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July 9, 2013

Prestige Brands Holdings announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, a privately held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, a privately held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults. 

July 9, 2013

With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

July 3, 2013

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

July 2, 2013

UrgentRx on Monday named Michael Valentino to the company's board.

DENVER — UrgentRx on Monday named Michael Valentino to the company's board. Valentino brings more than 30 years of leadership experience at both major pharmaceutical companies and venture-backed start-ups. His most recent commercial responsibility was with Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals as president and CEO, UrgentRx reported. 

June 28, 2013

Being successful is, in large part, all about having the right tools and resources. Looking to help Health Mart members run a better business, achieve better results for patients, and create a better future for community pharmacy, Health Mart unveiled a host of new programs and offerings during McKesson ideaShare 2013.

Being successful is, in large part, all about having the right tools and resources. Looking to help Health Mart members run a better business, achieve better results for patients, and create a better future for community pharmacy, Health Mart unveiled a host of new programs and offerings during McKesson ideaShare 2013.

 

June 28, 2013

The pharmacy retail landscape may be growing increasingly competitive but independent pharmacy has an advantage — it’s in the sweet spot of providing quality patient care and personalized customer service, which independent pharmacy know how to do very well. That was a key message that new Health Mart president Steve Courtman had for attendees of the Health Mart Annual Meeting on Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

LAS VEGAS — The pharmacy retail landscape may be growing increasingly competitive but independent pharmacy has an advantage — it’s in the sweet spot of providing quality patient care and personalized customer service, which independent pharmacy know how to do very well. That was a key message that new Health Mart president Steve Courtman had for attendees of the Health Mart Annual Meeting on Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

June 28, 2013

Drug Store News talks with Nathan Mott, president of McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, about how its new Mobile Delivery App can help increase patient adherence.

Drug Store News talked with Nathan Mott, president of McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation, about how its new Mobile Delivery App can help increase patient adherence.

DSN: What is the McKesson Mobile Delivery app?

June 27, 2013

May you live in exciting times. And if you make your business in healthcare or retail pharmacy, you most certainly are — in "an exciting dynamic time," Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, told attendees of Thursday afternoon's Opening General Session, marking the official start of McKesson ideaShare 2013.

LAS VEGAS — May you live in exciting times. And if you make your business in healthcare or retail pharmacy, you most certainly are — in "an exciting dynamic time," Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, told attendees of Thursday afternoon's Opening General Session, marking the official start of McKesson ideaShare 2013.

June 27, 2013

McKesson ideaShare 2013, kicked off Wednesday, at the Venetian Casino and Resort, with all the energy and excitement that IS Las Vegas, providing a forum for community pharmacy leaders from across the nation to share ideas and best practices, and to learn about cutting edge products and services to help drive better business results and improve patient outcomes.

LAS VEGAS — McKesson ideaShare 2013, kicked off Wednesday, at the Venetian Casino and Resort, with all the energy and excitement that IS Las Vegas, providing a forum for community pharmacy leaders from across the nation to share ideas and best practices, and to learn about cutting edge products and services to help drive better business results and improve patient outcomes.

June 26, 2013

Coty has announced that, effective July 1, Stephen Mormoris will be appointed SVP global marketing American fragrances for Coty Prestige. In addition, Johanna Businelli has been promoted to the newly created role of SVP color cosmetics for Coty Beauty.

NEW YORK —  Coty has announced that, effective July 1, Stephen Mormoris will be appointed SVP global marketing American fragrances for Coty Prestige. In addition, Johanna Businelli has been promoted to the newly created role of SVP color cosmetics for Coty Beauty.

June 25, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company shifts its Balance Rewards customer-acquisition focus into second gear with a greater emphasis on redemption and rewards.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company shifts its Balance Rewards customer-acquisition focus into second gear with a greater emphasis on redemption and rewards. 

June 24, 2013

CVS Caremark has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry, the company announced.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry, the company announced on Monday.

June 24, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced it has named Rick Going president of the company's new Nashville division, Calvin Kaufman president of the new Louisville division, Jayne Homco president of the Michigan division and Erin Sharp group VP of Kroger manufacturing.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Friday announced it has named Rick Going president of the company's new Nashville division, Calvin Kaufman president of the new Louisville division, Jayne Homco president of the Michigan division and Erin Sharp group VP of Kroger manufacturing. 

June 24, 2013

Mylan Specialty has appointed Roger Graham as president, the Mylan subsidiary said Monday.

PITTSBURGH — Mylan Specialty has appointed Roger Graham as president, the Mylan subsidiary said Monday.

Graham previously worked for Advandx, a privately owned company that develops in-vitro diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and will report to Mylan North America president Tony Mauro. Mylan Specialty markets the EpiPen auto-injector for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions, among other products.

