November 14, 2016

A Trump administration increases the likelihood that Walgreens Boots Alliance will successfully close its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid, though the deal's acual closing date may be extended further into the first quarter of 2017, suggested a Seeking Alpha opinion piece published Sunday.  "A new administration will be more open to the Kroger solution [buying Rite Aid prescription files and moving them in-house] than the previous administration," Seeking Alpha wrote. "Given the current hostile environment for consumer mergers, it is hard not to believe that the new regime increases the odds of regulatory approval at least modestly." (Seeking Alpha)

November 14, 2016

American Express Card Members who are also part of Rite Aid’s free loyalty program, wellness+ with Plenti, will also have the option of using their wellness+ with Plenti points, in addition to using Membership Rewards points.

November 14, 2016
Customers who sign up for the card will get 10% of one in-store purchase upon approval. Shopko Credit Card program customers will also automatically received a $10 gift card for every $200 spent. 
November 11, 2016

The 300,000-sq. ft. corporate campus at the Offices of Austin Ranch in Carrollton, Texas, will serve as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group’s new regional headquarters. 

 
November 11, 2016

Brill is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is Predictive Health’s chief medical officer. He has formerly served as a medical director for several managed care organizations and has run independent practice organizations and physician-hospital organizations

November 11, 2016

The Dr. Reddy’s generic will be available in 30-, 100- and 1,000-count bottles of 60-mg dosage strength tablets.

November 11, 2016

Vemlidy is a targeted prodrug of tenofovir that has shown antiviral efficacy similar to and a dose that’s less than one-tenth of that in Gilead’s Viread.

November 11, 2016

DSN Editor in Chief/Associate Publisher Rob Eder notes that at least one man saw President Donald Trump coming. DSN interviewed him for a January 2011 cover story: Stewart “Stewie Rah-Rah” Rahr, the free-wheeling billionaire-philanthropist and former owner/founder of Kinray, the largest privately held drug distribution company at the time he sold it to Cardinal Health for some $1.3 billion.

November 11, 2016

Febreze is taking an old-school approach to its holiday marketing by releasing the second installment of “The #12Stinks of Christmas" with iconic hip-hop artist Doug E. Fresh.

November 11, 2016

Wall Street has rewarded the company’s stock price in anticipation.

November 11, 2016

Kroger's family of stores has donated nearly $18 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its 75-year history.

November 11, 2016

ToConceive is clinically proven to increase a women’s production of transudate, a natural lubricant that assists in the fertility process, M Pharma USA noted.

November 11, 2016

QuickChek is supporting local veterans as a sponsor of the 9th annual Long Island Run for the Warriors in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

November 11, 2016

The unexpected election of Donald Trump as president has serious implications for the retail supply chain, which could especially effect online commerce. 

November 11, 2016

Picture a train that's left the station and is picking up speed. That's David Orgel's analogy for how the health and wellness trend is impacting supermarkets.

November 11, 2016

Veterans seeking advice at retail pharmacy walked away with a better understanding of their health condition in a shorter amount of time as compared to VA military centers.

November 11, 2016

Patients using HIV-specialized pharmacies more likely to use regimens on guideline.

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday softened his stance on his manifesto to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Trump suggested he may keep a few provisions, such as the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing parents to extend coverage for their children. "I told [Pres. Obama] I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told The Journal. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” (The Wall Street Journal)

November 10, 2016

Allergan has launched Taytulla, the first softgel contraceptive.

November 10, 2016

Innovative beverage company Bai Brands is launching a line of carbonated beverages with traditional soda flavors but also clean ingredients.

November 10, 2016

Dollar General is working out details to construct a $91 million distribution center in Orange County, N.Y.

November 10, 2016

Dollar General is planning to unveil a smaller-store concept designed around convenience.

November 10, 2016

Provider status legislation in good hands as new 115th Congress gavels into session in January.

November 10, 2016

Drug Store News spoke to FamilyWize CEO Joseph Sanginiti about how the company delivers savings to patients, and how its meeting patient needs among the uninsured, underinsured and the Medicare population.