Gilead completes acquisition of Pharmasset
FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Drug maker Gilead Sciences has completed its $11.2 billion acquisition of Pharmasset, Gilead said.
The $137-per-share merger, originally announced in November 2011, makes Pharmasset a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilead. Pharmasset, based in Princeton, N.J., focuses on developing orally administered drugs for viral infections, particularly hepatitis C.
Harris Teeter helps customers save via pharmacy promotion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter has launched its Rx Punch Card promotion, which can help loyalty program customers save on groceries when they fill or transfer a prescription to one of the chain’s pharmacy locations.
As part of Rx Punch Card promotion, VIC loyalty program customers that transfer or fill a prescription will receive a $20 electronic coupon, which automatically will be applied to their card, for use on their next Harris Teeter grocery purchase of $20 or more. VIC households can earn up to 10, $20 coupons during the promotion for a total of $200 in savings, the company said.
The promotion runs through April 3.
Harris Teeter operates 136 pharmacy locations in six states, including Washington, D.C.
Laurry Hinds joins BioPlus
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Laurry Hinds has been named regional director at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, responsible for business development in western North Carolina, the company announced.
Hinds, a registered nurse, will focus on hepatitis C and intravenous immunoglobulin sales. IVIG is a blood product used to treat certain immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases and acute infections.
“We are delighted that Laurry has joined our business development team. She brings a rare combination of enthusiasm and knowledge that I know will create strong relationships with the referral sources in her market,” BioPlus VP sales Bill Cook said.