May 24, 2011

J.M. Smucker officially has increased the list price for several of its coffee products.

May 20, 2011

The Louisiana State Senate has given the green light to legislation that would expand pharmacy's ability to administer immunizations, and now the House of Representatives is slated to vote on the legislation in the coming days. The passage of SB 60 is important because expanding the pharmacist's ability to administer vaccinations is a relatively low-cost way to expand access and ultimately improve outcomes.

May 20, 2011

Walmart and Target are the top go-to shopping destinations for college students, according to a new study.

May 17, 2011

J.M. Smucker said it has completed its acquisition of the coffee brands and business operations of Rowland Coffee Roasters, a privately owned, Miami-based company.

May 11, 2011

An independent wholesale drug cooperative will promote Activant Solutions’ point-of-sale software system to its members, Activant said.

May 5, 2011

Healthcare services company Cardinal Health announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 21.5 cents per share, or 86 cents per share on an annualized basis.

May 5, 2011

FlavoRx and Rochester Drug Cooperative on Thursday announced a long-term distribution agreement designed to bring the FlavoRx brand to more than 950 independent pharmacies serviced by RDC throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut.

May 4, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association's membership has expanded to include a buying and advertising cooperative that offers rebates and signage to independently owned pharmacies.

May 3, 2011

A regional supermarket chain with stores in Indiana and Ohio has appointed a new CEO, according to a local report.

May 2, 2011

Pharmacists in Utah and Ohio have won the 2011 Bowl of Hygeia awards from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, the two organizations announced.

April 27, 2011

Kroger has named Keith Dailey as the company's external corporate communications director.

April 27, 2011

Samuel Adams is bringing its Summer Ale to the most snow-ridden cities in America, according to AccuWeather.

April 26, 2011

Wellness retailer Max-Wellness on Tuesday partnered with Lake Health, a private not-for-profit community healthcare provider in northeast Ohio, for a summer 2011 launch of its unique Mini-Max store concept.

April 25, 2011

Cleveland, Ohio-based Marc’s will sell almost anything, provided it can price the item low and turn it quickly. But it won’t sell shrunken heads.


“We went to one customs auction a while ago and bought some artifacts,” said company founder Marc Glassman in a recent YouTube video. “Then we found out we’d bought some real shrunken heads from Peru. We were quite embarrassed.”


April 21, 2011

An Ohio Department of Health study released Wednesday estimated that Ohio’s H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations and 310,402 cases of influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The study also estimated that Ohio’s vaccination efforts saved the state $8.4 million in H1N1-related hospitalization costs.

April 21, 2011

The American Podiatric Medical Association has awarded the APMA seal of acceptance to Performance Health’s Thera-Band First Step to Foot Relief, a first-line treatment plan for heel pain.

April 20, 2011

Kroger is the latest retailer to join the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance as a partner.

April 12, 2011

While there’s little chance a tsunami or the gale-force winds of a Hurricane Katrina will ever come crashing through this Cincinnati suburb, John Vota’s Safe & Ready Life store provides home and family safety solutions, along with emergency supplies and services to help prepare homes for both everyday emergencies and natural catastrophes.

April 4, 2011

Cardinal Health on Monday released the independent pharmacist’s social media toolkit, available exclusively to its independent retail pharmacy customers in recognition of the fundamental change in how independent pharmacies interact today with their patients and market their businesses.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

March 29, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association wants to ensure that pharmacists continue to play a significant role in health care, and made the pharmacist’s ever-expanding role the main focus of its annual meeting in Seattle, which ended Monday.

March 28, 2011

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association on Monday announced a partnership to encourage pharmacists and student pharmacists to take an active role in preventing the abuse and misuse of prescription medications.

March 23, 2011

Meijer is continuing its pantry donation program by kicking off a springtime campaign.

March 15, 2011

Five senators have issued a letter to Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg to expand Americans' access to affordable medications by avoiding the delay of generic drug approvals.