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CVS, Pitt School of Pharmacy take aim at youth drug abuse

CVS, Pitt School of Pharmacy take aim at youth drug abuse

PITTSBURGH — CVS Health has enlisted student pharmacists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to help educate schoolchildren about prescription drug abuse. Under the public-private partnership, the CVS Pharmacists Teach prescription drug abuse prevention program will be brought to students in Pittsburgh Public

NCPA set for Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In

NCPA set for Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Next month, the National Community Pharmacists Association plans to bring hundreds of pharmacists and other pharmacy advocates to the nation’s capital for its 2017 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In. The NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In on April 26 and 27 will feature a legislative briefing

Bartell Drugs launches specialty pharmacy service

Bartell Drugs launches specialty pharmacy service

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has begun offering specialty pharmacy services that provide personalized support for people with chronic conditions. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Tuesday that the Bartell Specialty Pharmacy programs are available at all of its 65 locations in Washington’s King, Snohomish and

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart holds the largest share of the personal care market among all retailers, according to TABS Analytics. Meanwhile, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have helped make rewards programs consumers’ preferred vehicle for getting deals on personal care items, the 2017 TABS Personal Care Study

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Continuing its steady expansion, Pharmasave Drugs National Ltd. has reached a milestone with the opening of its 600th store. One of Canada’s largest pharmacy operations, Pharmasave has drug stores across nine provinces and said that “many more are in the pipeline

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RETAIL NEWS

More in-store clinics coming to Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and health care and benefits provider Kaiser Permanente have opened the first of five CareClinic in-store clinics planned for this year. The Seattle-area drug chain said a CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente location opened Monday at 21615 Pacific Highway South in Des

Rite Aid launches in-store donation campaign

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off an in-store fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The drug chain said Monday that through May 6, customers will be encouraged to support their local children’s hospital by buying $1 paper Miracle Balloon. In

Target small-format store in NYC to include CVS

NEW YORK — A new CVS Pharmacy location will set foot in Manhattan’s Herald Square with the opening of a Target small-format store this fall. Target Corp. said Monday that it plans to open a 43,000-square-foot store just west of the 34th Street and Broadway

Publix Pharmacy branches out in delivery of care

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Pharmacy is working with BayCare Health System to provide a range of pharmacy and health care destinations in the Tampa Bay and central Florida region. Publix Super Markets Inc. said Friday that the partnership will initially include BayCare-bannered telehealth centers in

CVS to launch Reduced Rx savings program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health plans to serve up discounts on certain medications via a new prescription drug savings program called Reduced Rx. CVS said Thursday that Reduced Rx is designed to help patients with high out-of-pocket costs afford vital medications. The discounts will be offered

SUPPLIER NEWS

Pantene turns spotlight on hairstyle diversity

CINCINNATI — Pantene is launching new advertising featuring singer and brand ambassador Jillian Hervey that celebrates hairstyle diversity. Part of the next chapter of Pantene’s “Strong Is Beautiful” campaign, the new ad highlights the heritage, diversity and beauty of African-American hair. Hervey and African-American women

Gillette touts smoother shaving with Venus ComfortGlide

BOSTON — Gillette said it’s bringing women a higher level of shaving comfort with its new Venus ComfortGlide razors. The Procter & Gamble shaving brand said Gillette Venus ComfortGlide razors sport flexible moisture bars to glide seamlessly over and into every curve of a woman’s

Dr. Hauschka achieves NATRUE certification

NEW YORK — Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has become 100% NATRUE Certified as the company marks its 50th anniversary in 2017. The natural and holistic skin care brand said Wednesday that certification by NATRUE, an internationally recognized nonprofit association, ensures each product is formulated with

Sanofi’s Xyzal Allergy 24HR hits store shelves

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. —  Sanofi Consumer Healthcare has rolled out Xyzal Allergy 24HR, an over-the-counter oral antihistamine, to retail stores nationwide. Sanofi said Tuesday that Xyzal, which had been available by prescription only for nearly a decade, is now available OTC in two formulations: 5-mg tablets

Teva rolls out Minastrin 24 Fe generic

JERUSALEM, Israel — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has launched norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets 1 mg/20 mcg, a birth control pill, in the United States. Teva said its product is an authorized generic version of Minastrin 24 Fe tablets from


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