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PharmaSmart BP kiosks to roll out at Brookshire pharmacies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. plans to deploy its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform at Brookshire Grocery Co. pharmacies. Brookshire operates 151 supermarkets in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and 116 stores have a pharmacy. That includes Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Fresh by Brookshire’s locations. “In this era of personalized medicine, the

Walgreens Flu Index tallies end-of-season activity

Walgreens Flu Index tallies end-of-season activity

DEERFIELD, Ill. — This flu season, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi were the top three states in terms of influenza activity, according to Walgreens’ end-of-season Flu Index. The Walgreens Flu Index provides state- and market-specific information on flu activity. The index is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat flu across Walgreens

H.D. Smith restructures executive leadership

H.D. Smith restructures executive leadership

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith has unveiled a new executive leadership structure designed to better position the company to capitalize on trends in the health care market. The nation’s largest independent pharmaceutical wholesaler said Tuesday that Dale Smith has become chairman and chief executive officer of H.D. Smith Holding Co. He previously was chairman and

DenTek buys Canker Cover, OraMoist brands

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — DenTek has announced its second acquisition within a week, unveiling a deal to purchase the Canker Cover and OraMoist oral care brands. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. DenTek said Monday it acquired the two brands from Quantum Health. Last Tuesday, DenTek reported that it acquired Orabrush, a leading brand of

Spectrum Brands names new CEO

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Andreas Rouvé has been elected chief executive officer of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., succeeding Dave Lumley, who plans to retire from the company. Spectrum Brands said Monday that Rouvé, 53, is slated to take the CEO reins effective April 1. He has served as the consumer products company’s chief operating officer since

NACDS embraces Rx point-of-care testing

NACDS embraces Rx point-of-care testing

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans to roll out a certificate program that will train pharmacists to administer point-of-care testing and other health assessments in pharmacies. NACDS said Monday that it will kick off the Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program in April with multicity tour at pharmacy

Diplomat files for public stock offering

Diplomat files for public stock offering

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a follow-on public offering of its common stock. The independent specialty pharmacy, the nation’s largest, said late Friday that the offering could raise about $200 million, depending on market conditions. Last October, Diplomat completed an initial public

CVS/pharmacy’s Foulkes to be honored by TS Alliance

CVS/pharmacy’s Foulkes to be honored by TS Alliance

SILVER SPRING, Md. — CVS/pharmacy president Helena Foulkes will be honored next month by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) at the organization’s 14th Annual Comedy for a Cure. The TS Alliance said Friday that Comedy for a Cure will be held April 12 at the Globe Theater in Universal City, Calif. Foulkes also is

Valeant raises offer to acquire Salix

LAVAL, Quebec, and RALEIGH, N.C. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has hiked its offer to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. under an amended agreement. The companies said Monday that Valeant boosted its cash offer to acquire all the outstanding common stock of Salix to $173 per share, or a total deal of about $15.8 billion, from $158

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

NEW YORK — More than 200 people honored Chain Drug Review’s 2014 Retailer of the Year award winners at the Time-Life Building in Manhattan. Honorees included the CVS/pharmacy retail leadership team for Retailer of the Year, Rite Aid’s Tony Montini for Merchant of the Year, Health Mart’s Steve Courtman for Pharmacy Innovator of the Year

Diplomat bulks up in infusion services

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy, which posted strong financial results for fiscal 2014, is acquiring BioRx LLC, a specialized pharmacy and infusion services company. Based in Cincinnati, BioRx provides treatments for patients with ultra-orphan and rare, chronic diseases. Terms of the agreement call for Diplomat to buy BioRx for $210 million in cash and $105

NACDS takes stand in Tricare fight

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has reiterated its support for allowing members of the armed forces, their dependents and military retirees access and choice in selecting their source of prescription medicines. In a statement delivered during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel, NACDS voiced its opposition to

Walgreens Boots Alliance to join Nasdaq-100

Walgreens Boots Alliance to join Nasdaq-100

NEW YORK — The Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is slated to become part of the Nasdaq-100 Index later this month. The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said Friday that Walgreens Boots Alliance, which has the stock symbol WBA, will become a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index (NDXE) and NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Index

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