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April 22, 2013

During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting today, the association elected the new officers, two new executive committee members and four new board of directors members for the coming year.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting today, the association elected the new officers, two new executive committee members and four new board of directors members for the coming year.

Robert Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, was elected as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Gregory Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens.

April 22, 2013

Stephanie Narveson, wife of Bob Narveson, incoming NACDS chairman and president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, welcomed attendees of the NACDS luncheon for spouses and companions.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stephanie Narveson, wife of Bob Narveson, incoming NACDS chairman and president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, welcomed attendees of the NACDS luncheon for spouses and companions.

April 21, 2013

Polaroid unveiled its new concept, Polaroid Fotobar, here, in February, with plans to open at least 10 locations this year.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Polaroid unveiled its new concept, Polaroid Fotobar, here, in February, with plans to open at least 10 locations this year. The 2,000-sq.-ft. store is positioned both as a place to shop and a center for recreation and entertainment, allowing customers to release "trapped" photos and display them as premium-quality art. Customers can select pictures taken with their phones and wirelessly transmit them to a bar-top workstation for ordering prints or instantly uploading them to Facebook, Instagram, Picasa and other platforms.

April 21, 2013

“We are writing history, and you are historic figures.” That was a key message that Steve Anderson, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO, had for community pharmacy during Sunday morning’s business session at NACDS Annual Meeting as the association celebrates its 80th anniversary.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — “We are writing history, and you are historic figures.” That was a key message that Steve Anderson, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO, had for community pharmacy during Sunday morning’s business session at NACDS Annual Meeting as the association celebrates its 80th anniversary. Prior to Anderson taking the stage, Greg Wasson, out-going chairman of the NACDS board and president and CEO of Walgreens, made his state of the industry remarks.

April 20, 2013

More than 350 executives who participated in Anda’s Sixth Annual Supply Chain Symposium here Friday evening were treated to a keynote address from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s EVP baseball operations. Torre is a nine-time MLB All-Star and managed the New York Yankees to four World Series championships.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — More than 350 executives who participated in Anda’s Sixth Annual Supply Chain Symposium here Friday evening were treated to a keynote address from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s EVP baseball operations. Torre is a nine-time MLB All-Star and managed the New York Yankees to four World Series championships.

April 20, 2013

John Sculley, one of America’s well-known business leaders who is perhaps best known as the former CEO of Apple, shared his insights on the secular change currently underway within the U.S. healthcare system on Friday during a private event sponsored by The Drug Store News Group.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — John Sculley, one of America’s well-known business leaders who is perhaps best known as the former CEO of Apple, shared his insights on the secular change currently underway within the U.S. healthcare system on Friday during a private event sponsored by The Drug Store News Group.

April 20, 2013

“Sixty percent of all buying decisions have already been completed prior to ever speaking with a supplier. And most of us struggle with undervaluing our competitors and overvaluing our company assets. That is a deadly combination that makes you vulnerable.” That was one of the key messages Mack Elevation Forum founder and leader Dan Mack had for attendees of Friday morning’s Elevation Forum meeting. Mack created the program in 2008 for senior sales and marketing leaders, and today the group totals more than 30 companies who meet to discuss cutting-edge ideas and strategies emerging in the industry.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — “Sixty percent of all buying decisions have already been completed prior to ever speaking with a supplier. And most of us struggle with undervaluing our competitors and overvaluing our company assets. That is a deadly combination that makes you vulnerable.” That was one of the key messages Mack Elevation Forum founder and leader Dan Mack had for attendees of Friday morning’s Elevation Forum meeting.

April 19, 2013

Former president Bill Clinton will address the National Community Pharmacists Association's exposition in Orlando, Fla., this October, the group said.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Former president Bill Clinton will address the National Community Pharmacists Association's exposition in Orlando, Fla., this October, the group said Friday.

The NCPA's 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition will take place Oct. 12-16 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

April 17, 2013

Results of a survey indicate a positive response among patients to redesigned patient medication information distributed to patients at retail pharmacy chains in two states as part of an eight-week program.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Results of a survey indicate a positive response among patients to redesigned patient medication information distributed to patients at retail pharmacy chains in two states as part of an eight-week program.

Catalina Health said it launched the eight-week quality improvement initiative in August 2012 to disseminate the information focusing on three medications dispensed in stores in an unnamed "leading pharmacy chain" in California and Michigan.

April 16, 2013

During its annual stockholders’ meeting, Steve Knopik was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

LAKELAND, Fla. — During its annual stockholders’ meeting today, Steve Knopik was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

“We are pleased to have Steve join the Publix board,” said Publix chairman of the board Charlie Jenkins, Jr. “His strong retail and financial background and commitment to the community will make him a strong addition to our board.”

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

April 10, 2013

Legislation designed to limit the use of biosimilars has met defeat in Maryland.

WASHINGTON — Legislation designed to limit the use of biosimilars has met defeat in Maryland.

