December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

December 5, 2014
Walgreens' management team following the Alliance Boots merger is in place following the appointment of Linda Filler to the chief merchant position. Filler will be a strong addition to the team Alex Gourlay, currently Walgreens president of customer experience and daily living, and president-elect of Walgreens, is building.
 
Filler has a robust retail pedigree, most recently as president of Claire’s Stores, a fun retailer targeting the tween market with fashionable jewelry and accessories. Prior to Claire’s, Filler was EVP and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, where she led the owned-brand strategy. She also held EVP positions at Walmart and Kraft Foods Group, and leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Hanes Brands in the Sara Lee Corp.
 
December 4, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Labs, was granted tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets for oral suspension. 

December 4, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation celebrated its 16th annual Foundation Dinner Wednesday evening in New York City, raising a record $1.9 million, which will continue to fuel the Foundation’s patient-centered care research agenda.

December 4, 2014

Rite Aid's positive pharmacy results helped fuel a pre-market surge of 2.4% to $5.59 in premarket trading.

December 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday posted a new infographic showcasing the dietary supplement consumer.

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 4, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Wednesday a $100 million commitment to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from Fred Eshelman, a 1972 graduate of the School, founder and former CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development, and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals.

December 3, 2014

Retailers and supplier panelists tackled critical issues head on during Wednesday’s 16th annual Industry Issues Summit.

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

December 3, 2014

Health-and-wellness companies see increasing opportunity in the point-of-care channel to reach and engage with patients primed to receive information about their health.

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 3, 2014

Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

 

December 2, 2014

International HIV/AIDS activist and humanitarian Hydeia Broadbent teamed up with Ampro Industries to spread "A Positive Message" this World AIDS Day, recognized annually on Dec. 1.

December 2, 2014

ardinal Health on Tuesday announced an enhancement to its Diabetes Specialized Care Center, which offers an array of training and educational tools, marketing support and other resources to help community pharmacists position themselves as local destinations for diabetes care. 

December 2, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday announced it is taking the entire Luna family of meal replacement bars marketed toward women gluten free, and introducing a new flavor — Chocolate Cupcake — to the portfolio. 

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 2, 2014

McKesson on Tuesday announced that the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court approved the registration of the domination and profit and loss transfer agreement between Celesio and McKesson Deutschland.

December 2, 2014

Ranbaxy Laboratories on Monday announced the launch of Infimab (BOW015), the first Remicade (Infliximab) biosimilar in India. The product was launched at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference in Chandigarh.

December 2, 2014

According to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” nearly all service providers (94%) feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays.

December 1, 2014

Ansell Healthcare on Friday announced the launch of the #UniteToFightHIV, a social media campaign in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance on key product tracing provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which is expected to be implemented by the industry on Jan. 1, 2015. 

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.