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September 3, 2013

Arizona last week launched what it is billing as the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers called “The Cignal.”

PHOENIX — Arizona last week launched what it is billing as the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers called “The Cignal.” The program uses a website (TheCignal.com) with customized tips and advice for young smokers and a toll-free helpline (1-800-55-66-222) where they can talk to quit coaches for free.

August 14, 2013

The study, supported by NJoy and led by independent researchers Mitchell Nides, Ph.D., and Scott Leischow, Ph.D., evaluated nicotine delivery from the NJoy Kings Bold Electronic Delivery System and its short-term potential for smoking reduction or cessation.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — NJoy today announced the results of a pilot study that has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Health Behavior and will be published online on October 1, 2013. The study, supported by NJoy and led by independent researchers Mitchell Nides, Ph.D. and Scott Leischow, Ph.D.

July 22, 2013

Fuse Science's new products ElectroFuse and PowerFuse were named "Best New Products" by retailers attending ECRM's Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition conference.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Fuse Science's new products ElectroFuse and PowerFuse were named "Best New Products" by retailers attending ECRM's Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition conference here earlier this month. 

July 22, 2013

Crystal Geyser Water Company’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO — Crystal Geyser Water Co.’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona. Tejava is a 100% all natural, microbrewed, ready-to-drink iced black tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java.

July 19, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that registration for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting is now open.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that registration for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting is now open.

The meeting will take place April 26 to 29, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and online registration is accessible by visiting the NACDS Annual Meeting website.

July 9, 2013

With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

June 17, 2013

One of the greatest challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry today is medication nonadherence — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by McKesson.

A variety of pharmacy-based solutions, designed to help pharmacy owners drive better results both from a patient outcomes and a profitability standpoint by offering services that promote long-term adherence and opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials, will be on display for ideaShare attendees through McKesson’s Clinical Services network.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — One of the greatest challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry today is medication non-adherence — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by McKesson.

A variety of pharmacy-based solutions, designed to help pharmacy owners drive better results both from a patient outcomes and a profitability standpoint by offering services that promote long-term adherence and opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials, will be on display for ideaShare attendees through McKesson’s Clinical Services network.

June 13, 2013

Henkel’s Tone Body Wash is promoting its new Tone Ocean Therapy Body Wash by partnering with pop duo Karmin for the Tone Turn it Up! series this summer.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Henkel’s Tone Body Wash is promoting its new Tone Ocean Therapy Body Wash by partnering with pop duo Karmin for the Tone Turn it Up! series this summer.

The Tone Turn it Up! series provides fans with exclusive access to Karmin while on tour with their newest single “A Cappella.” Fans can visit the Tone brand’s Facebook page for the chance to meet Karmin, as well as win such other prizes as CDs, concert tickets and Tone Ocean Therapy Body Wash.

June 10, 2013

Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.

Njoy, whose ads have appeared on New York streets and which recently posted an ad on YouTube featuring rock musician Courtney Love using language not exactly suitable for prime-time television, received the investment from early Facebook investor Sean Parker and Homewood Capital principal Douglas Teitelbaum, the latter of whom will join Njoy's board of directors.

June 7, 2013

Arizona Beverages has teamed up with former NBA All-Star and champion Shaquille O'Neal to launch an all-natural cream soda line. Soda Shaq has hit the market in Arizona's single-serve 23.5oz. can from Rexam.

CHICAGO — Arizona Beverages has teamed up with former NBA All-Star and champion Shaquille O'Neal to launch an all-natural cream soda line. Soda Shaq has hit the market in Arizona's single-serve 23.5oz. can from Rexam.

Soda Shaq contains real vanilla from Madagascar, is sweetened with pure cane sugar and has just 90 calories per serving. Like all Arizona products, it is made with no artificial colors or preservatives and is available in Original Vanilla Cream, Orange Cream, Blueberry Cream and Strawberry Cream flavors.

May 23, 2013

You might remember back in January 2011, when DSN profiled Terry Teller, a pharmacist in Lukachukai, Ariz., who uses his Navajo-language skills when working with patients. Now, according to published reports, he can add "Jedi Knight" to his resume.

NEW YORK — You might remember back in January 2011, when DSN profiled Terry Teller, a pharmacist from Lukachukai, Ariz., who uses his Navajo-language skills when working with patients. Now, according to published reports, he can add "Jedi Knight" to his resume.

May 23, 2013

Ernst & Young has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy founder and CEO John Musil as a finalist for a regional award.

PHOENIX — Ernst & Young has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy founder and CEO John Musil as a finalist for a regional award.

Avella said Musil had been shortlisted for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award in the Mountain Desert region, which includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Avella is headquartered in Phoenix.

May 16, 2013

Walmart opened a new small-format store on the campus of Arizona State University as part of a pilot program, the mass merchandise retailer said.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Walmart opened a new small-format store on the campus of Arizona State University as part of a pilot program, the mass merchandise retailer said.

