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March 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.

February 14, 2012

Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities.

December 8, 2011

Long-time industry veteran Jonathan Stern, 69, passed last month at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., after a one-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Services were held Nov. 13 at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York.

November 29, 2011

Frederik Meijer, the founder of the supercenter retail chain of the same name, died Nov. 25. He was 91.

November 21, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s former chairman and CEO John Smale — who was instrumental in creating a new vision for P&G to be a truly global company focused on providing an even broader range of innovative products to the world’s consumers — died on Nov. 19. He was 84.

November 16, 2011

Giant Eagle has named Laura Shapira Karet CEO and John Lucot president and COO. Both appointments are effective Jan. 9, 2012.

November 15, 2011

Kenneth O’Leary, president and founder of Cara Inc., passed away Oct. 12 at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

November 2, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that NFL quarterback Drew Brees will be the first-ever "VapoDad" representing Vicks VapoRub.

October 19, 2011

Emerson Group on Wednesday named Shane Brown to the group's Walmart team.

October 5, 2011

Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

September 19, 2011

The industry has lost a true “patriot of pharmacy practice.”

September 9, 2011

Trips are up, but baskets are down, Kroger reported Friday morning, along with positive second-quarter results. Gas sales also are up with the decline in fuel prices, which is an item Kroger continues to use as a stickiness factor with its loyalty card program.

August 24, 2011

If the legacy of a man is measured in the number of people he positively influenced, then surely Charlie Bowlus was a titan of our industry.

August 22, 2011

Within hours of the time Drug Store News first reported the tragic loss of ECRM founder and CEO Charlie Bowlus, the story already had become the most-commented-upon news item on DrugStoreNews.com since we launched the site in 1998. As this edition of the Weekly Drug Fix hits readers’ inboxes, more than 50 Drug Store News readers already had shared their memories of Charlie’s life and career — and how his friendship improved their own lives and careers — in posts on DrugStoreNews.com and on our Facebook page, as well as in direct letters to the editor. More than 100 others had shared their thoughts in a special online memorial bulletin board on the ECRM Marketgate website, ECRM.marketgate.com/marketgate/Charlie.aspx. In total, it’s enough for an entire issue of Drug Store News. And you better believe, it would be one BIG issue.

August 19, 2011

“[Charlie] never wanted the spotlight,” long-time friend and colleague Al Kraus noted in an online post, recalling a conversation with Charlie Bowlus over a drink one night in 1994, at the end of the very first ECRM show.

July 26, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

July 5, 2011

Delivering fresh food to underserved communities doesn’t necessarily mean giving up shelf space.


June 22, 2011

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., on Monday propositioned a bill that would allow independent drug stores to band together in an effort to increase their collective pharmaceutical buying power.

June 1, 2011

Fusion Brands, the parent company of beauty brands FusionBeauty and Clean, has partnered with Sony Pictures and CBS Consumer Products to launch Jabot Cosmetics, a fictional beauty brand that will become available for purchase to consumers.

April 21, 2011

The School Administrators Association of New York State will present its 2011 Friend of Education Award to Wegmans Food Markets and the Wegman family, the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer announced Wednesday.

April 20, 2011

Joseph Selame, who designed a wide range of well-known logos and brand identities for dozens of nonprofit organizations and companies, including CVS/pharmacy, died on March 29 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 86.

April 7, 2011

Larry King is taking on a new role for television viewers who are used to seeing him behind the hosting desk at CNN, as he will serve as the spokesman for BreathGemz, a breath freshener product.

March 25, 2011

The former head of a now defunct pharmacy chain has died, according to published reports.

March 24, 2011

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens in March expanded Joseph Magnacca’s role. As president of daily living products and solutions, Magnacca — the former Shoppers Drug Mart vet who as chief merchant of Duane Reade proved instrumental in the reinvention of the New York drug store chain — will oversee Walgreens’ marketing and merchandising operations, led by chief marketing officer Kim Feil and chief merchandising officer Bryan Pugh, but will report directly to president and CEO Greg Wasson.

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