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LEADING HEADLINES

Michael Boivin appointed new CFO of CDMA

Michael Boivin appointed new CFO of CDMA

Novi, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) announced that Michael Boivin has been hired as the new chief financial officer. Boivin has also accepted the invitation to sit on the CDMA board of directors as treasurer. Boivin has more than 20 years of

Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

WASHINGTON — New research from Avalere finds that the amount of prescription opioids sold across the US declined by 11% in 2017 compared to 2016. States that passed laws setting limits on opioid prescriptions in 2016 experienced steeper declines in opioids sold than the national

CVS Health named one of the 50 most community-minded companies

CVS Health named one of the 50 most community-minded companies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For the second year in a row, CVS Health has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, for being one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. “As America’s

Walgreens and Humana team to offer senior services

Walgreens and Humana team to offer senior services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Humana Inc. and Walgreens have partnered to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors as part of the two companies’ ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of people in the Kansas City area. The companies

Compliance and supply chain are key sessions to check out at TSE

Compliance and supply chain are key sessions to check out at TSE

ARLINGTON, Va. — The NACDS Total Store Expo provides participants with information and strategies for managing some of the most compelling and top-of-mind issues of in the industry. This year is no exception. The popular Pharmacy Compliance Roundtable for chain members, which will be held

RETAIL NEWS

Kroger Technology makes Computerworld’s Top 100

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced that Kroger Technology has been named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2018.  This is the second time Kroger’s tech department has been recognized by the annual list for having a dynamic, industry-leading workplace culture and

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIER NEWS

Hello offers new activated charcoal mouthwash

MONTCLAIR, N.J — Hello Products has introduced new Activated Charcoal Extra Refreshing Mouthwash. This fluoride-free rinse is said to be thoughtfully formulated to make swishing fun and friendly by harnessing the power of activated charcoal, a natural detoxifier that freshens breath. The company stated the mouthwash is

Bagley joins Mountain Dew’s Kickstart program

PURCHASE, N.Y.— Mountain Dew Kickstart announced a partnership with one of the top NBA Draft prospects, Marvin Bagley III. As the newest Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars athlete, Bagley III will join the robust roster that includes Joel Embiid, Kyle Kuzma and Dennis Smith Jr. –

FDA approves sANDA for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ Monroe facility

PARAMUS, N.J. — Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration provided its first supplemental Abbreviated New Drug Application (sANDA) approval for the company’s manufacturing facility in Monroe, N.C. The approval covers: atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride tablets, 250 mg/100 mg and 62.5 mg/25 mg,

Mylan offers generic Angiomax injection

HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH — Mylan N.V. announced the U.S. launch of bivalirudin for injection, 250 mg single-dose vial, a generic version of Angiomax from The Medicines Company. The product is a direct thrombin inhibitor indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients. Mylan is offering