X

Market Buzz& Industry News

brought to you by Gamechangers

Ulta Beauty’s Muse 100 honors Black voices in beauty

09/21/2021


Muse 100 is a celebration of 100 inspiring Black voices in beauty, each of whom will be awarded a grant to further their impact, the company said.

Full Story

Focus On: Scholl’s Wellness is walking on air

09/21/2021


As a stand-alone company, Scholl’s Wellness has a spring in its step as it emphasizes innovative self-care for its Dr. Scholl’s brand

Full Story

Par intros generic Chantix

09/21/2021


Chantix had a market value of approximately $1 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, according to IQVIA.

Full Story

Scynexis debuts Brexafemme

09/21/2021


Brexafemme is the first and only oral non-azole prescription medication approved by the FDA to treat vaginal yeast infection.

Full Story

Kellogg’s adds variety to Elf on the Shelf cereal

09/21/2021


Kellogg’s limited-edition Elf on the Shelf cereal is available in sugar cookie and hot cocoa varieties.

Full Story

Banza, Beyond Meat and Follow Your Heart partner on plant-based pizzas

09/21/2021


Banza partnered with Beyond Meat and Follow Your Heart on the Supreme and Plant-Based Cheese Pizzas.

Full Story

Cetaphil revamps formulas, packaging

09/21/2021


Cetaphil updated its formulas and revamped its packaging with a sleek design that features color coding for specified skin types.

Full Story

Betterbrand launches supplement line at retail

09/21/2021


Founded in 2019, Betterbrand is focused on offering doctor- and pharmacist-formulated respiratory and immune health nutraceuticals, as well as products meant to address mental acuity/focus and overindulgence.

Full Story

Albertsons, Firework partner on short video content

09/21/2021


Albertsons will use Firework to deploy short video content and cooking experiences on its various banner websites.

Full Story

Camber debuts generic Bystolic

09/20/2021


Camber's nebivolol tablets provide a generic treatment for patients with hypertension.

Full Story

Pfizer, BioNTech Phase 2/3 trial data show COVID-19 vaccine is safe in 5 to 11 year olds

09/20/2021


The companies plan to submit these data to the Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency and other regulatory agencies around the world as soon as possible.

Full Story

AAM report: Generic savings totaled $338B in 2020

09/20/2021


Biosimilar drugs saved $7.9 billion dollars in 2020 alone, more than tripling the $2.5 billion saved in 2019, according to the latest report from the Association for Accessible Medicines.

Full Story

Natural Light adds Vodka to lemonade-flavored beverages

09/20/2021


Natural Light Vodka is a lemonade-flavored beverage available in three varieties — lemonade, strawberry lemonade and black cherry lemonade.

Full Story

Haribo candy goes sweet, sour

09/20/2021


New launches from Haribo include Rainbow Worms and Z!ng Sour Kicks.

Full Story

Lubriderm moisturizes dry skin with new cream, lotion

09/20/2021


Lubriderm’s Advanced Therapy Moisturizing Cream and Advanced Therapy Lotion are free of fragrances and parabens, the company said.

Full Story

Meijer preps shoppers for camping season

09/20/2021


The retailer is catering to camping enthusiasts by stocking up on specialized gear and seasonal must-haves.

Full Story

WBA makes $970M majority investment in Shields Health Solutions

09/20/2021


Walgreens Boots Alliance hopes to use the investment in the specialty pharmacy company as a means of speeding up the development of new healthcare models and creating a platform from which to build partnerships with health systems.

Full Story

Walmart intros Built for Better destination

09/20/2021


Walmart launched “Built for Better,” an online destination that identifies products on its website that meet independent standards for promoting personal well-being and reducing environmental impact.

Full Story

Editor's Note: What does the future hold for pharmacy?

09/20/2021


DSN editor in chief Nigel Maynard sizes up some of the factors that will reshape the pharmacy industry in the coming years.

Full Story

Calling all CPG Innovators: Join the Product of the Year Awards Family

09/19/2021


  Do you have an innovative new product you want customers to know about? Something unique you think drug store retailers should add to their inventory? If so, enter the

Full Story

Q&A: WBA’s Monti outlines the company’s approach to health and wellness

09/19/2021


Walgreens Boots Alliance’s senior vice president of health care services talked to Drug Store News about how the company is making health care more accessible via its partnerships and offerings.

Full Story

Cipla obtains FDA nod for generic Durezol

09/19/2021


Durezol had a market value of approximately $106 million for the 12-month period ended June 2021, according to IQVIA.

Full Story

Hikma, FAES Farma ink licensing agreement for Bilastine

09/19/2021


Hikma will be responsible for commercializing Bilastine once it is FDA approved.

Full Story

The Swanson Group adds chief customer officer

09/19/2021


Glenn Figenholtz joins The Swanson Group from Walgreens, bringing with him 19 years of experience across the retailer’s merchandising division.

Full Story

CbdMD rolls out CBD-infused drink mixes

09/19/2021


The sugar- and caffeine-free drink mixes use cbdMD’s Nano-Encapsulated Technology to enable fast, water-soluble absorption of CBD, according to the company.

