With flu season winding down, Walgreens on Friday released its final Flu Index of the 2016-17 season, noting which markets saw the most activity based on aggregate prescription data between October 2016 and April.
The committee’s recommendation was based on its review of the totality of evidence, including demonstration of comparable efficacy and safety of Pfizer’s biosimilar epoetin alfa to its reference products, Epogen and Procrit (epoetin alfa).
Walmart’s share of the $800 billion grocery market has grown to 21.5%, according to a report from CNBC that highlights Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf’s assessment of the retailer’s recent first-quarter results. Wolf notes that in Q1, Walmart outperformed U.S. supermarkets by 2.9%, which is up from the 1.6% outperformance it showed in Q4 2016. (CNBC)
Edgewell Personal Care is taking the fight to its competitors with its latest initiative for its Schick shaving brand. Fox Business reported Wednesday that Edgewell had launched SchickHydro.com, offering a subscription service for refills of its blades that fit Schick razors. (Fox Business)
Drug Store News spoke to Chandra Coleman, Coty VP U.S. Marketing for Sally Hansen, about the new Rimmel London Edge Your Look campaign and what it says about Coty’s larger efforts to expand its marketing reach to social consumers.
Under the law, which was signed by President Barack Obama in December 2016, the payment structure for infusion drugs under Medicare Part B changed from an average wholesale price to an average sales price.
All veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their country, will receive 20% on eligible store items.
Karl Varsanyi, Albertsons’ new group VP product management and user experience, and Ramiya Iyer, who was named group VP IT digital and marketing/merchandising, possess a collective 30 years of experience in digital leadership.
CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo was the guest on Boston’s WBUR radio station’s “Here & Now” Tuesday, speaking with host Jeremy Hobson about such topics as tax reform, Amazon’s potential entry into pharmacy and the ongoing question of what changes will come to health care as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act. “I think there are elements that make sense from the Republican plan, but clearly there are other elements the Republican plan does not deal with,” Merlo said. “I think there are many open questions that have yet to be answered” (WBUR)
Roughly three-quarters of visitors to the online platform are taking active follow-up steps, the retailer announced Tuesday, noting that its digital mental health resources also are reaching a broader demographic of consumers.