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Drug shortages are hitting a record high in the U.S.

Drug shortages are hitting a record high in the U.S.

NEW YORK — According to published reports, pharmacy groups are warning that drug shortages have reached an all-time high in the United States. During the first three months of 2024, there were 323 active medication shortages, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Walgreens’ VillageMD names new president

Walgreens’ VillageMD names new president

CHICAGO — VillageMD announced that Jim Murray has joined the organization as its president & chief operating officer (COO) effective April 1. In this role, Murray will lead operations across the entire VillageMD enterprise, including for its three key business units, Village Medical, Summit Health

The passion behind Kroger’s NACDS RxIMPACT participation

The passion behind Kroger’s NACDS RxIMPACT participation

NACDS.org caught up this week with past NACDS Chair Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., to discuss the company’s outstanding engagement in myriad NACDS RxIMPACT grassroots programs, including the recent March fly-in event on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON — This year Kroger Health,

Self-care industry representatives participate in Capitol Hill briefing

Self-care industry representatives participate in Capitol Hill briefing

WASHINGTON – Representatives from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Haleon, Kenvue, and Bayer participated in a discussion this week hosted by U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (OH-05) to provide an analysis of the over-the-counter (OTC) Monograph Drug User Fee Program (OMUFA), how

CNBC/NRF: Retail sales grew in March at a steady pace

CNBC/NRF: Retail sales grew in March at a steady pace

WASHINGTON – Retail sales grew at a steady pace in March, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation. “As inflation for goods levels off, March’s data demonstrates steady spending by value-focused consumers who continue to

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RETAIL NEWS

Sam’s Club offers T-Mobile as new in-club wireless provider

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club, a leading membership warehouse club and retail innovator, today announced that it will offer T-Mobile as its exclusive in-club wireless provider. As of April 10, 2024, members will have access to the latest T-Mobile products and services in nearly all Sam’s

Rite Aid to close stores in New York City and Long Island

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid said it will close 53 more store locations including some in New York City and Long Island, adding to the roughly 200 it has closed since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. The closures also included stores in California,

Meijer to open supercenters in Alliance and North Canton

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced this week it will open two new 159,000-square-foot supercenters in Alliance and North Canton, Ohio, on May 14, increasing the retailer’s store count to 55 in the state. The supercenters will feature all the products Meijer customers have come to expect, including

Kentucky expands access to OTC cold, allergy medications containing PSE

WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the below statement today following the adoption of Kentucky House Bill 386 into law, legislation that will eliminate the state’s annual purchase limit for common over-the-counter (OTC) cold and allergy medications containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine (PSE), which

NRF unveils 2024 Top 50 Global Retailers

WASHINGTON  – The National Retail Federation today announced the 2024 Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted by Kantar, the 2024 list ranks international retailers, based on their operational performance as of the beginning of 2023. “In our increasingly interconnected global economy, retailers are continually expanding their

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SUPPLIER NEWS

Camber Pharmaceuticals launches generic Protonix

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals announces the addition of pantoprazole sodium for delayed-release oral suspension to its current portfolio. Pantoprazole sodium for delayed-release oral suspension is indicated for: · Short-Term Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis Associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in adults and pediatric patients

imPRESS launches “colorFX by imPRESS Car Sweepstakes”

NEW YORK — imPRESS NO GLUE Manicure from KISS Products Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of professional quality nail and lash products, is thrilled to announce their first-ever Car Sweepstakes, inspired by the brand’s latest launch, colorFX by imPRESS. By entering to win, consumers

Dotmatics unveils Luma Lab Connect

BOSTON — Dotmatics, a leader in R&D scientific software connecting science, data, and decision-making, today announced the launch of Luma™ Lab Connect, helping R&D laboratories automatically ingest data from instruments or data sources and centralize it in one place to increase accuracy and accelerate decision-making. Luma

CHPA names Michael Bailey SVP of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today announced the appointment of Michael Bailey to serve as its new Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs. Having nearly four decades of extensive scientific and regulatory affairs experience at leading healthcare companies, Bailey will bring a diverse wealth

Opill and WNBA team up

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Today, Perrigo Co. announced that Opill — the first-ever daily birth control pill available without a prescription in the U.S. — and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have entered a multi-year partnership that focuses on building confidence, strength and health equity,

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