April 4, 2011

The dean of the Kansas University School of Pharmacy has won an award in recognition for service to the elderly, according to published reports.

April 4, 2011

The wife of former National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Robert Begley has died, according to published reports.

April 1, 2011

A company that specializes in "As Seen on TV" products has named a new COO.

April 1, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Julie Philp as director of federal affairs to bring additional pharmacy and legislative expertise to the government affairs team. She joins NACDS on April 11.

March 31, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday honored Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., with its Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

March 31, 2011

Dijuana Lewis was named SVP healthcare solutions at Walmart, the company announced Thursday. She will report to John Agwunobi, who serves as president of Walmart’s health-and-wellness business unit.

March 31, 2011

Kraft Foods said its board of directors has nominated Peter Henry as its newest member.

March 31, 2011

The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has signed on to be part of Poise’s “Great Women in History” series, launched last year, to highlight the fact that many great women throughout history have had to contend with light bladder leakage, Poise manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

March 30, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its supervisor of Rx coordinators.

March 30, 2011

A biopharmaceutical company that specializes in diabetes treatments has appointed a new board chairman.

March 30, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal Paris has tapped French model Madame Ines de la Fressange to join its family of brand ambassadors.

March 29, 2011

Costco Wholesale CEO Jim Sinegal has made the Barron’s magazine list of the top 30 CEOs.

March 29, 2011

CVS Caremark has named Helena Foulkes, who is widely regarded as one of the most visionary marketers in modern drug store retailing, to the newly created position of EVP and chief healthcare strategy and marketing officer.

March 29, 2011

Kerr Drug CEO Tony Civello has received recognition for Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement from the Triangle Business Journal, Kerr said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011

The parent company of Mack's ear plugs has tapped Jake Herman as its newest national sales manager.

March 25, 2011

PepsiCo has appointed Maura Abeln Smith as its new EVP government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective May 5.

March 25, 2011

The former head of a now defunct pharmacy chain has died, according to published reports.

March 24, 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of India-based generic drug maker Hetero Drugs has appointed Konstantin Ostaficiuk as its president, Camber said.

March 24, 2011

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens in March expanded Joseph Magnacca’s role. As president of daily living products and solutions, Magnacca — the former Shoppers Drug Mart vet who as chief merchant of Duane Reade proved instrumental in the reinvention of the New York drug store chain — will oversee Walgreens’ marketing and merchandising operations, led by chief marketing officer Kim Feil and chief merchandising officer Bryan Pugh, but will report directly to president and CEO Greg Wasson.

March 24, 2011

The 2011 NACDS Marketplace Conference will take place in Boston, June 25 to 28. More than 230 retail companies — representing more than $500 billion in annual buying power — and more than 90% of the consumer packaged goods industry is expected to attend. To learn more, Drug Store News talked with NACDS SVP member programs and services Jim Whitman and NACDS director of conference exhibits and registration Roy McGrath.

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March 23, 2011

The Natural Products Association has named the winners of its 18th annual NPA Awards, which will be presented this June during the association's annual trade show and convention.

March 22, 2011

Millennium Pharmacy Systems named John Tauber as its chief information officer.

March 22, 2011

J. Michael Pearson has been appointed to chairman of the board at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Tuesday.