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April 3, 2012

ECRM announced that a state-of-the-art center will be built in honor of its late leader Charlie Bowlus.

SOLON, Ohio — ECRM announced that a state-of-the-art center will be built in honor of its late leader Charlie Bowlus.

The Charlie Bowlus Technology and Innovation Center, which currently is under construction, is being built in a public charter school in Cleveland and is set to open this fall in the Cleveland Public School District, ECRM president Mitch Bowlus said, who will fund 100% of the costs for this center.

March 30, 2012

CVS Caremark outlined succession plans for its pharmacy benefit management business as EVP and COO Jon Roberts will assume the role of president of the PBM business, effective Sept. 1.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark outlined succession plans for its pharmacy benefit management business as EVP and COO Jon Roberts will assume the role of president of the PBM business, effective Sept. 1.

March 27, 2012

The Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, called Bellaboo, is launching at Ulta Beauty stores in May as part of the retailer’s new tween/teen beauty space.

NEW YORK — The Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, called Bellaboo, is launching at Ulta Beauty stores in May as part of the retailer’s new tween/teen beauty space.

“It is important to Ulta Beauty that we offer appropriate choices for all of our beauty enthusiasts, regardless of age,” stated Ulta SVP merchandising Janet Taake. “Bellaboo was selected as part of Ulta Beauty’s new assortment for younger customers because of its all-natural approach and expert understanding and immersion with its tween/teen audience.”

March 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court justices have gathered this week to discuss a potential legal issue surrounding President Obama's healthcare law.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court justices have gathered this week to discuss a potential legal issue surrounding President Obama's healthcare law.

March 22, 2012

TheraPearl on Wednesday named Daniel Baumwald president and Thomas Keeney VP sales.

JESSUP, Md. — TheraPearl on Wednesday named Daniel Baumwald president and Thomas Keeney VP sales.

Baumwald has been with the company since its inception in 2009, coming from Glaceau Vitaminwater/Coca-Cola where he was national account manager. Baumwald will assume management of the TheraPearl team, along with the company’s overall direction as it continues to expand. 

March 20, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday partnered with the online platform Sharecare on the launch of a new "Answers" application, which provides access to a comprehensive and searchable drug, supplement and wellness database on Facebook.

ATLANTA — Walgreens on Tuesday partnered with the online platform Sharecare on the launch of a new "Answers" application, which provides access to a comprehensive and searchable drug, supplement and wellness database on Facebook.

The application, which is integrated into Walgreens' Facebook page, gives Walgreens nearly 2 million followers convenient access to an interactive portal containing health information and resources.

March 19, 2012

Internet.bs, huh? Hmm ... wonder what the BS stands for?

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Internet.bs, huh? Hmm ... wonder what the BS stands for?

(THE NEWS: At least one-third of rogue pharmacies under one domain name registrar, report finds. For the full story, click here)

LegitScript, a company that verifies online pharmacies, went undercover, saying that it was interested in having Internet.bs host its illegal online pharmacies.

March 19, 2012

Kroger announced that Tim Brown now will be responsible for stores in western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri as president of the company's Delta division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that Tim Brown now will be responsible for stores in western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri as president of the company's Delta division.

Brown, 52, has been VP operations in the company's Delta division, based in Roanoke, Va., since 2011; before that, he served as the Mid-Atlantic division's VP merchandising since 2009.

March 13, 2012

West Virginia has become the 19th state to require pharmacists and other retailers to be connected through the National Precursor Log Exchange system with the passage of legislation that requires real-time, stop-sale technology to enable the state's pharmacists to block illegal pseudoephedrine purchases right at the point of sale and provide law enforcement with up-to-the minute criminal data.

WASHINGTON — West Virginia has become the 19th state to require pharmacists and other retailers to be connected through the National Precursor Log Exchange system with the passage of legislation that requires real-time, stop-sale technology to enable the state's pharmacists to block illegal pseudoephedrine purchases right at the point of sale and provide law enforcement with up-to-the minute criminal data.

March 12, 2012

Less than two months after resigning as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, Brian Cornell has landed at Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo where he will serve as CEO of the company’s North American food division reporting to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Less than two months after resigning as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, Brian Cornell has landed at Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo where he will serve as CEO of the company’s North American food division reporting to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

Cornell will be responsible for Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods & Snacks North America, PepsiCo Mexico, South America Foods, PepsiCo customer teams and all of PepsiCo’s Power of One activities within the Americas. 

March 9, 2012

A company that makes pet drugs has launched what it calls the first generic prescription heartworm preventive medication for sale at retail pharmacies around the country.

NEW ORLEANS — A company that makes pet drugs has launched what it calls the first generic prescription heartworm preventive medication for sale at retail pharmacies around the country.

FidoPharm announced the launch of Pet Trust Plus (ivermectin and pyrantel), a generic version of Merial's Heartgard Plus. The drug is meant to prevent heartworms from developing and reaching a dog's arteries and heart.

March 8, 2012

Glamour magazine, in cooperation with technology partners SpyderLynk and Buck, set up in New York City a shoppable wall stocked with beauty products that enabled consumers to buy items using their mobile phones.


Glamour magazine, in cooperation with technology partners SpyderLynk and Buck, set up in New York City a shoppable wall stocked with beauty products that enabled consumers to buy items using their mobile phones.


