January 27, 2012

Meijer announced Friday some structural changes to its business, including the appointment of a chief operating officer, a newly created position.

January 20, 2012

Record-breaking attendance and four panel discussions on such topics as specialty pharmacy and diabetes set the stage for the 13th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit held on Nov. 29 in New York City.

January 20, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday identified the executives sitting on its new board of directors, including the naming of Lawrence Benjamin as chairman.

January 9, 2012

Endo Pharmaceuticals announced a short-term supply constraint of analgesic products, including Opana ER, due to the temporary shutdown of a manufacturing facility operated by Novartis Consumer Health.

December 19, 2011

Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that Rick Kash has been appointed vice chair and will join CEO David Calhoun and vice chair Susan Whiting in the office of the CEO. Nielsen also named Mitchell Habib COO.

November 30, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

November 22, 2011

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical has promoted Thomas Haughey to president and Paul Campanelli to COO, the company said. The promotions take effect immediately.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

November 8, 2011

Skin care company Murad, whose products are sold at several locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has named Beverly Parsons as COO.

November 7, 2011

October sure was a busy month for news in the drug channel. It began in earnest on Oct. 1, the day CVS’ new president officially began his new job. Before the month was over, CVS’ chief merchant left to become president of Family Dollar, and his responsibilities would be carved up between three key executives.

November 1, 2011

Pharmavite on Monday broke ground on the company’s new manufacturing and packaging facility in Opelika, Ala.

October 31, 2011

Health Market Science and PDX are offering PDX system clients access to the HMS Provider MasterFile, the companies said.

October 20, 2011

Mobile retail websites have emerged as an indispensible in-store tool for consumers as they shop, according to a new survey conducted by Hipcricket, an Augme Technologies company, that was released Thursday.

October 19, 2011

Summer Infant has named David Hemendinger as its new COO.

October 11, 2011

The retirement of Katz Group Canada CEO Andy Giancamilli come February will mark the rise of pharmacy veteran Frank Scorpiniti, who will take the helm of the Canadian retailer.


September 16, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated pharmacy network with more than 1,800 chain, franchise and independent pharmacies, has announced the retirement of industry veteran Andy Giancamilli as CEO, effective Feb. 2, 2012.

September 13, 2011

Pharmavite late Tuesday announced it has chosen Opelika, Ala., as the location for its new manufacturing and packaging facility.

August 31, 2011

Industry veteran and Bartell Drugs COO Ed Littleton was recognized for his dedication to pharmacy during this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference and was bestowed the association’s highest honor: the Harold W. Pratt Award.

August 2, 2011

In line with its new position as a stand-alone corporation, the former U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss drug maker has appointed a new leader.

July 13, 2011

GNC on Tuesday continued its management makeover with the promotions of Jeffrey Hennion and Darryl Green and the announced resignation of COO David Berg.

July 11, 2011

Walgreens has acquired the 10-site retail pharmacy chain Carle Foundation, a pharmacy operator out of the Urbana-Champaign, Ill., area with the majority of stores located inside medical office buildings, according to Dresner Partners, which brokered the deal.

July 7, 2011

Merck KGaA division Merck Serono has appointed Belen Garijo as COO and Annalisa Jenkins as global head of drug development and medical, effective Sept. 5.

July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

April 25, 2011

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has named Helena Foulkes EVP and chief healthcare strategy and marketing officer. In the newly created role, Foulkes will bring together the company’s capabilities in enterprise branding, communications, community relations, charitable giving, healthcare-reform strategy, government relations and marketing into one integrated organization in an effort to deliver even better business results and stronger partnerships.