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Cardinal Health and Kroger to co-host nationwide drug take-back events

Cardinal Health and Kroger to co-host nationwide drug take-back events

DUBLIN, Ohio — The Cardinal Health Foundation and Kroger Co. will host drug take-back events at more than 200 local pharmacy locations across the country from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The

Hy-Vee to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Hy-Vee to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that 52 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska will participate in National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Drug take-back areas will be located in the Hy-Vee pharmacy or clinic’s parking

CVS Health and SmileDirectClub team up

CVS Health and SmileDirectClub team up

  WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and SmileDirectClub Thursday announced plans to expand access to affordable, convenient orthodontic clear aligner therapy through SmileShops in hundreds of CVS Pharmacy locations. After a successful pilot, SmileDirectClub SmileShops will launch in hundreds of CVS Pharmacy locations in 2019, more than

Cardinal Health acquires mscripts

Cardinal Health acquires mscripts

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health announced the acquisition of mscripts, a company that delivers patient adherence and engagement solutions through an innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web-based health management platform. mscripts, founded in 2007, was created to provide a digital communication platform to help patients stay

CVS Health gearing up for Rx drug take-back day

CVS Health gearing up for Rx drug take-back day

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its commitment to helping build healthier communities, CVS Health is reminding Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unused medication on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, April 27.   According to the National Survey on Drug

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RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens collects more than one million pounds of unwanted medications

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced Wednesday updates on its comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The company’s first of its kind safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of more than 1.2 million pounds of unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances and other medications, reaching

Rite Aid ups age to buy tobacco products to 21

CAMP Hill, Pa. — Rite Aid will increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 consistent with the company’s commitment to promoting responsible access to tobacco products. Rite Aid previously announced that it will remove e-cigarettes and vaping products chain-wide. These actions will go

CVS completes rollout of time delay safes in Alabama pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 186 CVS Pharmacy locations in Alabama. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications by keeping them

Asembia introduces managed network for retail pharmacies

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Asembia has introduced Tuesday its Managed Retail Network for high-volume “specialty-lite” and primary care therapies. An expansion of the company’s patient support services division, this new offering provides an end-to-end digital prescription process with nationwide access through more than 25,000 retail pharmacies. This

SUPPLIER NEWS

Mile High Labs innovates CBD supply chain

BOULDER, Colo. – Mile High Labs unveiled Thursday supply chain innovations aimed at further increasing transparency and bolstering consumer trust in the emerging CBD industry. With these advancements, Mile High Labs is setting new standards for what regulatory officials should demand of all processors. “The rising

Bud Light Lemon Tea arrives just in time for summer

NEW YORK — Bud Light’s expanding its popular citrus peels portfolio with new Bud Light Lemon Tea. The new innovation is a light lager brewed with real lemon peels and aged over real black tea leaves to give the beer its distinct flavor profile. Bud Light

CBDfx launches flavored CBD Tinctures product line

LOS ANGELES —  CBDfx announced Wednesday the launch of their latest product line: flavored CBD Tinctures. As sublingual tinctures continue to be among the very most popular dosage methods for CBD aficionados, the company is introducing new options for those who want to use a tincture,

Summer’s Eve taps into consumer insights to create period-focused line

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — 88% – that’s the percentage of women who report feeling less fresh during their period. In fact, 93% specifically worry about odor during that time of the month. Summer’s Eve, a trusted leader in feminine care and No. 1 gynecologist-recommended cleansing wash and cloth