November 9, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is celebrating 300 years. Originating as a small pharmacy in East London in 1715, GlaxoSmithKline has grown into the sixth largest global pharmaceutical company, the International Business Times reported Monday. "I'm extremely proud of all the history we have behind us," noted Nikki Yakes, GSK UK Pharma general manager. "It is a quite remarkable achievement to be able to trace our roots back to one young entrepreneur in 1715." (International Business Times)

November 6, 2015

Based on the company’s presentation accompanying a conference call on the acquisition, AstraZeneca’s focus to be on the treatment ZS Pharma is developing for hyperkalemia, a side effect of chronic kidney disease,

November 6, 2015

CVS Health is a likely buyer for as many as 85% of any stores that will be required to be sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid by the Federal Trade Commission. 

November 6, 2015

Adidas announced that it would put its design resources behind any high school in the United States who wants to change its mascot and team imagery to avoid potentially harmful or offensive Native American imagery. 

November 6, 2015

The new Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer is aimed at those with dry, sensitive skin. 

November 6, 2015

New this month, Nabisco’s Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy Cookies — meant to be served warm — drew strong interest from shoppers. 

November 6, 2015

Novira is a company working on curative treatments for chronic hepatitis B. 

November 6, 2015

The company achieved the reduction by finding places where sugar could be reduced without compromising the products’ taste, with such changes as replacing sweetened fruit with unsweetened fruit. 

November 6, 2015

The new collection is aimed at helping those who are acne prone cleanse their skin and treat blemishes. 

November 6, 2015

Pharmacy and retail NACDS members members were able to discuss issues surrounding Medicaid, prescription drug monitoring program funding, opioid abuse, plastic bag preemptions and back-to-school sales tax holidays. 

November 6, 2015

A CBS star and the producer of the People’s Choice Awards — which will be held Jan. 6 — got flu shots at a press conference to promote Walgreens’ vaccination campaign. 

November 6, 2015

A Kroger in Columbus, Ohio is taking refugees who fled ethnic cleansing in Bhutan on a classroom tour of the pharmacy, educating them on the healthcare products and information available to them, according to a report Wednesday from PRI. Helen Kim, a pharmacy fellow at Ohio State who helped start the program and herself an immigrant to the U.S., can relate. "We as immigrants, or somebody who is newly resettled, just do not know how to navigate [the pharmacy]," she said. (PRI)

 

November 6, 2015

The two companies on Friday announced a development and commercialization deal for sotagliflozin, which is currently in development and undergoing Phase 3 trials. 

November 6, 2015

Shoplifting continues to plague the retail industry due to organized retail crime, easy sales of stolen merchandise online, reduced investments in loss prevention, and the general perception of shoplifting as "low-risk/non-offensive.”

November 6, 2015

Join presenter Greg Kahn, CEO of GK Digital Media and Head of Partnerships for the Internet of Things Consortium, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and become a leader in the rapidly growing Inernet of Things space.

November 5, 2015

Almost two-thirds of consumers surveyed say social media will have some influence on their purchasing decisions, largely among the 18-44 age demographic. 

November 5, 2015

The new store will feature locally-made coffee, beer and ice-cream, along with expanded pharmacy and beauty departments. 

November 5, 2015

The new website is tailored to its user, with a product section that customizes results based on who is searching — patients, pharmacists or partners. 

November 5, 2015

Though Costco’s U.S. sales saw a 1% increase over both the four weeks and nine weeks ended Nov. 1 compared to last year, its Canadian stores saw an 8% decrease in comparable sales. 

November 5, 2015

CVS Health plans to establish a support operation in the southeastern U.S. employing more than 100 pharmacists and 350 pharmacy technicians, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday. "I, for one, am excited about getting 500 jobs in the pharmaceutical industry," reported Orlando Mayor Teresa Jacobs. (Orlando Sentinel

 

November 5, 2015

Genvoya can be used in adults and children 12 years of age and older who haven’t taken an HIV therapy before, and HIV-positive adults whose virus is suppressed. 

November 5, 2015

Walgreens may have to shutter as many as 3,000 stores in its bid to buy Rite Aid, or 65% of Rite Aid's store base, according to one real estate analyst in a Fortune story published Thursday, including 1,000 locations Walgreens is willing to jettison as part of any FTC negotiation and another 2,000 locations after the merger is complete. "The post-merger Walgreens real estate imperative will be to minimize cannibalization," noted Garrick Brown, VP research at Cushman for the West Region, adding that there are countless Rite Aid and Walgreens locations opposite one another across the country. (Fortune)

November 5, 2015

As the company heads into the holiday season and Q4, CEO Jerry Shore said Fred’s is aiming to optimize its operations and finish the fiscal year with a strong financial showing. 

November 5, 2015
Both retailers and manufacturers expect change, complexity and competition to continue in full force, which means winning organizations will be those that can anticipate important shifts and quickly pivot to capitalize on them.