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. 

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

October 22, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Susan Dentzer, health analyst at PBS NewsHour and senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak during the closing “Breakfast With…” session.

May 21, 2014

The Boston Consulting Group has tapped former Procter & Gamble vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos to serve as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.

November 22, 2013

Coty has appointed Mary van Praag as GM of the OPI brand, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

November 15, 2013

Rite Aid is testing a revamped beauty section in at least one of its Genuine Well Being stores, in New York's West Village. Dubbed Beauty Vision, the section features a wider assortment of brands, a spruced-up look and a Beauty Vision adviser who can help customers learn about various brands and products. The chain is promoting the new concept with a special event on Tuesday featuring Eddie Funkhouser, creator of the eponymous cosmetic brand.

Assuming president Obama's healthcare reform initiative works out - notwithstanding the rough start it's had so far - and tens of millions of uninsured Americans get healthcare coverage, it's going to mean a lot of potential new customers for pharmacy retailers. But while that will drive script count and get people through the door, it will also drive pharmacy margins down. This means retailers will need to do more to make themselves stand out in the front end, and one of the best ways to do that is with beauty.

DSN took a close look at Rite Aid's new beauty concept this week. See it for yourself.

October 25, 2013

Many pet owners are confused about pet nutrition and industry standards, according to a new survey.

October 21, 2013

Park City Group on Monday announced Gary Rocheleau has joined the company as a senior adviser.

September 26, 2013

CVS Caremark’s board of directors has elected former White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle to serve on its board, the company stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

August 28, 2013

Building on the international success of the Protect & Perfect and Protect & Perfect Intense Serums, No7 from Boots has introduced Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 22, 2013

Decisions on whether to bring new generic drugs to market depend significantly on companies' ability to settle patent lawsuits filed by branded drug companies, according to a new white paper.

July 12, 2013

Attendees of the GMDC/FMI Health and Wellness @Retail 2013 conference held May 31 to June 3 in San Antonio were treated to live coverage of the event courtesy of a special series of daily print editions of DSN produced on site at the conference.

July 8, 2013

Impax Labs has appointed Mary Pendergast to its board of directors, the generic drug maker said.

June 21, 2013

ModiFace has announced the availability of an enhanced virtual makeover application for beauty brands that features advanced makeup and skin care visualization, foundation matching and beauty adviser technology to aid consumers in updating their makeup routines.

March 20, 2013

People who work from home shop online more often, according to a new survey.

July 19, 2012

Roche on Wednesday announced that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Accu-Chek Combo system for insulin pump therapy.

May 22, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim last week announced the launch of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women — tablets that are "comfort-coated" to protect a woman's stomach so the active ingredient, bisacodyl, is released only in the large intestine — to correspond with National Women's Health Week.

March 22, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the recipients of the NACDS RxImpact “U” Advocacy Award during the fourth annual NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill this week.

March 2, 2012

An organization representing independent retail pharmacies is criticizing a new ad by a pharmacy benefit manager industry group, calling the ad "irresponsible."

January 20, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday identified the executives sitting on its new board of directors, including the naming of Lawrence Benjamin as chairman.

October 11, 2011

The problem with shoplifting these days isn’t Little Johnny pocketing a pack of bubblegum, Joe LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser for the National Retail Federation, recently told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” during a broadcast interview.

August 22, 2011

Estée Lauder — whose brands include M•A•C, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Flirt! and GoodSkin Labs — has announced the retirement of Richard Kunes, EVP and CFO, on or about June 30, 2013.

August 10, 2011

GelStat Corp. on Tuesday announced it has retained Scarsdale Equities as its financial adviser to explore various strategic alternatives.