April 25, 2011

Embrace diversity. You don’t have to be Leader to be a leader.


April 25, 2011

“After all, we’re from around here, too.” That message, delivered to millions of Texas consumers via the pharmacy page on H-E-B’s heavily scanned website, lies at the heart of the San Antonio-based supermarket chain’s seemingly unshakeable grip on both customers and patients in the Lone Star State. The H.E. Butt Grocery Co. maintains high marks for customer loyalty, innovative patient care services, a quality shopping experience and plenty of healthy choices in its food aisles.


April 25, 2011

Hannaford’s commitment to health and wellness made headlines back in 2006 when 
it implemented the innovative Guiding Stars system — the first storewide nutrition navigation system in the United States. Now, five years later, the company’s dedication to healthy living remains strong.


April 22, 2011

Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences celebrated its 125th anniversary with a founding day celebration Thursday.

April 19, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Society for Nutrition on Monday recognized two researchers for their work in the supplement industry.

April 19, 2011

Pharmacists have become a go-to source for information about dietary supplements and also offer recommendations to patients, according to a study conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

April 13, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday announced support for the Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2011 (H.R. 1409), which was introduced last week by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in an effort to improve the quality of patient care by leveling the playing field between healthcare professionals and insurance companies in the healthcare industry.

March 22, 2011

Millennium Pharmacy Systems named John Tauber as its chief information officer.

March 18, 2011

Tops Markets shoppers should expect to see something new on store shelves.

March 17, 2011

New federal and state regulations are expanding the role of the pharmacist, noted Richard Ashworth, Walgreens VP pharmacy services, during a live “Health Chat” hosted by Chicago Tribune reporter Bruce Japsen on Thursday afternoon. And that’s of benefit to patients at large, especially as “community pharmacy is located in the local communities and [is] a natural extension of the healthcare system,” Ashworth wrote.

March 14, 2011

A study published last week in Nutrition Journal found that dietary supplement usage and patient recommendations were common for physicians across several medical specialties, including dermatology, cardiology and orthopedics.

March 14, 2011

By 2015, “pharmacists will be the healthcare professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.” That was the consensus reached in the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' vision statement at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Consumer Awareness, Resources, Education, State Policy and Testing Summit last month.

March 10, 2011

Advocacy on behalf of pharmacy at the state level has won recognition from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for a pharmacy school in West Virginia.

March 9, 2011

Drug maker Purdue Pharma is giving a $1 million grant to the state of Florida to help fund the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, the company said Wednesday.

March 9, 2011

Capitol Hill will turn into a sea of white lab coats Wednesday and Thursday as more than 350 pharmacy advocates from almost 40 states visit Washington for the third annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day, NACDS said Wednesday.

March 3, 2011

Bi-Lo has developed and launched its own nutritional tagging system that identifies healthful attributes in particular foods.

February 24, 2011

New York-based supermarket retailer King Kullen announced that it is partnering with NuVal to provide customers with better insight of what foods they should be eating.

February 16, 2011

Safeway on Wednesday introduced its new SimpleNutrition program, an in-store shelf tag system that makes it easier for shoppers to find better nutrition choices among foods and beverages.

February 8, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions is donating $5 million toward the construction of a new school of pharmacy in New Jersey.

January 25, 2011

More than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in 2010, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board said Tuesday.

January 24, 2011

Biotab Nutraceuticals last week showcased an Extenze line extension — an energy-shot delivery format — at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet and Sports Nutrition conference here.

January 19, 2011

Attention personal care product marketers and manufacturers: Consumers' attitude toward innovation is not what conventional wisdom has been dictating, and there are differences between their current perception of the industry and desired reality.

January 13, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

January 13, 2011

In an effort to develop and promote sustainability training for pharmacists, pharmacy students and related professionals, the University of the Sciences and Practice Greenhealth have formed a new partnership.