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Keystone wins award from NACDS for Limited Opioid Prescriptions Blister Pack

Keystone wins award from NACDS for Limited Opioid Prescriptions Blister Pack

NEWARK, N.J. – Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and cGMP manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has received an award from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for a Limited Opioid Dose version of its Ecoslide-RX blister package. “We are so pleased that the potential of Ecoslide-RX to help curb opioid abuse was recognized

Genoa Healthcare expands to California

Genoa Healthcare expands to California

RENTON, Wash. — Genoa Healthcare’s unique pharmacy model, customized to the needs of those living with behavioral health and addiction issues, is making its California debut at Telecare Corporation’s Orange County Assisted Outpatient Treatment program. While this is Genoa Healthcare’s first pharmacy in California, the organization operates more than 425 pharmacies in behavioral health centers

Media campaign launched to raise awareness of Narcan Nasal Spray

Media campaign launched to raise awareness of Narcan Nasal Spray

DUBLIN — Adapt Pharma has launched a pilot media campaign in eight designated market areas in the U.S. to increase awareness of the life-saving potential of Narcan (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 4mg for people in the community who may witness an accidental opioid overdose. Friends and family members are encouraged to be prepared to respond to an

Ocean Spray releases Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements

Ocean Spray releases Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements

LAKEVILLE–MIDDLEBORO, Mass. —  Today, the cranberry experts at Ocean Spray are announcing the unique health benefits of the cranberry in a soft chew form with their new Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements. Ocean Spray Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements are a convenient, great-tasting daily supplement, formulated to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.  They are made from real

Rite Aid picks Havas as new agency

Rite Aid picks Havas as new agency

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has selected Havas North America as its new agency of record for brand strategy and creative. Havas will form a team known as the “Well Village,” which will pull from across the agency’s network in North America and will work with Rite Aid on a range of marketing services.

CVS -Aetna deal close draws near

CVS -Aetna deal close draws near

WASHINGTON — CVS Health Corp.’s planned acquisition of Aetna Inc. is close to getting the go-ahead from federal regulators, The Wall Street Journal reported early this month. Antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice were also said to be close to signing off on another megadeal in the health care sector; insurer Cigna Corp.’s planned

J.D. Power releases 2018 U.S. Pharmacy Study

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Good Neighbor Pharmacy ranks highest among brick-and-mortar chain drug stores for customer satisfaction, with a score of 903, in the recent J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Pharmacy Study. Ranking second behind the AmerisourceBergen Corp. network was McKesson Corp.’s Health Mart (890). Rite Aid Corp. was third (846). Sam’s Club ranked highest among

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

NEW YORK — Faced with unprecedented change in customer behavior and expectations and the growing challenge of e-commerce, retailers across channels are testing new formats and fine-tuning existing store models. The innovation is being driven by a number of different factors, including the hope of luring emerging customer segments, the desire to penetrate new geographic

NACDS is committed in changing times

NACDS is committed in changing times

DENVER — The chain pharmacy industry is going through a period of dramatic transformation, according to Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. During the business program at the NACDS Total Store Expo here last month, Anderson highlighted the emerging trade war stemming from President Trump’s tariffs

Sharecare teams with Walmart for wellness events

Sharecare teams with Walmart for wellness events

ATLANTA — Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced it will be participating in Walmart Wellness events on Saturday, September 22 at more than 4,600 locations across the country. Sharecare’s participation in the largest health fair in the country is the latest expansion of its strategic partnership with

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

DEERFIELD, Ill. and HANGZHOU, China — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today announced the launch of a Boots flagship store on Tmall Global, Alibaba’s B2C platform for international brands and retailers, to introduce a number of iconic Boots beauty brands to more than half a billion consumers on Alibaba’s platforms in

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

SEATTLE — Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021, unnamed sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg News. Ten Go stores would be up and running by the end of 2018, 50 by the end of 2019 and up to 3,000 by 2021, according to

Maaraba joins Azova to head sales and operations

Maaraba joins Azova to head sales and operations

SALT LAKE CITY — Azova announced today that Ashton Maaraba has left eRx Network to join Azova as senior vice president, sales and operations, effective immediately. Maaraba will lead Azova’s sales and operations team, with responsibility for retail pharmacy, physician, pharma, patient and payer divisions and will also oversee company operations. Maaraba is expected to

Sprig expands distribution of CBD-infused soda line

Sprig expands distribution of CBD-infused soda line

LOS ANGELES — Sprig, the market leader in cannabis-infused beverages, has begun sales of its CBD-infused soda line in New York, Florida, Nevada, and Illinois. Bolstering its already-strong market position in California, these groundbreaking distribution agreements dramatically increase the availability of the product in key markets and support the company’s nationwide sales strategy. Grocers and convenience

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