The company opened the 5,000-sq. ft. store in the Vista del Sol plaza at the university. The store includes health and wellness services, a pharmacy, convenient shopping services, convenience items and merchandise tailored to the campus. The Walmart on Campus store is the second in the country, the first having opened at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in January 2011.

May 15, 2013

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus held an educational briefing, “Sports Health and Fitness: The Role of Dietary Supplements,” for Capitol Hill staff.

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus on Monday held an educational briefing, “Sports Health and Fitness: The Role of Dietary Supplements,” for Capitol Hill staff. This is the second DSC educational briefing for the 113th Congress and the 17th briefing since the DSC was formed in 2006. 

May 10, 2013

Inventure Foods, a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, has received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization for its Boulder Canyon natural foods products and manufacturing facilities in Bluffton, Ind., and Goodyear, Ariz., the company stated.

PHOENIX — Inventure Foods, a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, has received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization for its Boulder Canyon natural foods products and manufacturing facilities in Bluffton, Ind., and Goodyear, Ariz., the company stated.

May 7, 2013

iMemories and Walgreens on Tuesday announced the availability of iMemories in Walgreens locations nationwide.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — iMemories and Walgreens on Tuesday announced the availability of iMemories in Walgreens locations nationwide.

May 3, 2013

Arizona Beverages is adding three new Rickeys flavors, a beverage that combines a balance of sweet fruit and tart lime inspired by the Brooklyn original soda fountain novelty, the company announced this week.

WOODBURY, N.Y. — Arizona Beverages is adding three new Rickeys flavors, a beverage that combines a balance of sweet fruit and tart lime inspired by the Brooklyn original soda fountain novelty, the company announced this week.

The three new Rickeys flavors include: Mango Lime, Grape Lime and Lemon Lime Rickey. These flavors join Cherry Lime, an immensely popular drink, according to the company.

The new drinks contain 10% juice and only 70 calories per serving.

May 3, 2013

Former Colgate-Palmolive executive Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former Colgate-Palmolive executive and industry veteran Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

April 18, 2013

Tea of a Kind, a tea beverage company, announced a wide distribution expansion into retail pharmacies, grocery stores and supermarkets in Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more.

LOS ANGELES — Tea of a Kind, a tea beverage company, announced today a wide distribution expansion into retail pharmacies, grocery stores and supermarkets in Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more.

The product, which recently won Best Ready-to-Drink Tea Beverage at the 2012 Interbev Awards in Las Vegas, utilizes a "Gizmo Closure and Delivery System," a cap technology, which holds fresh, functional ingredients in a nitrogen pressurized chamber until the point of consumption, the company stated.

April 15, 2013

Nielsen has announced a new Consumer 360 conference to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., June 3-5.

PHOENIX — Nielsen has announced a new Consumer 360 conference to be held in Phoenix from June 3 to 5.

The annual signature event is held around the world and attracts senior executives from CPG manufacturers and retailers, advertising agencies, and media companies.

During and after the event, there will be Thought Leadership decks and reports with media.

March 27, 2013

Bashas' chairman and CEO Eddie Basha, Jr. has died, according to published reports. He was 75 years old.

NEW YORK — Bashas' chairman and CEO Eddie Basha, Jr. has died, according to published reports. He was 75 years old.

According to the Associated Press, Basha's cause of death was not disclosed, but his family had said his health had been failing.

March 15, 2013

Safeway announced the retirement of Bruce Everette, EVP retail operations. Kelly Griffith, current president of merchandising, has been chosen to succeed Everette.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced the retirement of Bruce Everette, EVP retail operations. Kelly Griffith, current president of merchandising, has been chosen to succeed Everette.

"We are deeply grateful to Bruce for his significant and lasting contribution to our company's success," stated Steve Burd, chairman and CEO. "He is the consummate operating executive whose results and people-oriented approach to the business leave an unmistakable imprint on who we are as a company."

February 19, 2013

For the week ended Feb. 9, influenza activity decreased to 3.2% — still above the baseline of 2.2%, but an indicator this year's flu season is on its way out.

ATLANTA — For the week ended Feb. 9, influenza activity decreased to 3.2% — still above the baseline of 2.2%, but an indicator this year's flu season is on its way out. 

Eleven states and New York City were still experiencing high influenza-like illness activity, while 10 states reported moderate activity.

January 31, 2013

While experts say climate change could produce a wide range of side effects, a new one could be earlier and more severe flu seasons, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — While experts say climate change could produce a wide range of side effects, a new one could be earlier and more severe flu seasons, according to a new study.

January 31, 2013

A standards-development organization for the pharmacy services industry has updated a white paper on protecting consumers and patients from accidental overdoses of the painkiller acetaminophen.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A standards-development organization for the pharmacy services industry has updated a white paper on protecting consumers and patients from accidental overdoses of the painkiller acetaminophen.

The NCPDP announced the updated white paper, "NCPDP Recommendations for Improved Prescription Container Labels for Medicines Containing Acetaminophen Version 1.1."