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NCPA CEO urges federal action on PBMs

NCPA CEO urges federal action on PBMs

 At a health subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), called for legislative and regulatory action on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business practices to help rein in prescription drug costs. The hearing, titled “Examining the Drug Supply Chain”

Analysts size up Amazon’s pharmacy opportunity

Analysts size up Amazon’s pharmacy opportunity

NEW YORK — Pharmacy stands as a sizable growth opportunity for Amazon, and its avenues for market entry include acquisitions, with Rite Aid Corp. and Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. among potential targets, according to Cowen analysts John Blackledge and Charles Rhyee. Cowen on Tuesday released an in-depth look at a potential Amazon pharmacy play in a

Surgeon General, senator extend kudos to CVS

Surgeon General, senator extend kudos to CVS

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) hailed CVS Health’s efforts to cut tobacco use in a recent hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The session, titled “Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the Surgeon General” and held last week, focused on furthering public wellness and

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

President’s opioid crisis commission issues report

WASHINGTON — The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has issued its final report, which includes 56 recommendations to the Trump administration to help fight opioid abuse. President Donald Trump formed the presidential commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R.), in a March 29 executive order as a way

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

WASHINGTON — Following through on pledge made this summer, President Donald Trump has formally declared the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic as a public health emergency. In a press conference at the White House on Thursday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump announced the action, which has drawn plaudits from public officials and pharmacy

OPI sets Guinness record for longest manicure bar

OPI sets Guinness record for longest manicure bar

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — OPI has set a Guinness World Record for “The World’s Longest Manicure Bar.” The Coty Inc. nail care brand said it created a 155-foot-long manicure bar along Santa Monica, Calif.’s famous 3rd Street Promenade shopping area near the beach. More than 50 nail technicians seated at the bar gave attendees GelColor

Gillette kicks off pilot of Treo assisted shaving razor

Gillette kicks off pilot of Treo assisted shaving razor

BOSTON — Gillette has launched a three-month pilot for Treo, described as the first-ever assisted shaving razor. The Procter & Gamble shaving brand this week invited U.S. and U.K. consumers to request a product sample at the new  GilletteTreo.com website. The Gillette Treo assisted shaving razor has been engineered to provide control, safety and comfort.

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

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

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. is redefining the CoverGirl brand in an effort that the company describes as “the biggest reinvention in CoverGirl’s 60-year history.” The brand vision for CoverGirl, acquired just over a year ago from Procter & Gamble Co., will now be under the mantra “I Am What I Make Up.” Coty said

Patti LaBelle joins Pfizer pneumonia vaccine campaign

Patti LaBelle joins Pfizer pneumonia vaccine campaign

NEW YORK — Iconic soul singer Patti LaBelle has partnered with Pfizer Inc. in a campaign urging seniors to get vaccinated for pneumococcal pneumonia. Called “All About Your Boom,” the public awareness campaign aims to educate people age 65 and older about the risks of pneumococcal pneumonia and the need to stay up to date

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health has unveiled a sweeping plan that marshals its integrated pharmacy assets to help stem the rising tide of drug misuse and abuse, namely opioid painkillers. CVS said Thursday that its enterprisewide strategy to fight the opioid epidemic includes initiatives for safe drug disposal and utilization management of pain medications, as

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is set to launch its annual free health screening campaign, Project Health. CVS said Wednesday that from Sept. 7 to Dec. 17, it plans to hold 450 Project Health wellness events and provide more than $5 million of free health services at CVS Pharmacy locations in 10 multicultural communities with

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

We’re setting up pharmacies at shelters & working to keep pharmacies open. For current closures & openings, visit: https://t.co/PvKV75ffxY. pic.twitter.com/N1wqfMYAED — Walmart (@Walmart) August 30, 2017 Walmart has deployed a mobile pharmacy for Hurricane Harvey evacuees seeking shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Prescriptions placed at the shelter site will be

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