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October 15, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday recognized a number of independent operators for their contributions to the industry and their communities.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday recognized a number of independent operators for their contributions to the industry and their communities. 

California pharmacy owner I.R. Patel received the NARD Ownership Award from the NACP Foundation. The NARD Ownership Award, now in its second year, recognizes an independent pharmacist who embraces the entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the field of community pharmacy ownership. 

October 15, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday morning spelled out its public policy agenda — including the push to get H.R. 3204, The Drug Quality and Security Act, enacted — and expressed optimism for the future of community pharmacy during a media briefing held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday morning spelled out its public policy agenda — including the push to get H.R. 3204, The Drug Quality and Security Act, enacted — and expressed optimism for the future of community pharmacy during a media briefing held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition here. 

October 14, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Sunday recognized Merck with its 2013 Corporate Recognition Award — the award recognizes a company for its support and work on behalf of independent community pharmacies — during NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Sunday recognized Merck with its 2013 Corporate Recognition Award — the award recognizes a company for its support and work on behalf of independent community pharmacies — during NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 14, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation on Monday announced the top student chapters and outstanding student chapter members at the NCPA 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation on Monday announced the top student chapters and outstanding student chapter members at the NCPA 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. Sponsored by the McKesson Foundation, the 2013 NCPA Student Chapter of the Year is the University of Texas at Austin; the first runner-up is the University of Houston; and the second runner-up is the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

October 14, 2013

Ed Horton, owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Stephenville, Texas, has been named the 2013 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year, an award sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ed Horton, owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy and Medical Supplies in Stephenville, Texas, has been named the 2013 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year, an award sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Horton received his award on Sunday during the First General Session of the 115th Annual NCPA Convention and Trade Exposition held here.   

October 14, 2013

A business plan developed by a team of pharmacy students from Oklahoma has won an award from the National Community Pharmacists Association and Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A business plan developed by a team of pharmacy students from Oklahoma has won an award from the National Community Pharmacists Association and Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

October 10, 2013

Telehealth services and software provider MDLive has appointed a nationally known physician and talk show co-host as chairman of its medical advisory board.

SUNRISE, Fla. — Telehealth services and software provider MDLive has appointed a nationally known physician and talk show co-host as chairman of its medical advisory board.

MDLive announced Wednesday the appointment of Travis Stork, who is co-host of the Emmy award-winning daytime talk show "The Doctors."

October 9, 2013

The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will change to the Winn-Dixie banner, which was acquired by Bi-Lo Holdings in 2011, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will change to the Winn-Dixie banner, which was acquired by Bi-Lo Holdings in 2011, according to published reports.

The Tampa Bay, Fla., Times reported Bi-Lo planned to retire the Sweetbay name next year. Kash n' Karry changed its name to Sweetbay in 2004.

October 7, 2013

Fuse Science on Monday announced that as of late last month it has officially launched its ad campaign behind Powered By Fuse energy products.

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — Fuse Science on Monday announced that as of late last month it has officially launched its ad campaign behind Powered By Fuse energy products. 

October 4, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, S.C., markets with two stores.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, S.C., markets with two stores. 

The first lease is for North Myrtle Beach located in the Coastal North Town Center. The store will be a 49,000-sq.-ft. Publix supermarket and is expected to open in late 2014. 

The second lease is for Pawleys Island in the Pawleys Island Plaza. The store, part of a redevelopment of an existing shopping center, will be a 45,000-sq.-ft. Publix supermarket and is expected to open in early 2015. 

October 1, 2013

CDMA on Monday announced that its 88th Annual Trade Expo will be held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., from Jan. 28 to 31, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. — CDMA on Monday announced that its 88th Annual Trade Expo will be held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., from Jan. 28 to 31, 2014. The annual event brings together front-end suppliers with buyers from regional drug chains, regional drug wholesalers, independent pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores.

The event includes a welcome reception and a Lunch & Learn with Dr. James Rouse from BackJoy, who will be speaking about “Optimum Wellness” and the 88th Annual Chairman’s Reception and Dinner. 

October 1, 2013

Publix on Tuesday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 35 cents per share on its common stock.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix on Tuesday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 35 cents per share on its common stock.

The dividend will be payable Dec. 2, 2013, either through direct deposit or mailed as a check to stockholders of record as of the close of business Oct. 31, 2013, the grocer stated.

