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July 18, 2012

As part of the Executive Viewpoint Series, DSN talked to Dan Mack — DSN expert blogger, EVP strategic sales at The Swanson Group and managing director of Mack Elevation Forum — discusses his unique perspective on what suppliers should focus on when engaging with retailers and what "blind spots" they should be wary of.

AUDIO Q&A: As part of the Executive Viewpoint Series, DSN talked to Dan Mack — DSN expert blogger, EVP strategic sales at The Swanson Group and managing director of Mack Elevation Forum — who discussed his unique perspective on what suppliers should focus on when engaging with retailers, and what "blind spots" they should be wary of.

July 11, 2012

DSN talked to Cardinal Health SVP independent sales Steve Lawrence about the big news from Cardinal’s 2012 Retail Business Conference, including a best practices competition for its customers, its Women in Pharmacy program and Cardinal’s joint outreach program with the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

AUDIO Q&A: DSN talked to Cardinal Health SVP independent sales Steve Lawrence about the big news from Cardinal’s 2012 Retail Business Conference, including a best practices competition for its customers, its Women in Pharmacy program and Cardinal’s joint outreach program with the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

March 19, 2012

DSN's Pharmacy Technology Report takes a look at the hottest technology in the health-and-wellness space and where investors are looking to take health IT in the future. Also included is DSN's exclusive roundtable discussion with leading pharmacy retailers and executives from leading and emerging healthcare technology companies, which included new technologies to improve compliance, self-care and pharmacist-patient interactions.

DSN's Pharmacy Technology Report takes a look at the hottest technology in the health-and-wellness space and where investors are looking to take health IT in the future. Also included is DSN's exclusive roundtable discussion with leading pharmacy retailers and executives from leading and emerging healthcare technology companies, which included new technologies to improve compliance, self-care and pharmacist-patient interactions.

March 20, 2014

Beauty giant L'Oréal has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a “World's Most Ethical Company.”

NEW YORK — Beauty giant L'Oréal has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a “World's Most Ethical Company.”

This marks the fifth time that L'Oréal has received this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior.

March 11, 2014

Wilkes University has announced that Colleen Herman, a student in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt College of Pharmacy, has won the “Know Pain Know Gain Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition” administered by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes University has announced that Colleen Herman, a student in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt College of Pharmacy, has won the “Know Pain Know Gain Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition” administered by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

January 20, 2014

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Lisa Lubsch has been appointed to lead the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group-University initiative.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Lisa Lubsch has been appointed to lead the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group-University initiative.

SIUE’s Lisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy, with a patient.

January 16, 2014

A faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been awarded a United States patent for an invention that tackles bacterial contamination.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Dr. Ronald Worthington, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the School of Pharmacy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, obtained U.S. Patent No. 8,563,293 for his invention to protect against bacterial contamination. 

November 6, 2013

Industry veteran Albert Sebok, who held a distinguished career as a pharmacist and healthcare advocate, passed away on Nov. 3.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Industry veteran Albert Sebok, who held a distinguished career as a pharmacist and healthcare advocate, passed away on Nov. 3.

October 25, 2013

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has established a memorandum of understanding with an organization of French-speaking pharmacy school deans and educators to cooperate and collaborate to advance the quality of pharmacy education around the world.

CHICAGO — The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has established a memorandum of understanding with an organization of French-speaking pharmacy school deans and educators to cooperate and collaborate to advance the quality of pharmacy education around the world.

October 23, 2013

The University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy has named its atrium in honor of a graduate who now leads an institutional pharmacy services company.

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy has named its atrium in honor of a graduate who now leads an institutional pharmacy services company.

September 9, 2013

The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists will recognize an Illinois pharmacy professor with a professional award.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists will recognize an Illinois pharmacy professor with a professional award.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville said Monday that Scott Bergman would receive the ICHP's New Practitioner Leadership Award, saying the award recognized his professionalism, leadership and innovation.

August 9, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy will include a presentation of research posters at its inaugural Strategic Business Exchange in the fall, the group said.

SEATTLE – The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy will include a presentation of research posters at its inaugural Strategic Business Exchange in the fall, the group said Friday.

July 12, 2013

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy has promoted pharmacy practice professor J. Mark Ruscin to chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy has promoted pharmacy practice professor J. Mark Ruscin to chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, the school said Friday.

