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Solid solution: Five elements of an effective prescription pricing tool

01/20/2022


Medication pricing information and tools providing drug alternatives that address shifts in care and patient needs could make the prescribing process easier.

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Alembic receives tentative nod for 2 generics

01/20/2022


Alembic has received tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for dronedarone tablets and vortioxetine tablets.

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Food Lion opens new North Carolina store

01/20/2022


The retailer recently opened a new store in North Carolina’s Mallard Creek neighborhood.

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The most engaging beauty brands on the digital shelf

01/20/2022


See an AI-powered visual analysis of thousands of images from Sephora and Ulta to discover the visual trends that drive engagement with online beauty shoppers.

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What do young female buyers want from retail pharmacy: Part 3

01/20/2022


In the third installment of the series, DSN editor in chief Nigel Maynard asks his panel for insight on what pharmacies could do better in order for them to make an in-person visit.

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Stop & Shop, Flashfood roll out program in Rhode Island

01/20/2022


The retailer is launching Flashfood’s program at its Pawtucket and Providence, R.I., stores following a successful pilot.

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M&M’s updates look amid ongoing commitment to help create an inclusive world

01/20/2022


M&M’s will revamp its look and characters as part of a global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive, the company said.

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L’oréal, Verily partner on skin health initiatives

01/20/2022


L’oréal and Verily will work together on two programs aimed at better understanding and characterizing skin and hair aging mechanisms.

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FDA green-lights Alembic’s generic Comtan

01/19/2022


Entacapone tablets have a market value of roughly $10.5 million for the 12 months ending September 2021.

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Watch DSN: CVS Health’s Peluso discusses the digitization of retail pharmacy

01/19/2022


This installment of the Watch DSN series features Michelle Peluso, executive vice president and chief customer officer at CVS Health and co-president of CVS Pharmacy, discussing how the digitization of retail is making health care more convenient.

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NatuEra introduces first smart CBD sales kiosk for retail groceries

01/19/2022


The interactive touchscreen units combine educational videos, product information and vending of NatuEra’s CBD wellness products in a store-within-a-store model completely managed by NatuEra, the company said.

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NACDS issues statement regarding OTC COVID-19 tests at retail pharmacies

01/19/2022


NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson advises consumers on how pharmacies and their teams are working to help maximize the success of the upcoming COVID-19 OTC test program.

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Walgreens, VillageMD bring clinics to Tucson, Ariz.

01/19/2022


The eight clinic openings represent an expansion into Arizona’s second major market and add to the growing number of locations in the state, the companies said.

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Silk unveils Extra Creamy Almondmilk

01/19/2022


Silk’s Extra Creamy Almondmilk is made with a blend of three kinds of almonds for a silky-smooth taste, the company said.

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E.l.f. Cosmetics sweetens its beauty looks with Cookies ‘N’ Dreams collection

01/19/2022


The limited-edition Cookies ‘N’ Dreams collection, inspired by the classic ice cream flavor, features 13 new products.

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Walmart appoints e-commerce leader

01/19/2022


The retailer has named Tom Ward its new e-commerce leader following the departure of Casey Carl.

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Change in the air: Shifts in retail pharmacy are likely to exert force for disruption and innovation

01/19/2022


DSN editor and chief Nigel Maynard examines the sweeping changes impacting the retail pharmacy industry in 2022.

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From head to toe: The fusion of wellness and beauty sets mass market retailers up for success in 2022

01/18/2022


The new year is bringing hope of a return to robust sales with the range of innovation added to the drug store mix — and retailers are ready.

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Lupin obtains FDA approval, tentative OK for 2 generics

01/18/2022


The Food and Drug Administration approved Lupin’s sevelamer carbonate for oral suspension and gave tentative approval for azilsartan medoxomil tablets.

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Goldfish launches Mega Bites crackers

01/18/2022


Mega Bites, which are 50% larger than regular Goldfish crackers, are available in sharp cheddar and cheddar jalapeño varieties.

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CVS Health, Uber to provide transportation for individuals in underserved communities

01/18/2022


The collaboration, part of the company’s Health Zones initiative, will provide transportation support at no cost to individuals seeking access to medical care, work or educational programs.

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Alcon widens Systane Lubricant Eye Drop availability

01/18/2022


Alcon’s Systane Complete Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops are now available in an easy-to-use, multidose bottle for consumers in Europe.

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Walgreens intros COVID-19 Index tracking activity by state

01/18/2022


Data captured in the Walgreens COVID-19 Index tracks existing and emerging variants.

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Breaking down barriers: Retail pharmacy is becoming a force in an unexpected area — providing mental health services

01/17/2022


The rewards accrued from offering mental health services can be substantial in terms of clinical outcomes, customer satisfaction and retention, and improved revenue.

