October 17, 2014

As previously reported, the pharmacy landscape in North Dakota could be heating up if a state law banning out-of-state pharmacy ownership is repealed in November. According to a recent poll, North Dakota voters have mixed opinions.

October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 17, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company continues to extend its mobile offerings. The coffee giant will launch mobile ordering in its locations in the Portland, Ore., area by year end, with a full rollout nationwide in 2015.

October 17, 2014

Target Canada announced on Friday the official opening of three new stores in Canada, marking the final stores scheduled to open in 2014 and bringing to 133 the total number of Target Canada stores open across the country.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 17, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday released a series of YouTube videos explaining facets of the chain's operations and how each of those areas support diverse communities. 

October 16, 2014
AdAge on Thursday attributed higher sales of hand sanitizer and disinfectants to the rise in Ebola-related media reports.
October 16, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Burmans last week received the new “Shaping Healthcare Delivery” award at this year’s AmerisourceBergen’s ThinkLive Conference. 

October 16, 2014

Unilever’s Dove has teamed up with beauty and wellness app PRIV to offer hair products and services that help women achieve great hair days — anytime, anywhere.

October 16, 2014

New data from CVS Health examines quality of care for acute conditions at retail clinics.

October 16, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio.

October 16, 2014

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, on Thursday announced that members of EPIC Pharmacy Network will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network.

October 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Esbriet (pirfenidone), as well as Ofev (nintedanib), to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a condition in which the lungs scar over time.

October 16, 2014

Goldman Sachs is recognizing entrepreneur and UrgentRx founder and CEO Jordan Eisenberg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.

October 16, 2014

GreatCall on Wednesday announced that its suite of connected health and safety products and services is available in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide.

 

October 16, 2014

Congress has a chance to advance one specific aspect of healthcare innovation, and it should make the most of this opportunity.

 

October 16, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies will turn more than 20 brand logos purple in support of Spirit Day, a national day devoted to standing up against bullying and showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

October 16, 2014

 Kaz on Wednesday launched the new Febreze Air Purifier. 

October 16, 2014

 Big Belli on Thursday announced the December 2014 premiere of a documentary called “40 Weeks.” 

October 16, 2014

Shara Rudner, director, clinical trials group for Restore Health, was part of a research collaboration that developed a new delivery system that could help millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies. 

October 16, 2014

Shopko announced Wednesday the rollout of its expanded omnichannel, providing customers more access to product — including the ability to buy products on-line and ship them to store for free. 

October 16, 2014

CCA Industries, a maker of health and beauty aids, posted an increase in third-quarter revenues fueled by the strength of its Bikini Zone and Sudden Change skin care brands, which were supported with national TV advertising during the quarter.

October 16, 2014

Princeton University grad students Gilad Arwatz and Carla Bahri are looking to revolutionize the deodorant segment with ClickStick — a smart deodorant applicator with a mobile app.

October 16, 2014

The Speed Stick Gear team and NASCAR driver Cole Whitt have announced a new online sweepstakes aimed at rewarding those who step up in high-pressure situations with a chance to join Whitt during NASCAR's final race in Miami on Nov. 16.