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CRN decries FDA’s stand on NAC

CRN decries FDA’s stand on NAC

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Wednesday expressed disappointment with the Food and Drug Administration’s response to its citizen petition about the status of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) as a legal dietary supplement. “CRN is extremely dissatisfied with today’s ‘tentative response’ from FDA to CRN’s

Pharmacy operators found liable in Ohio opioid trial

Pharmacy operators found liable in Ohio opioid trial

CLEVELAND — A federal jury on Tuesday found that pharmacies operated by CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart contributed to the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, Reuters reported. The trial was for a lawsuit filed in 2018 by Ohio’s Lake and Trumbull counties against Giant

CHPA Educational Foundation announces 2021 U.S. Self-Care Marketing Award winners

CHPA Educational Foundation announces 2021 U.S. Self-Care Marketing Award winners

WASHINGTON – The CHPA Educational Foundation held its 6th Annual Gala last week, with 60 companies represented and 230 people attending the hybrid event in person and virtually. The event was held live from the Pando Studio in Ambler, Pa. with an in-studio audience and

Walgreens to open high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in 2022

Walgreens to open high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in 2022

LIBERTY, Mo. — Walgreens announced this week that it will open a new $30 million high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in the Kansas City region next year. “When you combine our state’s top talent in health care with our strategic location in the center of the United States, it makes Missouri a

NACDS: COVID vaccines save lives, vaccination appointments can save time

NACDS: COVID vaccines save lives, vaccination appointments can save time

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has a message that can make the COVID-19 pharmacy vaccination experience simple and smooth: check pharmacy policies – especially about appointments. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson said: “Pharmacy teams have helped to lead

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RETAIL NEWS

Deloitte forecasts strong Black Friday sales

NEW YORK — Black Friday will be back this year, according to Deloitte’s “2021 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey,” released on Monday. The survey found that 56% of consumers are planning to shop in-store on Black Friday, up from 41% last year. The share of online sales

CVS to invest $7.7 million in affordable housing in Tampa

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health announced on Monday that it will invest $7.7 million with Raymond James Tax Credits Funds to build a 61-unit multifamily apartment home development called Uptown Sky for families in Tampa, Fla. This investment is part of the company’s commitment to address racial inequity and

Giant Food announces annual Giving Tuesday campaign

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food announced on Monday its 2021 #GivingTuesday campaign inviting customers at all 164 Giant stores to round up at checkout to the nearest dollar amount to benefit youth-focused organizations in their local communities. Staring Nov. 26 and culminating on Dec. 2, all funds

Natural Grocers partners with RangeMe

SAN FRANCISCO — Natural Grocers is teaming with RangeMe to streamline the search for innovative products that meet their high-quality standards for customers. “Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers’ vendor submission program,” explained Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers vice president of

SUPPLIER NEWS

ChildLife Essentials launches ChildLife Sleep Essential

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — ChildLife Essentials is launching its new great-tasting product ChildLife Sleep Essential – an all-natural sleep support supplement free of melatonin. ChildLife Sleep Essential’s unique formula combines  a special blend of herbal extracts with Suntheanine and ETAS to encourage healthy quality sleep

Wahl and Milwaukee Bucks create game-day grooming excitement

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – When Ben Tajnai performs the national anthem at Milwaukee Bucks games, they typically win — last Wednesday night was no different. After the team’s lucky charm dazzled the crowd with his rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the Bucks went on to a 109-102 victory.

EXTRA Gum launches new Chew It Before You Do It campaign

NEWARK, N.J. — After a year hiatus, this holiday season is expected to be exceptionally unique for many as families and friends gather – with their rusty social skills and all – for potentially the first time in nearly two years. Today, Mars Wrigley’s EXTRA Gum

Aurobindo adds to product portfolio

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. — Aurobindo Pharma has acquired a portfolio of assets comprised of 45 ANDA’s, which includes oral solid, dermatological, and injectable generic products. The products are not currently being marketed, though work has begun with regards to site and tech transferring the products

CHPA calls for nominations for Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is inviting the industry to submit nominations for the 2022 Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at CHPA’s 2022 Self-Care Leadership Summit (SLS). This award recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated a lifetime of