October 11, 2011

As of Oct. 1, Mark Cosby officially stepped into the role of president of CVS/pharmacy. Cosby’s new stint at 1 CVS Dr. is a far cry from his prior role as president of Macy’s stores. But Cosby’s reputation as an innovator is bound to tie in nicely with the 
Woonsocket, R.I.-based trailblazer.


October 11, 2011

A drug maker that focuses on treatments for hemophilia has named a new CEO.

October 11, 2011

Two senior leaders at Eli Lilly are retiring, the company said Tuesday.

October 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic continues to evolve and play a greater role in the U.S. healthcare system as evidenced by its expanding footprint, broadening scope of service and growing roster of strategic affiliations.


October 11, 2011

OTC Answers on Tuesday released its Self+Care Web-based application, a pharmacy-facing over-the-counter recommendation engine.

October 11, 2011

Walgreens last month announced its offer of free blood-pressure checks, along with complementary healthcare professional consultations, as its contribution to the Million Hearts campaign, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


October 11, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday named Jeffrey Kang and Mike Ellis to its pharmacy, health and wellness division.

October 10, 2011

Business Leader Magazine has given its 2011 Movers & Shakers Award to Nancy McFarlane, president of specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx, the company said.

October 10, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Sunday named Eddie Glover, president and CEO of U.S. Compounding in Conway, Ark., the recipient of the 2011 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award.

October 7, 2011

MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice on Friday announced that MMM and PMC members will continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network.

October 6, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday launched a text messaging refill reminder functionality that allows patients to complete prescription orders.

October 5, 2011

Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

October 5, 2011

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a national professional association of pharmacists and healthcare practitioners, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Edith Rosato as CEO.

October 4, 2011

MinuteClinic continues to expand its reach by opening two walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Savannah, Ga., market.

October 4, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart has named Domenic Pilla as its president and CEO, the company said.

October 3, 2011

Michael Francis, Target's EVP and chief marketing officer, and the person charged with leading the retailer's expansion into Canada, has left the company, Target announced Monday.

September 30, 2011

Carma Labs on Thursday announced the permanent addition of two new lip balm flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

September 30, 2011

A fifth dietary supplement trade association may be in the early formulation stages, specifically designed to address the Food and Drug Administration's recent issues of New Dietary Ingredient guidance, according to a Nutrition Business Journal report published Wednesday.

September 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

September 28, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Hyland’s Dale Nepsa to discuss its new baby line launch. All told, eight products fall under that new branding.

September 28, 2011

Walgreens is reorganizing its merchandising and marketing leadership teams to better align and to enhance the integration of those groups.
 
As part of the changes, the role of chief marketing officer will be eliminated. As a result, Kim Feil will be leaving the company effective Sept. 30.

September 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday posted a letter to the editor challenging an article critical of dietary supplements that was published July 5 and in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

September 23, 2011

Officially celebrating its 100th solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio, on Friday, Walgreens said that it is on track to tout more solar installations than any other U.S. retailer.

September 20, 2011

Mylan subsidiary Matrix Labs has received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new drug application of a co-packaged antiretroviral treatment under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.