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New survey from Cardinal Health reveals demands on hospital leaders

New survey from Cardinal Health reveals demands on hospital leaders

DUBLIN, Ohio — More than 50% of hospital executives reported that health care industry pressures, along with the lack of time and resources, prohibit them from focusing on innovative initiatives for the hospital, according to a new Cardinal Health survey of hospital C-suite decision makers. And, more

Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin see more flu activity

Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin see more flu activity

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin were the lead states in Walgreens Flu Index for week ending March 16, 2019. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck and NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGM) Wednesday announced that Merck has exercised its option to extend the research phase of the companies’ broad, strategic collaboration for an additional two-year period from March 2020 to March 2022. The collaboration, originally announced in February 2015, is

Pharmacy groups support standards for technical education

Pharmacy groups support standards for technical education

WASHINGTON —Today’s pharmacy technicians provide services as part of the pharmacy team, focused on quality and safety. As medication use becomes increasingly complex, pharmacists will spend more time in patient care activities, supported by competent pharmacy technicians. National standards support the education of competently trained

CHPA holds successful 2019 Annual Executive Conference

CHPA holds successful 2019 Annual Executive Conference

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) concluded their 2019 Annual Executive Conference, held from March 17-19, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Fla. More than 300 executives from the over-the-counter (OTC) drug, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device sectors heard from an impressive

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RETAIL NEWS

Kroger, Ocado name location of second high-tech fulfillment center

GROVELAND, Fla. — Kroger Co. and Ocado Tuesday announced Groveland, Lake County, Florida, as the second location for one of their Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFC). “Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Groveland, Fla.—a city west of Orlando—through our relationship

CVS fights rise of e-cigarette use at colleges

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health Tuesday announced more than $1.4 million in new giving through the CVS Health Foundation to 82 U.S. colleges and universities, helping them to advocate for, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and

Shopko is going out of business

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko, having been unable to find a buyer, said Monday that it plans to begin liquidating its assets. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, said it was still evaluating strategic options for its optical business. But the

Rite Aid launches new prescription drug safety initiative in Harrisburg

CAMP HILL, Pa.— In an effort to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse in Pennsylvania, The Rite Aid Foundation is bringing the Prescription Drug Safety program, an innovative digital course about prescription drug abuse prevention, to Harrisburg-area high schools. The program, developed by EVERFI, the nation’s leading education technology innovator

VTech named Walmart’s Toy Supplier of the Year

CHICAGO –  VTech, a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental electronic learning products for children, Friday announced it received the Walmart Supplier of the Year Award in the Toy category. Walmart, one of the nation’s largest retailers, presented the award at its annual Supplier Growth Forum

SUPPLIER NEWS

higi names Darren Singer as new group vice president

CHICAGO – higi, a consumer health engagement company with over 10,000 smart health stations located in pharmacy, grocery and mass merchant retailers nationwide, today announced Darren Singer as its new group vice president of Network Alliances. In this newly created role, Singer will call on his extensive retail

Amazon launches Beleil dedicated skin care line

SEATTLE — Amazon Wednesday announced the roll out of Beleil, a line of high-quality skin care products that offer solutions for various skin types and feature ingredients with proven effectiveness. The collection has 12 different items, including everything from retinol moisturizer to vitamin C serums, to

Viactiv unveils new packaging

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – For the first time since its introduction in the late 90s, Viactiv is launching a new packaging shape for its iconic tub. The new packaging will be available across its distributing retailers, including Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Amazon, and Food stores nationally, beginning this

Garnier launches new green tagline

NEW YORK — Garnier proudly announces the launch of a new signature tagline – By Garnier, Naturally – to serve as a stamp of the brand’s commitment to sustainability and a guarantor of its century of experience in ingredient-focused hair care, color, and skincare formulated with