WBA’s Barra keynotes Alphega Pharmacy convention

WBA’s Barra keynotes Alphega Pharmacy convention

MONACO — Ornella Barra, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, addressed members of the company’s Alphega Pharmacy network at its 2017 European Convention. The event, held March 27 and 28, drew more than 1,200 Alphega delegates from nine countries to the Grimaldi Forum in

Bartell Drugs pharmacists now offer medical services

Bartell Drugs pharmacists now offer medical services

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has begun providing treatment for a range of minor medical care needs via its certified pharmacists at select stores. The Seattle-area drug chain said Monday that it’s offering care for such ailments and conditions as insect stings, urinary tract infections, seasonal

Mass retailers reap benefits of beauty makeover

Mass retailers reap benefits of beauty makeover

NEW YORK — Efforts that mass market retailers started last year to brush up their beauty departments and court new shoppers are starting to register. Mass market beauty care sales rose only 2% in 2016, according to NPD Group Inc. (lower than prestige at 6%),

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

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

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

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


Nice-Pak honored with Walmart supplier award

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Nice-Pak has received the Private Brand Supplier of the Year Award from Walmart. Nice-Pak said Tuesday that it was honored with the Private Brand Supplier of the Year Award, new for Walmart this year, because of its overall collaboration with product innovation,

Mentholatum introduces OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — OXY has brought a new option in its line of acne care products with the OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick. The Mentholatum Co. brand said the OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick is a slim, convenient solid that provides a portable, mess-free acne treatment

Upsher-Smith releases Anafranil generic

MAPLE GROVE, Minn — Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. has launched clomipramine hydrochloride capsules, an antidepressant, in the United States. Upsher-Smith said its clomipramine hydrochloride comes in dosages of 25 mg, 50 mg and 75 mg in 100-count bottles and is a generic version of Anafranil capsules

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