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August 21, 2013

MedActive has announced that five MedActive Oral Relief brands have been awarded one- and two-star ratings by Hamacher Resource Group. Wholesaler load-in and pharmacy planogram placement is scheduled to begin Sept. 1.

Spring Hill, Fla. — MedActive has announced that five MedActive Oral Relief brands have been awarded one- and two-star ratings by Hamacher Resource Group. Wholesaler load-in and pharmacy planogram placement is scheduled to begin Sept. 1.

Hamacher provides new product analysis and planogram guidance to the pharmacy industry, using a Star Rating System.

August 20, 2013

Coldstream Naturals has unveiled four new USDA-certified organic and GMO-free oral care products, making it the only marketer of certified organic oral care products in the United States, the company stated.

NEWBERRY, Fla. — Coldstream Naturals has unveiled four new USDA-certified organic and GMO-free oral care products, making it the only marketer of certified organic oral care products in the United States, the company stated.

August 20, 2013

Not Your Mother’s, a Tampa Bay, Fla.-based hair care brand under Demert Brands, has announced that it will provide all hairstyling during Style360 New York Fashion Week in September.

TAMPA, Fla. — Not Your Mother’s, a Tampa Bay, Fla.-based hair care brand under Demert Brands, has announced that it will provide all hairstyling during Style360 New York Fashion Week in September.

The fashion shows during New York Fashion Week hosted by Style360 will be held Sept. 10 to 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. 

August 20, 2013

Bi-Lo Holdings is preparing to go public, according to a Reuters report published Tuesday afternoon.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings is preparing to go public, according to a Reuters report published Tuesday afternoon. 

Bi-Lo Holding is the parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores and has hired Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in relation to going public, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. 

August 20, 2013

Chris Geronsin, owner of Beverly Hills Pharmacy in St. Louis, was honored with Cardinal Health’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award during the closing ceremonies at the Cardinal Health annual Retail Business Conference in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Washington State Convention Center.

SEATTLE — Chris Geronsin, owner of Beverly Hills Pharmacy in St. Louis, was honored with Cardinal Health’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award during the closing ceremonies at the Cardinal Health annual Retail Business Conference in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Washington State Convention Center.

August 15, 2013

Bi-Lo and its subsidiary Winn-Dixie announced the companies will freeze prices over a 10-week period on hundreds of products across categories throughout its stores, starting with many items aimed at back-to-school shoppers.

GREENVILLE, S.C. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo and its subsidiary Winn-Dixie announced on Thursday the companies will freeze prices over a 10-week period on hundreds of products across categories throughout its stores, starting with many items aimed at back-to-school shoppers.

August 15, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the availability of the preliminary program and continuing education offerings for its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition taking place Oct. 12 to 16, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., as well as some special features of this year’s event.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced the availability of the preliminary program and continuing education offerings for its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition taking place Oct. 12 to 16, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., as well as some special features of this year’s event.

August 12, 2013

Nipro Diagnostics on Monday announced the acquisition of P.J. Noyes, a privately-held manufacturer of OTC health care, personal care products, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.

With the acquisition, Nipro will have a product portfolio footprint that expands across all diabetes-related OTC products.

FORT LAUDERALE, Fla. — Nipro Diagnostics on Monday announced the acquisition of P.J. Noyes, a privately-held manufacturer of OTC health care, personal care products, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. With the acquisition, Nipro will have a product portfolio footprint that expands across all diabetes-related OTC products.

August 8, 2013

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

August 8, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

Pharmacy, health & wellness

August 5, 2013

Accardi Clinical Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy in Orange City, Fla., is this year’s recipient of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, AmerisourceBergen announced Monday.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Accardi Clinical Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy in Orange City, Fla., is this year’s recipient of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, AmerisourceBergen announced Monday. Accardi was honored for delivering exceptional patient care and being a leader in its local community, as well as executing innovative marketing and branding practices and successful business operations that help deliver a better bottom line. 

August 5, 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars late last month announced a five-year partnership with Publix whereby Publix becomes the "Official Supermarket of the Jaguars."

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars late last month announced a five-year partnership with Publix whereby Publix becomes the "Official Supermarket of the Jaguars." Publix joins the Jaguars “Jamboree,” representing the most significant corporate partners of the team.

August 2, 2013

Publix Super Markets announced it will enter the Asheville and Cary markets in North Carolina.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Friday announced it will enter the Asheville and Cary markets in North Carolina.

