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April 21, 2014


CVS/pharmacy chief marketing officer departs

Rob Price, chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has left the company, a CVS Caremark Corp. spokesman has confirmed.

Also serving as senior vice president of marketing and advertising at CVS/pharmacy, Price has been a key player in the drug chain's efforts to more closely integrate the store and digital environments to create a more personalized experience for shoppers and patients.



NACDS unveils Insight Session lineup for Total Store Expo

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced its slate of educational Insight Sessions for the second annual NACDS Total Store Expo this summer.

Albertsons, NAI pharmacies add Stayhealthy kiosks

Stayhealthy Inc. has deployed 765 Stayhealthy HealthCENTER Kiosks in the pharmacies of Albertsons LLC and New Albertsons Inc. (NAI) food and drug stores.

RediClinic plans more clinics in Austin area

RediClinic has formed a joint venture with central Texas health system Seton Healthcare Family to expand the number of RediClinics operating in Austin-area H-E-B stores.

Bartell names senior VP of merchandising

Brent Beebe has joined Bartell Drugs as senior vice president of merchandising.

U.S. drug spending, health care use rise in 2013

Total U.S. drug spending edged up 1% on a real per capita basis in 2013, and the use of health care services overall rose for the first time in three years, according to a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

ReCept selected to dispense Otezla

ReCept Pharmacy has been designated by Celgene as one of the specialty pharmacies to distribute Otezla, a new medication for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Sobeys to challenge to ban on pharmacy reward points

Sobeys Inc. plans to sue the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) over an impending resolution that would prohibit pharmacy patients from collecting loyalty reward points on pharmacy purchases.

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Actavis buys ophthalmic, topical products from Akorn

Actavis plc is acquiring four currently marketed products from Akorn Inc. and Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co.

Teva settles with Pfizer on generic Celebrex

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has entered into a patent settlement agreement with Pfizer Inc. on Teva's planned generic version of Celebrex.

Akorn closes Hi-Tech Pharmacal acquisition

Akorn Inc. has completed its $640 million agreement to acquire Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co.

Mylan announces new, upcoming generics

Mylan Inc. this week launched a pair of new generic products and unveiled agreements with Warner Chilcott Co. and Prosonix that will lead to future generic offerings.

Maybelline tabs U.K. model Jourdan Dunn as 'new face'

Maybelline New York has named British fashion model Jourdan Dunn as a new spokesmodel.

Poise debuts its thinnest liners yet

Kimberly-Clark's Poise brand has rolled out Poise Microliners, which the company describes as the thinnest liners in the light incontinence category.

UniStrip launches generic glucose test strips

UniStrip Technologies has introduced its first generic blood glucose test strip for use in LifeScan's OneTouch Ultra family of meters.

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