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Shoppers Drug Mart locations host 24-hour VAX-A-THON

Shoppers Drug Mart locations host 24-hour VAX-A-THON

TORONTO — On July 24, all Shoppers Drug Mart 24-hour locations in Ontario will host a VAX-A-THON for residents aged 18 or older, with a goal to provide thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day. The company’s 24-hour locations provide trusted health care professionals in convenient locations

Brian McNamara appointed CEO designate of new independent consumer health care company

Brian McNamara appointed CEO designate of new independent consumer health care company

LONDON — Brian McNamara has been named CEO designate of the new, independent consumer health care company that will be spun off from GSK in 2022. As set out at GSK’s Investor Update on 23 June 2021, subject to approval from shareholders, the separation of

NCPA announces finalists for 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

NCPA announces finalists for 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that teams of pharmacy students from the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy have

Food retailers  looking to be health destinations

Food retailers  looking to be health destinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI – The Food Industry Association, has released the 2021 Retailer Contributions to Health and Well-being report, finding that grocery stores have made significant investments to expand their role as community destinations for health and well-being. Eighty-four percent of respondents said their company has an established health and well-being strategy, and this same share of retailers report their company offers health

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s home delivery pharmacy earns URAC reaccreditation

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s home delivery pharmacy earns URAC reaccreditation

ORLANDO, Fla. — AllianceRx Walgreens Prime has received Mail Service Pharmacy reaccreditation from URAC for its home delivery pharmacy services. URAC is an independent organization focused on promoting health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement, and innovation. URAC’s full accreditation status means AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s home delivery is meeting

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart Wellness Day returns this Saturday

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is inviting customers to take control of their health at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, July 24, where they can get health screenings and wellness resources at pharmacies nationwide, as well as immunizations in one easy location. The goal

Southeastern Grocers and Bonum Health ink telemedicine deal

TAMPA — TRxADE HEALTH announced that Bonum Health, a digital health care business subsidiary has signed a telemedicine service distribution deal with Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket and Fresco y Más grocery stores throughout the five states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia

‘Ulta Beauty at Target’ sections to debut

MINNEAPOLIS — The first Ulta Beauty at Target departments are set to debut next month in 100 stores, the partnering retailers said on Wednesday. The list of initial stores for the launch is available here. “Ulta Beauty at Target is unmatched in the industry, bringing

Kroger names new head of investor relations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Rob Quast to head of investor relations. t “Rob is a seasoned financial professional and respected leader within Kroger,” said Gary Millerchip, Kroger’s chief financial officer. “Rob’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to share our strategy for delivering strong and sustainable

SUPPLIER NEWS

Joseph Magnacca named president and CEO of Next Frontier Brands

BOULDER, Colo.  – Next Frontier Brands, an international Consumer package goods (CPG) company with a focus on beverage and wellness products, announced on Thursday the appointment of Joseph  Magnacca as president and chief executive officer. Shannon Soqui, Next Frontier Brands’ co-founder and former CEO will

Aurobindo gets FDA approval for nifedipine extended-release tablets

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Aurobindo Pharma Limited has received final approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application nifedipine extended-release tablets USP, 30mg, 60mg, and 90mg. Aurobindo Pharma’s nifedipine extended-release tablets USP, 30mg, 60mg, and 90mg, are an AB-rated generic

New campaign from Breathe Right encourages everybody to strip

 NEW YORK — Breathe Right has unveiled their latest national commercial campaign. Titled, “Everybody Strip,” the spot is a bold, unapologetic take on a 25 plus-year-old brand, showcasing the diversity of users and use cases of the popular nasal strip product. The “Everybody Strip” campaign

Michelob ULTRA teams up with Usain Bolt

NEW YORK — With summer in full swing and the euphoric re-opening of bars and restaurants, Michelob ULTRA is hitting the pavement with Usain Bolt to cover the cost of post-workout beers at local watering holes. Bolt and Michelob ULTRA understand that this is the