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Nice-Pak honored with Walmart supplier award

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, thought leadership and category insights. Walmart is one of the

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 Monaco. Barra spoke to delegates on Tuesday in a keynote

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 allergies, burns, human and animal bites, yeast infections and shingles,

Publix tops retailers in customer experience

Publix tops retailers in customer experience

WABAN, Mass. — Supermarkets led the way in delivering the best customer experience in the retail industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings. Temkin Group’s annual customer experience ranking, released Monday, asked 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate their recent interactions with 331 companies across 20 industries. Their experiences were evaluated in three areas: success

Upsher-Smith releases Anafranil generic

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 from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. A tricyclic antidepressant, Anafranil is indicated for

Pantene turns spotlight on hairstyle diversity

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 of all ages showcase a range of hair textures and

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%), but several categories recorded impressive results. Skin care, for example,

Gillette touts smoother shaving with Venus ComfortGlide

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 body, providing a high degree of comfort without sacrificing a

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 Schools. Dozens of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy students will

Dr. Hauschka achieves NATRUE certification

Dr. Hauschka achieves NATRUE certification

NEW YORK — Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has become 100% NATRUE Certified as the company marks its 50th anniversary in 2017. The natural and holistic skin care brand said Wednesday that certification by NATRUE, an internationally recognized nonprofit association, ensures each product is formulated with raw materials derived from nature, minimally processed and free of

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 on Capitol Hill with former Rep. Jim McCrery (R., Louisiana),

Sanofi’s Xyzal Allergy 24HR hits store shelves

Sanofi’s Xyzal Allergy 24HR hits store shelves

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. —  Sanofi Consumer Healthcare has rolled out Xyzal Allergy 24HR, an over-the-counter oral antihistamine, to retail stores nationwide. Sanofi said Tuesday that Xyzal, which had been available by prescription only for nearly a decade, is now available OTC in two formulations: 5-mg tablets for ages 6 years and older, and a 0.5 mg/ml

Bartell Drugs launches specialty pharmacy service

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 Pierce counties. The service provides pharmacy care for such complex

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