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Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced today of its plans to open a new office in Chicago where it anticipates 1,800 people will be based. The new office space will include approximately 200,000 square feet in The Old Post Office building, 433 W. Van Buren St.

CVS expands safe drug disposal at CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia

CVS expands safe drug disposal at CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — CVS Health announced that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to select CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left in medicine cabinets.

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill., — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to help provide free HIV testing and information at participating Walgreens stores in

Michael Conley of Novartis given 2018 Nexus Award

Michael Conley of Novartis given 2018 Nexus Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The HDA Research Foundation, the non-profit organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), recognized Michael Conley of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. with the 2018 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement at the HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The award is made

Mars Wrigley Confectionery appoints new global president

Mars Wrigley Confectionery appoints new global president

MCLEAN, Va. — Mars, Inc. has named Andrew Clarke, currently chief marketing and customer officer, to the role of global president – Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Clarke will assume his new role in September. He will be based at Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global headquarters in Chicago, Ill.

RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens reports 1,000 safe medication disposal kiosks nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced it has reached 1,000 safe medication disposal kiosk installations at its drugstores nationwide. Joining company officials to mark the milestone at one of its Las Vegas stores was Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, where Walgreens has expanded its safe medication

CDMA president John Devine to step down

NOVI, Mich. —  The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s (CDMA) board of directors announced today that John Devine is stepping down from his position as president to pursue other opportunities. Devine has served CDMA in a number of roles since he began in 2012, starting with

Former White House press secretary Earnest to speak at TSE

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced that former White House press secretary and noted political commentator Josh Earnest will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 25

Express Scripts simplifies pharmacy experience

ST. LOUIS — A suite of high-impact, data-driven engagement programs from Express Scripts are said to be simplifying the prescribing experience for physicians and providers. The new programs are said to be able to help them both make better clinical and cost-effective decisions with their patients

Gen. Michael Hayden to keynote NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — With international relations and cybersecurity among the high-profile issues of the day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced a true expert on these issues, Gen. Michael Hayden, as the keynote speaker at the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo.

SUPPLIER NEWS

St. Ives Mixing Bar back in NYC for summer season

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Right on time to bring a little extra summer glow to New York City, St. Ives, America’s No. 1 scrub brand, announced the return of the St. Ives Mixing Bar, opening today at 168 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron neighborhood. Back by

John Legend promotes Pampers for Father’s Day

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. has enlisted multi-Grammy award-winning musician and dad, John Legend, for a Father’s Day promotion for Pampers. In an ode to dads, Pampers and Legend released a video of the “stinky booty” song that he sings to daughter Luna while changing

Bausch + Lomb adds Soothe Xtra Protection eye drops to portfolio

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Bausch + Lomb has added Soothe Xtra Protection (XP) Preservative Free lubricant eye drops, expanding its portfolio of eye health products to meet the growing demand for dry eye symptom relief without the use of preservatives. One of the most common eye