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September 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new task force to support the development of new drugs for bacterial infections, the agency said Monday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new task force to support the development of new drugs for bacterial infections, the agency said Monday.

The FDA said the Antibacterial Drug Development Task Force would assist in developing and revising guidance related to development of antibiotics, as required by the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Title of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, which president Barack Obama signed into law on July 9.

September 24, 2012

The retail health clinic and urgent care center market currently is worth about $10 billion and is poised for strong growth in the coming years as the shortage of primary care physicians and crowded emergency rooms increasingly move patients to retail sites, according to new data by Marketdata Enterprises, an independent market research publisher.

TAMPA, Fla. — The retail health clinic and urgent care center market currently is worth about $10 billion and is poised for strong growth in the coming years as the shortage of primary care physicians and crowded emergency rooms increasingly move patients to retail sites, according to new data by Marketdata Enterprises, an independent market research publisher.

September 19, 2012

GMDC will feature its connectivity tool, GMDC*Connect Powered by Telepresence, to help facilitate more top-to-top meetings with on-site attendees and executives with tight travel schedules at its 2012 HBW Conference, which kicks off Sept. 21 in San Antonio, Texas.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC will feature its connectivity tool, GMDC*Connect Powered by Telepresence, to help facilitate more top-to-top meetings with on-site attendees and executives with tight travel schedules at its 2012 HBW Conference, which kicks off Sept. 21 in San Antonio, Texas.

GMDC will be piloting these virtual appointments, which first were introduced earlier this summer at the 2012 General Merchandise Conference.

September 17, 2012

Walgreens and Rx Response on Monday announced a new healthcare collaboration developed to help ensure patient access to medications following a natural disaster.

WASHINGTON — Walgreens and Rx Response on Monday announced a new healthcare collaboration developed to help ensure patient access to medications following a natural disaster. 

September 11, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has appointed Matthew Burriesci as director of development.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has appointed Matthew Burriesci as director of development.  

Burriesci began his new role with the NACDS Foundation on Aug. 20 and reports directly to NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger.  

September 11, 2012

The Natural Products Association on Tuesday announced that membership marketing expert Gabrielle Alahouzos will be the new VP membership services.

WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association on Tuesday announced that membership marketing expert Gabrielle Alahouzos will be the new VP membership services. Alahouzos most recently served as the director of membership marketing for the National Association of Home Builders, which has more than 160,000 members.  

September 10, 2012

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and cystic fibrosis patients from Indianapolis took part in pre-game, on-field traditions at Fenway Park to celebration CVS/pharmacy's Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign, which raised more than $5 million in five weeks.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and cystic fibrosis patients from Indianapolis took part in pre-game, on-field traditions at Fenway Park to celebration CVS/pharmacy's Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign, which raised more than $5 million in five weeks.

September 7, 2012

Serving as yet further evidence to support the importance of being a multichannel retailer and supplier is the new RedPrairie study illustrating the shopping habits of Gen Y.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Serving as yet further evidence to support the importance of being a multichannel retailer and supplier is the new RedPrairie study illustrating the shopping habits of Gen Y.

(THE NEWS: RedPrairie report reveals shopping preferences of Gen Y. For the full story, click here)

September 6, 2012

RedPrairie has released a new study that is designed to help retailers and manufacturers better understand the shopping habits of Gen Y and how to effectively communicate with this group of tech-savvy 18- to 29-year-olds.

ATLANTA — RedPrairie has released a new study that is designed to help retailers and manufacturers better understand the shopping habits of Gen Y and how to effectively communicate with this group of tech-savvy 18- to 29-year-olds.

September 4, 2012

Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

Shields brings nearly 25 years of pharmacy operations experience to the chain, officially known as Giant Food of Landover, Md., and a separate banner from Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores, also owned by Ahold. Shields previously worked as director of pharmacy operations for Albertson's and Save Mart, and attended college and graduate school in South Africa.

August 30, 2012

The National Council on Aging last week introduced a new national Flu + You campaign to improve vaccination rates among seniors.

