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PBMs support increased transparency in prescription drug supply chain

PBMs support increased transparency in prescription drug supply chain

WASHINGTON — As the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health examines ways to bring more transparency to prescription drug prices, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is confirming its principles on transparency in the prescription drug supply chain. PCMA commends the Subcommittee’s work to bring more transparency to drug prices. America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) support greater

Coty appoints new marketing head

Coty appoints new marketing head

NEW YORK — Coty appointed Fiona Hughes as chief marketing officer, Coty Consumer Beauty, and as a member of the executive committee, effective June 12, 2019, reporting to Pierre Laubies, Coty chief executive officer and consumer beauty president. Laubies said: “Fiona is an exceptional marketing leader with a deep well of experience in leading brand

Kinderlyte brand launches to bring natural hydration option to health-conscious families

Kinderlyte brand launches to bring natural hydration option to health-conscious families

LOS ANGELES — Newly created company, Kinderfarms, is on a mission to make natural children’s wellness products accessible to every family. In a world that’s increasingly focused on real, healthy ingredients, there are still many categories on shelf where outdated artificial products are the only option. Kinderfarms’ first product launch is Kinderlyte, a line of Oral

Dr Teal’s rolls out aluminum free deodorants

Dr Teal’s rolls out aluminum free deodorants

STAMFORD, Conn. — Dr Teal’s has launched a new line of aluminum free deodorants said to be  clinically proven to protect against odor and absorb wetness all day. Dr Teal’s Aluminum Free Deodorants are now available nationwide in popular scents including Coconut Oil, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Charcoal. “Thanks to our proprietary formula that includes magnesium, arrowroot

Texas signs age-restriction law to curb teen cough medicine abuse

Texas signs age-restriction law to curb teen cough medicine abuse

WASHINGTON — On May 17th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law an age-18 requirement for the purchase of over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient which is abused by some teenagers to get high. Texas is the 19thstate to prohibit the sale of O-T-C cough medicine to minors, joining other

Kline looks at top 70 O-T-C indie brands to watch in 2019

Kline looks at top 70 O-T-C indie brands to watch in 2019

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – OTC indies, companies that are driving significant growth are either early adopters of a particular health trend such as Suja Life or Health-Ade Kombucha or companies that are breathing new life into iconic brands such as Infirst, Focus Consumer Healthcare, and Foundation Consumer Healthcare. These brands, collectively, generated almost $1.8 billion in

Mars intros new Snickers Dark Chocolate and Twix Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Mars intros new Snickers Dark Chocolate and Twix Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Wrigley Confectionery is introducing two new ice cream bars: Snickers Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bars and Twix Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bars. These rich, decadent treats are said to offer offer more chocolate flavor than ever before. New Snickers Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bars are the first new ice cream flavor in

Elevate CBD pain relief creams come in heat and cooling varieties

Elevate CBD pain relief creams come in heat and cooling varieties

TELFORD, Pa. — Elevate CBD Pain Relief Cream is now available in major pharmacy and grocery chains across the United States, available in two varieties: Heat or Cooling pain-relief therapy. Elevate CBD full-spectrum hemp extract products have been developed for individuals looking for a powerful way to address muscle soreness, joint pain, aches and strains, arthritis pain, stress, anxiety and

Blue Lizard named the official sunscreen of the Boston Red Sox

Blue Lizard named the official sunscreen of the Boston Red Sox

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Crown Laboratories announced on Friday it has partnered with The Boston Red Sox as it continues its 2019 Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen community awareness campaign, We Heart the Reef! Blue Lizard is committed to delivering sun safety education to its fans. As the official sunscreen of The Boston Red Sox, Blue Lizard

Bartell’s Summer Catalog hot off the press

Bartell’s Summer Catalog hot off the press

SEATTLE —  Bartell’s is inviting customers to join in embracing the spirit of summer in the Pacific Northwest with their 2nd annual Summer Catalog. This vibrant 20-page publication is full of unique and local items. Referencing this lifestyle guide provides inspiration to those looking to enhance their summertime experiences. Promoting activities such as road trips,

OGX launches OGXperts campaign ahead of the Governors Ball Music Festival sponsorship

OGX launches OGXperts campaign ahead of the Governors Ball Music Festival sponsorship

NEW YORK — OGX announced on Friday the launch of OGXperts, a diverse group of the most in-demand beauty influencers and experts to lead the haircare conversation. The campaign serves as a platform for top-tier beauty personalities, with distinct voices and individual style, to be an authentic extension of the brand and connect directly with their

CBDfx unveils new CBD oil face serum

CBDfx unveils new CBD oil face serum

LOS ANGELES —  CBDfx unveiled on Friday Rejuvediol CBD oil face serum. This luxurious phytonutrient rich new product is formulated to help diminish signs of aging, regenerate skin cells and promotes healthy, glowing skin. Rejuvediol contains 22 carefully curated oils, extracts, and botanicals that were hand-selected. Inspired by plants, earth and sea, Rejuvediol is beauty dedicated to nature and

PCMA makes statement on the administration’s Medicare Part D Rule

PCMA makes statement on the administration’s Medicare Part D Rule

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) president and chief executive officer J.C. Scott issued the following statement on the Administration’s final Medicare Part D rule: “We share the administration’s goal of reducing prescription drug costs in Medicare. We are pleased with the administration’s thoughtful approach to overseeing price concessions negotiated between pharmacies and PBMs that are

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

NCPA, NACDS address DIR pharmacy reform failure

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following statement Thursday after a final drug pricing rule was released and failed to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees, or pharmacy DIR: “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy

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