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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

NCPA announces Legislative Conference agenda

NCPA announces Legislative Conference agenda

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association plans to hold its 2015 Annual Legislative Conference on May 12 and 13. NCPA said Friday that the conference, to be held at the Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., will draw hundreds of community pharmacy stakeholders to the nation’s capital to advocate

Skinfix merges with SweetSpot Labs

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Natural skin care company Skinfix Inc. is merging with SweetSpot LABS, a maker of feminine skin care products. Skinfix said Thursday that the addition of Culver City, Calif.-based SweetSpot will complement its roster of skin healing balms, washes, lotions and creams, which are designed to alleviate a wide range of skin

CHPA board re-elects P&G exec as chairman

CHPA board re-elects P&G exec as chairman

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Procter & Gamble Co. executive Patrick Lockwood-Taylor has been re-elected as chairman of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) board of directors. Lockwood-Taylor, who is vice president of personal health care for North America and digestive wellness design at Procter & Gamble, was named chairman at CHPA’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference,

CeraVe Baby earns National Eczema Association Seal

CeraVe Baby earns National Eczema Association Seal

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — CeraVe Baby baby care products have been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America said Thursday that the NEA Seal helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions and recognize skin care products that are suitable for eczema or sensitive-skin. CeraVe Baby products include CeraVe Baby Wash & Shampoo, CeraVe

Galderma makes exec moves in business realignment

Galderma makes exec moves in business realignment

FORT WORTH, Texas — Galderma has made a series of executive appointments and announced a realignment of its North America business. The dermatology and skin care company said Thursday that Stuart Raetzman has been named as global chief executive officer of Galderma Pharma S.A. He reports to Humberto Antunes, chairman of Galderma Pharma S.A. and

McKesson Canada appoints head of retail pharmacy banners

MONTREAL — Richard Brennan has been named senior vice president of retail banner management services at McKesson Canada. The company said Tuesday that Brennan will oversee its expanding pharmacy banner business, which includes Guardian, I.D.A., The Medicine Shoppe Canada, Proxim and Remedy’s Rx. Brennan, a 14-year company veteran, will report to McKesson Canada president Alain

Bartell Drugs to add more CareClinics

SEATTLE — More CareClinic locations are slated to be added to Bartell Drugs stores over the next 18 months, following the opening of clinics in three stores a year ago. Through a partnership between Bartell and nonprofit health system Group Health Cooperative, CareClinics were opened in the early part of 2014 at the drug chain’s

Cox Target Media hires OTC sales director

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jim Hackett has been hired as sales director at Cox Target Media to further develop its growing portfolio of over-the-counter brand partnerships and represent the company to the OTC pharmaceutical industry. The digital marketing and direct marketing company said Tuesday that Hackett brings more than 25 years of industry experience, including

H.D. Smith tabbed as HDMA award finalist for mobile ordering system

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith was named as a finalist for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association’s (HDMA) Distribution Management Award for its mobile controlled substance ordering system (CSOS). The pharmaceutical distributor said Tuesday that the mobile CSOS is the first of its kind offered by a U.S. wholesaler and is set to be rolled out