April 9, 2013

Step by step, Walgreens of South Florida and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation announced the third annual Walk with Walgreens Family Fun Day and Health Fair, which takes place April 20 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, home to both the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes football teams.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Step by step, Walgreens of South Florida and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation on Tuesday announced the third annual Walk with Walgreens Family Fun Day and Health Fair, which takes place April 20 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, home to both the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes football teams. 

April 9, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named James Smeeding its first executive director, the group said. The announcement was made during its first Specialty Pharmacy Conference in San Diego, which drew more than 500 participants.

TAMPA, Fla. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named James Smeeding its first executive director, the group said Tuesday. The announcement was made during its first Specialty Pharmacy Conference in San Diego, which drew more than 500 participants.

Smeeding is the founder of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy's Center for Pharmacoeconomic studies and has worked for a variety of companies and organizations, including the TPG National Payor Roundtable, the Jestarx Group, Digital Health Dialog and others.

April 8, 2013

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy will notify physicians within two hours whether a patient has been accepted for treatment, the company said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy will notify physicians within two hours whether a patient has been accepted for treatment, the company said.

BioPlus said the new "2-Hour Patient Acceptance Guarantee" program would let physicians know if their patients could be admitted pending insurance qualifications or would not be admitted and triaged to another pharmacy.

April 4, 2013

A committee of Florida's state Senate has passed a bill that could limit the use of biosimilars in the state.

WASHINGTON — A committee of Florida's state Senate has passed a bill that could limit the use of biosimilars in the state.

The Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy passed S.B. 732, sending it to the full state senate. The legislation would require pharmacists to inform doctors when a follow-on biologic was substituted for a brand-name biotech drug. The bill is similar to one signed into law last month by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

April 3, 2013

Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  — Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.  

April 3, 2013

Cosmetic Promotions has announced a new sampling program for manufacturers targeting Hispanic and African-American consumers.

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Cosmetic Promotions has announced a new sampling program for manufacturers targeting Hispanic and African-American consumers.

Citing a recent study by the Selig Center, Cosmetic Promotions stated that the African-American buying power topped $1.04 trillion last year and is growing faster than all other population segments combined since 2000. And Nielsen reported that Hispanic buying power, likewise, has topped $1 trillion annually and is expected to grow another 50% by 2017.

April 3, 2013

Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced that Procter & Gamble will be the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13. This is P&G's first year as the presenting sponsor of the Hispanicize event.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event, has announced that Procter & Gamble will be the official presenting sponsor for this year's event taking place in Miami Beach from April 9 to 13. This is P&G's first year as the presenting sponsor of the Hispanicize event.

April 3, 2013

According to an independent research firm, a recent pilot program to address awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse in teens showed 75% of all respondents were more aware of the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs after participating in the educational program.

ORLANDO, Fla. — According to an independent research firm, a recent pilot program to address awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse in teens showed 75% of all respondents were more aware of the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs after participating in the educational program.

April 2, 2013

Walmart has given Fujifilm North America its "Vendor of the Year" award for its photo-finishing services in the mass-merchandise retailer's stores, Fujifilm said.

VALHALLA, N.Y. — Walmart has given Fujifilm North America its "Vendor of the Year" award for its photo-finishing services in the mass-merchandise retailer's stores, Fujifilm said.

The company, a division of Japan-based Fujifilm, said it received the award in the photo-finishing category at Walmart's Supplier Summit in Orlando, Fla., last month. Fujifilm said the award recognized its manufacturing, quality and distribution capabilities.

March 19, 2013

Anthea Jones has assumed the role of president at Bi-Lo. He will continue to serve as SVP operations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anthea Jones has assumed the role of president at Bi-Lo. He will continue to serve as SVP operations. 

Jones comes to the position from the Bi-Lo side of the recent merger between regional supermarkets Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie. He signed on with Bi-Lo in 1999 after 17 years at Food Lion. He also is the immediate past board chairman for the Global Market Development Center. 

Jones succeeds Michael Byars in the position. Randall Onstead continues as president and CEO of the combined company, Bi-Lo Holdings.

March 15, 2013

Publix is piloting a paid consultation with a registered dietitian here, according to a Herald Tribune report published Friday.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is piloting a paid consultation with a registered dietitian here, according to a Herald Tribune report published Friday. 

The program will include interactive tours, one-on-one shopping assistance and nutrition counseling, among other features, according to the report. Service fees will range from $15 to $150. 

March 14, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association officially elected James Mackey, SVP U.S. region head for Merck Consumer Care, as the association's chairman.

NAPLES, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday officially elected James Mackey, SVP U.S. region head for Merck Consumer Care, as the association's chairman. Paul Sturman, president and general manager Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, will serve as immediate past chairman. 

March 13, 2013

Pernix Therapeutics was recently honored with a "Best Product" designation by retail buyers attending ECRM's Cough/Cold, Analgesics & Allergy EPPS here for its line of Dr. Cocoa pediatric cough-cold products.

DESTIN, Fla. — Pernix Therapeutics was recently honored with a "Best Product" designation by retail buyers attending ECRM's Cough/Cold, Analgesics & Allergy EPPS here for its line of Dr. Cocoa pediatric cough-cold products.