October 12, 2015

Mars Chocolate North America this week has announced a lineup of new products that it will roll out in the next few months — news shared at the annual National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

October 12, 2015

The National Community Pharmacists Association has named the recipient of its 2015 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year winner. 

October 12, 2015

The recipient of this year’s NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award has worked for years to ensure that those who need naloxone have access to it. 

October 12, 2015

Upsher-Smith Laboratories was honored Sunday with the National Community Pharmacists Association 2015 Corporate Recognition Award.

October 12, 2015

The NCPA Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award recognizes an independent community pharmacist who demonstrates a continuous commitment to patient adherence services.

October 12, 2015

The world’s largest social network is testing new e-commerce features, including a dedicated shopping section, Re/code reported. “Under that trial feature, users who click on a Canvas ad can then surf a mini version of the retailer’s website — complete with buyable products — all without leaving Facebook,” the report said, adding that “Target is one of the first retailers to use the new ad.” (Re/code)

October 12, 2015

A product's health and wellness benefits are influential purchase decision drivers for more than half of survey respondents (59%). 

October 12, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the launch of its generic of GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart.

October 12, 2015

Wakefern Food Corp. announced Monday that it had promoted three of its executives to new leadership roles.

October 12, 2015

In addition to screenings, Walmart’s licensed pharmacists were on hand to administer immunizations in select stores as part of “America's Biggest Health Fair” on Saturday. 

October 9, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association announced Friday that its fight toward provider status for pharmacists had reached a big milestone. 

October 9, 2015

Candyrific is rolling out new products, including a collectible candy dispenser just in time for Halloween. 

October 9, 2015

The distinction recognizes CVS/specialty's commitment to helping people with arthritis and joint pain, and builds on the longstanding relationship between the two organizations. CVS/pharmacy is currently the exclusive retail drug store partner of the Arthritis Foundation.

October 9, 2015

Listen to one of DSN’s favorite John Lennon songs in honor of the singer/songwriter’s 75th birthday. 

October 9, 2015

The drug can now be used on patients whose non-small cell lung cancer metastasized while undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy or afte

October 9, 2015

The next frontier for community pharmacy may be mental health. 

October 9, 2015

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals continues to grow its sports nutrition base with the acquisition of iForce Nutrition, which the company announced Friday.

October 9, 2015

Instantly Shelf Score is a monthly ranking of the newest CPG products by consumer purchase intent. 

October 9, 2015

An executive who played a key role in helping Publix deliver on its “where shopping is a pleasure” brand promise has stepped down after nearly half a century with the company. 

October 9, 2015

With more than 4,200 stores nationwide, Health Mart is showcasing a variety of resources and programs to help pharmacies deliver superior patient care and quality outcomes, thecompany says.

October 9, 2015

The New York Times outlines the controversy surrounding the recent FDA approval of Oxycontin in children. “Just because OxyContin has been abused or prescribed inappropriately doesn’t mean we should deprive the children who need the drug,” Kathleen Neville, pediatric oncologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital told The New York Times, adding it is “our obligation to have the best level of evidence for its use in children.” (The New York Times)

 

 
 
October 9, 2015

The company announced Friday that it had received certification to process Europay, MasterCard and Visa credit card purchases from Heartland Payment Systems.

October 9, 2015

The Boston Globe reports that if there were a measles outbreak, one-in-eight children — particularly young children — would contract the virus, based on research from Emory University, and immunization is the most critical way to prevent that. “If we do start to see immunization levels dip down a little bit and we see those dips sustained, we could start to lose that overall population level immunity,” study author Robert Bednarczyk said. “And if measles get introduced, we may start seeing larger and more severe outbreaks.” (Boston Globe)

October 9, 2015

Analytics company Custora has released its quarterly E-commerce Pulse, which shows continued growth of e-commerce and mobile commerce.