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Nubian Heritage asks to ‘venture out’ into natural deodorant

Nubian Heritage asks to ‘venture out’ into natural deodorant

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands Inc.’s Nubian Heritage skin care label is launching a national campaign to encourage people to switch from a synthetic to a natural deodorant. Dubbed “Venture Out,” the awareness and educational series spotlights Nubian Heritage 24-Hour Deodorants. The initiative leads off with a hero video that draws the parallel between the

CVS: More consumers take flu shot action

CVS: More consumers take flu shot action

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — More Americans are now opting for an annual flu shot versus a year ago, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted for CVS Pharmacy. CVS said Wednesday that the Harris poll of 2,074 U.S. adults found that 61% get a flu vaccination each year or plan to get one this year, up

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

PuraCap adds EpiCeram quad-pack for eczema sufferers

PuraCap adds EpiCeram quad-pack for eczema sufferers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — PuraCap Pharmaceutical has introduced a quad-pack of its EpiCeram topical emollient for eczema. PuraCap said Tuesday that the EpiCeram Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion Quad Pack contains 400 grams of eczema relief, making it more convenient for patients who must treat large areas of skin or who need frequent application. Use of

IRI enlisted by Hershey for analytics

IRI enlisted by Hershey for analytics

CHICAGO — The Hershey Co. has selected IRI as its preferred market insights and analytics provider. IRI said Hershey aims to leverage IRI Unify visualization capabilities on the IRI Liquid Data technology platform as a long-term solution to integrate disparate data sources for real-time, actionable insights. “The decision to partner with IRI was very strategic,

Walgreens debuts online health research center

Walgreens debuts online health research center

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help promote more effective and efficient patient care, Walgreens has launched the Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website with more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies conducted over the past six years. Walgreens said Tuesday that the new Walgreens.com/research site provides summaries, links and original documents related to company research

NACDS CEO discusses opioid crisis with HHS secretary

NACDS CEO discusses opioid crisis with HHS secretary

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, took part in a meeting on the opioid epidemic with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. NACDS said that at yesterday’s meeting Price sought to learn more about pharmacy’s role in addressing abuse and misuse of

AcneFree contest urges consumers to ‘see the difference’

AcneFree contest urges consumers to ‘see the difference’

NEW YORK — AcneFree has kicked off a 30-day sweepstakes aimed at helping users “take back control” of their skin. The L’Oréal acne treatment brand said Monday that in the #AcneFreeLife Sweepstakes, three winners will receive a grand prize of $1,000 and a one-year supply of the AcneFree 24 Hour Clearing System. An additional 10

Corr-Jensen rolls out ORB ‘intelligent’ vitamins

Corr-Jensen rolls out ORB ‘intelligent’ vitamins

NEW YORK — Corr-Jensen Inc. has introduced ORB, which the company bills as “the most intelligent line of vitamins ever created.” The health and wellness product maker said the six-product ORB line of vitamins and supplements features its exclusive Terra Intelligent Dosing system, which ensures that key nutrients are time-released throughout the day or night

Costco Wholesale names new chairman

Costco Wholesale names new chairman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Hamilton (Tony) James has been elected chairman of Costco Wholesale Corp. James takes the reins as Costco chairman following the death of co-founder Jeff Brotman earlier this month. President and chief operating officer of the Blackstone Group L.P., James has served as a director of Costco since August 1988 and been the

Safe Home drinking water test kit debuts at Walmart

Safe Home drinking water test kit debuts at Walmart

MADISON, Ind. — Environmental Laboratories Inc.’s Safe Home Bacteria in Drinking Water Test Kit has made its retail debut at Walmart. Environmental Laboratories said Friday that Safe Home has landed distribution as a featured product in nearly 500 Walmart stores nationwide.  The product became available in stores this month and will be available for a

Meijer pharmacies to hold immunization clinics

Meijer pharmacies to hold immunization clinics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — This weekend, Meijer pharmacies plan to hold Back to School Immunization Events to help families build up protection against the flu before classes get under way. The supercenter retailer said pharmacists in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky will offer vaccines and information about other conditions that commonly affect schoolchildren

New CEO takes helm at Southeastern Grocers

New CEO takes helm at Southeastern Grocers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers has named Anthony Hucker as president and chief executive officer. The food and drug retailer said Thursday that the appointment is effective immediately. Hucker has been serving in those roles on an interim basis since July 1 with the resignation Ian McLeod, who left the company to pursue another career

NACDS endorses bill for controlled substance e-scripts

NACDS endorses bill for controlled substance e-scripts

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has backed federal legislation to require electronic prescribing for controlled-substance medications in Medicare Part D. NACDS said Wednesday that the bill — the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528), introduced by Reps. Katherine Clark (D., Mass.) and Markwayne Mullin (R., Okla.) — is in

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