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Amneal, Impax agree to merge

Amneal, Impax agree to merge

NEW YORK — Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC and Impax Laboratories Inc. plan to merge in an all-stock transaction. An Amneal-Impax merger would create the fifth-largest generics supplier by gross revenue in the United States. To be named Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., the new entity will also possess a growing, high-margin specialty drug franchise. Financial terms of the deal

NACDS to co-host public health workshop

NACDS to co-host public health workshop

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and American Public Health Association (APHA) are hosting a preconference workshop on pharmacy partnerships with public health agencies to foster better patient health outcomes. Titled “Building Health Department and Pharmacy Partnerships to Improve Community Health,” the free workshop

Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

AmerisourceBergen Corp. subsidiary Lash Group aims to facilitate patient access to life-saving medications and improve patient engagement and health outcomes with the launch of Fusion, its new patient support technology ecosystem. Going beyond CRM, Fusion blends dozens of technologies with workflows customized for patient support services, and the platform’s proprietary, advanced data model allows Lash

Fred’s Pharmacy serves up Part D assistance

Fred’s Pharmacy serves up Part D assistance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the start of Medicare Part D open enrollment, Fred’s Pharmacy is lending seniors a hand in determining their best prescription drug benefit options. The Southeastern pharmacy operator is encouraging Part D beneficiaries to consult with a Fred’s pharmacist to ensure they have best plan for the medication(s) they take. Fred’s also

Nivea launches Radiant Silk In-Shower Body Lotion

Nivea launches Radiant Silk In-Shower Body Lotion

WILTON, Conn. — Nivea has expanded its In-Shower Body Lotion line for women. The Beiersdorf Inc. skin care brand said the new Nivea Radiant Silk In-Shower Body Lotion provides a time-saving two-in-one benefit by moisturizing while gently exfoliating the skin. To exfoliate and moisturize skin, women apply Radiant Silk In-Shower Body Lotion in the shower

Food, drug, mass favored venues for in-store shoppers

Food, drug, mass favored venues for in-store shoppers

NEW YORK — Food, drug and mass chains are a favored retail destination of shoppers who prefer an in-store versus an online experience, according to a consumer poll by Imprint Plus. The customized name badge and signage maker said Monday that it conducted a random survey of 1,000 men and women nationwide and found that

Amgen CEO elected as PhRMA chairman

Amgen CEO elected as PhRMA chairman

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has named Amgen Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Robert Bradway as chairman-elect. Bradway will succeed Joaquin Duato, executive vice president and worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson, as PhRMA chairman in February 2018. Previously, Bradway served as board treasurer for PhRMA. Sanofi CEO

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite pharmaceutical market changes pressuring their businesses, independent pharmacies remain a mainstay care destination for millions of Americans, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2017 NCPA Digest. NCPA said Monday that its annual benchmarking survey, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc., finds that independent community pharmacies continue to broaden their scope of

Catalina names global chief retail officer

Catalina names global chief retail officer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tom Corley has joined Catalina as global chief retail officer and president of U.S. retail. The shopper intelligence and personalized digital media firm said Monday that, in the role, Corley will lead Catalina’s U.S. retail business and bring added leadership to Catalina’s retail clients in Europe and Japan. “I am excited

CVS extends kudos to its pharmacists

CVS extends kudos to its pharmacists

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is honoring the patient care efforts of its 30,000 pharmacists as part of the annual American Pharmacists Month observation in October. CVS noted that its pharmacy teams are playing an increasingly important role in helping people lead healthier live by improving access to care and lowering costs for the millions

Hibiclens clears up hand washing misperceptions

Hibiclens clears up hand washing misperceptions

ATLANTA — Consumers aren’t quite clear about effective protection against germs, bacteria and viruses, according to a survey commissioned by Mölnlycke Health Care, the maker of Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser. The average person comes into contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, potentially contacting 840,000 germs during normal, non-flu season times, Mölnlycke said. Hand washing

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) is turning the spotlight on nine food, drug and mass retailers with Merchant Team of the Year awards. ECRM said the awards, its second annual, are being presented to the chains for their excellence in sourcing, merchandising and supplier collaboration. This year’s winners span 10 categories across

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