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PTCB launches two certificate programs

PTCB launches two certificate programs

WASHINGTON — As pharmacy technicians assume more expanded roles in pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the nation’s leading credentialing body for pharmacy technicians, launches advanced Assessment-Based Certificate Programs in two specialty areas: Technician Product Verification (TPV) and Medication History. The programs recognize advanced

Rite Aid Foundation awards $2.3 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Rite Aid Foundation awards $2.3 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

 CAMP HILL, Pa.  — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today that it’s awarding $2.3 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation through a special KidCents Grant Program. The grants will enable local children’s hospitals to advance initiatives focused on improving the health and

Bartell Drugs opens newest location in the heart of Belltown

Bartell Drugs opens newest location in the heart of Belltown

SEATTLE  — Bartell’s will be serving Belltown neighbors with a brand new location. “Belltown is a vibrant community and Bartell’s is excited to serve new and loyal customers,” said company chief executive officer, Kathi Lentzsch. “The store boasts unique features that reflect the needs of

MinuteClinic launches video visit offerings in Oregon, Washington

MinuteClinic launches video visit offerings in Oregon, Washington

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, has rolled out its video visit offering in the states of Washington and Oregon. People in those states with minor illnesses, minor injuries and skin conditions can now seek care through MinuteClinic Video

HDA’s statement on Inspector General’s DEA report

HDA’s statement on Inspector General’s DEA report

ARLINGTON, Va. — In response to the release of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s Review of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Regulatory and Enforcement Efforts to Control the Diversion of Opioids, John Parker, senior vice president of communications with the Healthcare

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RETAIL NEWS

The Vitamin Shoppe unveils new innovation store

SECAUCUS, N.J. —  The Vitamin Shoppe announced Thursday the opening of a new innovation store in Edgewater, N.J. The store brings a new vision to wellness retail, incorporating technology-driven innovations in product, service, and education into The Vitamin Shoppe experience, while elevating the customer journey

Walgreens, FedEx add returns to their joint portfolio

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and FedEx have added returns to their logistics relationship. The companies announced Tuesday that consumers will be able to return shipments to Walgreen locations starting in early November. The returns program builds on a two-year-old initiative under which FedEx customers can

Walmart brings One Drop’s diabetes kits to retail stores

NEW YORK — One Drop, a leader in digital therapeutics solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, Tuesday announced that its wireless glucose meter kit and supplies are now available at hundreds of Walmart stores in the United States. Each kit includes a Bluetooth glucose

CVS expands telehealth offering to Pennsylvania

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Tuesday that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, has rolled out its video visit offering in the state of Pennsylvania. People in Pennsylvania with minor illnesses, minor injuries and skin conditions can now seek care through MinuteClinic Video Visits, a

Target supporting Toys R Us relaunch

MINNEAPOLIS  — Consumers who shop at the new ToysRUs.com web site that launched on Tuesday will actually be buying from Target Corp. Tru Kids Brands, the new owner of the Toys”R”Us brand, is relying on Target’s toy assortment, digital capabilities and fulfillment services to support

SUPPLIER NEWS

Theraflu expands hot liquid cold and flu treatment portfolio

WARREN, N.J. — GSK Consumer Healthcare announced Monday a new product innovation with the launch of Theraflu Cough Relief, a new hot liquid remedy to treat cough and chest congestion. New Theraflu Cough Relief contains a 2-in-1 formulation for effective relief of dry and wet

Akorn gets FDA nod for betamethasone dipropionate lotion USP

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Akorn, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, Monday announced that it received a new Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for betamethasone dipropionate lotion USP (Augmented), 0.05%. The product is manufactured at Akorn’s Amityville,

Rejuvenate helps reverse muscle loss from aging

BURLINGTON, Ontario – Middle-aged adults are failing in the fight against frailty. Health officials say age-related muscle and strength loss, or sarcopenia, will affect every man and woman who is not proactively working to prevent it, and what’s worse, it will waste away half your

Nature’s Bounty unveils Dr.Organic brand

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — The Nature’s Bounty Co. is introducing Dr.Organic, a full range, award-winning personal care brand founded in the United Kingdom and now available in the U.S. Inspired by a need for naturally-sourced, effective and affordable skincare products, the brand prides itself on a