January 22, 2015

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

January 21, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that its Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray is now available by prescription through pharmacies across the United States. 

 

January 21, 2015

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

January 21, 2015

Natural Product Solutions recently announced that Laura Berman has joined the company as a spokesperson for the VirMax line of products. 

January 21, 2015

The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation has invested $2.4 million in the Conshohocken, Pa.-based start-up.

January 21, 2015

With the development and use of innovative wearable health devices and smartphone health apps exploding, the decentralization of health care will likely reach a crescendo in 2015. Increasingly, consumers and physicians are embracing technologies that can continuously monitor a host of such physical conditions as heartbeat, lipid levels, medication adherence or motion — and wirelessly transmit the data to a host computer or smartphone. 

January 21, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

 

January 20, 2015

CareCam Health Systems, a vHealth technology firm offering a chronic care management software platform designed to promote patient adherence to prescribed therapy and seamless coordinated care, announced a strategic collaboration with the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation.

January 20, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy on Tuesday announced the addition of Susan Faust to their senior leadership team as VP specialty infusion and market development.

January 20, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services. 

January 20, 2015

Menasha Packaging has collaborated with the Path to Purchase Institute on a new industry report that identifies leading-edge marketing practices that improve the effectiveness of shopper marketing investments.

January 20, 2015

Oreo, a brand from Modelez International, will debut Red Velvet Oreos in February, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek. 

 

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Tuesday announced a series of promotions. 

January 20, 2015

Partner up or risk being left behind. That’s the choice facing more and more pharmacy groups grappling with accountable care, outcomes-based reimbursement and risk-sharing collaborative health networks. 

 

January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 20, 2015

AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced that Ornella Barra, EVP Walgreens Boots Alliance and president and CEO of global wholesale and international retail has been elected to its board of directors, effective immediately. 

January 16, 2015

EcoTools has introduced several new products for 2015, ranging from makeup brushes that maximize natural beauty to patent-pending hair brushes that save time, to bath accessories.

January 16, 2015

AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Duopa (carbidopa and levodopa) enteral suspension, which is used to treat motor fluctuations for people with advanced Parkinson's disease. 

 

January 16, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand has introduced the new Gillette Venus Swirl with flexiball technology for multi-dimensional movement.

January 15, 2015

Digital collaboration between retailers and CPG companies will help amplify sales by driving the availability of products and making the best use of shelf space and trade promotion funds.

 

January 15, 2015

Innovation, makers of PharmAssist pharmacy automation solutions, announced that Ed's Rx Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Fairfield, Ill., successfully implemented a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system to help with increased efficiency and accuracy of the pharmacy's prescription-filling and inventory processes.

January 15, 2015

McKeon Products announced the appointment of Melissa Eldridge as director of new product development and sourcing. Eldridge brings to the company a strong history of successful product development, the company said, emphasizing also her involvement in creating a wide range of consumer health-and-wellness products.

 

January 15, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference, which will be held Feb. 1 to 3 in Naples, Fla., will include Meet the Retailer sessions that have been made popular by the NACDS Total Store Expo and NACDS Annual Meeting, and will be enhanced with a new mobile app.

January 14, 2015

Ferndale Healthcare, distributor and marketer of RectiCare (Lidocaine 5%) anorectal cream, on Wednesday announced it is continuing its partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance in 2015.