September 26, 2013

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarkets, on Thursday announced that it has filed a registration statement on a proposed initial public offering.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarkets, on Thursday announced that it has filed a registration statement on a proposed initial public offering.  

The shares are expected to be offered by Southeastern Grocers, and the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

September 23, 2013

St. Joseph Health Products was honored with "Best New Product" distinction here by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care EPPS.

 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — St. Joseph Health Products was honored with "Best New Product" distinction here by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care EPPS. 

The new product is St. Joseph Rapid Dissolving Melts low-dose aspirin, a new delivery format that will hold appeal among pill-phobic seniors looking to take a low-dose aspirin daily for heart health. 

September 20, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

The specialty pharmacy company said that it was added to the health insurer's specialty pharmacy network.

September 19, 2013

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic and Baptist Health Care, the largest healthcare network in northwest Florida with a staff of more than 600 physicians, has entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to healthcare services in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and PENSACOLA, Fla. — CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic and Baptist Health Care, the largest healthcare network in northwest Florida with a staff of more than 600 physicians, has entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to healthcare services in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.

September 19, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, in partnership with the Live Like Bella Foundation, recently hosted the National Childhood Cancer Awareness event to educate the community about the needs of children with cancer.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, in partnership with the Live Like Bella Foundation, recently hosted the National Childhood Cancer Awareness event to educate the community about the needs of children with cancer.

The event attracted more than 200 children and families and was held Sept. 13 at a Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami.

September 17, 2013

Are you and your fellow pharmacists ready to start explaining health insurance exchanges and other aspects of the rapidly unfolding health reform law to patients?

Are you and your fellow pharmacists ready to start explaining health insurance exchanges and other aspects of the rapidly unfolding health reform law to patients?

September 13, 2013

Publix Super Markets and Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery store chains, on Friday announced they have entered into an agreement under which Publix is expected to purchase seven Bi-Lo-branded stores in North and South Carolina.

LAKELAND and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Publix Super Markets and Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery store chains, on Friday announced they have entered into an agreement under which Publix is expected to purchase seven Bi-Lo-branded stores in North and South Carolina. The transaction is projected to close in October 2013 and includes seven leased stores as well as major equipment. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

September 12, 2013

Bi-Lo Holdings announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. to acquire 22 Piggly Wiggly stores with approximately 1,200 store employees in South Carolina and coastal Georgia.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. to acquire 22 Piggly Wiggly stores with approximately 1,200 store employees in South Carolina and coastal Georgia.  

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

September 4, 2013

A joint venture founded by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer focused on treatments for HIV has expanded its support of community organizations in the South.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A joint venture founded by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer focused on treatments for HIV has expanded its support of community organizations in the South.

September 3, 2013

The Walmart Foundation is donating $1.29 million to the Institute for America's Health to expand its anti-obesity program at schools in major cities, the IAH said.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Walmart Foundation is donating $1.29 million to the Institute for America's Health to expand its anti-obesity program at schools in major cities, the IAH said.

The organization said it would use the money to expand the program at 30 elementary schools in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington and fund a statewide expansion of the program in Alabama. The Walmart Foundation donated $1 million to fund the program last year as well.

August 28, 2013

Walgreens and Orlando Health, a comprehensive not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday announced a clinical collaboration that will provide coordinated and expanded healthcare services, while improving patient access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care throughout Central Florida.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Orlando Health, a comprehensive not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday announced a clinical collaboration that will provide coordinated and expanded healthcare services, while improving patient access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care throughout Central Florida. 

August 23, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Friday announced it will enter the Winston-Salem market and add a third location in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Friday announced it will enter the Winston-Salem market and add a third location in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

“We continue to deliver on our promise of serving the great state of North Carolina by adding yet another county to our market area,” stated Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “We are more than your community grocer — we are your neighbors, and look forward to sharing the Publix spirit with you.” 

August 23, 2013

Walmart displayed a powerful commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in front of roughly 1,500 supplier company representatives, government and economic development officials, dozens of senior merchants and the company's top executives as they convened Thursday for its first-ever domestic sourcing summit at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walmart displayed a powerful commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in front of roughly 1,500 supplier company representatives, government and economic development officials, dozens of senior merchants and the company's top executives as they convened Thursday for its first-ever domestic sourcing summit at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.