February 15, 2017

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn reportedly initiates position with 1.5 million Fred’s Pharmacy shares and ups Rite Aid stake to nearly 20.5 million shares in the fourth quarter.

February 15, 2017

HRG's New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 2,685 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2016. The number of items reviewed was up nearly 9%.

February 15, 2017
Every major retail sector tracked by the NRF reported higher sales compared to the previous month, with the exception of furniture/home furnishings stores, whose sales were flat.
February 15, 2017
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch on Tuesday addressed the annual meeting of the Association for Accessible Medicines (the newly adopted name of the former Generic Pharmaceutical Association), calling on generics makers to “produce the savings for this country, not the costs,” according to WAJR. Bresch said that the AAM’s new name, which comes alongside the launch of a new campaign “Keeping Medicines Within Reach” shows “the dramatic shift in how healthcare is being delivered in our country, and the increasing importance for patients approaching the pharmacy counter to experience the true savings that our medicines provide.” (WAJR)
 
February 15, 2017

Roche, Novartis, Pfizer and Gilead were all named as potential suitors.

February 15, 2017

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states.

February 15, 2017

The Texas Pharmacy Association’s project will connect a network of community pharmacists in three Texas communities to physicians, clinics and hospitals in an effort to improve patient adherence and save on overall healthcare costs.

February 15, 2017

Upsher-Smith Laboratories and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have recognized 43 pharmacists across the country with a 2016 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award.

February 15, 2017

Walgreens' chief merchant 'has agreed to act in a strategic advisory capacity' as the company explores future leadership opportunites for the department.

February 15, 2017

Walgreens community development efforts focus on a variety of areas including allowing young people the opportunity to reach their full potential wherever they are in the world.

February 15, 2017

PeopleForBikes, the nation’s leading bike advocacy organization, will manage all aspects of the Walgreens Red Nose Day ride experience in support of programs dedicated to children and young people.

February 14, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid, Walmart and Target had already joined the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an effort to stop the BAT.

February 14, 2017

A new report from Accenture has found that millions of loyalty points are sitting dormant, and the majority of U.S. consumers (78%) are retracting their loyalty at profit-crushing rates. 

February 14, 2017

Aetna will pay Humana $1 billion as a result of the termination of the merger agreement. Additionally, Aetna has terminated its previously announced agreement to sell certain Medicare Advantage assets to Molina Healthcare.

February 14, 2017

Angry Orchard Tapped Maple takes its inspiration from the late winter tapping of maple trees, blending American culinary apple with a hint of Vermont maple syrup, and Angry Orchard Spiced Apple combines a fresh apple taste with lively seasonal spices. 

 
February 14, 2017

Benzer Pharmacy, fresh off opening its first location in California, is continuing to enter new states. 

February 14, 2017

Trend zone in the store highlights more than 30 better-for-you snacks that support charitable causes, fair labor and sustainability.

February 14, 2017

Evolve protein shakes are a shelf stable, on-the-go option with only 10-11 clean, simple ingredients.

February 14, 2017

Tech utilizes LED lights to illuminate the prescription in the drawer where it’s kept, limiting the amount of time a pharmacist will spend looking for a filled prescription.

February 14, 2017

Its new identity will improve recognition that the generic and biosimilar medicines industry is one of “the nation's great health care success stories, and that competition from generics and biosimilars lowers the cost of medicine.”

February 14, 2017

The partnership will give NPA members preferential access for their manufacturing facilities to become Informed-Choice Certified sites, NPA noted.

February 14, 2017

The new product is intended to assist pharmacists in improving their patients’ medication adherence.

February 14, 2017

As part of the sponsorship, Mediate will feature the Osteo Bi-Flex logo on the front of his headwear while competing in various tournaments.

February 14, 2017

Based on information from Walmart, the chain is not merging the stores and walmart.com buying teams, as Reuters reported Tuesday. The two will continue to operate as two separate teams.