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New Aetna Medicare programs help combat social isolation, improve health outcomes

New Aetna Medicare programs help combat social isolation, improve health outcomes

HARTFORD, Conn. — Medical research shows that loneliness and social isolation are associated with negative health behaviors and a wide range of illnesses. In fact, the health impact of loneliness has been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad 2010). Loneliness and isolation are prevalent. A 2019 University of Michigan study found that 34% of

ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

CHICAGO — ECRM held its first Beauty & Wellness with Purpose Summit earlier this week here. The two-day summit focused on the growing popularity of purpose-driven indie brands. Purpose-driven brands on the market today focus closely on a niche within a category; they look out for all stakeholders; they seek out partners that share their

Hy-Vee pharmacies installing drug take back receptacles in all 276 locations

Hy-Vee pharmacies installing drug take back receptacles in all 276 locations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee announces it has purchased and will install drug take back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The

UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — UPS announced on Tuesday its latest drone logistics partnership with wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen. The collaboration will deploy the UPS Flight Forward drone airline to transport certain pharmaceuticals, supplies and records to qualifying medical campuses served by AmerisourceBergen across the United States, and then expand its use to other sites of

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

CLAYTON, In. — The 2019 Emerson Logistics Supply Chain and Distribution Center Conference was held earlier this month at the company’s 545,010-square-foot distribution center here, which opened in September of 2018. The First Annual Conference focused on meeting the challenges of today’s rapidly changing logistics landscape. Emerson’s two-day event featured tours of their facility and

Nielsen partners with CBD leader Charlotte’s Web

Nielsen partners with CBD leader Charlotte’s Web

NEW YORK — Nielsen  and Charlotte’s Web,  jointly announced on Wednesday an analytic relationship. Together, Nielsen and Charlotte’s Web will help guide the U.S. retail market for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies through the evolution of the CBD space. Mirroring the changing tide happening across the U.S. retail and CPG industry, this new relationship marks

WE hosts mentoring reception at Selfcare Summit

WE hosts mentoring reception at Selfcare Summit

INDIANAPOLIS — WE, Empowering Women to Advance Wellness, hosted a Wine and Mentoring reception and panel discussion at the GMDC Selfcare Summit 2019 Conference here. The event was sponsored by Navajo Inc. and L&R Distributors. The panel included Casey Huth, sales manager at Hello Products; Paul Gerner vice president of drug/beauty/financial services/optical/health and wellness at

Selfcare Summit looks at the future of retail

Selfcare Summit looks at the future of retail

INDIANAPOLIS — This past weekend the Global Market Development Center | Retail Tomorrow (GMDC) held its inaugural Selfcare Summit 2019 conference, a three-day business development and educational event focused on the “consumerization” of health care and its impact on the future of retail here. The summit replaced GMDC’s annual Health Beauty Wellness (HBW) Conference to

Study: Certified pharmacy technicians more committed to a career

Study: Certified pharmacy technicians more committed to a career

WASHINGTON — New research shows nationally certified pharmacy technicians are more committed to a pharmacy career and have a greater desire to take on new and expanded responsibilities than noncertified. The study, “Assessing Pharmacy Technician Certification,” published in the June 2019 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), compared the viewpoints of certified and noncertified

Kimberly-Clark names Alison Lewis as chief growth officer

Kimberly-Clark names Alison Lewis as chief growth officer

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has announced the appointment of Alison Lewis to the newly created position of chief growth officer. Lewis joins Kimberly-Clark from Johnson & Johnson, where she served as chief marketing officer of the global consumer business since 2013. She will join Kimberly-Clark at the end of July. With her appointment, Lewis will have responsibility

Hayley Williams’ brand, Good Dye Young, to launch nationwide at Sally Beauty

Hayley Williams’ brand, Good Dye Young, to launch nationwide at Sally Beauty

DENTON, Texas — Sally Beauty announced Monday the nationwide launch of community-driven hair color brand Good Dye Young, founded by Grammy Award winner Hayley Williams and her longtime stylist Brian O’Connor. The partnership is a significant step in Good Dye Young’s path to reaching and growing its community while being accessible to all. Good Dye

Walmart reaches agreements with DOJ and SEC

Walmart reaches agreements with DOJ and SEC

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, capping one of the biggest investigations ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it illegal for American corporations to bribe overseas officials. The company said Thursday it had entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department

Creating a buzz in the supply chain

Creating a buzz in the supply chain

CHICAGO — Technology is playing a big role in the supply chain and how important data is collected and shared. One of the top companies in this area is SupplyHive. Some of the largest and most sophisticated procurement and supply chain organizations in the world have modernized their supplier performance process with ­SupplyHive. Mike Anguiano,

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