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Rite Aid rolls out Medicare Advisor tool

Rite Aid rolls out Medicare Advisor tool

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As the annual Medicare Part D election period gets underway, from now through Dec. 7, 2018, Medicare-eligible customers can visit Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide to take advantage of free resources that help them select the right prescription drug plan (PDP) or update existing coverage for 2019. Patients and caregivers can use

CVS pilot program to combat diabetes in Atlanta neighborhoods

CVS pilot program to combat diabetes in Atlanta neighborhoods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health said that it is embarking on a pilot project in the Tri-Cities area of Atlanta, Georgia, aimed at addressing diabetes in medically underserved communities with chronically high rates of this disease.  In collaboration with Rimidi, Inc., a digital health company, and select community organizations, CVS Health will work to heighten awareness

CVS installs time delay safes in Washington, DC locations

CVS installs time delay safes in Washington, DC locations

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced today that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 55 CVS Pharmacy locations in Washington, DC. The safes will help prevent pharmacy robberies and combat the ongoing opioid epidemic by helping to prevent diversion of controlled substance narcotic

CVS completes rollout of time delay safes in its Maryland pharmacies

CVS completes rollout of time delay safes in its Maryland pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced today that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 228 CVS Pharmacy locations in Maryland. The safes will help prevent pharmacy robberies and combat the ongoing opioid epidemic by helping to prevent diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications

Hello Products expands with four new, natural toothpastes

Hello Products expands with four new, natural toothpastes

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Hello Products is launching four new toothpastes that are said to make adults and kids rush to brush and give everyone a natural reason to smile. Infused with farm-to-tube mint flavor and thoughtful ingredients, this expanded line of oral care essentials includes the new Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride-Free, Naturally Whitening Fluoride, and

GMDC announces top products

GMDC announces top products

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced the top products showcased at its 2018 Health Beauty Wellness Conference. The event brought together more than 200 retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service companies last month in Orlando. More than 100 innovative products and merchandising systems were displayed at the conference’s Product Showcase, with retail

Study says flu vaccines at pharmacies can save lives, costs

Study says flu vaccines at pharmacies can save lives, costs

BALTIMORE, Md. — A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Millions each year already get their annual flu

PCMA issues statement on proposal requiring list prices of drugs in TV ads

PCMA issues statement on proposal requiring list prices of drugs in TV ads

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) president and chief executive officer J.C. Scott released the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposal requiring drug companies to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in television ads: “We share the Administration’s goal of reducing prescription drug prices. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) foster competition among drugmakers, resulting

Publix donates $250,000 for Hurricane Michael recovery

Publix donates $250,000 for Hurricane Michael recovery

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Charities is making an initial $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross and United Way to help fund relief efforts for areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. Additionally, Publix Super Markets is now offering customers and associates a way to directly assist those affected. This program comes on the heels

Dr. Reddy’s receives approval for aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole capsules

Dr. Reddy’s receives approval for aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole capsules

HYDERABAD, India and PRINCETON, N.J. — Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories  announced receipt of approval for aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole capsules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Aggrenox (aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole) Capsules in the United States market from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company is working towards launching the product. The Aggrenox brand and

Just For Men launches new ad campaign

Just For Men launches new ad campaign

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Global men’s hair and beard care leader Just For Men has unveiled a new advertising campaign. Be The Better Man encourages men to be unapologetic about grooming and to take charge of their appearance to empower men to look and feel their most confident. As the stigma around men’s grooming continues to shift, Just

Cardinal Health names Crawford as CEO of Pharmaceutical Segment

Cardinal Health names Crawford as CEO of Pharmaceutical Segment

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health announced that Victor Crawford will be joining the company as its next chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Segment.  Victor’s most recent role was CEO, Healthcare, Education and Business Dining for Aramark. In his new role, he will report to Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Cardinal Health. “We are thrilled to welcome Victor to

AcneFree teams with Laura Marano to promote skin positivity

AcneFree teams with Laura Marano to promote skin positivity

NEW YORK — AcneFree, a L’Oreal skincare brand, has partnered with actress, musician and Instagram influencer Laura Marano to promote acne education to the 21 million teens in the U.S. who suffer from acne and occasional breakouts.  With the shared goal of normalizing acne as the common condition it is, they will work together to offer information,

Glenmark gets ANDA approval for hydrocortisone valerate cream

Glenmark gets ANDA approval for hydrocortisone valerate cream

MUMBAI, India — Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA (Glenmark) has been granted final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for hydrocortisone valerate cream USP, 0.2%, a generic version of Westcort1 Cream, 0.2%, of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. According to IQVIATM sales data for the 12-month period ending August 2018, the Westcort

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