WASHINGTON — The National Council on Aging last week introduced a new national Flu + You campaign to improve vaccination rates among seniors.

August 28, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced a new application built into Facebook that allows desktop computer users to print their favorite photos, complete with likes and comments, at any Walgreens location nationwide as part of a feature called PrintWorthy.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced a new application built into Facebook that allows desktop computer users to print their favorite photos, complete with likes and comments, at any Walgreens location nationwide as part of a feature called PrintWorthy.

August 27, 2012

Pharmacy is in a state of deep transformation, but it could take some time for the trend to gain traction.

DENVER – Pharmacy is in a state of deep transformation, but it could take some time for the trend to gain traction.

August 27, 2012

OPI Products has announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand's new president and general manager.

LOS ANGELES — OPI Products has announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand's new president and general manager. With this change, George Schaeffer remains founder and CEO. Suzi Weiss-Fischmann will retain her title as EVP and artistic director.

August 22, 2012

Mission Pharmacal will "aggressively" market its head lice kit during the back-to-school season, the company said Wednesday.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal will "aggressively" market its head lice kit during the back-to-school season, the company said Wednesday.

The company said it would market the prescription Lycelle kit for the season, when lice infestations are often most rampant. The kit is a drug- and pesticide-free way of eliminating lice and nits that requires a single, 10-minute application.

August 22, 2012

Revlon, along with its Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, will co-host the ultimate "glam" party during New York’s Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 to celebrate Revlon’s 80 years as a beauty icon.

NEW YORK — Revlon, along with its Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, will co-host the ultimate "glam" party during New York’s Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 to celebrate Revlon’s 80 years as a beauty icon.
 

August 21, 2012

The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Aug. 15.

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Aug. 15.

August 17, 2012

While SoloHealth is placing advanced healthcare technology in stores, Ford Motor Co. recently announced that it is introducing healthcare technology into cars with IMS Health’s Allergy Alert app, now compatible with Ford SYNC AppLink.

While SoloHealth is placing advanced healthcare technology in stores, Ford Motor Co. recently announced that it is introducing healthcare technology into cars with IMS Health’s Allergy Alert app, now compatible with Ford SYNC AppLink. The in-dash access to the Allergy Alert app gives drivers a safe way to check the potential for scratchy eyes, sore throats and runny noses while on the go.


August 17, 2012

Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

August 17, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

SUPPLIER NEWS — At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall. There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure, and Gems and Jewels — which provide users with the necessary tools to get creative and customize their manicured nails. A QR code on the packaging directs consumers to Red Carpet Manicure’s video website for more information and tips.


August 17, 2012

Harris Teeter has appointed a lead independent director for its board.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter has appointed a lead independent director for its board.

August 15, 2012

The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Wednesday.

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Wednesday.

August 13, 2012

Tobacco use among American middle school and high school students showed a slow decline from 2000 to 2011, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ATLANTA — Tobacco use among American middle school and high school students showed a slow decline from 2000 to 2011, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 13, 2012

Just days after Drug Store News reported — once again — that 2012 is proving to be a significant year for the convenient care industry, yet another turn of events further solidified what we’ve been saying for quite some time.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Just days after Drug Store News reported — once again — that 2012 is proving to be a significant year for the convenient care industry, yet another turn of events further solidified what we’ve been saying for quite some time.

(THE NEWS: Report: South Carolina allowing clinics to enroll as providers in Medicaid. For the full story, click here.)

August 13, 2012

A new Walgreens campaign to the tune of John Fogerty's "Down on the Corner" from GSD&M is hitting a 30-second primetime spot near you, and highlights Walgreens' long history of innovation.

NEW YORK — A new Walgreens campaign to the tune of John Fogerty's "Down on the Corner" from GSD&M is hitting a 30-second primetime spot near you. The campaign highlights Walgreens' long history of innovation, "from inventing the first chocolate malt to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops. ... Walgreens has been innovating for more than 100 years, and we're just getting started."