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August 21, 2014


Health Mart promotes pharmacist intervention

Medication adherence is an area in which community pharmacies are uniquely positioned to excel because of their strong clinical expertise and personal patient relationships, according to Health Mart president Steve Courtman.

Services such as McKesson's Pharmacy Intervention Program (PIP) facilitate patient adherence via targeted behavioral coaching sessions delivered by pharmacists trained in motivational interviewing, Courtman explains.



USP joins Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has become a member of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) to help battle against the illegal online sale of medicines.

As part of Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart boosts pharmacy presence

It was not surprising that Loblaw Cos. was an eager buyer and Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) a willing seller when the two companies, both giants in their respective sectors, came to an agreement for the purchase of SDM that was finalized in March of this year.

Family Dollar Stores nixes bid from Dollar General

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores Inc. has rejected an acquisition bid from Dollar General Corp.

Walgreens exec to keynote digital health summit

Adam Pellegrini, vice president of digital health at Walgreen Co., will present the keynote address at Parks Associates' "Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers" on Sept. 5 in San Diego.

NPCA testimony calls for more PBM transparency

The National Community Pharmacists Association has urged a key advisory panel to require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to be more transparent about their fees and revenue streams with ERISA health plan sponsors that employ them.

EPIC Pharmacies names next CEO

Jay Romero has been appointed chief executive officer of EPIC Pharmacies Inc.

Walgreens: Better to get flu shot early

Walgreen Co. is urging consumers to get vaccinated early as it begins its yearly flu shot campaign.

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RevitaDERM Psoriasis Treatment hits shelves at CVS

Blaine Labs Inc. has gained distribution of its RevitaDERM Psoriasis Treatment at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

Brownmed makes Inc. list of fast-growing companies

For the fifth straight year, Brownmed has made the Inc. 5000 list of business journal Inc.

GMDC provides insight on seasonal merchandising

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and its Educational Leadership Council have released "Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping: Part Two," a whitepaper that looks at total store business-building opportunities in nonfoods during the January to September merchandising seasons.

Carmex introduces cold sore remedy

Carma Laboratories Inc. has expanded its lip care product lineup with the launch of Carmex Cold Sore Treatment.

Surescripts appoints new chief executive

Tom Skelton has been named chief executive officer of national health information network Surescripts.

Philips Norelco shaver tackles problem of ingrown hair

Philips Norelco has designed its first electric shaver that reduces ingrown hair.

DripDrop lands distribution at Walgreens

DripDrop, which describes itself as a "great-tasting," medical-grade hydration solution, is now being sold at Walgreens drug stores nationwide and on Walgreens.com.

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