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ParaPro offers Natroba for new indication

01/17/2022


Natroba provides a topical treatment for scabies infestations in adult and pediatric patients four years of age and older.

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AbbVie obtains FDA nod for new indication of Rinvoq

01/17/2022


Rinvoq is now approved for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults and children aged 12 years old and older whose disease did not respond to previous treatment.

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Glenmark Specialty S.A. receives FDA green light for Ryaltris

01/17/2022


Ryaltris will be marketed and distributed through Glenmark’s partner Hikma Specialty.

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International Delight sweetens up coffee with Willy Wonka-inspired creamers

01/17/2022


The Wonka Whipple Scrumptious Fudgy Caramel Creamer, which comes in a zero-sugar option, features notes of fudge and caramel.

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Bespoke Beauty Brands, Liane V partner on lash line

01/17/2022


Liane V’s beauty line currently consists of classic and magnetic false eyelashes that come in 15 different styles.

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Betr Remedies widens distribution to Walmart stores

01/17/2022


Betr Remedies’ full line of over-the-counter products is now available at 2,000 Walmart stores across the nation.

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Winn-Dixie offers discounts on most-shopped products

01/17/2022


Winn-Dixie is offering customers deep discounts on more than 150 of its most-shopped items as part of its Down Down program.

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SpartanNash appoints chief merchandising officer

01/17/2022


Bennett Morgan joins SpartanNash from Amazon, where he helped launch its fast-growing grocery business.

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Unilever’s rejected offer for GSK consumer healthcare reportedly raises questions

01/17/2022


The bid for GSK’s assets, including Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, comes as Unilever is dealing with steep inflation and sluggish growth in emerging markets.

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Federal government to provide free masks, COVID-19 tests

01/17/2022


The federal government is providing 400 million N95 masks and at-home COVID-19 tests for free.

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What do young female buyers want from retail pharmacy: Part 2

01/13/2022


In the second part of the series, DSN editor in chief Nigel Maynard continues his discussion with eight young women to find out if cost and the availability of medical services have influenced how they visit retail pharmacies.

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CVS Health names supply chain SVP

01/13/2022


Mario Rivera has joined CVS Health as its new senior vice president of supply chain. 

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Wakefern to test frictionless stores

01/13/2022


Shoppers, who will use an app to scan a QR code as they enter, will be free to pick up items and leave without having to checkout.

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Native enters skin care category

01/13/2022


New from Native is the Moisturizing and Brightening collections, which look to help consumers cater to their skin care needs in just three easy steps.

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Dove Chocolate rolls out Large Promises

01/13/2022


Large Promises, available in milk chocolate and caramel, and dark chocolate and peanut butter, are three times the size of the original Dove Chocolates.

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BosleyMD broadens distribution to CVS Pharmacy

01/13/2022


BosleyMD products are now available at 7,500 CVS Pharmacy locations across the nation.

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Walmart to use HomeValet’s SmartBox for deliveries in select Florida locations

01/13/2022


The retailer is partnering with HomeValet to offer customers at select Florida locations the option of having their deliveries from Walmart’s InHome service placed outside their home in a SmartBox with 24/7 availability.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholds validity of Novartis’ Gilenya dosage regimen patent

01/12/2022


Novartis said it expects no generic versions of Gilenya in the U.S. market for at least the next two years.

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Alembic given FDA OK for generic Doryx

01/12/2022


Doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets have a market value of roughly $10 million for the 12 months ending September 2021, according to IQVIA.

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Par launches generic Cuvposa

01/12/2022


The product is indicated to reduce chronic severe drooling in children ages 3 to 16 years old with neurologic conditions that cause abnormal drooling.

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Amneal to acquire Saol Therapeutics’ Baclofen franchise

01/12/2022


The acquisition expands Amneal’s neurology presence into spasticity.

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Rya Organics debuts CBD Relax Gummies

01/12/2022


Relax Gummies leverage the healing properties of broad-spectrum CBD to deepen relaxation, calm the central nervous system and promote a healthy immune response, the company said.

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Kroger Health named recipient of APhA Immunization Champion Award

01/12/2022


The award recognizes individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.

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Hy-Vee debuts WholeLotta Good e-commerce platform

01/12/2022


WholeLotta Good is a ship-to-home e-commerce website that offers consumers dietitian-recommended products.

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Pet Releaf unveils higher potency CBD products

01/12/2022


New from Pet Releaf is Hemp Oil 750 and Liposomes 600, which cater to the needs of larger dogs.

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Dove aims to eliminate plastic waste with reusable body wash bottles

01/12/2022


The Dove Body Wash Reusable Bottle + Concentrate Refills are available in daily moisture, cucumber, and shea butter and warm vanilla fragrances.

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