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Walgreens to launch lab testing at selected stores

Walgreens to launch lab testing at selected stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. and BURLINGTON, N.C. — Walgreen Co. is collaborating with LabCorp to have the latter develop and operate patient service centers within selected Walgreens stores. The centers, which will be cobranded “LabCorp at Walgreens,” will offer lab testing in a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area. Seven LabCorp at

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

NASHVILLE — Kroger Co.’s The Little Clinic has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatments for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a joint commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications. Clinics in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana will participate. “The Little Clinic increases access to important health

Discount Drug Mart to roll out Provision kiosks

Discount Drug Mart to roll out Provision kiosks

MEDINA, Ohio — Discount Drug Mart announced today that it will install Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. 3D Savings Center kiosks in its stores. In addition to holographs, the kiosks will display advertising, including exclusive Discount Drug Mart promotions. “The Provision 3D Savings Center will provide opportunities for customers to achieve even more savings,” said Discount

FDA acts to boost Rx drug competition

FDA acts to boost Rx drug competition

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration today announced two new steps to increase competition in the market for prescription drugs and facilitate entry of lower-cost alternatives. The agency published a list of off-patent, off-exclusivity branded drugs without approved generics, and also implemented, for the first time, a new policy to expedite the review of

Teva launches perphenazine

Teva launches perphenazine

NORTH WALES, Pa. — Teva Pharmaceuticals has introduced AB rated perphenazine tablets, USP. Perphenazine, the generic version of Trilafon, is indicated for mental/mood disorders including schizophrenia, the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. The medicine helps reduce confusion and anxiety, treating nausea and vomiting and allowing patients to participate in everyday life. It

Purdue Pharma appoints Craig Landau as CEO

Purdue Pharma appoints Craig Landau as CEO

STAMFORD, Conn. — Craig Landau has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Purdue Pharma L.P. With the move, Landau — who retains his duties as president and CEO of Purdue’s Canadian operations — takes the chief executive reins from Mark Timney, who the company said is leaving to pursue other career opportunities.

Hain Celestial names new CFO

Hain Celestial names new CFO

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group Inc. has appointed James Langrock as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Langrock succeeds Pasquale “Pat” Conte, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities, the company said in a statement, adding that Conte will work with Langrock to facilitate an orderly transition. “We thank Pat for

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) have filed an amici curiae brief in federal court against a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). NCPA said the brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, supports Arkansas in a lawsuit initiated by

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — NBC News and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin is slated to speak at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Halperin, who appears regularly on MSNBC’s political program “Morning Joe,” is scheduled to speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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