February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 2, 2015

The value of collaboration through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores was on display Monday, as the NACDS Regional Chain Conference explored business-to-business partnerships and a public policy agenda that benefits patients and consumers.

January 26, 2015

Ray Payne has been promoted to group VP, real estate.

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 16, 2015

CVS Health’s VP of inventory management Lou Mercado discussed the importance of hiring diverse colleagues and shared how he is incorporating diversity across his team.

 

January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 6, 2015

L&R Distributors, a distributor of more than 35,000 HBC, GM and cosmetics products, has promoted Lee Colarco to VP of category management and procurement.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 5, 2015

Drug Store News recently interviewed Travis Shaw, VP sales and marketing for Owen Mumford about one of its newest products, Unifine Pentips Plus, a first-of-its-kind pen needle with a pen needle remover built into the device. The device is reported to show promise in improving patient compliance. 

December 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Tuesday announced that Timothy LeBel has been named VP of sales.

November 21, 2014

John Foley, Walgreens corporate operations VP for Eastern operations, will retire from the company effective Nov. 28, after a 29-year career with the company, Drug Store News has learned.

November 17, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday elected Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as chair during its fall board meeting.

November 13, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced that RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will assume additional responsibilities as the CEO of Health Dialog.

 

November 6, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday announced the addition of Martino Luu to their senior leadership team as VP innovation and process improvement.

 

October 23, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America earlier this week announced that Christina Stow will join the organization as VP communications, effective Oct. 27. 

October 23, 2014

John Spina, Walgreens corporate VP expense optimization, and Don Huonker, Walgreens chief operational risk officer, will retire from the company effective Oct. 31.

 

October 21, 2014

H.D. Smith on Monday appointed Rob Meriweather as VP sales.

 

October 21, 2014

Drug Store News has learned that Bryan Pugh, Walgreens VP U.S. merchandising, program development and execution, has left the company as of last week.

 

October 9, 2014
It’s all about unveiling opportunity, absorbing the insights that can really transform a business and then putting those ideas into action. That was the core takeaway of an exclusive one-day executive summit co-hosted by Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center in late August. It was also the key thread that tied together the eight dynamic speakers who headlined the second annual joint Mack Elevation/Drug Store News event. 
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October 6, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday hired Margaret Edgell Core to guide the reinstituted annual event, FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience.

September 30, 2014

Wholesaler H.D. Smith last week promoted Dmitrey Kuznetsov to VP generic pharmaceuticals.