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November 21, 2013

Men have become significant players participating in a self-gifting trend, according to a survey released Wednesday by Roku.

SARATOGA, Calif. — Men have become significant players participating in a self-gifting trend, according to a survey released Wednesday by Roku. When it comes to self-gifting, men are most likely to hide their gift (43% more likely than women), claim it’s from someone else (150% more likely) or even create an imaginary friend (118% more likely) rather than own up to the purchase, according to the survey conducted by Omnipulse on behalf of Roku. 

November 21, 2013

Target Corp. posted sales of $17.3 billion in third-quarter 2013, a 4% increase over the same period last year, and a $341 million profit, down by 46.4% from a year ago, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. posted sales of $17.3 billion in third-quarter 2013, a 4% increase over the same period last year, and a $341 million profit, down by 46.4% from a year ago, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

The results from the quarter reflected a earnings-per-share dilution of 29 cents related to the chain's new Canadian segment. Same-store sales in the U.S. segment grew by 0.9%, near the low end of the company's fiscal 2013 guidance, while total sales were $16.9 billion, up 2% from third-quarter 2012's $16.6 billion.

November 21, 2013

Teva has introduced a generic version of a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Thursday.

NORTH WALES, Pa. – Teva has introduced a generic version of a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Thursday.

The drug maker announced the launch of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules, a generic version of Novartis' Focalin XR.

Focalin XR has annual sales of about $202 million, according to IMS Health.

 

November 21, 2013

Vireo Systems on Thursday launched CanineActiv, a pain reliever for dogs that will serve as an alternative to NSAIDs.

MADISON, Tenn. — Vireo Systems on Thursday launched CanineActiv, a pain reliever for dogs that will serve as an alternative to NSAIDs. "We have had outstanding success with NSAID alternatives for people, and we knew that many of our discoveries and innovations could be extended to dogs," Mark Faulkner, Vireo Systems president said. "With CanineActiv, consumers can expect the same level of safe and effective pain relief for their dogs as they've come to expect for themselves from AminoActiv."

November 21, 2013

Sporting two wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 ft. into the ground, Walgreens on Thursday celebrated the official opening of what the retailer believes to be the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Sporting two wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 ft. into the ground, Walgreens on Thursday celebrated the official opening of what the retailer believes to be the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.

November 21, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer.

November 20, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas attended the grand opening of a new pharmacy hub that will serve post-acute patients in and around the state.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas attended the grand opening of a new pharmacy hub that will serve post-acute patients in and around the state.

AlixaRx announced Wednesday the opening of the 11,400-sq. ft. Lenexa, Kan., hub, for which the company invested $1.4 million in new equipment and training and hired 42 employees. The hub will provide pharmacy services to nursing facilities in Kansas and neighboring states.

November 20, 2013

The electronic currency known as bitcoin allows small- and medium-sized companies to reach more customers by opening new markets that were previously unreachable, the co-founder of a company that allows businesses to use bitcoins said in testimony Tuesday before two Senate subcommittees. And it appears that federal authorities are open to its development.

WASHINGTON — The electronic currency known as bitcoin allows small- and medium-sized companies to reach more customers by opening new markets that were previously unreachable, the co-founder of a company that allows businesses to use bitcoins said in testimony Tuesday before two Senate subcommittees. And it appears that federal authorities are open to its development.

November 20, 2013

Iconic men’s grooming brand Brut, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has introduced two new scents for the first time in nearly a decade.

NEW YORK — Iconic men’s grooming brand Brut, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has introduced two new scents for the first time in nearly a decade.

November 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper. The retooled Charmin is now more flushable and is designed to help alleviate the strain on home plumbing systems, the company said.

November 20, 2013

Specialty drug spend is expected to more than quadruple by 2020, reaching approximately $402 billion a year, according to a new CVS Caremark report released today.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Specialty drug spend is expected to more than quadruple by 2020, reaching approximately $402 billion a year, according to a new CVS Caremark report released today.

November 20, 2013

CVS/pharmacy unveiled during a New York City press event on Wednesday the spring 2014 collection of its exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek line.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy unveiled during a New York City press event on Wednesday the spring 2014 collection of its exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek line.

November 20, 2013

Diplomat senior director of education and quality Jennifer Hagerman has been elected as president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014, the specialty pharmacy company said Wednesday.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat senior director of education and quality Jennifer Hagerman has been named as president-elect of the Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014, the specialty pharmacy company said Wednesday.

Diplomat said members of the MPA had voted in Hagerman, who directs Diplomat's training arm, Diplomat University, as well as overseeing the company's quality assurance program and directing its Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program.

November 20, 2013

Former Revlon CEO David Kennedy is taking the helm at Scientific Games Corp., a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for gaming and lottery markets worldwide.

