January 18, 2011

Drug database provider First DataBank has appointed former Gold Standard/Elsevier editor-in-chief Karl Matuszewski as VP clinical and editorial knowledge-base services, the company said Tuesday.

January 14, 2011

A group representing the nation's food retailers and wholesalers announced the retirement of its VP state government relations.

January 14, 2011

Walgreens has announced that it is offering free blood pressure testing through Jan. 16 at all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics nationwide, as announced Thursday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

January 11, 2011

Despite an increase in flu activity, a recent CVS/pharmacy survey showed that 56% of respondents still had not received their flu shot, although 93% were aware that there already have been reported cases of the flu this season, the pharmacy retailer stated.

January 11, 2011

According to the latest “Mobile POS Survey,” commissioned by Honeywell and conducted by Harris Interactive online in December, consumers are accepting of a mobile checkout offering at retail.

January 5, 2011

As announced at CVS Caremark's 2010 analyst meeting in October and reported by Drug Store News, the company's retail division is extending its successful ExtraCare loyalty program by officially launching the new ExtraCare Beauty Club, the first-ever beauty club program for the retail pharmacy industry.

January 5, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently named GlaxoSmithKline veteran Janet Carter-Smith chair of the CHPA Retailer Liaison Steering Committee effective Jan. 1. Carter-Smith is the third chair of this committee, succeeding David Howenstine, VP customer and industry development at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, whose term ended at the end of the year.

January 5, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday named Laurence Appel SVP retail operations, reporting to Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie's chairman, CEO and president.

January 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday named Bill Head as the association’s VP government affairs, effective Jan. 17, and promoted David Spangler as the association’s SVP policy, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

December 29, 2010

Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 167 supermarkets in southern California, has named Mike Slaton VP real estate.

December 23, 2010

Personal care company Clio Designs has hired Gabriel Rodriguez as VP sales for Mexico and Latin America.

December 22, 2010

J.R. Watkins Naturals is expanding its presence in the Asian market by selling its personal care and home care products through retail chains in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan.

December 17, 2010

Eulactol USA, the maker of Flexitol and Natralia brand products, on Friday announced its official corporate name change to Laderma Health USA, effective Jan. 1.

December 13, 2010

Stephen Patrick late Friday announced his retirement as CFO of Colgate-Palmolive, effective Jan. 1.

December 7, 2010

The war of words between independent pharmacies and the pharmacy benefit management industry again is heating up. And again, the two groups are at odds over the question of how transparent — or opaque — the PBM industry’s business dealings with its clients are, and whether those business practices demand reform.

December 6, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently named GlaxoSmithKline veteran Janet Carter-Smith chair of the CHPA Retailer Liaison Steering Committee, effective Jan. 1.

December 3, 2010

Nutramax Labs on Thursday announced the continuation of its partnership with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, spokesman of the Cosamin joint health supplements in national and regional marketing campaigns and events.

November 24, 2010

Cardinal Health confirmed late Tuesday that it has named John Fiacco VP of its Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchise division, effective Jan. 1.

November 24, 2010

Medicine Shoppe is about to get a new top manager. And with the promotion of company veteran John Fiacco to VP of its Medicine Shoppe and Medicap stores, parent company Cardinal Health effectively is changing the culture at its franchise pharmacy division.

November 17, 2010

Former Walmart executive Jack Shewmaker passed away Wednesday evening. He was 72....

November 16, 2010

With the holiday season just around the corner, CVS/pharmacy is encouraging older adults and their...

November 14, 2010

William Gibson, the science-fiction author who helped create the cyberpunk genre in the 1980s and...

November 7, 2010

According to a study published in the November edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal...

November 1, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging federal health officials to adopt a...