Full Story

CVS Health looks to add 25K employees with 1-day virtual career event

09/19/2021


Available positions are for full-time, part-time, and temporary licensed pharmacists; trained pharmacy technicians; and nurses at CVS Pharmacy store locations.

Full Story

One Brands debuts limited-edition marshmallow hot cocoa bar

09/19/2021


One Brands’ limited-edition marshmallow hot cocoa bar contains a smooth and creamy texture with notes of cocoa, the company said.

Full Story

Southeastern Grocers, Feeding America partner on hunger relief initiatives

09/19/2021


The retailer will be hosting a register campaign at all of its banners that will support Feeding America’s hunger relief efforts.

Full Story

Chobani debuts peanut butter flavored spreads

09/19/2021


Chobani Ends Child Hunger Peanut Butter Flavored Nutrient Spreads were created through a partnership with Edesia Nutrition.

Full Story

Degree Deodorant’s challenges fitness industry with #TrainersForHire campaign

09/19/2021


Degree Deodorant’s #TrainersForHire campaign calls on fitness companies to hire trainers with disabilities.

Full Story

Hayat Pharmacy honored as Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year

09/19/2021


Milwaukee, Wis.-based Hayat Pharmacy is the first Health Mart franchisee to win the award twice, having previously earned the honor in 2014.

Full Story

Henkel appoints new regional head of consumer beauty

09/19/2021


David DiBernardino has been appointed the regional head, consumer beauty care North America.

Full Story

NACDS Foundation awards $130K in scholarships

09/19/2021


The awards recognized seven colleges of pharmacy for their innovative and diverse educational programs, which aim to advance patient care and public health.

Full Story

Hy-Vee to host 4th ‘Best of Local Brands’ summit in November

09/16/2021


Midwestern vendors are invited to submit their products for potential Hy-Vee distribution.

Full Story

Emerson’s virtual Industry Day 2021 bringing retail execs, thought leaders together

09/16/2021


Slated for Oct. 6, the virtual event will feature a combination of guest speakers and in-house conversations, as well as a live shopper focus group.

Full Story

FDA, EMA launch pilot program to provide scientific advice on complex generic, hybrid products

09/16/2021


The goal of the pilot program is to allow American and European assessors the ability to concurrently exchange their views with applicants on scientific issues during the development phase of complex generic/hybrid products.

Full Story

Revlon, Megan Thee Stallion roll out Big Bad Beauty Looks collection

09/16/2021


The Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion Big Bad Beauty Looks collection features an exclusive eyeshadow palette, mascara and liners in limited-edition packaging.

Full Story

Frankford Candy joins the pumpkin spice craze

09/16/2021


Frankford Candy is launching the Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Bomb and fall-themed packaging for its Hot Chocolate Bomb.

Full Story

Barnana intros plantain crisps

09/16/2021


Barnana’s Organic Plantain Crisps, made from green plantains, is available in sea salt and garlic varieties, the company said.

Full Story

Dr. Sheffield’s debuts recyclable aluminum toothpaste tubes

09/16/2021


The brand is now packaging its certified natural and fluoride-free charcoal toothpaste in aluminum metal tubes.

Full Story

CVS Health to collaborate with Novo Nordisk to tackle obesity

09/16/2021


The initial offering will be available at three HealthHUB locations in the Phoenix area — two in Chandler and one in Gilbert — with plans to expand to additional locations later in the year.

Full Story

Walgreens offering new round of employee bonuses, rewards

09/16/2021


The retailer is awarding new bonuses and rewards for pharmacy teams, as well as offering employees an incentive of $200 in myWalgreens cash to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Full Story

Giant Eagle, RangeMe partner to grow e-commerce channel

09/16/2021


The retailer has launched a product submission call with RangeMe to expand its Giant Eagle Marketplace offerings.

Full Story

Hy-Vee intros pharmacy technician apprenticeship, seeks to hire 2K pharmacy techs

09/16/2021


The apprenticeship is free for all Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians and can be completed in as few as eight months, depending on state requirements, while working at its pharmacy.

Full Story

Walgreens Find Care adds Kiio digital musculoskeletal therapy

09/16/2021


Kiio uses evidence-based clinical protocols and technology to deliver personalized therapeutic exercise, education and interactive coaching digitally.

Full Story

FDA advisory committee rejects Pfizer COVID booster outside of high-risk groups

09/16/2021


FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee rejected Pfizer's application to add a third booster shot to its two-dose coronavirus vaccine for patients age 16 years old and older.

Full Story

FDA gives tentative nod to generic Rexulti from Zydus Cadila

09/15/2021


Brexpiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for use as adjunctive therapy to antidepressants for the treatment of major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.

Full Story

Industry orgs praise bill allowing supplement purchases with pre-tax money

09/15/2021


The Dietary Supplements Act (H.R. 5214) would recognize dietary supplement purchases as qualified medical expenses, allowing them to be purchased using health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.

Full Story

Amneal intros generic Trisenox

09/15/2021


The drug, which had already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is indicated to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. 

Full Story

BioFactura inks material transfer agreement with Rani Therapeutics for Stelara biosimilar

09/15/2021


Rani has agreed to evaluate BFI-751 in its RaniPill capsule, a novel, proprietary and patented platform technology intended to replace subcutaneous or IV injection of biologics with oral dosing.

Full Story