October 11, 2011

The debate on the prescription status of pseudoephedrine in the state of Kentucky heated up last week as the deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Benjamin Tucker on Wednesday told Kentucky lawmakers that they should mandate PSE to Rx-only status, according to reports.

October 11, 2011

The retirement of Katz Group Canada CEO Andy Giancamilli come February will mark the rise of pharmacy veteran Frank Scorpiniti, who will take the helm of the Canadian retailer.


October 10, 2011

Business Leader Magazine has given its 2011 Movers & Shakers Award to Nancy McFarlane, president of specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx, the company said.

October 7, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart has appointed former McKesson Canada executive Domenic Pilla as its new president and CEO not only is significant news in its own right, but also is important as Pilla will inherit a chain that is wrestling with the impact of drug reforms in several provinces and faces its share of competitive challenges.

October 7, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser has achieved 75% of its target goal for the company's Carbon 20 program, RB said in its sustainability report.

October 7, 2011

Mom isn't the only one making a shopping list these days. And any of those extreme couponers armed with a pair of scissors, a load of circulars and coupon clippings, and a shopping list of their own, well, they're not the problem, either. The problem is the leaders of organized retail crime units who are making those shopping lists, walking into a store, hitting a display case and walking right back out — all before the manager has a chance to say, "Um, excuse me sir? Can I help you?"

October 6, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional on Thursday announced the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project desk caddy.

October 6, 2011

The National Retail Federation described the 2011 holiday season as "average," projecting that holiday sales will rise 2.8% to $465.6 billion.

October 6, 2011

More than half of retail respondents to a survey conducted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association recently reported an increase in the frequency with which organized rings committed shoplifting, and 41% saw an increase in shoplifting by individuals acting alone.

October 5, 2011

The chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce has introduced legislation that is designed to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing sweeping changes to the workplace.

October 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

October 4, 2011

Mylan must pay $77 million to four health insurers over allegations that it sought to control the market on ingredients used for two anti-anxiety medicines, according to published reports.

October 3, 2011

As part of its annual week of volunteer service, Kraft Foods said that about 30,000 employees from 60 countries will improve communities around the world.

October 3, 2011

Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

September 29, 2011

Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $5.6 million worth of illegal pharmaceutical products, a 170% increase over 2005. Meanwhile, global sales of counterfeit medicines were estimated to be more than $75 billion last year, 90% more than in 2005. In response, Pfizer and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy announced Thursday the launch of an effort to educate patients on how to safely buy medicines online and about the risks of counterfeit drugs.

September 29, 2011

A "vast majority" of employers don't know how much they're spending on specialty drugs through their medical or pharmacy plans, according to a new survey by the Midwest Business Group on Health.

September 27, 2011

Walgreens mitigated projected repercussions out of the chain's withdrawal from the Express Scripts pharmacy network come January, as the Walgreens/Express Scripts failed negotiations again dominated the pharmacy's quarterly analyst call Tuesday morning.

September 26, 2011

The Apothecary Shops founder and CEO John Musil was named CEO of the Year among leaders of private companies at the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards, The Apothecary Shops said Monday.

September 26, 2011

Kroger has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the grocer announced Monday.

September 23, 2011

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, and Sanofi U.S. have announced the opening of a full-service medical center and on-site pharmacy at Sanofi’s U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J.

September 21, 2011

Last year's flu season resulted in 100 million lost work days, as well as $6.8 billion in lost wages, according to a new survey conducted by Walgreens.

September 20, 2011

Cardinal Health announced that the Cardinal Health Foundation has developed new guidelines that are designed to help pharmacists and healthcare professionals understand the steps involved in hosting medication disposal days.

September 20, 2011

Only one stakeholder stands to gain from the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco — and that would be the new “mega PBM” the deal would create, not payers, and definitely not patients, either.

September 16, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated pharmacy network with more than 1,800 chain, franchise and independent pharmacies, has announced the retirement of industry veteran Andy Giancamilli as CEO, effective Feb. 2, 2012.