May 9, 2012

PharmaSmart International has promoted Ashton Maaraba to the newly created position of COO, the blood-pressure monitor manufacturer said.

May 8, 2012

Christian Herrmann, the current head of investor relations for parent company K+S Group, will lead the Chicago-based salt company.

May 4, 2012

Manchester College has tapped Dave McFadden to serve as the dean of the university's pharmacy school.

May 4, 2012

The number of new drug shortages has been halved as early notifications from manufacturers of potential shortages have increased sixfold, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration wrote Thursday.

May 4, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has appointed Lisa DeFrancesco as its VP global investor relations, the company said Friday.

May 3, 2012

Supervalu on Thursday announced that Pete Van Helden, EVP retail operations, will be leaving the company this spring. Taking his place will be Kevin Holt.

May 2, 2012

Former Clorox EVP and CFO Daniel Heinrich has been added to Energizer's board of directors, the company announced.

May 2, 2012

The Network of Executive Women is honoring Mike Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, with its William J. Grize Diversity Hall of Fame Award, on June 28 during Women's Day at the LPGA in Rogers, Ark.

May 1, 2012

The philanthropic arm of the American Pharmacists Association has announced this year's recipients of an award that recognizes pharmacists who increase medication adherence, reduce drug misadventures and promote the use of national treatment guidelines.

April 30, 2012

Eisai announced that Allen Waxman has joined the company.

April 30, 2012

An online plea for help from a mother dying of breast cancer prompted the manufacturer of an experimental drug to release it early, according to published reports.

April 27, 2012

Hair supplement brand Viviscal has teamed up with celebrity stylist Oscar Blandi and Jill Zarin, entrepreneur and reality star from “Real Housewives of NYC,” to further drive awareness about hair loss and thinning hair in women as it relates to women’s life changes.

April 27, 2012

Groupon on Friday named Kal Raman to the role of SVP Americas.

April 25, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has signed U.S. Olympic hopefuls Jennifer Kessy (women’s beach volleyball) and Marlen Esparza (women’s boxing) to represent the beauty brand. In addition, LashBlast Volume and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor will be available in special, limited-edition packaging to honor both women as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

April 24, 2012

George Rathmann, Amgen's founding CEO, has passed away, the drug maker announced Monday.

April 24, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip has appointed Hai Tran as SVP, treasurer and CFO, the company said.

April 24, 2012

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new members to its board of directors.

April 24, 2012

The National Retail Federation has named Bill Thorne SVP communications and public affairs.

April 23, 2012

Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

April 23, 2012

J. M. Smucker has promoted one of its corporate officers.

April 22, 2012

The Drug Store News Group on Sunday co-hosted a breakfast with CVS Caremark. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and CEO, shared with attendees CVS’ focus on leveraging personalization opportunities, through both marketing and assortment, to engender loyalty. And suppliers were introduced to new CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby and chief merchant Judy Sansone.

April 22, 2012

As Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens, settles into his new role as incoming chairman of NACDS, Drug Store News caught up with him to get his thoughts on his new role and his industry perspectives.

April 21, 2012

Bob Loeffler, NACDS chairman and chief administrative officer of H-E-B, reflects on his time as chairman and shares his insights on the issues facing retail pharmacy today and tomorrow.

April 20, 2012

As the industry geared up for this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, Drug Store News talked with NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson about the hottest issues facing pharmacy and his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.