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Rexall CFO Driscoll to leave for new job

Rexall CFO Driscoll to leave for new job

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Sharon Driscoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Rexall/Katz Group Canada Ltd., is leaving the company to join Ritchie Bros., an industrial equipment auctioneer. Ritchie Bros. said Friday that Driscoll is set to start at the company on July

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

EDMONTON, Alberta – Former Shoppers Drug Mart chief executive officer Jürgen Schreiber has been named CEO of Rexall Health, a newly formed banner under the Katz Group. Rexall said Thursday that Schreiber, who joins the company from Edcon Group, South Africa’s largest nonfood retailer, is

Shoppers Drug Mart enhances Optimum

Shoppers Drug Mart enhances Optimum

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has enhanced its Shoppers Optimum loyalty program with a new platform designed to bring a personalized digital experience. Called “My Optimum. My Rewards.”, the new offering includes an enhanced Shoppers Drug Mart app and a digital Optimum card, which the

Dollar General names Vasos as new CEO

Dollar General names Vasos as new CEO

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos has been named to succeed Rick Dreiling as chief executive officer of Dollar General Corp. The dollar store chain said Thursday that Vasos, currently chief operating officer, also has been elected to the company’s board. He is slated to take

NABP announces general availability for .pharmacy

NABP announces general availability for .pharmacy

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Next week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) plans to make the .pharmacy domain name generally available. NABP said late Tuesday that all pharmacies and pharmacy-related entities may apply for .pharmacy domain names starting June 3. The association began

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS launches Hispanic drug store banner

NEW YORK — CVS Health has launched a new drug store banner in Florida that’s aimed at Hispanic consumers. Called CVS/pharmacy y más, the stores cater to Latino shoppers to connect them with their favorite brands, products and services. The drug chain this month opened

Fruth Pharmacy partners with grocery chain

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy will expand its footprint into another state this summer with its debut inside two FoodFair supermarkets. The regional drug chain said Tuesday that under a partnership with Forth Foods Inc., the grocer’s parent, Fruth Pharmacy will take over the

Giancamilli becomes interim CEO at 99 Cents Only Stores

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — Andy Giancamilli, a former chief executive officer of Katz Group Canada Ltd. and past chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been named interim president and CEO of 99 Cents Only Stores. The extreme value store chain

Washington state leads way with provider status

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A law that makes Washington the first state to grant provider status to pharmacists goes into effect this summer. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D.) earlier this month signed into law the Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5557 (ESSB 5557), which will require health insurance carriers

SUPPLIER NEWS

Roxane rolls out Lotronex generic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Roxane Laboratories Inc. has released alosetron hydrochloride tablets, a treatement for irritable bowel syndrome in women. The company said the tablets, available in 0.5-mg and 1-mg strengths in 30-count bottles, has begun shipping to wholesalers and pharmacies nationwide. According to Roxane, the

Camber releases generic of Abilify

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals has launched aripiprazole tablets, an antipsychotic medication, in a range of dosages. Camber said Thursday that the tablets come in strengths of 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg and are available in 30-count

Real Techniques in spotlight at Walgreens

CHICAGO — Paris Presents Inc. is promoting its line of Real Techniques makeup brushes by taking them — and the makeup artists who inspired and helped design them — on the road. The brushes were developed with the help of Sam and Nic Chapman. They

HDMA announces government affairs promotion, addition

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distributors Management Association (HDMA) has promoted Kristen Freitas to vice president of federal government affairs and hired Gary Riddle as vice president of state government affairs. HDMA said Thursday that Freitas, in her previous role as senior director of federal

Lilly marks a first with Humalog U-200 KwikPen

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Co. has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to market the Humalog 200 units/ml KwikPen, which the company called the first concentrated mealtime insulin analog approved in the United States. Lilly said Wednesday that the Humalog 200 units/ml

A pharmacy in a box

Miami-based Pharmabox Inc. has begun shipping what it describes as an “automated…