February 6, 2012

Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday urged Regional Chain Conference attendees to participate in NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, a key initiative designed to shape the public policy arena.

February 1, 2012

Schick is touting a disposable razor that features a handle made of 100% recycled plastic, in addition to 100% post-consumer paper in its packaging.

January 31, 2012

Viewed through an Express Scripts lens, Walgreens' new hire announcement — naming Robyn Peters to group VP managed market sales — may appear timely. The drug store chain is approaching an aggressive marketing overture behind its entire lineup of healthcare proficiency during the first pharmacy benefit manager selling season that it is no longer part of the Express Scripts pharmacy network.

January 24, 2012

Northern New York retail pharmacy chain Kinney Drugs has hired two new people to its management team, the company said Tuesday.

January 13, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday took its failed negotiations with Express Scripts to Twitter, paying the social media site to promote the hashtag #ILoveWalgreens and setting off a barrage of tweets by tweeting "It's time to take a stand against @ExpressScripts. Tell them people want a choice by tweeting hashtag #ILoveWalgreens." According to Twitter, Walgreens tweeted 126 times on Thursday.

January 10, 2012

Febreze is looking to eliminate tough odors and freshen the air in cars, the brand announced.

January 9, 2012

A decade ago, Unilever revolutionized the men’s grooming segment with the launch of Axe, which has since become a leading men’s grooming brand. Now the brand is looking to make history again with the launch of its first-ever, limited-edition fragrance for her.

January 4, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association has released a new information resource for pharmacists and pharmacy students about pharmacy management, the group said.

January 3, 2012

This is going to be a big year for retail clinics because this is going to be the year that payers really begin to engage with retail-based care on a meaningful level. 


January 3, 2012

While the need for weight loss is year-round in a country where 1-out-of-every-3 adults is considered obese, the business of weight loss still is seasonal. The first few weeks of January see a spike from the guilt-laden who had over-indulged during much of the holidays.

December 22, 2011

Medication adherence is as high or slightly better among patients filling 90-day prescriptions at retail versus mail order, according to a new Walgreens study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Managed Care that the chain highlighted Thursday.

December 8, 2011

Supermarket chain Schnucks is hoping to benefit from the spat between Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, according to published reports.

December 7, 2011

Pyramid Breweries has overhauled its packaging for three of its beers.

December 2, 2011

As of January 2012, Chinese Community Health Plan will transition to a new pharmacy benefits management company, Navitus Health Solutions, from Express Scripts to provide its members with continued access to Walgreens pharmacies, the health plan subsidiary of Chinese Hospital in San Francisco announced Friday.

November 17, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager SXC Health Solutions is buying PBM service company HealthTrans for $250 million, SXC said Thursday.

November 16, 2011

Walgreens took to the road the week before Thanksgiving to talk turkey with analysts on why Walgreens is a good bet going into 2012, even if the pharmacy won't be participating in the Express Scripts pharmacy network this coming year.

November 15, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired healthcare policy reporter Ben Moscovitch to serve as communications manager.

November 14, 2011

Walgreens is running the ball straight down the middle of the field in its bid to mitigate any lost Express Scripts prescriptions once the retailer is removed from that benefit manager's pharmacy network at the end of the year — and that seems increasingly likely with each passing day.

November 10, 2011

Schick Quattro for Women Disposables has unveiled its newest addition to the Schick Quattro for Women family of razors — the new Schick Quattro for Women Disposables handle scented with Skintimate Signature Scent Strawberry Tangerine Twist.

November 9, 2011

CVS Caremark is expanding its Pharmacy Advisor program to now include chronic cardiovascular care, a pharmacy-based approach to managing one of the most prevalent and expensive chronic illnesses.

November 7, 2011

PMSI on Friday confirmed its continued relationship with Walgreens to serve payers and injured workers through Walgreens nationwide network.

November 2, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that NFL quarterback Drew Brees will be the first-ever "VapoDad" representing Vicks VapoRub.

October 26, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts reported its third-quarter results for the period ended Sept. 30.

October 19, 2011

Drug stores continue to offer more fresh grocery items. “Fresh fruit and vegetables are top grocery categories. There’s high demand for the products, and the size of the market is huge. So it makes sense that the drug channel is going after that business,” said Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst and VP of the NPD Group.