Pharmacy groups hail expanded free Rx plan in Ontario

Pharmacy groups hail expanded free Rx plan in Ontario

TORONTO — Canadian pharmacy organizations lauded the Ontario government’s expansion of its OHIP+ free prescriptions plan to seniors in the province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne yesterday announced that, starting Aug. 1, 2019, OHIP+ would make more than 4,400 prescription drugs available at no charge to

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has taken its efforts to fight the abuse of opioids to New Hampshire. CVS said Wednesday that it has installed safe medication disposal units in two CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire to foster proper and timely disposal of opioids

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. has called on vendors to join its upcoming digital marketplace for food and wellness products. Set to open to consumers early this summer, the Albertsons digital marketplace will provide a venue where customers can find and buy hard-to-find products and

Walmart to add more FedEx Office departments in stores

Walmart to add more FedEx Office departments in stores

PLANO, Texas — FedEx Corp. plans to open FedEx Office departments at 500 Walmart U.S. stores over the next two years. FedEx said Tuesday that the Walmart FedEx Office locations will offering printing, shipping and other services. The expanded rollout follows a successful pilot program

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

NACDS welcomes Trump ‘Stop Opioid Abuse’ plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded President Donald Trump’s new program to combat the drug abuse epidemic, dubbed “Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.” Announced by yesterday, the Stop Opioids Abuse plan targets what the White House



Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign goes to Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is bringing its #ItEndsWithUs campaign to Dallas to educate local teens about opioid abuse. The drug chain said Tuesday that, as part of “WE Day Texas” at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, thousands of local students will hear stories of

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its “Be The First” multiyear smoking cessation campaign, CVS Health plans to award $10 million this year to support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies nationwide. CVS said Monday that the new commitments, funded through the

Time for drug chains to reclaim beauty category

NEW YORK — It is a pivotal juncture for the beauty care category in the drug channel. Retailers and brands need to devise a game plan to wrest the business away from prestige power players. Sales in cosmetics, skin care and grooming are firing on

Amazon targets Medicaid population

SEATTLE— plans to offer discounts on its Amazon Prime service to Medicaid recipients. Low-income individuals who are eligible for the government health insurance program will be able to sign up for Prime for $5.99 a month, a $7 discount from its standard monthly cost

Walmart enlists payment tool to spur health incentives

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Total health care spending in the U.S. climbed to $3.4 trillion in 2016 and is expected to reach $5.5 trillion by 2020, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. With these costs on the rise, the adoption of wellness incentive


Johnson & Johnson announces CFO succession

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dominic Caruso, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Johnson & Johnson, is slated to retire this fall and be succeeded by Joseph Wolk. The company said late Tuesday that Caruso, who plans to retire in September, has served as Johnson

Rembrandt 1 Week Whitening Kit rolls out to stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ranir LLC has launched the Rembrandt 1 Week Whitening Kit, formulated to provide faster results for consumers looking to whiten their teeth. The 1 Week Whitening Kit contains custom-fit teeth whitening strips good for 14 days of whitening treatment, with teeth

Dr. Sheffield’s adds activated charcoal toothpaste

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Sheffield Pharmaceuticals has expanded its Dr. Sheffield’s Certified Natural Toothpaste line with an activated charcoal toothpaste. Dr. Sheffield’s Certified Natural Activated Charcoal Toothpaste has been shown to safely and effectively whiten teeth, remove stains, reduce plaque and freshen breath, providing an

Dr. Reddy’s releases store-brand version of Xyzal Allergy 24HR

PRINCETON, N.J. — Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched levocetirizine dihydrochloride tablets 5 mg, an over-the-counter allergy medication, in the U.S. market. Dr. Reddy’s said its levocetirizine dihydrochloride tablets are a generic version of Xyzal Allergy 24HR Tablets from Chattem-Sanofi. The 5-mg Dr. Reddy’s product comes

Creme of Nature Pure Honey hair care collection debuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hair care brand Creme of Nature introduces Pure Honey, a collection of eight moisture-infusing products for all hair textures. Featuring a creamy, lush formula and aromatic fragrance, the Creme of Nature Pure Honey line includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, leave-in conditioner, detangler,

Amneal launches two generics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched two generic drugs, including first-to-market erythromycin…