July 31, 2016

Before the Blues Brothers took the stage Friday night, July 22 at Cardinal Health RBC 2016, attendees celebrated one of their peers — the winner of the 2016 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award. Cardinal Health honored Ed Christofano, owner of Hayden’s Pharmacy in Youngwood, Pennsylvania with the award, which recognizes an independent pharmacist with an outstanding commitment to promoting the principles of community pharmacy.

July 31, 2016

One-out-of-every-6 pharmaceutical products dispensed to U.S. patients travels through the Cardinal Health network. Through the company’s Pharmaceutical Distribution supply chain, Cardinal Health consolidates product orders from hundreds of manufacturers into pharmacy-specific deliveries for 33,000 retail, hospital and alternate-site locations.

July 31, 2016

Standing in the Chicago Cultural Center underneath the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world, Cardinal Health VP Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. John Fiacco presented seven Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Medicap Pharmacy franchisees with Operational Excellence, Clinical Innovation and Professional Achievement awards. He also named the MSI Franchisee of the Year.

July 31, 2016

Cardinal Health RBC 2016 in Chicago, held July 20 to 23, included speaker Michael J. Fox, entertainment from the Blues Brothers, magicians and music at the Customer Appreciaiton Night at the Museum of Science and Industry, both a legislative and caregiver customer panel, game-show entertainment, artist, author and speaker Erik Wahl, and of course continuing education sessions, the tradeshow floor and Camp Cardinal Health.

July 31, 2016

Cardinal Health RBC 2017 will be held July 26 to 29 at the brand-new San Antonio Convention Center in Texas.

July 31, 2016

By 2025, it’s expected that 2-in-3 pharmacists will be women, but that ratio doesn’t carry into the realm of pharmacy ownership. That is why Cardinal Health Women in Pharmacy has taken up the task of turning more female pharmacists into pharmacy owners, and at Cardinal Health RBC 2016, there were various events and educational offerings for attendees to help women through the process of owning a pharmacy.

July 31, 2016

Dave Yost and Sarah McClain have community pharmacy in their blood. Their grandfather opened Yost Pharmacy — which they now own and operate — on Main Street in Mason, Ohio, in 1945. In the ensuing 71 years, the pharmacy has become a pillar of the community in ways that go beyond the doors of the pharmacy. Drug Store News spoke with Yost and McClain about their family’s dedication to community pharmacy and how they protect Yost Pharmacy’s legacy while meeting patient needs in the 21st century.

July 29, 2016

AmerisourceBergen is launching several new programs to help independent pharmacies improve business performance while meeting growing patient need.

July 29, 2016

Ulta Beauty is expanding its popular Ultamate Rewards loyalty program.

July 29, 2016

Maternity and shapewear brand Belly Bandit has launched a new, value-priced collection of pregnancy support and post-pregnancy compression-wear at Target.

July 29, 2016

The Cardinal Health Foundation has announced the 13 winners of the first multi-year E3 Patient Safety Grants, which help improve health outcomes for high-risk patients.

July 29, 2016

Comfort Vision has added a 90-Pack configuration for ProOcular daily disposable contact lenses.

July 29, 2016

The Council for Responsible Nutrition will be an exhibiting sponsor at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, the largest conference ever for women bloggers.

July 29, 2016

GNC Holdings on Thursday replaced its chief executive and suspended its earnings guidance. It also reported disappointing second quarter results.

July 29, 2016

Lemi Shine, the household cleaning brand powered by natural extracts, has launched its first line of liquid dish soaps.

July 29, 2016

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is launching three demonstration projects that aim to foster health care collaboration and increase pharmacy-based immunizations.

July 29, 2016

Drug Store News caught up with Unomi founder and CSO Pam Helmly for a rundown on the brand and how it will change personalized wellness.

July 29, 2016

Since a resurgence in the late 1990s, bedbugs persist as a problem across the United States. As these infestations continue to rise across North America, DSN talked to Gary Beutler, COO of KiltronX Enviro Systems, about the problem and the remedies required to combat it.

July 29, 2016

Low-risk general wellness products, including wearable fitness monitors and sleep monitors, will not be subject to pre- or post-market regulatory requirements, the Food and Drug Administration reported Thursday, according to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. "FDA has kept in line with its previous guidance on other health and wellness products, such as mobile medical applications and exercise equipment, where depending on the product's intended use, it could fall under FDA regulations," RAPS reported. "FDA says manufacturers could say their product is intended 'to promote, track, and/or encourage choice(s), which as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help to reduce the risk of [or may help living well with] certain chronic diseases and conditions.'" (RAPS)
 

July 29, 2016

Session Savers Sunscreen, a San Diego-based supplier of on-the-go sun care products, has been named the winner of the 2016 ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice Award for its eponymous line of sunscreen products.

July 29, 2016

Increased Medicare audits are raising the stakes for compliance in today’s pharmacies, with stricter enforcement than ever before. In fact, the likelihood of receiving a Part B audit request continues to climb amid national efforts to control fraud, waste and abuse.

July 28, 2016

Del Monte is teaming up with actress Katrina Bowden to introduce Del Monte Fruit Refreshers, the first ever Fruit Cup snack made just for adults. 

July 28, 2016

Dollar General has purchased 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states in a move designed to allow the discounter to expand its fresh meat and produce offerings.

July 28, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Adlyxin (lixisenatide), a once-daily injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.