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Week of Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

NCPA names Sherrer as new president

Georgia pharmacy owner John Sherrer has been elected president of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Pharmacy draws spotlight at CDC health forum

A public health forum by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turned the spotlight on pharmacy and drew kudos from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

CVS working on tobacco-free pharmacy network

CVS Health is developing for its pharmacy benefits management clients a network of pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products.

Merchandising executive Pugh departs Walgreens

Bryan Pugh, who for the past year has held a key role at Walgreen Co. coordinating operations and merchandising functions, has left the company.

Health Mart showcases breadth of pharmacy solutions

Health Mart spotlighted its range of pharmacy and business solutions for independent pharmacies at the National Community Pharmacists Association's Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

CDMA sets date for annual trade expo

The Chain Drug Marketing Association plans to hold the 89th CDMA Trade Expo on Jan. 27 to 30 in Tampa, Fla.

Medicine Shoppe launches co-branding option for independents

Medicine Shoppe International and Medicap Pharmacies Inc. are offering new co-branded franchise opportunities for independent retail pharmacies.

Walgreens enables Apple Pay in stores

Walgreen Co. has started accepting the Apple Pay secure mobile payment service at Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores across the country.

NCPA Convention honors pharmacy excellence

Starting over the weekend, the National Community Pharmacists Association honored pharmacy operators, professionals, educators and students at the 116th NCPA Convention and Trade Exposition in Austin, Texas.

This holiday season, retailers expected to up ante

If the latest consumer surveys are any indication, retailers could face a long, hard slog this holiday shopping season as they try to sway customers to open their pocketbooks.

Diplomat IPO paves way for expansion phase

Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. is readying for its next stage of growth and expansion with the successful completion of initial public offering of about 15 million shares.

Canada reaches multiyear pact on generics pricing

Canada's generic drug industry has reached a three-year agreement with provincial and territorial governments that will reduce pricing for generics and realize billions of dollars in savings for Canadians.

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