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March 03, 2015


Canadians see pharmacists as central to health care

Canadians hold pharmacists in high regard and see them as playing a key role in the nation's health care system, according to a survey conducted for the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

"Canadians also make the connection between an increased role for pharmacists in the delivery of health care and better health outcomes," the study found. "Most Canadians agree that expanding the role of pharmacists in health care would improve patients' overall quality of life."



President of Stop & Shop New England steps down

Joe Kelley is leaving his post as president of Ahold USA's Stop & Shop New England division, effective immediately.

Drug, mass retail execs make '50 Most Powerful Women' list

Executives from Walmart, Sam's Club, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Family Dollar Stores made Black Enterprise magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America" list.

Shoppers Drug Mart's sales climb in 4Q

Shoppers Drug Mart saw robust growth in prescription count and increased sales for its 2014 fourth quarter.

Diplomat to acquire infusion specialist BioRx

Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. plans to buy pharmacy and infusion services company BioRx LLC.

Ontario, B.C. pharmacists to coach on heart health

The Ontario Pharmacists Association and the British Columbia Pharmacy Association have teamed up with Green Shield Canada to launch a pharmacist counseling service focusing on cardiovascular health.

AmerisourceBergen wraps up purchase of MWI

AmerisourceBergen Corp. has finalized its acquisition of animal health wholesaler MWI Veterinary Supply Inc.

N.Y. attorney general widens supplements probe

The New York Attorney General's Office has sent letters to four manufacturers of dietary supplements requesting information on the ingredients and quality control measures used for their products sold in the state.

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Cardinal Health to acquire Cordis from J&J

Cardinal Health Inc. plans to acquire cardiology and endovascular device maker Cordis from Johnson & Johnson for $1.944 billion.

BIOTA thinning-damaged hair care line rolling out to Walgreens

BIOTA Botanicals has landed retail distribution of its Advanced Herbal Care line for thinning-damaged hair at Walgreens.

Camber releases Revatio generic

Camber Pharmaceuticals has launched sildenafil 20-mg tablets, a medication for pulmonary hypertension.

Van der Hagen debuts new Shave Butter at Rite Aid

Van der Hagen Enterprises has landed retail distribution for its new Shave Butter at Rite Aid.

Pharmacists give thumbs-up to DripDrop

Oral rehydration solution DripDrop has earned the support of pharmacists.

Kleenex teams with fashion designer on new tissue collection

Kleenex has introduced a new line of facial tissue with eye-catching package designs created with renowned fashion designer Betsey Johnson.

Upsher-Smith turns spotlight on innovative pharmacists

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. has honored the 2014 recipients of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award.

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