The Glamour Apothecary Wall, located in New York’s Meatpacking District across from the Standard Hotel, was unveiled on Feb. 15 and was open through President’s Day weekend.


March 8, 2012

Telebrands is bringing the popular Sticky Buddy roller product to retail in early May. The lint and dust remover has had strong direct-to-
consumer sales.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Telebrands is bringing the popular Sticky Buddy roller product to retail in early May. The lint and dust remover has had strong direct-to-
consumer sales. In its first two weeks on the JW Greensheet industry report of the top 75 traditional direct response spots, the product climbed to the No. 2 position — a rate that is “extremely rare,” according to Greensheet publisher John Kogler.


March 7, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has elected Tony Palmer, SVP and chief marketing officer, to the role of president of global brands and innovation.

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has elected Tony Palmer, SVP and chief marketing officer, to the role of president of global brands and innovation.

In his expanded role, Palmer will leverage the company's scale to build brands and drive growth for its businesses around the world. He will partner with K-C's regional business leaders to achieve their business objectives.

March 7, 2012

The Natural Products Association is celebrating the 800th certification of products and ingredients under the organization's Natural Seal program.

WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association is celebrating the 800th certification of products and ingredients under the organization's Natural Seal program.

March 6, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the availability of an exclusive new offering for customers that check in at any Walgreens store nationwide through Foursquare.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced the availability of an exclusive new offering for customers that check in at any Walgreens store nationwide through Foursquare.

February 27, 2012

After stepping into the role on an interim basis, Safeway has named Brian Baer president of its Dominick's Finer Foods banner.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — After stepping into the role on an interim basis, Safeway has named Brian Baer president of its Dominick's Finer Foods banner.

Baer, who has served as acting president of Dominick's since July 2011 after the exit of Don Keprta, has been part of Dominick's parent Safeway since 2001. Prior to his role as president, Baer served as Dominick's CFO and VP finance.

February 27, 2012

In an effort to encourage the safe storage and proper disposal of prescription medicines, a campaign supported by the National Community Pharmacists Association has launched a public service announcement aimed at Oklahoma City residents.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an effort to encourage the safe storage and proper disposal of prescription medicines, a campaign supported by the National Community Pharmacists Association has launched a public service announcement aimed at Oklahoma City residents.

February 24, 2012

In preparation for spring, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology on Friday noted that avoiding certain fruits and vegetables, installing the proper air filters, closing the windows, filling any allergy prescriptions and consulting with an allergist can all prevent the delay of allergy symptom relief for more than 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — In preparation for spring, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology on Friday noted that avoiding certain fruits and vegetables, installing the proper air filters, closing the windows, filling any allergy prescriptions and consulting with an allergist can all prevent the delay of allergy symptom relief for more than 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies.

February 24, 2012

MinuteClinic has entered a clinical affiliation with HCA's TriStar Health, the largest health system in middle Tennessee, to enhance access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services in the Nashville metro area.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and NASHVILLE, Tenn. — MinuteClinic has entered a clinical affiliation with HCA's TriStar Health, the largest health system in middle Tennessee, to enhance access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services in the Nashville metro area.

MinuteClinic has 14 walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Middle Tennessee. The agreement includes any current or future locations in Nashville and 10 surrounding counties.

February 24, 2012

One year after launching a national awareness campaign focused on the benefits of 90-day prescription refills at retail pharmacies, Walgreens on Friday released new data supporting the success of the 90-day refill program and its overarching benefits to patients and payers.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — One year after launching a national awareness campaign focused on the benefits of 90-day prescription refills at retail pharmacies, Walgreens on Friday released new data supporting the success of the 90-day refill program and its overarching benefits to patients and payers. Walgreens also released a white paper outlining in greater detail the ways in which 90-day retail refills can help improve adherence and reduce costs.

February 23, 2012

Joseph Williams, the former CEO of Warner-Lambert, was named the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation's 2012 Jacob W. Miller Award, the APhA Foundation said.

WASHINGTON — Joseph Williams, the former CEO of Warner-Lambert, was named the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation's 2012 Jacob W. Miller Award, the APhA Foundation said.

The organization said it recognized Williams for his leadership and service to the APhA Foundation capital campaign and advisory committee. Williams also served as APhA honorary president from 2004 to 2005.

February 23, 2012

The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.

February 22, 2012

The economy doesn’t seem to be hurting the As Seen On TV category. A.J. Khubani, CEO of Telebrands, said the company’s business is ahead 20% in 2011 over the previous year, and fourth-quarter sales were up 30%.

The economy doesn’t seem to be hurting the As Seen On TV category. A.J. Khubani, CEO of Telebrands, said the company’s business is ahead 20% in 2011 over the previous year, and fourth-quarter sales were up 30%.

“One major drug chain told us that as a nonpharmacy revenue producer, the category is second only to the OTC cold and flu category,” Khubani said. That’s why chain drug retailers continue to devote more space to the category — and not just in the most profitable fourth quarter.

February 21, 2012

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic has announced that it will transition from its existing proprietary electronic medical record system to the Allscripts MyWay Electronic Health Record.

CHICAGO and WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic has announced that it will transition from its existing proprietary electronic medical record system to the Allscripts MyWay Electronic Health Record.