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Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

Lash Group’s Fusion to boost patient support

AmerisourceBergen Corp. subsidiary Lash Group aims to facilitate patient access to life-saving medications and improve patient engagement and health outcomes with the launch of Fusion, its new patient support technology ecosystem. Going beyond CRM, Fusion blends dozens of technologies with workflows customized for patient support services, and the platform’s proprietary, advanced data model allows Lash

Hibiclens clears up hand washing misperceptions

Hibiclens clears up hand washing misperceptions

ATLANTA — Consumers aren’t quite clear about effective protection against germs, bacteria and viruses, according to a survey commissioned by Mölnlycke Health Care, the maker of Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser. The average person comes into contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, potentially contacting 840,000 germs during normal, non-flu season times, Mölnlycke said. Hand washing

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. is redefining the CoverGirl brand in an effort that the company describes as “the biggest reinvention in CoverGirl’s 60-year history.” The brand vision for CoverGirl, acquired just over a year ago from Procter & Gamble Co., will now be under the mantra “I Am What I Make Up.” Coty said

Patti LaBelle joins Pfizer pneumonia vaccine campaign

Patti LaBelle joins Pfizer pneumonia vaccine campaign

NEW YORK — Iconic soul singer Patti LaBelle has partnered with Pfizer Inc. in a campaign urging seniors to get vaccinated for pneumococcal pneumonia. Called “All About Your Boom,” the public awareness campaign aims to educate people age 65 and older about the risks of pneumococcal pneumonia and the need to stay up to date

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health has unveiled a sweeping plan that marshals its integrated pharmacy assets to help stem the rising tide of drug misuse and abuse, namely opioid painkillers. CVS said Thursday that its enterprisewide strategy to fight the opioid epidemic includes initiatives for safe drug disposal and utilization management of pain medications, as

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

CVS Pharmacy to kick off Project Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is set to launch its annual free health screening campaign, Project Health. CVS said Wednesday that from Sept. 7 to Dec. 17, it plans to hold 450 Project Health wellness events and provide more than $5 million of free health services at CVS Pharmacy locations in 10 multicultural communities with

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

We’re setting up pharmacies at shelters & working to keep pharmacies open. For current closures & openings, visit: https://t.co/PvKV75ffxY. pic.twitter.com/N1wqfMYAED — Walmart (@Walmart) August 30, 2017 Walmart has deployed a mobile pharmacy for Hurricane Harvey evacuees seeking shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Prescriptions placed at the shelter site will be

Insight Sessions lead off Total Store Expo day three

Insight Sessions lead off Total Store Expo day three

There was a full plate of activity for the last full day of the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo, led by Insight Sessions on pharmacy, the front end and supply chain running through Monday morning. The sessions covered such topics as TB testing, MACRA, diabetes management, patient care tools, retail and CPG technology, health and

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

ARMONK, N.Y. — Walmart and Kroger Co., two of the nation’s biggest retailers, are participating in a major blockchain collaboration with IBM Corp. and food companies to bolster consumer confidence in the global food system. IBM said Tuesday that is working with the consortium — also including Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, McCormick and Co.,

2017 NACDS Total Store Expo kicks off

2017 NACDS Total Store Expo kicks off

The 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo got under way on Saturday with a flurry of Meet the Market and Meet the Industry events. A pre-exhibition event, Meet the Market allows exhibitors to introduce their latest products, technology and services to the retail audience at the Total Store Expo in a series of 10-minute appointments arranged

Republican bid to undo ACA falls short in Senate

Republican bid to undo ACA falls short in Senate

WASHINGTON­­ — The Senate dealt a devastating blow to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill. Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, a major loss for President Trump and the Republican congressional agenda.

U.S.-made Hello Products highlighted by Walmart

U.S.-made Hello Products highlighted by Walmart

Hello Products LLC has been featured in Walmart’s campaign on its initiative to spend $250 billion on U.S.-made products through 2023. The “naturally friendly” oral care company, based in Montclair, N.J., manufactures toothpaste for adults and kids, as well as toothbrushes and breath spray. “We think this is a really big deal for many reasons,

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

NACDS offers input to U.S. drug abuse commission

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores described retail pharmacy as a strong partner in the fight against drug abuse in a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson noted in