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.

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 17, 2014

According to a 1978 survey, George Whipple, the fictional shopkeeper who had Charmin-squeezing issues of his own, was the third best-known American at the time, behind former U.S. President Richard Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham. 

December 17, 2014

The only men’s fragrance that came with its own self-defense guide, played off the idea that it “is so powerful, it drives women right out of their minds,” as the announcer in the commercial instructs. Lovers of the old Pink Panther movies are reminded of Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s live-in butler, Cato Fong, whose responsibilities included randomly ambushing his employer, in order to sharpen his martial arts skills.

 

December 17, 2014

Natural personal care brand Tom’s of Maine is awarding more than $500,000 to support organizations and volunteers through its sixth annual 50 States for Good community giving program.

December 16, 2014

Actavis on Tuesday announced the planned senior management team that will lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan.

December 16, 2014

CHS Health Services and Take Care Employer Solutions have launched the new name and brand of their combined company.

December 16, 2014

Declaring that it is positioned for today and preparing for tomorrow, CVS Health outlined the steps the company is taking to continue to meet the changing needs of payors, providers and customers at its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

CVS Health remains unrivaled as it remains the only company with the ability to impact payors, consumers and providers with innovative, channel-agnostic solutions. 

December 15, 2014

Google is reportedly studying the effect color has on consumer purchase decisions, among other issues

December 15, 2014

A study conducted by Cigna and Safeway shows that reference-based pricing can help control lab costs when individuals are supported with education and an online shopping tool.

December 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday welcomed the passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014, a measure that will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

December 11, 2014

It’s the early days of the wearables sector and already 1-in-5 consumers own a wearable device, and 1-in-10 use that device every day.

December 10, 2014

McKesson announced that it has launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic venture capital fund.

 

December 9, 2014

Coty has announced the launch a revamped Coty.com as the company’s flagship site, as well as a new employee intranet called "The House."

December 9, 2014

Aurobindo Pharma Limited last week announced the completion of its acquisition of supplement maker Natrol through its wholly owned subsidiary Aurobindo Pharma USA for $132.5 million.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 4, 2014

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Steve Schuckenbrock as CEO.

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 4, 2014

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

December 4, 2014

Two ShopRite stores in Medford and Lawnside, N.J., will stop selling cigarettes beginning Jan. 1, according to an article by The Central Record.

December 4, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has received approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada to purchase two Shoppers Drug Mart stores — one in Sechelt, British Columbia and the other in Devon, Alberta.