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October 31, 2010

Topical BioMedics on Monday announced additional distribution through The Vitamin Shoppe of its Topricin line...

RHINEBECK, N.Y. Topical BioMedics on Monday announced additional distribution through The Vitamin Shoppe of its Topricin line of homeopathic topical analgesics.

The Vitamin Shoppe is carrying classic Topricin in its retail stores, and is offering Topricin Foot Therapy cream to customers via its website.

October 31, 2010

Drug makers Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Kadmon Pharmaceuticals will collaborate to develop antiviral drugs for...

October 28, 2010

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the launch of its Aisle7 online widget gallery, home to plug-and-play...

PORTLAND, Ore. Aisle7 on Thursday announced the launch of its Aisle7 online widget gallery, home to plug-and-play mini apps that easily can be placed on a website to inform shoppers of the latest health recommendations, provide shopping ideas and recommend products for health-and-wellness goals. The widgets also provide website content producers a cost-effective solution that automatically updates a page with the latest wellness content without extra development overhead.

 

October 28, 2010

A group representing the drug retailing industry commended a senator's support of the military healthcare...

ALEXANDRIA A group representing the drug retailing industry commended a senator's support of the military healthcare program Tricare.

October 28, 2010

Rite Aid pharmacist and regional pharmacy recruiter Donna Hazel was named the 2010 Pennsylvania Pharmacist...

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid pharmacist and regional pharmacy recruiter Donna Hazel was named the 2010 Pennsylvania Pharmacist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, Rite Aid announced Friday.

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT “We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, told Drug Store News in one interview last year, and it neatly encapsulates the dynamic that may be unfolding behind the scenes at the nation’s top pharmacy retailer.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens said to consider sale of PBM. For the full story, click here)

October 27, 2010

Bic celebrated the official launch of its Easy-Glide System ink technology, which has been incorporated...

SHELTON, Conn. Bic celebrated the official launch of its Easy-Glide System ink technology, which has been incorporated into its Velocity retractable, Atlantis retractable and Pro+ ball pens.

The technology provides up to 35% smoother writing compared with current Bic pen ink systems, the company said.

To help celebrate the event, Bic is kicking off its "Get a Clue" event Nov. 3 and 4 at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, which invites consumers to help solve a gigantic crossword puzzle and learn more about how Bic ballpoint pens are made.

October 27, 2010

Country music recording artist George Canyon is supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by letting...

October 27, 2010

Procter & Gamble is looking to expand its open innovation partnerships, which would triple the...

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble is looking to expand its open innovation partnerships, which would triple the impact of its Connect + Develop open innovation strategy.

October 27, 2010

Risks of counterfeiting, contamination and intellectual property theft could increase with the globalization of the...

NEW YORK Risks of counterfeiting, contamination and intellectual property theft could increase with the globalization of the pharmaceutical supply chain, according to a new report.

October 26, 2010

Patients with diabetes may seek information from their physicians outside of scheduled office visits but...

October 26, 2010

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its $1 million...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its $1 million contribution to the National Consumers League's medication adherence awareness campaign.

 

October 25, 2010

Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to...

MORRISTOWN, N.J. Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to severe chronic pain.

October 25, 2010

Bic is gearing up to unveil two special-edition series of lighters in the new year....

SHELTON, Conn. Bic is gearing up to unveil two special-edition series of lighters in the new year.

Coming soon are the animal series and pop culture series of lighters, which feature a broad array of designs to fit any consumer's personality. Each lighter will cary a suggested retail price of $1.59.

 

October 25, 2010

The Natural Products Association on Monday wrote a letter to the producers of a PBS...

October 25, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which operates 28 stores in Miami, has bolstered its management team with...

October 25, 2010

Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology...

NEW ORLEANS Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology throughout the United States, e-prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s healthcare system by enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.

October 24, 2010

Many retail CFOs are adjusting their outlooks as the holiday season approaches, according to a...

October 24, 2010

A straw that prevents juice box spills soon may be found on retail shelves nationwide....

OXFORD, Mich. A straw that prevents juice box spills soon may be found on retail shelves nationwide.

Strawzzles are reusable and dishwasher-safe straws that assure no spillage will take place. The one-piece straws are ideal for children of all ages on the go and those who have difficulty drinking from adult-sized cups without spilling.

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse and diversion with a multipronged legislative cudgel.

Prior to its October recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three industry-backed bills in September to help seal up the nation’s leaky prescription drug pipeline. The bills are expected to pass under “suspension of the rules,” which allows for expedited consideration of legislation.

October 24, 2010

CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of care to improve medication outcomes and lower healthcare costs—but that’s not to say that the front end has fallen by the wayside. In fact, the retailer is in the midst of writing a prescription for front-end growth that involves a new store brand and new beauty innovations.

October 24, 2010

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

October 24, 2010

An industry titan soon will exit the stage. But those who have known Frank Maione...

October 24, 2010

Independent pharmacies in 2009 generally were able to withstand the pummeling of a major recession,...

October 24, 2010

TeleManager, a pharmacy technology provider, announced last month that it made its iRefill application available...