NEW YORK — Former Revlon CEO David Kennedy is taking the helm at Scientific Games Corp., a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for gaming and lottery markets worldwide.

In his new role as CEO, Kennedy will succeed A. Lorne Weil. The technology company has also determined to separate the roles of chairman and CEO and has appointed Ronald O. Perelman as its chairman.

November 20, 2013

Hello oral care has partnered with People magazine to bring its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue to life through an interactive activation in Times Square.


NEW YORK — Hello oral care has partnered with People magazine to bring its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue to life through an interactive activation in Times Square.
 

November 20, 2013

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is donating 10,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving, the company said Wednesday.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is donating 10,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving, the company said Wednesday.

The West Des Moines, Iowa-based chain said it would donate the turkeys over a 10-day period in 10 cities around the Midwest, including Lincoln, Neb.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sioux City, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Mason City, Iowa; Rochester, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Madison, Wis.; and the Kansas City, Mo., metro area and Quad Cities metro area in Iowa and Illinois.

November 20, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been selected by OutcomesMTM as 1-of-4 pharmacies in the Southeast region recognized for its commitment to patient therapy management and the health of its patients.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been selected by OutcomesMTM as 1-of4 pharmacies in the Southeast region recognized for its commitment to patient therapy management and the health of its patients.

“We are honored to receive this recognition which highlights our continued commitment to patient health, education and the individualized attention we provide our patients on a daily basis,” Albert Garcia, EVP of pharmacy at Navarro Discount Pharmacy stated. OutcomesMTM designs, delivers and administers MTM programs.

November 20, 2013

Use of injectable drugs for multiple sclerosis declined during the 12-month period that ended on June 30 as orally administered drugs for the condition became more popular, according to a new report.

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Use of injectable drugs for multiple sclerosis declined during the 12-month period that ended on June 30 as orally administered drugs for the condition became more popular, according to a new report.

November 20, 2013

Drug maker Perrigo has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic topical ointment for treating acne in adolescents and adults, the company said Wednesday.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Drug maker Perrigo has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic topical ointment for treating acne in adolescents and adults, the company said Wednesday.

Perrigo said it filed for approval of clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel in the 1.2%/2.5% strengths. The drug is used to treat acne in patients 12 years and older.

November 20, 2013

Ranbaxy Labs is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its operations in Ukraine, the Indian generic drug maker said Wednesday.

GURGAON, India — Ranbaxy Labs is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its operations in Ukraine, the Indian generic drug maker said Wednesday.

The drug maker established a base in the eastern European country in 1993 and has since become the largest drug company in the market, whose value is estimated at $3.7 billion, according to the company. Ranbaxy's products in Ukraine include branded and generic drugs.

November 20, 2013

More than six dozen pharmacists and pharmacy students from in and around the District of Columbia offered free health screenings on Capitol Hill Tuesday as a way to promote awareness of the role pharmacists play in the healthcare system.

WASHINGTON — More than six dozen pharmacists and pharmacy students from in and around the District of Columbia offered free health screenings on Capitol Hill Tuesday as a way to promote awareness of the role pharmacists play in the healthcare system.

November 20, 2013

NEW YORK — During a red carpet celebration Tuesday evening at its newly remodeled Wellness store in New York's West Village neighborhood, Rite Aid unveiled and celebrated the exclusive launch of the Eddie Funkhouser beauty line at select Beauty Vision stores.

November 20, 2013

Skeeter Snacks, an allergy-friendly food, will launch its product in 212 Walgreens locations in the New England area.

WESTPORT, Conn. — Skeeter Snacks, an allergy-friendly food, will launch its product in 212 Walgreens locations in the New England area.

Skeeter Snacks provides a variety of snack options for children and adults with tree nut and peanut allergies, and are available in six different cookie options: Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Cubed, Golden Oatmeal, Skeeter Doodle, Chocolate Chip Minis and Cinnamon Graham Minis.

November 20, 2013

SodaStream, a manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation beverage systems, announced on Wednesday the introduction of new SodaStream Caps.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. —  SodaStream, a manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation beverage systems, announced on Wednesday the introduction of new SodaStream Caps in the U.S., marking the company's first-ever flavor concentrates in single-use capsule form.

November 20, 2013

Trigg Laboratories, makers of Wet personal lubricants, will be supporting World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 through the donation of more than 5,000 safe-sex kits and samples to local clinics across nine cities to help raise awareness around HIV/AIDS, the company announced Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES — Trigg Laboratories, makers of Wet personal lubricants, will be supporting World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 through the donation of more than 5,000 safe-sex kits and samples to local clinics across nine cities to help raise awareness around HIV/AIDS, the company announced Tuesday.