June 24, 2013

Rite Aid reported its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday, with profits of nearly $90 million, following the introduction of the largest expansion of its Wellness+ loyalty card program, dubbed Wellness65+, and days before the promotion of COO Ken Martindale to president of the company.

The 4,615-store drug chain has been on a roll lately, continuing to benefit from the switch from branded to generic drugs and the retention of last year's dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts.

Rite Aid reported its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday, with profits of nearly $90 million, following the introduction of the largest expansion of its Wellness+ loyalty card program, dubbed Wellness65+, and days before the promotion of COO Ken Martindale to president of the company.

June 20, 2013

CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo was honored at a June 18 reception held at Providence Public Library for his and the company’s ongoing support of the March of Dimes mission.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo was honored at a June 18 reception held at Providence Public Library for his and the company’s ongoing support of the March of Dimes mission.

June 20, 2013

Tris Pharma has hired a former buyer from AmerisourceBergen to head its generic drug business, the company said.

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. — Tris Pharma has hired a former buyer from AmerisourceBergen to head its generic drug business, the company said.

Tris announced the appointment of Janet Penner as president of the new generic pharmaceuticals business, which will have its own sales, marketing and distribution and will be responsible for bringing drugs to market. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has approved 13 of Tris' generics, including several first-to-market products.

June 19, 2013

A top executive of Sears and Kmart is among the retail executives appointed to the board of directors of a retail industry lobbying group.

ARLINGTON, Va. — A top executive of Sears and Kmart is among the retail executives appointed to the board of directors of a retail industry lobbying group.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced Wednesday the appointment of Sears Holdings Corp. president for Sears and Kmart, EVP and chief merchandising officer Ron Boire. Other executives include CEOs of The Home Depot, 7-Eleven, Petco Animal Supplies and J.C. Penney Co.

June 17, 2013

They call it “idea-share” for a reason. Attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare 2013 Conference, which will be held, from June 26 through 30, at The Venetian Casino and Resort, will be exposed to some of the best thinking and new ideas for improving their independent pharmacy businesses. From topnotch speakers, continuing education sessions, hands-on workshops and business coaching seminars, McKesson ideaShare 2013 will offer independent pharmacy owners myriad opportunities to capitalize on today’s business climate.

LAS VEGAS — They call it “idea-share” for a reason. Attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare 2013 Conference, which will be held from June 26 through 30 at The Venetian Casino and Resort, will be exposed to some of the best thinking and new ideas for improving their independent pharmacy businesses. From topnotch speakers, continuing education sessions, hands-on workshops and business coaching seminars, McKesson ideaShare 2013 will offer independent pharmacy owners myriad opportunities to capitalize on today’s business climate.

June 17, 2013

Stephen Courtman, president of Health Mart, discusses what's new for Health Mart members at McKesson ideaShare this year and what's next for the independent pharmacy network.

DSN talks to Health Mart president Stephen Courtman about how Health Mart is helping its members stay competitive through new programs and services aimed at improving patient lives and growing profits.

DSN: What is new for Health Mart members at McKesson ideaShare this year?

June 14, 2013

The superstars of the fragrance industry were honored last week at The Fragrance Foundation Awards event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

NEW YORK — The superstars of the fragrance industry were honored this week at The Fragrance Foundation Awards event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

Comedian and Emmy Award Winner Dana Carvey hosted the event supported by presenters from fashion, fragrance and entertainment arenas.

June 12, 2013

Walgreens on Wednesday reached an agreement settling DEA concerns relating to the distribution and dispensing of controlled substances.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday reached an agreement settling DEA concerns relating to the distribution and dispensing of controlled substances. The company released the following statement from Kermit Crawford, president of pharmacy, health and wellness:

June 10, 2013

Cutex has announced the availability of its Advanced Revival formula at Five Below retail stores across the United States.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has announced the availability of its Advanced Revival formula at Five Below retail stores across the United States.

As the retail store’s name suggests, Five Below is offering select Cutex products for less than $5. Nail polish remover products include the Advanced Revival One-Step Remover Pads, Advanced Revival Liquid Nail Polish Remover, the Cutex Corrector Pen and Cutex Regular Instant Nail Polish Remover Jar.

June 10, 2013

Dollar Tree on Monday announced the promotion of Gary Philbin, 56, to the position of president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree on Monday announced the promotion of Gary Philbin, 56, to the position of president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007.

June 10, 2013

Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.

Njoy, whose ads have appeared on New York streets and which recently posted an ad on YouTube featuring rock musician Courtney Love using language not exactly suitable for prime-time television, received the investment from early Facebook investor Sean Parker and Homewood Capital principal Douglas Teitelbaum, the latter of whom will join Njoy's board of directors.