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CVS Health to present at SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

CVS Health to present at SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that Eva Boratto, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be speaking to investors at the SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on February 28, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m. est. An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast

FDA issues statement on new policy for pricing of generic drugs

FDA issues statement on new policy for pricing of generic drugs

SILVER SPRING, Md. — FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb issued the following statement Friday on a new policy to improve access and foster price competition for drugs that face inadequate generic competition: “In too many cases, branded drugs that are no longer protected by patents

CARE appoints two industry vets to its board

CARE appoints two industry vets to its board

LINTHICUM, MD — CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. has named Lionel Phillips and Dean Gruber to its 2019 Board of Directors. Both appointees have been recognized nationally for their continued contributions to community and retail pharmacy. “We are fortunate to add these two dynamic industry veterans to

Schnucks regional specialty pharmacy earns URAC accreditation

Schnucks regional specialty pharmacy earns URAC accreditation

ST. LOUIS – Schnuck Markets announced this week that its regional specialty pharmacy, located in Maryland Heights, Mo., earned URAC accreditation. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. URAC accreditation signifies a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes,

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill will keep DIR fee reform front-and-center

ARLINGTON, Va. — In just over two weeks, pharmacy advocates from all 50 states will travel to Washington, D.C. for NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. With direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlining the agenda, this event will make a powerful statement to

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart.com becomes first U.S. retailer to carry myONE’s 60 condom sizes

BOSTON — This week myONE condoms has launched on Walmart.com with its historic range of 60 sizes, becoming the first retailer in the United States to carry the world’s largest range of sizes, complete with a customer experience said to help consumers find their perfect fit. “We’re ecstatic to

NRF reports holiday sales gains less than anticipated

WASHINGTON – The holiday season turned out not to have been a particularly merry one for retail sales, the National Retail Federation said on Thursday. Retail sales grew a lower-than-expected 2.9% during the two-month period, according to the NRF, which cited U.S. Commerce Department data

Amazon backs out of NYC campus deal

NEW YORK — According to published reports, Amazon reported on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a huge complex in Long Island City, Queens, in exchange for nearly $3 billion

Alipay now available at Walgreens locations nationwide

NEW YORK – Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, and Walgreens, Wednesday announced a collaboration that will bring Alipay’s mobile payment platform to thousands of Walgreens locations throughout the U.S. “Walgreens is focused on making shopping more convenient

GMDC launches Selfcare Summit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced it is launching a new business development and educational event focused on the consumerization of health care and its impact on the future of retail: the Selfcare Summit. Taking place October 3–7,

SUPPLIER NEWS

2019’s hottest toys and games on display at Toy Fair New York

NEW YORK — This morning, the 116th North American International Toy Fair opened its doors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to more than 30,000 global play professionals, who made the trip to New York City to view hundreds of thousands of ground-breaking and creative toys and games

Mattel wins “Toy Of The Year” award at Toy Fair

NEW YORK — Mattel made headlines this weekend as Jurassic World Dinosaur action figures received the highly coveted Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) award in the Action Figure category. Receiving accolades from toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers, the award was presented Friday evening in New York at

Fisher-Price re-launches Rescue Heroes brand

NEW YORK —  Fisher-Price will re-launch Rescue Heroes, a preschool toy line featuring action figures that honor real life heroes who work together to combat disasters whenever or wherever they happen. The product line will be available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and at Walmart.com beginning

LEGO to launch plethora of products at Toy Fair

NEW YORK – Building on momentum from 2018 and the recent nationwide premiere of “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” LEGO Systems, Inc. is unveiling hundreds of building sets for the first half of the year that leverage its compatible system of play to continue