Pharmacy school dean Gireesh Gupchup made the announcement following a national search. Ruscin's appointment became effective Thursday.

July 9, 2013

The U.S. Public Health Service has awarded a Touro College of Pharmacy student for his efforts to educate the public about health care.

NEW YORK — The U.S. Public Health Service has awarded a Touro College of Pharmacy student for his efforts to educate the public about health care.

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

April 23, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' charitable arm has awarded $230,000 in scholarships to pharmacy students, the organization said.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' charitable arm has awarded $230,000 in scholarships to pharmacy students, the organization said Tuesday.

The NACDS Foundation said it gave awards ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 to pharmacy schools' scholarship funds through its Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program. The awards will provide financial assistance to students working toward doctor of pharmacy degrees.

April 2, 2013

The L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science program awarded five women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'Oréal-Unesco Awards in the Physical Sciences.

NEW YORK — The L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science program awarded five women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'Oréal-Unesco Awards in the Physical Sciences.

October 19, 2012

A division of Wolters Kluwer Health has released a new version of a Web-based quality-assurance software for pharmacy compounding.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A division of Wolters Kluwer Health has released a new version of a Web-based quality-assurance software for pharmacy compounding.

Pharmacy OneSource announced the release of a new version of Simplifi 797, used for ensuring compliance with USP chapter 797 regulations, which call for proper training of staff who prepare sterile compounded products.

August 22, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's “Life…supplemented” campaign on Wednesday launched its first mobile application, WannaBeWell.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition's “Life…supplemented” campaign on Wednesday launched its first mobile application, WannaBeWell. The free app, currently available on iPhones and iPads, is a comprehensive wellness resource that educates, activates and motivates those looking to live a healthier life.

August 22, 2012

Pharmacy automation manufacturer Innovation will supply pharmacy automation technology to the U.S. Navy, under a new deal between the two worth up to $49 million.

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.  — Pharmacy automation manufacturer Innovation will supply pharmacy automation technology to the U.S. Navy, under a new deal between the two worth up to $49 million.

August 17, 2012

Playmaker Nutrition recently announced its planned foray into retail outlets in September with a line of supplement products targeting teens and tweens.

PASADENA, Calif. — Playmaker Nutrition recently announced its planned foray into retail outlets in September with a line of supplement products targeting teens and tweens. In addition to launching the line of supplements, Playmaker Nutrition plans to use its Web presence as a springboard to fitness and nutrition tips to help improve athletic performance, adopt a healthier lifestyle and maintain optimum wellness.

August 10, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition added two keynote speakers to its annual meeting docket.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition added two keynote speakers to its annual meeting docket: Balz Frei, director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and Lawrence Green, professor at the University of California at San Francisco.

The two speakers will keynote the first and last sessions, respectively, at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s one-day scientific symposium, held Oct. 3 in Laguna Beach, Calif.

August 10, 2012

Konsyl recently announced that nutrition expert Keri Glassman will become the company’s new spokeswoman.

EASTON, Md. — Konsyl recently announced that nutrition expert Keri Glassman will become the company’s new spokeswoman.

“Many people believe that fiber supplements are for people who already have health issues, but my goal is to show people that this is not the case,” Glassman said. “In fact, getting adequate amounts of fiber is necessary to everyone in order to best manage all aspects of well-being.”

July 31, 2012

Randy Heiser recently joined McKesson as director of retail national accounts of Six Sigma, DSN has learned.

SAN FRANCISCO — Randy Heiser recently joined McKesson as director of retail national accounts of Six Sigma, DSN has learned.

Heiser comes to McKesson from Giant Eagle, where he was VP pharmacy and oversaw the day-to-day operation of more than 209 locations. Heiser started his retail pharmacy career in 1980 with Rite Aid, where he worked his way up to director of professional placement and director of pharmacy and therapeutic
management.

July 25, 2012

Crisis-management expert Brian Ellis, EVP CRT/tanaka, will lead an interactive breakout session at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium on Dietary Supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — Crisis-management expert Brian Ellis, EVP CRT/tanaka, will lead an interactive breakout session at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium on Dietary Supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced Tuesday.

The session will encourage participants to engage in a simulated, real-world crisis scenario that would put a company’s reputation, profitability and future into jeopardy. Participants will immerse themselves in a realistic, virtual crisis situation focused specifically on an issue related to the dietary supplement industry.