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Pelosi unveils drug pricing plan

Pelosi unveils drug pricing plan

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday released her long awaited plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance. The proposal would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for up to 250 of the costliest drugs, including insulin. Drug manufacturers balking at negotiations would face harsh

Walgreens to test drone delivery

Walgreens to test drone delivery

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on an industry first promising unparalleled speed and convenience of “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items — via state-of-the-art drone technology — in minutes. Walgreens and Wing Aviation LLC, the first drone

CBD-infused skin care brand KARIBO launches

CBD-infused skin care brand KARIBO launches

MIAMI, Fl. — Growth equity firm MMG Consumer Brands has launched KARIBO Beauty, a cannabidiol (CBD) infused skin care brand, to retailers and consumers nationwide. The brand’s tagline is  “Skin Care for Every Body,” highlighting its mission to make its daily skin care essentials with premium CBD accessible for all to enjoy via affordable price points

Finalists announced for inaugural U.S. OTC Marketing Awards

Finalists announced for inaugural U.S. OTC Marketing Awards

WASHINGTON – The CHPA Educational Foundation which promotes safe and responsible use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements, announced the finalists for the inaugural U.S. OTC Marketing Awards, recognizing innovation and strategic marketing expertise in the consumer healthcare products industry across five new categories. With more than 35 outstanding entries received, a judging panel

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

Medicaid patients’ pharmacy access defended by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va.— Rolling back assurances that Medicaid patients have appropriate health care access in each state would jeopardize health and increase costs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in official comments. NACDS’ comments take issue with a proposed rule that would repeal the approach

Nestlé Waters North America applauds California for passing new recycled content law

Nestlé Waters North America applauds California for passing new recycled content law

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 792 and encourages Governor Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law. Over the next 11 years, this new law will continue to increase the percentage of recycled content in plastic beverage containers sold in California. Assembly Bill 792, sponsored

Deloitte: Holiday sales to grow by 4.5% to 5%

Deloitte: Holiday sales to grow by 4.5% to 5%

NEW YORK — Retail sales this holiday season are likely to increase by between 4.5% and 5%, according to projections by Deloitte. “Based on a growth in consumer disposable income and spending indicators, retailers, across channels, should expect a strong holiday season in 2019,” said Rod Sides vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. retail and

Pharmacists for healthier lives launches immunization campaign

Pharmacists for healthier lives launches immunization campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacists for Healthier Lives — a coalition of pharmacy and healthcare organizations aiming to raise the profile of pharmacy as an essential health care profession – announced Tuesday  the launch of a campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of immunizations to maintain a healthy population. The campaign will feature

Parata to begin facility expansions in Wisconsin and North Carolina

Parata to begin facility expansions in Wisconsin and North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. — With a goal of supporting its rapid growth, Parata Systems will consolidate its current two Wisconsin facilities into one centrally-located space in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and expand its headquarters building in Durham, N.C. by an additional 30,000 square feet. The newly-renovated Wisconsin facility will bring manufacturing, engineering, customer support, and sales into a

Pepsi turns orange to celebrate return of NBC’s Sunday Night Football to Cleveland

Pepsi turns orange to celebrate return of NBC’s Sunday Night Football to Cleveland

PURCHASE, N.Y. — For 11 years, football fans have waited anxiously for the return of NBC Sunday Night Football (SNF), primetime’s No. 1 show for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, to Cleveland. On September 22, the wait will finally be over.  To celebrate Sunday Night Football, Pepsi, with the help of defensive end Myles Garrett,

A.T. Kearney’s new report looks at Gen Z

A.T. Kearney’s new report looks at Gen Z

CHICAGO — Gen Z is more concerned with its mental and physical health than Millennials or Gen X, self-reporting higher stress responses to both the news and social media. And, this heightened anxiety is influencing how they shop, benefiting traditional brick & mortar retailers. Those are some of the conclusions in A.T. Kearney’s new report,

JD Brush, Goody products announce new company and leadership

JD Brush, Goody products announce new company and leadership

NEW YORK  – J&D Brush Co. whose brands include Wetbrush, Bio Ionic and Ouidad and Goody Products, announced Tuesday that, following the successful carve-out of Goody from Newell and the merger and integration of Goody and JD Beauty, the companies will launch Beauty By Imagination which will serve as the brands’ new parent company. Additionally,

L’Oréal USA names Ali Goldstein president of L’Oréal Paris USA

L’Oréal USA names Ali Goldstein president of L’Oréal Paris USA

NEW YORK– L’Oréal USA announced the appointment of Ali Goldstein as president, L’Oréal Paris USA, effective October 1, 2019. Goldstein brings 18 years of L’Oréal business strategy and marketing experience to the role. Goldstein began her career with L’Oréal Paris haircolor, and has held several key positions within L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division, including vice president

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