The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.
One of the fastest-growing segments in health care today is home health care, which is expected to become even more important over the next decade. To help independent pharmacies take advantage of the market, Cardinal Health is giving its customers access to more than 30,000 medical products through Independence Medical, the company said at its annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacy owners.
Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America
Majestic Drug Co. Inc., makers of the Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in conjunction with the product launch announced the results of a nationwide survey of Americans showing nearly 50% of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity.
Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.
GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.
The Community Pharmacy Foundation and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Monday that they will work together to evaluate the impact on patient outcomes of the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into a statewide, patient-centered medical home network in North Dakota. More than 70% of physicians participate in the state’s medical home program.
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
The NPD Group has expanded its coverage of the U.S. prestige beauty market through its new BeautyTrends Direct service, which tracks direct-to-consumer sales of fragrance, makeup and skin care products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home-shopping retailers.
Supervalu on Friday announced a leadership change at the company’s Shoppers division, based in Bowie, Md., as current president Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities.
Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.
Patient care is local. And at the end of the day, when the book has been written on healthcare reform that simple fact will create more opportunity for community pharmacy owners — at least the ones who are able to seize that opportunity.