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October 11, 2013

McKesson Health Solutions on Thursday announced that Ian Gordon, former president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, has joined the company's executive team as SVP and general manager for Decision Management.

NEWTON, Mass. — McKesson Health Solutions on Thursday announced that Ian Gordon, former president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, has joined the company's executive team as SVP and general manager for Decision Management. In his new role, Gordon will head Decision Management business and will help lead the evolution of the company's innovative payer-provider collaboration agenda and technologies. 

October 10, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.

October 4, 2013

As retail-based health clinics increasingly illustrate the important role they plan in today’s U.S. healthcare system, Forbes is gearing up for its second annual Healthcare Summit in New York City Oct. 9 to 10.

NEW YORK — As retail-based health clinics increasingly illustrate the important role they plan in today’s U.S. healthcare system, Forbes is gearing up for its second annual Healthcare Summit in New York City Oct. 9 to 10.

The two-day event, hosted by Steve Forbes at the Lincoln Center, will bring together leaders from a wide spectrum of disciplines in the healthcare industry.

September 26, 2013

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic on Thursday officially announced the opening of its first walk-in medical clinic in Hawaii at the Longs Drug store on South King Street in Honolulu near the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic on Thursday officially announced the opening of its first walk-in medical clinic in Hawaii at the Longs Drug store on South King Street in Honolulu near the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

It is the first of seven MinuteClinic locations to open inside select Longs Drug stores on Oahu in the next two weeks. Additional clinics will serve patients in Aiea, Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei and Waialae, the company stated.

September 24, 2013

More than 7,600 people from around the region and globe turned out on Sunday to participate in the 24th annual CVS Caremark Downtown 5K.

PROVIDENCE, R. I. — More than 7,600 people from around the region and globe turned out on Sunday to participate in the 24th annual CVS Caremark Downtown 5K.

(The State House in Providence served as a backdrop to the start of the 2013 CVS Caremark Downtown 5K. Photo Credit: scottmasonphoto.com)

September 18, 2013

Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand officially unveiled on Tuesday new packaging across all products inspired by the famous Nivea blue tin that women have come to recognize over the past century.

NEW YORK — Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand officially unveiled on Tuesday new packaging across all products inspired by the famous Nivea blue tin that women have come to recognize over the past century.

September 17, 2013

Jon Flora, 58, the president of Fry’s Food and Drug Stores, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday, according to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal.

PHOENIX — Jon Flora, 58, the president of Fry’s Food and Drug Stores, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday, according to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal

Flora started his career at 15 with Dillon’s in western Kansas. When Dillon’s merged with Kroger in 1983, he was named SVP. 

September 10, 2013

Segmenting foot care by calling out products specifically targeting women is still a viable strategy for a category presently climbing at a 2.8% clip toward $672.7 million in device sales for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

Segmenting foot care by calling out products specifically targeting women is still a viable strategy for a category presently climbing at a 2.8% clip toward $672.7 million in device sales for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

September 10, 2013

A study published by the Annals of Family Medicine found that 30.5% of adults seeking vaccinations did so during the evening (17.4%), on the weekend (10.2%) or on a holiday (2.9%), such as Columbus Day or Veterans Day.

LOS ANGELES — A study published Monday evening by the Annals of Family Medicine found that 30.5% of adults seeking vaccinations did so during the evening (17.4%), on the weekend (10.2%) or on a holiday (2.9%), such as Columbus Day or Veterans Day. The study also found that the patients who most likely received vaccinations during these times were younger (less than 65 years old), male, residing in urban areas and without chronic conditions — groups with historically lower vaccination rates. 

September 4, 2013

Cardinal Health announced that its board of directors has elected Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., as an independent director, effective Sept. 12.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has elected Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., as an independent director, effective Sept. 12. 

