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McKesson highlights power of community pharmacy in Vegas

McKesson highlights power of community pharmacy in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — McKesson ideaShare 2018, McKesson Corporation’s annual interactive forum for community pharmacists, kicked off today in Las Vegas. The annual event offers those in community pharmacy the opportunity to improve their knowledge, performance and profitability while networking with industry experts. Featured at this year’s event is Health Mart Atlas, the nation’s largest PSAO (pharmacy

Walgreens joins pioneering health science project

Walgreens joins pioneering health science project

LA JOLLA, Calif. — A nationwide consortium led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will launch the All of Us Research Program on Friday, May 6, which is being hailed as a pioneering research initiative that will use advance technologies and engage participants as citizen-scientists to embark on a new era of health science and precision medicine. Through

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

ARLINGTON, Va. — During the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala in Washington Tuesday, April 17, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation returned as a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The Gourmet Gala makes possible research, education, advocacy and programs that “help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.” The Gourmet Gala

Novartis appoints John Tsai head of global drug development and chief medical officer

Novartis appoints John Tsai head of global drug development and chief medical officer

BASEL, Switzerland — Novartis has appointed John Tsai as the company’s head of global drug development (GDD) and chief medical officer and will begin his new role on May 1. Tsai will report to Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan and will become a member of the company’s executive committee. Tsai succeeds Narasimhan who became CEO of

Reese introduces Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes

Reese introduces Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes

CLEVELAND — Reese Pharmaceutical Co. has expanded its product lineup with Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes, a new treatment for pinworm itch. The over-the-counter Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes provide temporary relief of pain, soreness, burning, itching or discomfort from anorectal inflammation while reducing contact with the highly contagious pinworm parasite, the company said. The wipes

NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has slated two top speakers for its Sunday Business Program at the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21 to April 24 in Palm Beach, Fla. — Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Peggy Noonan and author and management educator Jim Collins. Noonan’s writing for

FDA approves generic equivalent to Viread

FDA approves generic equivalent to Viread

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. — The FDA has granted Aurobindo Pharma Limited final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets, an AB-rated generic equivalent to Viread. The generic tablets are indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection and chronic hepatitis B. Citing data from IMS for the twelve month period ending December 2017, Aurobindo says the

Innovation founder and chairman dies

Innovation founder and chairman dies

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — The founder and chairman of Innovation, the leading provider of Pharmacy Intelligence and pharmacy automation to the retail, hospital, government, and mail order pharmacy markets, has died. Joseph “Harry” Boyer passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Johnson City after a prolonged illness, the company announced. After establishing Innovation as a research

Fight against Rx abuse stepped up at Fruth

Fight against Rx abuse stepped up at Fruth

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Drug abuse, including the abuse of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and Fruth Pharmacy, based here, is on the front lines of the fight, says Lynne Fruth, the company’s chairman and president. Along with West Virginia, Fruth has stores in Ohio and Kentucky, all of which have

Supplement OWL ‘raises the bar’ for category

WASHINGTON — The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) — a dietary supplement product registry developed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and launched in spring 2017 — is an industrywide self-regulatory initiative that aims to create a more complete picture of the dietary supplement market for regulators, retailers and the industry. The registry is

Shoppers Drug Mart set to dispense medicinal cannabis

Shoppers Drug Mart set to dispense medicinal cannabis

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart is set to become a licensed dispenser of medicinal cannabis, pending approval from Health Canada, the Canadian government’s department of public health. Medical marijuana producer MedReleaf said yesterday it has signed an agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart to become a medical cannabis supplier to the chain. The announcement comes on

Walgreens, OraSure target AIDS

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and OraSure Technologies Inc., a provider of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, are teaming up to fight AIDS. The companies announced several new HIV testing-related initiatives in recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1. OraSure is working with the AIDS Institute, a national nonprofit that promotes social change

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