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April 10, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced it has acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Thursday announced it has acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics. RediClinic currently operates 30 clinics in the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Through the acquisition, RediClinic will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. 

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

April 4, 2014

Rockin' Green, a supplier of eco-friendly cleaning products, announced the introduction of a new non-toxic Auto Dish detergent, available in a 16-oz. package.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Rockin' Green, a supplier of eco-friendly cleaning products, announced the introduction of a new non-toxic Auto Dish detergent, available in a 16-oz. package. The detergent will be available in more than 60 Buy Buy Baby locations.

The new addition to the Rockin' Green lineup to eliminate frustration in the dishwashing process, the company said, and can supply up to 30 loads per bag.

The detergent also is sold online for $12.95 at RockinGreenSoap.com

 

March 27, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Company on Thursday announced the availability of a new, patented dual-iron version of its prenatal vitamin, CitraNatal Harmony, a single-pill prescription supplement with calcium citrate.

SAN ANTONIO— Mission Pharmacal Company on Thursday announced the availability of a new, patented dual-iron version of its prenatal vitamin, CitraNatal Harmony, a single-pill prescription supplement with calcium citrate. The product features Ferr-Ease, a patented blend of ferrous fumarate, a rapidly absorbing iron salt, and carbonyl iron, known for its gentle, prolonged absorption.  

March 25, 2014

Eileen Breslin, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

WASHINGTON — Eileen Breslin, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Breslin assumed the presidency at AACN’s 2014 Spring Business Meeting held March 24 in Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2014

The American Dental Education Association has announced the first class of the ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowships, recognizing five dental and hygiene students for their proposed clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia or halitosis.

SAN ANTONIO — The American Dental Education Association has announced the first class of the ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowships, recognizing five dental and hygiene students for their proposed clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia or halitosis.

ADEA presented the Fellowships on March 18 at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio.

March 12, 2014

Grocer H-E-B has introduced in March its own line of organic products that focus on everyday pantry staples such as canned tomatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, fruit and specialty spreads and coffee.

SAN ANTONIO — Grocer H-E-B has introduced in March its own line of organic products that focus on everyday pantry staples such as canned tomatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, fruit and specialty spreads and coffee.

The new H-E-B Organics line, which also includes items throughout the produce and market departments like cheese and various beef products, is USDA-certified organic, which prohibits the use of GMOs.

January 22, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Co. on Tuesday announced its “ABCs of Medical Management of Stones,” a step-by-step approach to the diagnosis and treatment of nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones, is now available as a mobile application for Apple devices.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal Co. on Tuesday announced its “ABCs of Medical Management of Stones,” a step-by-step approach to the diagnosis and treatment of nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones, is now available as a mobile application for Apple devices.

January 15, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of osteoporosis patients prefer to take their medication in a form other than an oral solid, according to a new survey.

SAN ANTONIO — Nearly three-quarters of osteoporosis patients prefer to take their medication in a form other than an oral solid, according to a new survey.

January 3, 2014

H-E-B is opening its annual Slim Down Showdown challenge to all Texans this year, according to published reports.

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B is opening its annual Slim Down Showdown challenge to all Texans this year, according to published reports. 

Registration for the at-home challenge is open through Jan. 17. Those who participate and log in eight weeks of continuous activity will be eligible to win up to $1,000 in H-E-B gift cards.

H-E-B is opening the contest with a two-week, in-store Start Fresh Fest with demonstrations of quick-to-make healthy meals.

 

 

December 30, 2013

A Texas pharmacy is allowing personal injury victims to obtain drugs and medical supplies immediately through their attorneys.

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas pharmacy is allowing personal injury victims to obtain drugs and medical supplies immediately through their attorneys.

November 13, 2013

As part of an initiative started in time for American Diabetes Month, H-E-B is helping customers make carb-aware food choices by labeling food with 0 g to 15 g of carbohydrates per serving with their new Carb Aware Nutritional Icon, according to a Nov. 6 Facebook post on the Texas grocer's site.

SAN ANTONIO — As part of an initiative started in time for American Diabetes Month, H-E-B is helping customers make carb-aware food choices by labeling food with 0 g to 15 g of carbohydrates per serving with their new Carb Aware Nutritional Icon, according to a Nov. 6 Facebook post on the Texas grocer's site. 

In one week, the post generated 40 "shares" and more than 320 "likes."

November 11, 2013

H-E-B has opted to buck the trend of retailers opening their doors to Black Friday deals as early as Thanksgiving Day, the company announced Friday.

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has opted to buck the trend of retailers opening their doors to Black Friday deals as early as Thanksgiving Day, the company announced Friday. 

November 6, 2013

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic, which operates about 30 clinics inside select HEB stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, has revamped its web site with new features and functionality.

HOUSTON — Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic, which operates about 30 clinics inside select HEB stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, has revamped its web site with new features and functionality.

October 22, 2013

Mission Pharmacal Co. has announced the launch of prescription-only Aquoral, a dry-mouth relief oral spray that promises to moisten and lubricate the mouth for up to four hours.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal Co. has announced the launch of prescription-only Aquoral, a dry-mouth relief oral spray that promises to moisten and lubricate the mouth for up to four hours.

