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July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

Roeya Badri Vaughan will be responsible for driving awareness and sales of the company's doctor-formulated, kid-approved line of 100% all-natural snacks, beverages and supplements.

Prior to joining Dr. Sears Family Essentials, Vaughan served as head of product marketing at Arbonne, where she spearheaded the relaunch of its flagship anti-aging skin care line, introduced a comprehensive cosmetics line and developed a breakthrough line of nutrition products.

July 12, 2011

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.

MIAMI — Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.

Ortiz succeeds CEO Steve Kaczynski, whose expertise in retail merchandising and marketing over the last 18 months has been instrumental in setting a strategic direction for the company and expanding its footprint in South Florida and nationally.

July 8, 2011

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin in Boston at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin in Boston at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

July 7, 2011

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea, Nivea for Men and Eucerin, announced on Thursday the promotion of Bill Graham to president and general manager of the company. Effective immediately, Graham will be responsible for the strategic direction, growth and success of the U.S. affiliate.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea, Nivea for Men and Eucerin, announced on Thursday the promotion of Bill Graham to president and general manager of the company. Effective immediately, Graham will be responsible for the strategic direction, growth and success of the U.S. affiliate.

June 26, 2011

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin here at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

BOSTON — Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin here at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

June 16, 2011

Coty Beauty has announced the launch of the newest scent in the Beyonce Parfums portfolio, Beyonce Pulse, which will debut in September.

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty has announced the launch of the newest scent in the Beyonce Parfums portfolio, Beyonce Pulse, which will debut in September.

Pulse will join the Heat and Heat Rush collections. The launch of Pulse will be supported with global integrated sales and marketing activity, including a print and TV ad campaign starring Beyonce, to be featured in more than 60 countries. In addition, social media and online programs will speak to Beyonce's global fan base via e-commerce, Twitter and Facebook. Pulse TV ads will begin airing in August.

June 15, 2011

Lewis Drug's VP professional services William "Bill" Ladwig has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Hustead Award by the South Dakota Pharmacists Association, Lewis Drug has announced.

PIERRE, S.D. — Lewis Drug's VP professional services William "Bill" Ladwig has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Hustead Award by the South Dakota Pharmacists Association, Lewis Drug has announced.

Ladwig, who has worked for Lewis Drug for 33 years, was selected by his peers in honor of the dedication and service he has shown toward the profession of pharmacy. The award was presented to Ladwig at the association's recent 125th Annual Convention at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

June 9, 2011

Patients with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin product made by Eli Lilly can store it in their pumps for longer periods of time, while children using it have additional options, thanks to a labeling change approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration.

INDIANAPOLIS — Patients with Type 1 diabetes using an insulin product made by Eli Lilly can store it in their pumps for longer periods of time, while children using it have additional options, thanks to a labeling change approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration.

June 7, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials, whose products are sold at such retailers as The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, H-E-B, Meijer and Fred Meyer, has announced the launch of its all-natural baby care line.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dr. Sears Family Essentials, whose products are sold at such retailers as The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, H-E-B, Meijer and Fred Meyer, has announced the launch of its all-natural baby care line.

June 1, 2011

Global health services company Cigna has hired former Alberto Culver executive Ralph Nicoletti to serve as EVP and CFO, effective June 20.

PHILADELPHIA and BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Global health services company Cigna has hired former Alberto Culver executive Ralph Nicoletti to serve as EVP and CFO, effective June 20.

Nicoletti assumes executive leadership responsibility for all of Cigna's financial operations and functions, as well as for Cigna's investment management and strategic planning units. He will be based in Bloomfield, Conn.

June 1, 2011

As part of a series on prescription drugs in America, CNN’s “American Morning” program on Wednesday hosted Safeguard My Meds spokesman and National Community Pharmacists Association executive committee member Keith Hodges to discuss pharmacy robberies and prescription drug abuse in a segment called “Pharmacies as Targets.”

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of a series on prescription drugs in America, CNN’s “American Morning” program on Wednesday hosted Safeguard My Meds spokesman and National Community Pharmacists Association executive committee member Keith Hodges to discuss pharmacy robberies and prescription drug abuse in a segment called “Pharmacies as Targets.”

“Prescription drug use is on the rise, especially over the last 10 to 15 years, and pharmacies are an easy target,” Hodges told CNN reporter Kiran Chetry.

