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Dedicated Senior Medical Centers partners with Aetna

Dedicated Senior Medical Centers partners with Aetna

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dedicated Senior Medical Center (Dedicated) and Aetna  announced  this week that Aetna Medicare Advantage (MA) plan members in the Columbus, Ohio Metro area have a new quality provider option. Those enrolled in Aetna HMO and PPO MA plans can now receive covered services from

Schwarzkopf, TerraCycle team to launch hair care packaging recycling programs

Schwarzkopf, TerraCycle team to launch hair care packaging recycling programs

TRENTON, N.J. — Schwarzkopf has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to make their retail hair care, color and styling products recyclable nationwide. As of January 1st, consumers are invited to collect and mail-in the empty product packaging from participating Schwarzkopf hair care products, including

Lilly completes acquisition of Dermira

Lilly completes acquisition of Dermira

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Co. announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Dermira. The acquisition expands Lilly’s immunology pipeline with the addition of lebrikizumab, a novel, investigational, monoclonal antibody designed to bind IL-13 with high affinity that is being evaluated in a Phase

Study: PBM care management programs improve health outcomes

Study: PBM care management programs improve health outcomes

WASHINGTON — As prescription drug spending is poised to reach as much as $5 trillion during the next decade, new data find that pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs’) proven cost savings and patient care management tools should reduce prescription drug costs for health plan sponsors and

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RETAIL NEWS

NFRA report shows power of frozen and dairy departments

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently released its State of the Industry Report providing broad-based insights that show how the frozen and refrigerated foods categories attract shoppers, drive shopping trips, build shopping basket dollars and deliver sales. Today’s frozen and

The Vitamin Shoppe unveils fitfactor Weight Management System

SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe has launched the fitfactor Weight Management System, the retailer’s most personalized and flexible weight management products. Inspired by consumer research and backed by The Vitamin Shoppe’s scientific and trusted formulations, the system is an easy-to-manage, integrated offering of nutritionist-recommended,

Kroger’s Rodney McMullen named to AHA CEO Roundtable

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced that Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, has been appointed to the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable. McMullen joins more than 40 CEOs who are committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees and communities. “Cardiovascular disease

Publix honors managers with company’s most prestigious awards

LAKELAND, Fla. — Twelve Publix Super Markets managers were recognized for their leadership and dedication during a dinner this week at the company’s annual Retail Operations Conference in Orlando, Fla. The George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award are Publix’s two most prestigious recognitions.

CVS Health beats Q4 earnings and revenue

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health reported Wednesday fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s expectations, aided by higher sales in its pharmacy benefit management business. The company also announced some leadership changes, including the departure of CVS Caremark president Derica Rice and his replacement

SUPPLIER NEWS

Eva NYC launches Deeptox Exfoliating Salt Shampoo

NEW YORK — Eva NYC has launched the company’s new and exciting Deeptox Exfoliating Salt Shampoo. This unique scrub shampoo combo is said to exfoliate and cleanse the scalp in one easy step. Similar to most other Eva NYC products, the scrub contains Argan Oil

Aurobindo gets FDA approval for montelukast sodium oral granules

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Aurobindo Pharma Limited has received final approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application montelukast sodium oral granules USP, 4 mg. Montelukast sodium oral granules USP, 4 mg are an AB-rated generic equivalent to the reference

LEGO redefines creative learning with key 2020 launches

NEW YORK – From a fresh new 2D tile-based twist on its system of play that inspires creative confidence to an adorable interstellar pop culture sensation, LEGO Systems is unveiling  hundreds of exciting and unexpected ways for children to play and express themselves at the

Crayola unveiling new Scribble Scrubbie Pets at Toy Fair

NEW YORK —  Crayola is introducing their 2020 holiday line up at the American International Toy Fair on February 22 – 25, at the Javits Center here. Building on the tremendous success of fan favorites Scribble Scrubbie Pets and Glitter Dots, this year’s line-up will

Enfamil partners with Shawn Johnson East and Andrew East

NEW YORK — Enfamil announces the brand’s partnership with Shawn Johnson East and Andrew East to share their feeding journey with new and expecting parents. “Being a new parent is obviously hard, but I wasn’t expecting the feeding component to be so emotionally and physically taxing! Like