October 16, 2013

Mission Pharmacal on Wednesday announced that a federal district court in Texas has upheld its patent that covers the company's prescription-only prenatal vitamin brands.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal on Wednesday announced that a federal district court in Texas has upheld its patent that covers the company's prescription-only prenatal vitamin brands. "Mission Pharmacal has successfully asserted the dual-iron ('247) patent used in its popular CitraNatal family of prenatal vitamins, preserving Mission Pharmacal's high quality formulation pregnant women have counted on for years," stated Mission Pharmacal general counsel Lee Cusenbary.

October 15, 2013

An increase of 1% in prescribed drug use decreases Medicare spending on other medical services by 5%, according to statements made Tuesday at a specialty pharmacy conference by a former chief of staff for the Obama administration.

SAN ANTONIO — An increase of 1% in prescribed drug use decreases Medicare spending on other medical services by 5%, according to statements made Tuesday at a specialty pharmacy conference by a former chief of staff for the Obama administration.

September 27, 2013

H-E-B pledged to not reduce employee work hours in an effort to avoid having to cover their healthcare last week. In contrast, other employers have been cutting their employee hours to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision that would require healthcare coverage, according to a report published in the San Antonio Express-News.

And while some companies may be looking at ways to squeeze more out of their businesses, H-E-B, along with Walgreens and others, should be applauded for doing the right thing.

H-E-B pledged to not reduce employee work hours in an effort to avoid having to cover their healthcare last week. In contrast, other employers have been cutting their employee hours to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision that would require healthcare coverage, according to a report published in the San Antonio Express-News

September 26, 2013

H-E-B will not reduce work hours to avoid the health insurance mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report earlier this month published by the San Antonio Express-News.

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B will not reduce work hours to avoid the health insurance mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report earlier this month published by the San Antonio Express-News

Currently, almost 60% of H-E-B's 76,000 employee base qualifies for health benefits, the grocer stated, as the company extends coverage to part-time employees who average at least 29 hours per week. 

July 23, 2013

Mission Pharmacal announced that it is expanding distribution of Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment through all Walgreens locations and on Walgreens.com.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal on Tuesday announced today that it is expanding distribution of Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment through all Walgreens locations and on Walgreens.com. The company also announced that Kroger will offer the product in all of its stores. Walmart has increased the number of locations offering the product, making the ointment available in many of its stores throughout the country.

July 18, 2013

The two groups announced that the outing would take place at the Strategic Business Exchange, set to take place Oct. 14 to 16 in San Antonio. The PAN Foundation offers funding to patients with life-threatening illnesses who are underinsured.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and the Patient Access Network Foundation will sponsor a charity golf outing in the fall.

The two groups announced that the outing would take place at the Strategic Business Exchange, set to take place Oct. 14-16 in San Antonio. The PAN Foundation offers funding to patients with life-threatening illnesses who are underinsured.

July 12, 2013

Attendees of the GMDC/FMI Health and Wellness @Retail 2013 conference held May 31 to June 3 in San Antonio were treated to live coverage of the event courtesy of a special series of daily print editions of DSN produced on site at the conference.

Attendees of the GMDC/FMI Health and Wellness @Retail 2013 conference held May 31 to June 3 in San Antonio were treated to live coverage of the event courtesy of a special series of daily print editions of DSN produced on site at the conference.

Highlights of the event included:

July 10, 2013

H-E-B recently started recruiting its 2014 class of 15 shoppers who will get their "healthy on" toward a grand prize of $10,000 in the Texas chain's Slim Down Showdown.

 SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B recently started recruiting its 2014 class of 15 shoppers who will get their "healthy on" toward a grand prize of $10,000 in the Texas chain's Slim Down Showdown.

The challenge will begin in January, H-E-B noted, and will be accepting online applications through Nov. 1. H-E-B determines the grand prize winner using three metrics — overall health improvement, participation and fan engagement. 

July 8, 2013

Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree on Monday joined forces for the upcoming pre-school season to gather school supplies for military children across the country.

SAN ANTONIO — Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree on Monday joined forces for the upcoming pre-school season to gather school supplies for military children across the country. Beginning Tuesday, supplies can be purchased by customers at the more than 4,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store. 

The Back to School Brigade program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, now in its sixth season. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated more than $3 million of supplies nationwide.

June 19, 2013

H-E-B and Whataburger introduced today Whatafries, a french fry that is cut from real potatoes and can be heated or eaten straight out of the bag.

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B and Whataburger introduced today Whatafries, a french fry that is cut from real potatoes and can be heated or eaten straight out of the bag.

June 17, 2013

During the 2013 HBW conference held in San Antonio, from May 31 to June 3, one of the most anticipated events by attendees was The Showcase venue, which gave suppliers an opportunity to highlight their innovative new products or packaging to retailers and wholesalers attending the event.

SAN ANTONIO — During the 2013 HBW conference held in San Antonio, from May 31 to June 3, one of the most anticipated events by attendees was The Showcase. The Showcase venue gave suppliers an opportunity to highlight their innovative new products or packaging to retailers and wholesalers attending the event. The Showcase also offered an opportunity to present any type of merchandising vehicle available to display their products: floor or counter-top displays, pallet programs, clip strips, wing panels and others, as well as single retail Items.