March 20, 2014

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of NBC’s "The Voice." It’s not because of the variety of talent that graces the stage and tries to wow the judges and the general public, but rather because of the blind auditions. For those unfamiliar with this popular television reality show, singers have a 90-second audition to make an impression on the panel of celebrity judges.

October 2, 2013

Secret-keeping in business is no joke, according to Hamacher Resource Group's Dave Wendland. According to Symantec, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, customer lists and other intellectual assets is estimated to cost U.S. businesses $250 billion annually.

June 25, 2013

The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.

June 17, 2013

The Pharmacy of the Year Awards presentation is always a highly anticipated part of the program at McKesson ideaShare, honoring independent pharmacy owners for driving growth and improvements both in their businesses and in the lives of their patients.

April 12, 2013

A leading category manager who purchases a $4 billion category of business shared with me during a recent interview that he believes less than 5% of the companies calling on him “truly create meaningful value” and actually “get it.” He went on to share that, “they don’t understand or appreciate my definition of value.”

February 28, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in late February released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites, such as the ones fielded by Walgreens. DSN caught up with Michael Einodshofer, director of utilization management at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, to discuss the potential cost-reduction impact savings it can have on employers and payers.

August 19, 2014

CVS Caremark on Monday announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation.

 

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

August 18, 2014

Beauty brand bareMinerals is exuding its California heritage in the heart of New York City’s Soho neighborhood with the opening of its first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop earlier in August.

August 14, 2014

Alex Gourlay, EVP Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, announced a proposed operational organization structure in a letter to Walgreens employees.

 

August 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic locations in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened their doors on Wednesday inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October.

August 13, 2014

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Wednesday applauded the decision by Walgreens to remain headquartered in the Chicago area. 

 

August 12, 2014

ConAgra has begun its search for new CEO, following Gary Rodkin’s announcement to the board that he plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.

August 12, 2014

Rite Aid is getting a head start on the 2014-15 cold and flu season with the announcement Tuesday that seasonal flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. 

 

August 11, 2014

Twinlab Consolidation Corp. on Monday announced it has acquired Twinlab Corp. in a strategic, employee-led buyout. 

 

August 7, 2014

The J.M. Smucker Co. will acquire Sahale Snacks, a privately held company located in Seattle. Sahale is a manufacturer and marketer of branded nut and fruit snacks.

August 6, 2014

Galderma Labs, maker of the Cetaphil line of cleansers and moisturizers, has once again partnered with Camp Wonder to donate a portion of the proceeds of a limited-edition Moisturizing Cream, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide and online, beginning in August. Over the past three years, Cetaphil has donated more than $400,000 to fund camp activities for children with skin diseases.

August 6, 2014

Higi and Stayhealthy on Wednesday announced that the companies have completed a transaction, creating the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the United States.

August 6, 2014

Kroger was recognized recently for the company's commitment to employee health and wellness by both the National Business Group on Health and the American Heart Association, the grocer announced Wednesday.

August 6, 2014

PepsiCo and Feed the Children, along with corporate partners, on Wednesday helped out families in the Buffalo, N.Y., area with food essentials and also supplied Avon products.

August 4, 2014

Apothecary Products, a manufacturer and distributor of consumer healthcare products and pharmacy supplies, announced three new hires for its leadership team: Nathan Hanson, president and CEO; Darran Spence, CFO; and Jim O’Sullivan, SVP of sales.

August 1, 2014

BareMinerals is inviting women to experience a new way to shop with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop, which opened its doors Friday in the heart of Soho in New York City.

August 1, 2014

Barry Bryant, owner of Barney’s Pharmacy in Augusta, Ga., is a true community advocate whose acts of kindness and education have earned him this year’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award at the 24th annual Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference held in Washington, D.C.

August 1, 2014

Cardinal Health’s commitment to the Wounded Warrior Project continued to shine bright at this year’s Retail Business Conference in Washington, D.C., as Cardinal Health once again held a silent auction to raise funds. Retired Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette shared how Wounded Warrior Project saved his life.