June 25, 2012

Day one here at McKesson ideaShare 2012 and the thousands of independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners from all across the country who convened here Monday, at the Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort, looking for business-building solutions and industry to help them stay relevant and differentiate themselves with their customers and patients, were not disappointed.

June 25, 2012

Three successful pharmacy innovators helped set a buoyant tone for the official kickoff of McKesson’s ideaShare 2012 conference here, as they shared success stories from their own community practice settings at a panel discussion hosted by Brian Tyler, president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical.

June 21, 2012

Drug Store News recently talked with COPD Foundation founder and president John Walsh about the organization’s new leadership. In March, the COPD Foundation took over leadership for Drive4COPD, which aims to screen people for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a collective term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which the group estimates to affect 24 million Americans who may have it but don’t know it.


June 21, 2012

Drug store chains have an enormous appetite for consumables. Fresh food sales — defined as dairy, deli, fresh meat and fresh produce — grew nearly 13% year over year through April, according to ACNielsen data.

June 21, 2012

Retailers are awakening to the possibility that their sleep aids — typically merchandised near the floor level of a set synergistically near tablet pain relievers — may deserve a placement closer to eye level.

June 21, 2012

Sometimes even I am surprised by who is reading us. Last month, nearly 120,000 unique visitors came to DrugStoreNews.com. One of them was president of the American Academy of Family Physicians Glen Stream.


June 21, 2012

Drug Store News recently spoke with Greenwood Group president Pat O’Leary about the challenges small- and mid-tier companies face in the mass market.


June 20, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced the addition of a Unilever executive to its board of directors.

June 19, 2012

The NFL Players Association last week announced a new licensing relationship with TheraPearl, a consumer products company specializing in hot and cold pack technology.

June 15, 2012

Dads are taking on a new role: primary grocery shopper.

June 14, 2012

The Apothecary Shops are rebranding to become Avella Specialty Pharmacy, effective in August, the company announced Wednesday.

June 14, 2012

Crown Dynamics on Wednesday launched its patented Air Sleep/Snore product line.

June 14, 2012

There is still time to register for McKesson ideaShare 2012 Conference, which is slated for June 24 to 28, at Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel. McKesson, the nation’s largest healthcare services company, expects thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the nation will convene at ideaShare.

June 14, 2012

GroundFloor Media, a Denver-based, integrated agency focusing on strategic communications, social media, reputation and crisis management, and digital strategy, on Thursday announced Similasan USA as the newest addition to its client roster.

June 14, 2012

Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company, on Monday acquired the eczema remedy Toctino (alitretinoin) from Basilea Pharmaceutica.

June 13, 2012

Saban Brands has announced the return of the Popples franchise.

June 11, 2012

With overwhelming support in both the U.S. House and Senate and the strong backing of President Obama, a reauthorization of the landmark Prescription Drug User Fee Act that funds new drug application reviews at the Food and Drug Administration is a near certainty, probably within days or weeks at most. But one amendment to the Senate's version of PDUFA reauthorization, contained in the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act, could threaten both retail pharmacies and the patients they serve.

June 11, 2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has named a new president.

June 8, 2012

Over the past two months, Bi-Lo has revealed 13 newly updated stores across the Carolinas, with donations of more than $19,000 to community organizations on behalf of Bi-Lo charities, the grocer announced Wednesday.

June 5, 2012

Carex Health Brands has established its operations in Canada with the acquisition of a Nova Scotia-based leader in the lifting seat and light therapy markets.

June 1, 2012

Supervalu banner Acme Markets has opened a new store in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

June 1, 2012

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently selected Neiman as creative partner for its portfolio of over-the-counter women’s health and personal care brands, the ad agency announced Tuesday.

June 1, 2012

Mike's Hard Lemonade announced that its president, Philip O'Neil, is leaving the company.

June 1, 2012

WebMD has tapped Pfizer's group president of animal health, consumer health care and corporate strategy to serve as its new chief executive.