September 3, 2013

AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens on Tuesday officially launched the previously announced 10-year relationship to distribute pharmaceuticals to more than 8,100 Walgreens locations across the country.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens on Tuesday officially launched the previously announced 10-year relationship to distribute pharmaceuticals to more than 8,100 Walgreens locations across the country. With today’s launch, AmerisourceBergen becomes the primary supplier of brand pharmaceutical products across all of Walgreens locations, the wholesaler stated. In the coming months, AmerisourceBergen will assume primary distribution of all generic products to Walgreens. 

August 29, 2013

Cardinal Health on Tuesday announced that Tony Caprio, EVP in the Office of Customer Experience and general manager for the Healthcare IQ business partnership, will retire from the company after nearly 40 years of service to the healthcare community.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Tuesday announced that Tony Caprio, EVP in the Office of Customer Experience and general manager for the Healthcare IQ business partnership, will retire from the company after nearly 40 years of service to the healthcare community. Caprio will leave his current role at the end of December.

August 21, 2013

A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care but also have various implications for physicians.

NEW YORK — A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care, but also have various implications for physicians.

The article, published in the the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, CMAJ (subscription required), and reported by HealthDay News, came from University of Montreal researcher Cara Tannenbaum and the University of Alberta's Ross Tsuyuki.

August 20, 2013

CVS Caremark held a grand opening event on Tuesday at its new mail service pharmacy and customer center in Mt. Prospect, Ill.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark held a grand opening event on Tuesday at its new mail service pharmacy and customer center in Mt. Prospect, Ill.

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 8, 2013

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — on Thursday in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

CLEVELAND — Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle, Inc., opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — today in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

August 6, 2013

GNC Holdings concluded its Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, rewarding 13 participants with a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Tuesday concluded its Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, rewarding 13 participants with a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes. 

The grand prize winner Karen Parra of Sacramento, Calif. received $10,000, and 12 other lucky sweepstakes participants each received $1,250 in prizes as part of a 12-week challenge designed to help consumers transform their eating and exercise habits for long-term weight management by giving them a practical way to take control of their health.

August 5, 2013

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has named Triveni Ravi as the winner of its 2013 True Beauty Model Search.

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has named Triveni Ravi as the winner of its 2013 True Beauty Model Search.

Chosen from more than 400 applicants and three finalists, 19-year-old Ravi is a nursing student from Los Angeles. Selected by a panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment fields; all applicants were evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo of themselves representing Black Opal's True Beauty.

August 1, 2013

Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced today three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser on Thursday named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

In his new role, Lacik will be responsible for increasing RB's North American market share, creating new innovations in the health, home and hygiene space, and developing Reckitt's "Powerbrands."

July 30, 2013

Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday.

CHICAGO — Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday. 

July 26, 2013

Maybelline New York has signed Mexican beauty Daniela de Jesus to be the newest brand spokeswoman.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has signed Mexican beauty Daniela de Jesus to be the newest brand spokeswoman.

She will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in late 2013.

Jesus joins a group of spokeswomen, which includes Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner, Erin Wasson, Kemp Muhl, Shu-Pei Qin, Emily DiDonato, Jessica White, Charlotte Free and Frida Gustavsson.

July 9, 2013

Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday. The state's first healthcare plan has adopted a solution from Change Healthcare called Healthcare University, which uses videos, quizzes, games and game mechanics to make benefits education easy and impactful, to teach consumers how their benefits work and how to make value-based healthcare decisions.

July 9, 2013

Personal care brand SheaMoisture opened its NOLA pop-up shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival through July 9 to offer guests the opportunity to sample and purchase SheaMoisture's all-natural bath, body, hair, hair color, facial care, baby and men's shave and groom collections.

NEW ORLEANS — Personal care brand SheaMoisture opened its NOLA pop-up shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival through July 9 to offer guests the opportunity to sample and purchase SheaMoisture's all-natural bath, body, hair, hair color, facial care, baby and men's shave and groom collections.

July 3, 2013

Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

CHICAGO — Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.