October 7, 2013

Safeway on Monday announced that both traditional and high-dose influenza vaccines are available nationwide. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10%-off coupon.

October 7, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free shopping passes to members of the U.S. military in response to the government shutdown, which has also resulted in the shutdown of commissaries on military bases.

October 7, 2013

Represented by the Greenwood Group, Smith Brothers is making its way back onto shelves with a new way of thinking about sore throat lozenges, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg.

October 7, 2013

Doctors have continued prescribing antibiotics for mild conditions that don't require them despite decades of efforts by government authorities to discourage the practice, according to a new study.

October 7, 2013

TABS Group on Friday announced the formation of a senior-level team dedicated to supporting internal and customer-related initiatives with Walmart.

October 7, 2013

Walgreens on Monday announced Balance Financial, a full suite of integrated financial services that will be launching in phases over the coming months, all built around its new Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard.

October 7, 2013

Next year, the share of brand-name drugs paid by Medicare Part D beneficiaries will drop to 47.5%. The share of generics will drop to 72%, according to a report published Monday in the Wall Street Journal.

October 4, 2013

AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced the company will hold its annual manufacturer summit, ThinkLive 2013, Oct. 7 to 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

October 4, 2013

It was a big week for executive promotions, particularly the appointment of Mary Kelly as EVP and chief merchandising officer at Rexall Pharma Plus and Chris Dimos, who has joined McKesson as SVP corporate strategy and business development.

There’s no doubt that these two industry leaders bring much to the table in their new roles.

October 4, 2013

A new line of juice drinks from Campbell Soup includes a boost of nutrition, but lower calories and less sugar than most others.

October 4, 2013

Clif Kid, maker of organic snacks for active kids, on Thursday introduced Zbar Monster Chocolate Mint — a seasonal offering for Halloween.

October 4, 2013

Looking to help Americans better understand their healthcare coverage options under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Humana and CVS/pharmacy announced on Friday a strategic retail partnership.

October 4, 2013

Giant Food Stores turned 90 Friday, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

October 4, 2013

A private equity firm that is a major Rite Aid shareholder has exchanged its preferred stocks for common stock, according to a regulatory filing.

October 4, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday announced that Harris Teeter’s shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the previously announced merger agreement among Harris Teeter, Hornet Acquisition and Kroger.

October 4, 2013

A new mobile game app designed by CyberDoctor showed improvements in medication adherence, diet and exercise in diabetes patients, according to a study.

October 4, 2013

PFSweb, an international provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions, has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce solution for L'Oréal USA's Clarisonic brand, the company announced.

October 4, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, S.C., markets with two stores.

October 4, 2013

As retail-based health clinics increasingly illustrate the important role they plan in today’s U.S. healthcare system, Forbes is gearing up for its second annual Healthcare Summit in New York City Oct. 9 to 10.

October 4, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is taking to the airwaves to emphasize the role its members play in disseminating information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health insurance exchanges, which officially opened on Tuesday. NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Surveillance" Tuesday morning to talk about what pharmacies are doing for healthcare delivery.

The NACDS and National Community Pharmacists Association have long touted retail pharmacies as the most accessible centers for health and wellness, and pharmacists as the face of neighborhood health care. That role is especially important given widespread ignorance among the public about the Affordable Care Act and the exchanges.

October 4, 2013

Revlon has announced the departure of CEO Alan Ennis to “pursue other interests.” Succeeding Ennis is David Kennedy, who has been elected as vice chairman and interim CEO.

October 4, 2013

Beauty retailer Sephora has announced the launch of Sephora University Beauty Classes: a new program designed to help beauty-lovers of all ages and abilities master everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye.

October 4, 2013

Humidifiers help provide temporary relief from cough and congestion, counteract the effects of harsh, dry air, and can bring temporary relief to dry skin, stuffy noses and chapped lips — the three most irritating wintertime ailments, according to a new survey of U.S. moms, conducted by the makers of Vicks humidifiers.

October 4, 2013

Walgreens reached a 19.1% prescription market share for its fiscal year ended Aug. 31. But that wasn't the story to come out of the Chicagoland retailer's conference call. The story was how far along Walgreens has come in its pledge to transform pharmacy.

Truth is, there isn't one aspect of the pharmacy business that hasn't been touched by Walgreens' focus on transformation. And with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act yet to come in 2014, Walgreens is far from done. See for yourself: click on DSN's Walgreens news feed — all Walgreens news, all the time — and you have one story after another about how Walgreens is helping to redefine what retail pharmacy means to employers, payers and most importantly, the patient, almost on a daily basis.