 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. Total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $6.69 billion.
Dec 10- Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire and hand the reins on an interim basis to the head of Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd, a move that follows a series of events that has tested investor confidence in the U.S. drugstore chain. Walgreen said Wasson would step down shortly after it completes the purchase of the 55 percent it does not already...
Dec 10- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire after the completion of the company's pending merger with Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd.. Walgreen shares were up 2.3 percent in extended trading. Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots, would serve as acting CEO, Walgreen said.
Dec 10- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co said Chief Executive Greg Wasson would retire after the completion of its pending merger with Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd.. Walgreen shares were up 2.1 percent in extended trading. Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots, would serve as acting CEO, Walgreen said.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Pruzanski, provides insight to his company's efforts to tackle NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, saying over 10 percent of the U.S. population is thought to have NASH. Pruzanski also weighs in on being a public company.
Discussing warning signs from Dendreon, and other worrisome companies, with Les Funtleyder, E Square Asset Management.
Joseph Pantginis, Roth Capital, has been negative on Dendreon for a long time, ahead of the drugmaker's bankruptcy protection filing.
CHICAGO, Nov 6- A Chicago court on Thursday rejected Walgreens' move to block all disclosures of what the drugstore chain deems confidential information in a defamation lawsuit filed by its former chief financial officer. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Franklin Valderrama said Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain operator, failed to convince him that...
CHICAGO, Nov 6- A Chicago court on Thursday rejected Walgreens' move to block disclosures of what the drugstore chain deems confidential information in a defamation lawsuit filed by its former chief financial officer. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Franklin Valderrama said Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain operator, failed to convince him that all...
Kroger has delivered 43 straight quarters of rising sales at stores open at least a year.
Drug companies may be looking for legal protection amid a massive demand for Ebola vaccines, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.
Walgreen's former CFO sued the drugstore operator, alleging executives defamed him in news reports that blamed him for errors in its forecast.
GW Pharma shares are down sharply after a study of its treatment for ulcerative colitis missed its primary endpoint in a mid-stage trial. GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover, says the company's main focus is on its product for epilepsy.
CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from the East Coast Cannabis Business Expo, on one pot entrepreneur taking CBD, which is an extract of the hemp plant, and putting it in pet food.
Medical marijuana, which is legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C., and recreational marijuana -- legal in Colorado and Washington State -- bring dispensaries and states healthy revenues, via taxes and fees. Watch a 90-second overview of the business of legal marijuana by the numbers.
CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on the uphill battle facing potpreneurs.
Tekmira said regulators in the U.S. and Canada authorized use of its experimental drug for Ebola through an expanded access program. CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight.
A new survey from Mashable finds nearly 10 percent of Americans admit to smoking pot before heading into the office. CNBC's Kate Rogers shares the difficulties in testing employees.