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NACDS commends Kansas’ e-prescribing law

NACDS commends Kansas’ e-prescribing law

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS Tuesday praised Kansas’ enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (HB 2119) that would require all prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedules II-V that contain an opiate to be submitted electronically, which will help in the fight against opioid abuse. Enacted in

AbbVie to acquire Allergan

AbbVie to acquire Allergan

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. — AbbVie  and Allergan announced that the companies have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of

CHPA applauds house efforts to advance monograph reform

CHPA applauds house efforts to advance monograph reform

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement upon the introduction of the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act, bipartisan legislation to modernize the regulatory system overseeing the vast majority of over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines – called the O-T-C Monograph system.

H-E-B opens Tech Hub in Austin

H-E-B opens Tech Hub in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas —  H-E-B announced the opening of its Eastside Tech Hub — the retailer’s state-of-the-art, East Austin office for its growing team of Austin-based H-E-B Digital Partners (employees), as well as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that is a

CVS installs time delay safes in all its Michigan pharmacies

CVS installs time delay safes in all its Michigan pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Monday that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 318 CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan, including pharmacies located in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion

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RETAIL NEWS

Clear/Cut Phocus announces national availability at CVS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clear/Cut Phocus (Phocus), a first-of-its-kind premium sparkling water containing natural caffeine and L-theanine, is now available at over 800 CVS locations nationwide. CVS has brought on Phocus as part of the pharmacy chain’s better-for-you-beverage program, a commitment to promoting the personal wellness

Walmart reaches agreements with DOJ and SEC

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, capping one of the biggest investigations ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it illegal for American corporations to bribe overseas officials. The company said Thursday it

Kroger Q1 earnings beat expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. reported Thursday an operating profit of $901 million in its first quarter. Identical sales, excluding fuel, increased 1.5%, down from 1.9% in the fourth quarter and 1.8% in the year-ago quarter. Digital sales in the quarter ended May 25 increased 42%

Walgreens helps Americans save their skin this summer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is helping to raise awareness about skin health this summer with a series of programs to educate the public about skin cancer risks and the importance of early detection. Through interactive, community-focused events featuring dermatologists, knowledgeable pharmacists and specially-trained beauty consultants,

SUPPLIER NEWS

Emerson Group donates to Ronald MacDonald House

Philadelphia, Pa. — The Emerson Group recently donated its time and money to the Philadelphia Ronald MacDonald House (PRMH) and worked  together (clients, colleagues and Emerson employees) to fill “WELCOME FAMILY drawstring bags” filled with generous donations from Emerson clients that included oral care and