May 31, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials on Tuesday announced the flavor line extension of its Cool Fuel ready-to-drink shakes, adding chocolate banana to its lineup.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dr. Sears Family Essentials on Tuesday announced the flavor line extension of its Cool Fuel ready-to-drink shakes, adding chocolate banana to its lineup.

May 3, 2011

John Frieda, which is part of Kao Brands, has introduced its at-home hair color range.

NEW YORK — John Frieda, which is part of Kao Brands, has introduced its at-home hair color range.

The precision foam color line combines patent-pending proprietary foam color technology and John Frieda's heritage of stylist expertise in a 20-shade palette collection, which helps users recreate salon color results at home, John Frieda said. The products are designed to minimize the uneven coverage and patchiness typical of at-home color with an easy-to-apply, nonaerosol foam formula that spreads evenly through hair.

April 26, 2011

Hospira had net sales of $1 billion during first quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said Tuesday.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira had net sales of $1 billion during first quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said Tuesday.

Sales for the quarter, which ended March 31, declined by 0.5%, compared with first quarter 2010, while profits were $149.9 million, a 5.8% increase over last year.

April 25, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Frito-Lay is spicing up its Doritos, Fritos and Ruffles brands to include a Tapatio hot-sauce-flavored product. All three products include a unique combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic — the same ingredients in the Tapatio hot sauce recipe. They are available at in small bags (99 cents) and large bags ($2.99).

April 25, 2011

The way chief executive R. David Yost sees it, AmerisourceBergen Corp.’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy program is a bulwark for independent pharmacists against the pressures of a brutally competitive pharmacy market and an unforgiving economy.


April 19, 2011

American Greetings is boosting its Mother's Day portfolio with a new collection of cards by Kathy Davis.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings is boosting its Mother's Day portfolio with a new collection of cards by Kathy Davis.

The Kathy Davis collection of Mother's Day cards celebrates moms everywhere with a collection of heartfelt, beautifully rendered cards, the company said. Each card is adorned with inspirations from nature and Kathy Davis' signature watercolors.

April 19, 2011

Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.

DUBLIN, Calif. — Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.

April 12, 2011

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

The FDA has informed Perrigo that, effective immediately, Perrigo has an acceptable regulatory status, such that any pending export license and abbreviated new drug applications from this facility will once again be eligible for review and approval.

April 11, 2011

A provider of retailer supplier education services has named a 31-year Walmart veteran as its president and CEO.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A provider of retailer supplier education services has named a 31-year Walmart veteran as its president and CEO.

8th & Walton said Mike Cockrell, who most recently served as chief merchandising officer of Walmart's Indian joint venture with Bharti before his retirement in February, would lead the company's efforts to accelerate growth initiatives while enhancing existing services.

April 5, 2011

Help Remedies on Monday named 20-year industry veteran Mark Cieslinski SVP sales.

NEW YORK — Help Remedies on Monday named 20-year industry veteran Mark Cieslinski SVP sales.

“We are excited to have Mark’s energy, enthusiasm and retail partnership experience as we expand on a national level,” stated Help Remedies CEO Richard Fine.

April 5, 2011

Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

DALLAS — Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

The Kimberly-Clark brand said that through Sept. 30, consumers can log on to ScottBrand.com to pledge to use its bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins for four weeks, as well as enter its Take the 4-Week Test Drive sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid sedan.

March 31, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

According to the report, Johnson & Johnson said the changes will allow the company to "give focused attention to quality and compliance, and the critical task of restoring McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands."

March 28, 2011

It’s that time of year once again. Come April 30, more than 2,000 of today’s leading retail executives from food, drug and mass, and their supply partners, will convene at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., to gain new insights into today’s changing marketplace and explore future opportunities.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It’s that time of year once again. Come April 30, more than 2,000 of today’s leading retail executives from food, drug and mass, and their supply partners, will convene at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., to gain new insights into today’s changing marketplace and explore future opportunities.

March 24, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association may not be painting pink Pepto-Bismol mustaches on a group of Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes as part of the new campaign it plans to fully unveil in June, but the goal is more or less the same as the “Got Milk?” ads.

“Got milk?” has become ubiquitous. There is 100% clarity of message. The milk mustache says it all: Milk is an essential food and an integral part of a healthy diet; it HAS TO BE in your refrigerator, on your breakfast table and in your lunch box.