January 11, 2011

Lego is bringing a new kind of ninja to game enthusiasts.

January 10, 2011

Hygenic/Performance Health, makers of Perform and Biofreeze pain relievers, donated Perform pain reliever product samples and coupons in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 Run to Stop MS, MS Walks and MS Bike events.

January 6, 2011

Mattel announced that it has appointed Bryan Stockton, Mattel’s president of international, to the new position of COO, effective immediately.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Retailers who stick with proven characters should see the strongest sell-through in the toy category. Charles Riotto, president of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, said that, in addition to value, consumers want evergreen licenses to carry the assurance of quality that consumers desire in this economy.


Disney Princesses remained strong and got a boost from the recent release of “Tangled.” 
“Toy Story 3,” “Cars” and “Thomas the Tank Engine” 
are still huge.


January 5, 2011

WHITESTONE, N.Y. — Business mogul, real-estate developer on a colossal scale with an ego to match, reality TV star, highest of the high-profile billionaires. Could Donald Trump’s next big role be president of the United States?


More importantly, would Trump the president be good for the country and, more specifically, for retail and wholesale pharmacy?


January 5, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association on Wednesday announced the winners of its Remington Honor Medal and other professional awards.

January 5, 2011

Hisamitsu America earlier this week announced the release of two videos featuring an Obama look-alike applying Salonpas to ease the aches and pains of a “presidential magnitude.”

January 5, 2011

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A customer visiting any of Fruth Pharmacy’s 25 stores in West Virginia and southern Ohio will find many of the same products and services one would find at any national chain pharmacy; but on top of that, the chain offers a highly personal approach to retailing.
“

The thing that sets Fruth apart is excellent customer service,” Fruth Pharmacy president Lynne Fruth told Drug Store News. “It’s kind of a mix of the best of what the bigger chains can provide with that small-hometown service.”


January 4, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday elected Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products USA, to chair of the association’s board of directors.

January 3, 2011

Former president George W. Bush will deliver the keynote speech at Armada Health Care’s seventh annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, the specialty pharmacy contracting organization said.

December 22, 2010

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

December 22, 2010

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has added four new members to its board.

December 20, 2010

The president of Par Pharmaceutical's subsidiary announced his resignation on Monday.

December 17, 2010

Lansinoh Labs on Thursday named Richard Thome as its COO. He will report to Diane Manwaring, Lansinoh North America president.

December 17, 2010

Prestige Brands introduced an iPhone application in support of its PediaCare line — the PediaCare Shopper’s Guide.

December 17, 2010

In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

December 16, 2010

A Delaware judge granted Walmart's request for a preliminary injunction on Wednesday and has blocked — for now — CVS Caremark from hiring former Walmart executive Hank Mullany as president of CVS/pharmacy, according to published reports.

December 15, 2010

Retail giant Kroger has named a new divisional president, replacing an executive who recently was promoted to SVP retail operations.

December 14, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline on Monday announced its acquisition from Darwin Private Equity of Maxinutrition, a U.K. company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products.

December 10, 2010

L'Oréal Paris celebrated the Fifth Annual Women of Worth Awards at a special event in New York that was hosted by Karen Fondu, president of L'Oréal Paris, and Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines.

December 10, 2010

CVS Caremark made headlines when it announced late in the day on Dec. 3 that former Walmart executive Hank Mullany had been named president of CVS/pharmacy. However, the wires were soon abuzz with news that Walmart had filed a lawsuit against CVS to block the hiring of Mullany.

December 7, 2010


DUBLIN, Ohio — Say goodbye to Kinray, the service-obsessed regional drug wholesaler. But say hello to a more muscular and diversified Cardinal Health.


The wholesale and health services giant announced Nov. 18 it will buy Kinray for $1.3 billion. The buyout, set for completion in early 2011, will be a boon to Cardinal, boosting its customer base to more than 7,000 independent drug stores, extending its reach in the Northeast and adding scale versus its wholesale rivals, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen.


December 7, 2010

Drug Store News recently sat down with Scott Verner, president of Nipro Diagnostics, to discuss some of the synergies created by the acquisition of Home Diagnostics by Japan’s Nipro in March. 


Drug Store News: How is the new company better positioned in the U.S. market? What are the synergies?


December 7, 2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — The need to communicate crucial health conditions to 
medical personnel responding to an accident or unresponsive patient is becoming more important, especially considering the increase in such chronic conditions as diabetes or allergies. And that need is expected to become a crucial driver behind the sale of fashionable medical alert bracelets.