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Rite Aid Foundation donates $150,000 to wildfire relief efforts

Rite Aid Foundation donates $150,000 to wildfire relief efforts

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $150,000 donation that will be distributed across several California relief organizations assisting the families, evacuees and firefighters impacted by the deadly Camp, Woolsey and Hill wildfires. The Camp Fire has now become the deadliest wildfire in California’s history. To help relief efforts, the Rite

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and

Study: Shoppers more likely to give food gifts for the holidays

Study: Shoppers more likely to give food gifts for the holidays

ROCKVILLE, Md. —  It’s beginning to look a lot like food gifting season. Market research firm Packaged Facts estimates 54% of those who purchased food gifts for others in the last 12 months have done so for the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Likewise, 29% of those who have purchased food gifts for themselves

L’Oréal Paris focuses on the hottest looks for the holiday season

L’Oréal Paris focuses on the hottest looks for the holiday season

NEW YORK —  From glossy locks to statement-making makeup, L’Oréal Paris shares all the tips needed so women can recreate the same beauty looks at-home for the upcoming holiday season and beyond. Healthy Hair Healthy, shiny hair swept the red carpet at the music awards show in Las Vegas last night. To repair damaged hair and

ADA launches “Everyday Reality” diabetes campaign

ADA launches “Everyday Reality” diabetes campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. — This November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) aims to create urgency about diabetes, help educate others, break down stereotypes, and to correct myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease. For those who have been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily—from what

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Nestlé Waters North America announced today that it has signed a significant agreement with recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLITE, and that CarbonLITE will expand its U.S. operations by building a third facility in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, one of

Bartells continues holiday tradition with Salvation Army donation drive

Bartells continues holiday tradition with Salvation Army donation drive

SEATTLE —  Over the past 16 years, in partnership with The Salvation Army and two local radio stations, Bartell Drugs has hosted Toy N’ Joy, a program designed to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children during the holidays. “The Salvation Army is honored to partner with Bartell Drugs again this holiday season, a tradition

PQA to partner with NHC and NQF on new initiative

PQA to partner with NHC and NQF on new initiative

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has launched a collaborative initiative to create a rubric for assessing the patient-centeredness of quality measure development and implementation. PQA, in partnership with the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the National Health Council (NHC), will engage patients, measure developers, and other stakeholders to create the Patient-Centered Engagement Rubric for

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health, the nation’s first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, today announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for

Vestar Capital Partners to lead new investment in IRI

Vestar Capital Partners to lead new investment in IRI

NEW YORK — New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners today announced the signing of a definitive agreement through which Vestar will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). IRI has been a New Mountain portfolio company since 2011. Terms of the agreement, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of

CHPA welcomes new board members

CHPA welcomes new board members

WASHINGTON — New members of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) board of directors were elected at the association’s fall meeting, held November 14, in New York City. Gary Downing, chief executive officer, Clarion Brands, continues serving as CHPA’s board chairman. Newly elected CHPA board members at this meeting include: Paul Gama, vice president, North America

CVS Health offers pharmacy training program in Philadelphia

CVS Health offers pharmacy training program in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — In its continuing commitment to expand work-based learning and externship opportunities for students, CVS Health has announced a new collaboration with Philadelphia Job Corps, Philadelphia Works and Philadelphia Youth Network to deliver a pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians in the greater Philadelphia area. “As the skills gap in the U.S. widens, CVS

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