August 1, 2013

Publix’s sales for second quarter 2013 were $7 billion, a 3.8% increase from last year, the company reported Thursday.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix’s sales for second quarter 2013 were $7 billion, a 3.8% increase from last year, the company reported Thursday. Sales for the second quarter of 2013 were negatively impacted by approximately 1.3% due to the Easter holiday being in the first quarter of 2013, but in the second quarter of 2012. Comparable-store sales for the second quarter of 2013 increased 2.1%.

Publix’s sales for the first half of 2013 were $14.5 billion, a 5% increase. Comparable-store sales for the first half of 2013 increased 3%.

July 30, 2013

Pro-Lab on Monday extended its line of self-care test kits to include the new Allergen Test Kit.

WESTON, Fla. — Pro-Lab on Monday extended its line of self-care test kits to include the new Allergen Test Kit. 

"Allergies are becoming more prevalent, with millions of Americans suffering year-round because of allergens trapped within their homes," stated Jamie McDonnell, Pro-Lab CEO. "We created the Allergen Test Kit to give Americans the resource they need to identify the source of their ailments." 

July 26, 2013

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin wrote in an email to coworkers and friends that he would begin working for Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business.

WESTON, Fla. — One of Anda's executives is moving to Actavis after 12 years at Anda.

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin has announced that he is leaving the company, and will join Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business. Anda executive director of purchasing Anthony Mihelich will assume Falkin's responsibilities in the interim.

 

July 25, 2013

A new program in south Florida will provide health care for children in underserved communities using mobile telemedicine.

MIAMI — A new program in south Florida will provide health care for children in underserved communities using mobile telemedicine.

The Children's Health Fund and Verizon Foundation announced the launch of the first "telemedicine clinics on wheels," connecting children to specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Fifteen of the mobile clinics will be equipped with the latest health information technology from the Verizon Foundation.

July 23, 2013

Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

In addition serving as the former president and CEO of Heinz North America, Moran worked as a national sales manager for Clorox Co. and a sales executive for Procter & Gamble. 

July 18, 2013

CVS Caremark’s distribution center in Vero Beach, Fla., is leading the company’s effort to hire veterans and military spouses at its CVS/pharmacy stores, distribution centers and corporate offices nationwide.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s distribution center in Vero Beach, Fla., is leading the company’s effort to hire veterans and military spouses at its CVS/pharmacy stores, distribution centers and corporate offices nationwide.

July 3, 2013

Looking to make sun care fun for children, GlitterTots has developed Sparkle Screen, an SPF 30+ sunscreen that has natural color and sparkles.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Looking to make sun care fun for children, GlitterTots has developed Sparkle Screen, an SPF 30+ sunscreen that has natural color and sparkles.

Created by two Fort Lauderdale moms, Meredith Madsen and Dianna Akers, Sparkle Screen is made in the United States from natural ingredients including aloe, shea butter, and coconut oil. Sparkle Screen glitter is non-aluminum, BPA free, paba and paraben free and contains natural broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection: titanium dioxide and non-nano zinc oxide.
 

July 1, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association is accepting nominations for 15 awards to be given at its annual program, the pharmacy professional group said Monday.

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association is accepting nominations for 15 awards to be given at its annual program, the pharmacy professional group said Monday.

The APhA said the awards would be presented at its Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Fla., in March 2014, calling the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.

June 25, 2013

Tyco Integrated Security on Tuesday announced it has teamed up with Perrigo Nutritionals to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tyco Integrated Security on Tuesday announced it has teamed up with Perrigo Nutritionals to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container. Baby formula frequently tops the list as one of the most commonly stolen products, and according to last year’s National Retail Security Survey results conducted by the University of Florida, the supermarket and grocery industry had the highest total shrinkage percentages of all retail segments.

June 24, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

The SPCB announced Monday the release of the Certified Specialty Pharmacist Candidate Handbook, which includes information on eligibility requirements, examination content outlines, testing information, code of conduct, recertification requirements and fees.

June 13, 2013

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes has announced the addition of two new menthol flavors to their roster: iced berry and zero K.

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes has announced the addition of two new menthol flavors to their roster: iced berry and zero K.

Menthol triggers cold-sensitive nerves in the skin without providing a drop in temperature and the new flavors were designed to refresh the user. Iced berry is a cool hint of mint that is surrounded by wild berries. Zero K is a cold blast of peppermint.

Exclusively made in the USA, both iced berry and zero K are offered in light, full and Xtra nicotine strengths. Zero K will be offered in XXtra as well.

June 11, 2013

GelStat announced its intent to acquire the rights to multiple products from Larry Gershman.

PALM CITY, Fla. — GelStat on Monday announced its intent to acquire the rights to multiple products from Larry Gershman. The transaction is subject to the completion of standard due diligence and closing conditions and is expected to close within 45 days.