April 16, 2013

During its annual stockholders’ meeting, Steve Knopik was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

April 16, 2013

DSN spoke at length with two Catamaran executives — Albert Thigpen, SVP pharmacy operations and industry relations, and Sumit Dutta, SVP and chief medical officer — about the PBM’s new approach to managed pharmacy care and the changes driving that strategy.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

April 15, 2013

The governor of North Dakota has signed into law a bill that would require pharmacy benefit managers to inform pharmacies about how reimbursement for generic prescription drugs is calculated under maximum allowable cost benchmarks and provide a more detailed appeals process to pharmacies to contest the MAC reimbursement caps that PBMs set up.

April 15, 2013

The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

April 15, 2013

Similasan North America today annouced the addition of two new team members to join the company at the director level.

April 12, 2013

Celgene Corp. chairman and CEO Robert Hugin has been elected as chairman of a pharmaceutical industry trade group.

April 11, 2013

An awards celebration this fall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will honor the co-founder of Costco Wholesale, according to published reports.

April 10, 2013

Seafood brand Bumble Bee Foods has hired Hispanic celebrity chef Doreen Colondres in order to connect with the growing Hispanic market in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

April 10, 2013

President Barack Obama has proposed increasing federal taxes on cigarettes, drawing criticism from tobacco companies and praise from anti-smoking groups.

April 10, 2013

Shopko has appointed a former executive from Office Depot as SVP marketing, the company said Wednesday.

April 9, 2013

Advanced Vision Research named Diane Houtman VP professional relations.

April 9, 2013

The Entertainment Industry Foundation is sponsoring the Revlon Run/Walk for Women for the 20th year in a row, the group said Tuesday.

April 9, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named James Smeeding its first executive director, the group said. The announcement was made during its first Specialty Pharmacy Conference in San Diego, which drew more than 500 participants.

April 9, 2013

A MinuteClinic location at a CVS store in downtown Columbia, S.C., got a visit from one of the state's top health officials recently.

April 8, 2013

Former Division I basketball player and all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez is teaming up with Clear Men Scalp Therapy to share his tips on executing the Perfect Play during March Madness this year.

April 5, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy is opening its second store in the town of Ironton, Ohio, and 27th overall, the retail pharmacy chain said.

April 5, 2013

Novo Nordisk has launched a diabetes awareness sweepstakes in which the winners get a free trip to the 2013 IndyCar finale, the Danish drug maker said.

April 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approval this week of a generic genital herpes ointment made by Mylan could make a slight dent in the stock price of the company that makes the branded version.

April 3, 2013

Supervalu announced additional changes at the senior level as Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO, finalizes his executive leadership team.

April 3, 2013

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that Gretchen Suydan has joined the central Pennsylvania grocer as director of marketing. The company announced the promotions of Brian Bosworth to sales director and Maria Panko to private brands manager.

April 2, 2013

Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has appointed G.V. Prasad as chairman of the company, Dr. Reddy's said.

April 1, 2013

A Colorado-based firm will install solar power systems at 22 Walgreens stores in 14 cities in the state over the next few months, under a partnership between the two companies.

April 1, 2013

Three high school seniors from Topeka, Kan., won a contest that sponsors hope will lead to better health outcomes while also getting young people interested in pharmacy careers.