Kaleo set to bring back Auvi-Q epinephrine injector

Kaleo set to bring back Auvi-Q epinephrine injector

RICHMOND, Va. — Pharmaceutical company Kaleo plans to reintroduce the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017. For emergency use in treating life-threatening allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, Auvi-Q is expected to provide an option to the EpiPen from

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has confirmed media reports that it’s proceeding with plans to provide medical marijuana to patients, with guidance from a pharmacist. Canada’s largest drug chain, part of Loblaw Cos., has applied to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana strictly for

ShopRite teams with PBM for free glucose screenings

ShopRite teams with PBM for free glucose screenings

Cary, N.C. — Food and drug retailer ShopRite has partnered with prescription benefits manager Paramount Rx to host free blood glucose screenings in November for National Diabetes Awareness Month. Paramount Rx said Tuesday that at select ShopRite supermarkets, the retailer’s registered dietitians will assist with the

Benzer Pharmacy makes entry into Arkansas

Benzer Pharmacy makes entry into Arkansas

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has set foot in its 12th state with the opening of its first store in Arkansas. Located at 300 Perry St. in Helena, Ark., the new Benzer location houses a full-service pharmacy and offers over-the-counter health products, immunizations, health consultations

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs is spotlighting its pharmacies as a convenient place for Canadians to get a flu shot. The western Canada drug chain said the 2016-17 seasonal flu vaccine is available at all of its 78 stores. Patients can book appointments online



Diplomat video series talks specialty pharmacy

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is launching a video Q&A series highlighting the role of specialty pharmacy and how it works with physicians to support patients with complex chronic conditions. Called “Diplomat Dialogues,” the video conversations — in recognition of American Pharmacists Month —

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Competition remains fierce in the chain pharmacy industry, albeit with a decreasing number of players. If the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. goes through, the field will diminish dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas. Depending on

Pharmaca supports VMS shoppers with team approach

BOULDER, Colo. — Mainstream drug chains seeking to enhance their vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) presentation could learn a lot from Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Herbal supplements are a pillar of Pharmaca’s integrative approach, and the products’ sales have been robust, says Don Summerfield, the chain’s

Rite Aid ready to help seniors with Medicare Part D

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is offering assistance to seniors as the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits is now under way. Rite Aid said Friday that through Dec. 7, its nearly 4,600 pharmacies are providing free resources to

Thrifty White specialty pharmacy earns CPPA accreditation

WASHINGTON — Thrifty White Pharmacy has been designated as an accredited specialty pharmacy by the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), a nonprofit pharmacy standards body. The CPPA certification marks the second specialty pharmacy accreditation for Thrifty White within the past month. In late September,


Trusource grows mass retail distribution

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Sports nutrition brand trusource is expanding its retail presence to Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and H-E-B. Trusource said Wednesday that the broader distribution comes less than a year after its brand was exclusively at Kroger Co. supermarkets. The brand is distributed

Jelly Belly introduces ‘Trolls’ jelly bean line

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. has introduced the Trolls Collection jelly beans with characters from the recently launched DreamWorks movie “Trolls.” The new line includes assorted-flavor jelly bean packages ranging from snack to gift sizes, each featuring images of the raised-hair, pint-sized troll

P&G, Rite Aid line up with Steelers’ Brown for video

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. and its home cleaning brands have teamed up with Rite Aid Corp. and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown to give consumers a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LI. In a video released Monday on Rite Aid’s YouTube

CURLS Blissful Lengths debuts hair growth vitamin

NEW YORK — This weekend, natural hair care brand CURLS introduced its Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin in the U.S. market. CURLS said Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin is designed to promote healthy hair growth, enhance the strength of each hair shaft and

Mars, Wrigley plan spate of launches into 2017

ATLANTA — Headed for retail store shelves in the coming months will be a flurry of new candy and snack offerings from Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley. Mars Inc. said a range of new Mars Chocolate products are slated to roll out in December,