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
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. and CHI Health have made naloxone available without a prescription at Hy-Vee pharmacies in Nebraska, and plan to make it available soon at CHI Health pharmacies. Nebraska marks the fifth state in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region where it is offering the medication without a prescription. In Nebraska, pharmacists can
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
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
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
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
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Saul Factor has been named president of QS/1, effective July 1. He succeeds Tammy Devine, who announced her retirement last month. Factor, who has experience and leadership in all areas of pharmacy, was selected in an international search. “Saul brings such a unique set of skills to QS/1,” said Devine. “As an
DEERFIELD, Ill. — The Walgreens app is driving more than twice the adoption rate of industry averages among adults age 55 and older, the company said yesterday. The app, already one of the most popular retailer apps with tens of millions of users nationwide, has garnered a particularly robust following among older Americans — a
NEW YORK — Fred’s Inc. and Nielsen recently announced an expansion of their long-term relationship with the renewal of data insights and analytics services. With this agreement, Nielsen will become the exclusive account-level data provider for Fred’s, covering metrics for all 601 Fred’s stores in 15 states across the southeastern U.S., as well as future
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.
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
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
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.
NEW YORK — Time Inc. Retail announced the retirement of longtime executive Joe Bivona, who served at the company for 29 years. Bivona’s most recent position with the media publishing giant was vice president of customer development. “The decision to leave the company was not an easy one. My career at Time Inc. has been