December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

December 11, 2014

The Kermit Crawford era at Walgreens is drawing to a close. As of Dec. 31, Crawford, one of the industry’s best known and most respected pharmacy executives, will retire as president of pharmacy, health and wellness at the nation’s top drug store chain. 

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

November 25, 2014

Recently, NACDS provided a summary of the 2014 midterm elections, with an emphasis on the federal level. This memo includes an overview of the state elections, which will shape the operating environment on pivotal state issues.

November 14, 2014

Being a mentor and paying it forward is one of the more critical roles of a leader, noted Jill Turner-Mitchael, Sam’s Club SVP health-and-wellness, who hails from Texas and has piloted Sam’s Club’s journey toward becoming a healthcare destination center. 

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

November 14, 2014

What happens when you take two cultures, both customer-focused and willing to embrace change to better the business, and blend them together? That’s the big project on the desk of Kathleen WilsonThompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s designated EVP and global chief human resources officer, who will be working to bring “let’s feel good” to “the corner of Happy and Healthy.”

November 3, 2014

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for nonhuman primates against the Ebola virus.

 

October 24, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the launch of TexaClear, a new liquid allergy, sinus, cough-cold and flu line, made by Texans for Texans.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 21, 2014

McKesson and Health Mart on Monday featured solutions designed to help community pharmacies deliver better patient care and sustain growth.

 

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of attendees gathered in Austin, Texas, to attend the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition — a meeting marked with positive energy and optimism for the future of community pharmacy.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced Jack Dunn as the 2014 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

October 16, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio.

October 15, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Co. on Tuesday announced that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has issued a consent judgment confirming the validity of its dual-iron patent.

October 9, 2014

Pepto-Bismol announced Thursday that Fright Fest at Six Flags will be a little less scary for those who fear stomach upsets.

October 8, 2014

Leading businessman and founder of Pro-Line ethnic hair care brand, Comer Joseph Cottrell Jr., died on Oct. 3 of natural causes at his Dallas home, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 82 years old.

October 2, 2014

MinuteClinic has announced the opening of its first walk-in clinics in the Corpus Christi metropolitan area inside two CVS/pharmacy stores in Corpus Christi and Portland. A third clinic is slated to open in Corpus Christi in December.

September 30, 2014

Texas Health Physicians Group will reportedly affiliate with eight Target Clinics in the Dallas area, according to a report by the Dallas Business Journal.

September 24, 2014

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with three academic medical centers — the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System — to enhance access to care for patients.

September 2, 2014

Beginning this week, Texas A&M University will partner with collegiate apparel supplier, Knights Apparel, to launch the Costco Back-to-College Tailgate Roadshow featuring Aggie Gameday apparel.