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A2 Milk ramps up retail distribution in U.S.

A2 Milk ramps up retail distribution in U.S.

NEW YORK — Australia-based a2 Milk Company, which describes itself as a “dairy nutrition company,” is expanding its retail distribution into the northeastern United States. A2 said Wednesday the rollout of a2 Milk fresh cows’ milk over the coming months will bring the product to such retail grocery chains as Stop & Shop, Giant Carlisle,

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Gilotrif approved for new indication

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Gilotrif approved for new indication

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — After being granted a priority review from the Food and Drug Administration this past fall, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received approval of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif (afatinib), a lung cancer medication. Boehringer Ingelheim said Gilotrif is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung

Nuvo Pharmaceuticals buys U.S. rights to Resultz lice treatment

Nuvo Pharmaceuticals buys U.S. rights to Resultz lice treatment

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has acquired the U.S. rights to over-the-counter lice treatment Resultz from Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC. Nuvo said the purchase of U.S. product and intellectual property rights for the Resultz lice and egg removal kit follows its acquisition of international rights to the product earlier this month. Nuvo now owns all Resultz product and

Walmart tabs Judith McKenna to lead international business

Walmart tabs Judith McKenna to lead international business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Judith McKenna, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., to president and chief executive officer of Walmart International. The retail giant said Wednesday that McKenna will assume the new role on Feb. 1, succeeding David Cheesewright, who has led the international division — Walmart’s second-largest operating unit —

CVS Health launches Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

CVS Health launches Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has added a rheumatoid arthritis program to its Transform Care offering to help pharmacy benefit management clients better manage care and costs for certain disease states. Called Transform Rheumatoid Arthritis Care, the new program aims to foster the use of lower-cost therapies via pharmacy network and utilization management tools, along with value-based

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Publix Pharmacy program offers generics for $7.50

Publix Pharmacy program offers generics for $7.50

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. has begun providing up to a 90-day supply of commonly prescribed generic drugs for $7.50. The food and drug retailer said Tuesday that the new Publix Pharmacy program includes 29 generic medications in 85 dosage options. The drugs include highly prescribed treatments for heart health/cardiovascular, diabetes, cholesterol, mental health,

Edgewell unveils Schick Intuition f.a.b. two-way razor

Edgewell unveils Schick Intuition f.a.b. two-way razor

 ST. LOUIS — Edgewell Personal Care said it has achieved a first in women’s shaving with the launch of the Schick Intuition f.a.b. bidirectional razor. Announced Tuesday, the Schick Intuition f.a.b. sports cartridges with bidirectional blades, enabling women to shave forwards and backwards — hence the “f.a.b.” in the product’s name — without lifting the

Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands’ battery business for $2B

Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands’ battery business for $2B

ST. LOUIS and MIDDLETON, Wis. — Energizer Holdings Inc. plans to acquire the global battery and portable lighting business of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. for $2 billion in cash. The deal, announced Tuesday, will add the Rayovac and Varta battery brands — whose products include alkaline, carbon zinc, hearing aid and nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries as well as

Albertsons Cos. COO Wayne Denningham to retire

Albertsons Cos. COO Wayne Denningham to retire

BOISE, Idaho — Wayne Denningham, president and chief operating officer of Albertsons Cos., plans to retire near the end of the company’s fiscal year. Wayne Denningham Albertsons also said Tuesday that it has named Susan Morris as executive vice president and chief operations officer. She will oversee the food and drug retailer’s supply chain, manufacturing and

Patients, not PBMs, should choose pharmacy

Patients, not PBMs, should choose pharmacy

WASHINGTON — In recent testimony before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) chief executive officer B. Douglas Hoey said pharmacists can drive better health outcomes and reduce costs, but first pharmacy benefit managers’ problematic business practices must be addressed through legislative and regulatory channels. As an

KISS gets word out about lash innovations

KISS gets word out about lash innovations

 PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products Inc. has blended innovation and social media savvy to drive market share in the booming eyelash category. KISS said it has climbed to No. 1 in the U.S. false eyelash segment in terms of dollar and unit sales, based on Nielsen market data. The company attributes its growth

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