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04/21/2012 - 5:13pm

It was about a year ago that GlaxoSmithKline organized a dedicated sales team in support of community pharmacy. Drug Store News met with Jack Bailey, GSK SVP policy payers and vaccines, to discuss the progress of that team and the focus being discussed here at NACDS Annual.

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04/21/2012 - 3:58pm

At the Cabanas at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Click here to see Saturday's Cabana shots

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04/21/2012 - 2:58pm

The Drug Store News Group on Sunday co-hosted a breakfast with CVS Caremark to celebrate DSN’s March 12 “Category of One” issue. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and CEO, shared with attendees CVS’ focus on leveraging personalization opportunities, through both marketing and assortment, to engender loyalty. Suppliers also were introduced to new CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby.

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04/21/2012 - 12:08pm

The Procter & Gamble Innovation Studio and the L'Oréal Party were among the events Saturday night at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

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04/21/2012 - 11:51am

The Opening Celebration at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

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04/20/2012 - 1:08pm

With today’s still-recovering economy, retailers and manufacturers are walking a marketing tightrope, carrying a balancing pole with shelf pricing and promotions on one end and gross profit margin on the other. DSN caught up with Glen Davis, president and CEO of the Competitive Promotion Report, to get some perspective on how that’s being done.

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04/20/2012 - 1:05pm

At the Cabanas at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Click here to see Sunday's Cabana shots

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04/20/2012 - 12:37pm

The Revlon Party and the First Dance Party — sponsored by Energizer, Hallmark and Kellogg — were among the events Friday night at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

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04/20/2012 - 12:34pm

More than 250 executives who joined Anda for its 5th Annual Supply Chain Symposium in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday and Friday were treated to a keynote address from Larri Short, a partner in the Health Law Group at Arent Fox, who addressed pharmacy reimbursement issues; and Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

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04/20/2012 - 12:30pm

CVS Caremark’s Judy Sansone and Ahold’s Joanne Leonardi headlined Friday morning’s Mack Elevation Forum at NACDS Annual in Palm Beach, Fla. Moderated by Elevation Forum creator Dan Mack and presented by The Swanson Group, the forum members discussed opportunities for value creation with major retailers, mining a brand’s hidden assets and what it is that makes some companies successful amid chaos and uncertainty.

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04/16/2012 - 12:56pm

In late January, DSN.TV traveled to Bentonville, Ark., for an exclusive look at what Sam's Club is doing to win in health and wellness. In part 2, VP health and family care Jason Reiser and VP consumables George Agnacian discuss two critical aspects of Sam's Club's health-and-wellness platform — prevention and solutions — and the important role suppliers play in creating a unique and relevant offering for its members.

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04/16/2012 - 11:39am

With its famously competitive pharmacy market and diverse population, New York City has long been a hotspot for new store formats. One of the products of this dynamic environment is Tisane Pharmacy in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a store that seeks to blend Old World and New World. Pharmacy school classmates Inna Shafir and Yelena Yoffe opened the store last Labor Day with the idea of creating a pharmacy that emphasized natural care and comfort. Both also own pharmacies elsewhere in the city.

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04/16/2012 - 10:57am

Drug Store News and Sam's Club celebrated the release of the "Inside Sam's Club" issue of DSN, which details Sam's Club's increasingly important role in the health-and-wellness field, in a reception held with the retailer's executives and top trading partners.

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04/06/2012 - 10:22am

In late January, DSN.TV traveled to Bentonville, Ark., for an exclusive look at what Sam's Club is doing to win in health and wellness. In part 1, SVP health and wellness Jill Turner-Mitchael and VP health and family care Jason Reiser explain Sam's Club's three-tiered merchandising strategy built around awareness, prevention and solutions.

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04/03/2012 - 10:54am

In an effort to become the fastest-growing brand in the warehouse channel, Sam’s Club is positioning itself as a health-and-wellness destination through a robust portfolio of products and services — including 500-plus pharmacies, hundreds of optical and hearing centers and a three-tiered strategy built on awareness, prevention and solutions — all while giving members what they want.

 

For Part 2, click here.

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04/03/2012 - 10:38am

In an effort to become the fastest-growing brand in the warehouse channel, Sam’s Club is positioning itself as a health-and-wellness destination through a robust portfolio of products and services — including 500-plus pharmacies, hundreds of optical and hearing centers and a three-tiered strategy built on awareness, prevention and solutions — all while giving members what they want.

 

For Part 1, click here.

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04/03/2012 - 10:29am

In an effort to become the fastest-growing brand in the warehouse channel, Sam’s Club is positioning itself as a health-and-wellness destination through a robust portfolio of products and services — including 500-plus pharmacies, hundreds of optical and hearing centers and a three-tiered strategy built on awareness, prevention and solutions — all while giving members what they want.

 

For Part 1, click here.

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04/03/2012 - 10:22am

In an effort to become the fastest-growing brand in the warehouse channel, Sam’s Club is positioning itself as a health-and-wellness destination through a robust portfolio of products and services — including 500-plus pharmacies, hundreds of optical and hearing centers and a three-tiered strategy built on awareness, prevention and solutions — all while giving members what they want.

 

For Part 1, click here.

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04/02/2012 - 1:52pm

NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill showcased the unsurpassed value of community pharmacy as pharmacy advocates from 41 states conducted more than 350 meetings with U.S. senators and representatives in late March.

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03/26/2012 - 11:02am

As part of the Executive Viewpoint video series, DSN editor in chief Rob Eder sat down with Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, to discuss CVS Caremark's integrated pharmacy model and the future of health care in America.

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03/23/2012 - 11:55am

Eighty-two-year-old independent Dougherty’s Pharmacy is operating a pharmacy inside the Forest Park Medical Center, which it opened in August. The pharmacy’s decor includes Italian tile wall treatments, a wavy wall behind the cash wrap and works by local Dallas artists.

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03/21/2012 - 6:01pm

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced that immunization records would be sent directly from its more than 7,800 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores and 350 Take Care Clinics to primary care providers over Surescripts’ electronic prescribing network using Surescripts’ Clinical Interoperability services. And later this year, the company plans to share immunization data with local and state public health agencies, and share Take Care Clinic patient summaries with primary care providers. Drug Store News recently had the opportunity to speak with Surescripts president and CEO Harry Totonis about the new service.

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03/06/2012 - 12:49pm

"Game change." That's the theme leading up to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's 2012 Annual Executive Conference given the shifts in consumer demand and legislative focus. DSN caught up with CHPA's president and CEO Scott Melville before the meeting to get a sense of where the business of consumer healthcare products stands today, and what the association is working toward tomorrow.

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03/05/2012 - 4:53pm

In January, specialty pharmacy group contracting organization Armada Health Care introduced ApproveRx, a Web-based system that it says will greatly streamline the prior authorization process and already has been adopted by Amber Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the company also is gearing up for the Armada Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in May. Recently, Drug Store News spoke with Armada CEO Larry Irene about these recent developments.