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Viatris reveals branding to reflect new company’s transformative strategy

Viatris reveals branding to reflect new company’s transformative strategy

HERTFORDSHIRE, England— Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, unveiled on Thursday the logo and branding for Viatris, the new company that will be formed by combining Mylan and Upjohn.  Viatris will benefit from Mylan and Upjohn’s trusted global offerings and legacy of meeting patient

DisposeRx expands community outreach program with 10 new partners

DisposeRx expands community outreach program with 10 new partners

SANFORD, N.C. — As the opioid epidemic is exacerbated by COVID-19, addiction support organizations, civic groups, churches, foundations, health departments, law enforcement agencies and many others continue the important work to stop opioid abuse. To assist in these efforts DisposeRx, Inc., developer of market-leading, patented drug

Bartell’s, Strideline and Dick’s Drive-In collaborate again to support local nonprofit

Bartell’s, Strideline and Dick’s Drive-In collaborate again to support local nonprofit

SEATTLE — Dick’s Drive In, Strideline and Bartell’s come together to support FareStart to “sock it” to hunger. Last year, a similar plan was put into place between the three companies. Strideline created a limited-edition sock featuring local icon, Dick’s Drive-In. The first program was successful, and the

Aetna Medicare waives out-of-pocket costs for telehealth services

Aetna Medicare waives out-of-pocket costs for telehealth services

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Aetna, a CVS Health company, will waive out-of-pocket costs for in-network primary care and specialist telehealth visits for all Individual and Group Medicare Advantage plan members through September 30, 2020. “While seniors are encouraged to stay home to limit their exposure to

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RETAIL NEWS

NRF postpones ‘Big Show’ until June 2021

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation is postponing its Big Show annual convention and expo, normally held in January, until June 2021. But NRF said Thursday that it also plans to hold a virtual event in January.Both events will feature the theme “Forward Together.” “The

Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer president and chief executive officer Rick Keyes announced on Thursday that the chain has opened five supercenters across the Midwest. Located in Manitowoc, Wis., Sycamore, Ill., Bad Axe, Mich., and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio, the 159,000-square-foot stores offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing customers multiple ways

WBA reports fiscal 2020 third quarter results

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said on Thursday its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter, which ended May 31,  were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic our financial performance for fiscal 2020 was on track with our

SUPPLIER NEWS

Snickers unveils a mashup of two classic treats

NEWARK, N.J. — Snickers has unveiled the brand’s biggest innovation to date, combining two beloved treats – Snickers bars and brownies – to create Snickers Peanut Brownie. The new Snickers Peanut Brownie features two individual squares, coated in the classic Snickers chocolate, with a luscious

CHPA: FDA report to congress on CBD underscores need for regulation

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report to Congress on the current cannabidiol (CBD) marketplace: “While CHPA welcomes additional input from FDA regarding CBD, we’re concerned that the report

SweeTARTS celebrates Wonder Woman 1984 partnership with exclusive candy dispenser

CHICAGO —  SweeTARTS has joined forces with the Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure Wonder Woman 1984 to launch an exclusive collectors’ item – the “Golden Ropes Holder.” SweeTARTS’ limited-edition Golden Ropes are a tropical-flavored licorice rope packed with a signature tart-flavored center and takes product

Sandoz collaborates with Civica Rx to help reduce supply shortages

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz  has entered into a long-term agreement with Civica Rx to manufacture and supply critical injectable generic medicines, to help reduce supply shortages and ensure acute care settings can deliver optimal patient care. Under the five-year agreement, Sandoz will supply six injectable