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David Salazar

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October 2019

The Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based company this week announced various promotions and changes to its team, promoting three of its own and adding two new executives. 

Rite Aid Exterior

The grants are aimed at enabling children’s hospitals to further efforts focused on improving the health of children in the communities where Rite Aid operates. 

Jim Buddy’s Protein Donuts are high-protein, low-calorie baked donuts.

Modus Active drops, capsules and power freeze roll on

Motus Active believes the sports nutrition angle can help the company establish a niche in the crowded CBD segment.

Ready Protein Water bottles

Ready Protein Water is meant to offer clean and effective hydration with no sucralose or added sugar. 

Four trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry have joined forces to urge Congress to provide legal clarity regarding the CBD marketplace.

Greg Furner

John Furner will take the reins of Walmart U.S. effective Nov. 1 from his current position as president and CEO of Sam's Club.

plastic granules

By 2025, the company has committed to cut its use of virgin plastic in half by reducing its total use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tons and increasing its use of recycled plastics.

Hydrant + Caffeine Rapid Hydration Mix package

The company’s Hydrant + Caffeine Rapid Hydration Mix contains 100 mg of caffeine and 200 mg of L-theanine per packet. 

HEB Houston Buffalo Heights exterior

H-E-B’s newest Houston location is growing the retailer’s footprint in the city’s inner loop.

Alembic Pharmaceuticals is introducing its first ophthalmic glaucoma product.

walgreens exterior

Starting in November, Walgreens will partner with FedEx to accept returns at its stores of purchases made from any e-tailer that has implemented FedEx returns technology.

Clear Essence Cosmetics face mask and skin milk

The Fontana, Calif.-based company is introducing a face mask and debuting redesigned packaging for its Skin Beautifying Milk. 

The Rite Aid Foundation has completed another round of KidCents regional grants, this time disbursing more than $5 million to 233 nonprofits.

Walgreens and Kroger on Monday issued separate statements hours apart stating that they would no longer be selling e-cigarette products. 

Publix Super Markets is naming a new Atlanta division president as Joe DiBenedetto, who has been with Publix for 44 years, plans his retirement at the end of the year

Exhibitionist 24HR Ultra Matte lipstick

The new 24HR Ultra Matte products are designed to be lightweight and hydrate lips during long wear. 

Children’s Tylenol Dissolve Packs

Johnson & Johnson Consumer is introducing the first new form of Children’s Tylenol in 10 years.

Criticality, a North Carolina-based industrial hemp company, is adding roll-on liniments to its Korent and Korent Select brands’ product lines.

Piping Rock Health Products recently was recognized by Rite Aid for its contributions to the VMS category.

Rite Aid Exterior

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer has named a new COO, with Bryan Everett stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Walgreens delivery in the Postmates app

Postmates will be delivering hundreds of OTC, health, beauty and grocery products from 174 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Social CBD Foot Renewal Cream

The Portland, Ore.-based company’s Foot Renewal Cream uses a blend of hemp extract, arnica, white willow bark and menthol to soothe feet, as well as shea butter and avocado oil to hydrate dry skin. 

Rite Aid exterior

Rite Aid has integrated Apriss Health’s NarxCare platform into its pharmacy workflow to help its pharmacists better identify patients at risk of prescription drug abuse and misuse.

walgreens exterior

Walgreens is acquiring nine of Novant Health’s retail pharmacies and the North Carolina-based health system will be opening clinics inside Walgreens stores. 

Teva Remodulin

Teva’s generic Remodulin is available in multi-dose 20 ml vials in dosage strengths of 1 mg/ml, 2.5 mg/ml, 5 mg/ml and 10 mg/ml. 

Skyn Get Fresh Wipes and Endurance delay spray

The Iselin, N.J.-based brand is introducing Skyn Get Fresh cleansing wipes and Skyn Endurance, a delay spray meant to improve intimate endurance. 

Rite Aid pharmacist with patient

Rite Aid’s annual Pharmacy Champions Program allows Rite Aid customers to recognize a pharmacist, pharmacy technician or wellness ambassador who has delivered exceptional health-related care.

Clobetasol propionate lotion is indicated to treat such skin conditions as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergies and rash.

Camber's generic Xyzal

Camber’s generic is indicated to relieve allergy symptoms. 

Sun-Maid chocolate-covered raisins

The new products include chocolate and peanut butter-covered raisins, dark cocoa-dusted raisins and chocolate and almond crunch-covered raisins. 

injectable vials

Pfizer is planning to launch its Avastin biosimilar, Zirabev, on Dec. 31, according to a

September 2019

Celltrion HIV drug Temixys

Temixys, which the Food and Drug Administration approved last November, is indicated as a single-tablet regimen to treat HIV in combination with other antiretroval agents. 

pill bottles on a counter

Sildenafil tablets had annual sales of roughly $216 million for the year ended July 19, according to data from IQVIA. 

Walgreens pharmacist with patient

As American Pharmacists Month kicks off, Walgreens is recognizing the roughly 75,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians it employs for their work in health and patient care.

boardroom

With executive chairman Ian Read set to retire in December, Pfizer has chosen current CEO Albert Bourla to succeed Read as chairman effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Rockface

Rockface, a U.K.-based company that IRI data shows to be the fastest-growing men’s brand across the pond, is going after the American men’s grooming market. 

Dollar General Panama City Florida

Dollar General celebrated the opening of its 16,000th store in Panama City, Fla., on Sunday, celebrating with giveaways and donations to local elementary schools.

Zantac 150

Following a product alert from the Food and Drug Administration, CVS Pharmacy has halted sales of Zantac and its store-brand ranitidine products.

H-E-B plus exterior

H-E-B’s pharmacies now are stocking DisposeRx, which allows patients to safely dispose of unused or expired medication at home.

Specialty and home delivery pharmacy AllianceRx Walgreens Prime has received reaccreditation for its specialty pharmacy services from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Eosera Ear Clean MD and Ear Itch MD nighttime

Eosera's latest products are Ear Clean MD and Ear Itch MD Nighttime.

Walgreens Find Care has added the Philips SmartSleep Analyzer, one of the latest SmartSleep solutions, to the platform, which it said will allow users to identify potential causes of their sleep issues and connect with guidance and solutions.

Americans are obsessed with snacking. Salty snacks, savory snacks, jerky, nuts, bars, cookies — the list goes on and on.

Jessica Alba

Probiotic brand Culturelle is partnering with actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba for a multi-year collaboration, which is kicking off with a new ad campaign.

Walgreens and Wing Drone Delivery

Walgreens and Alphabet’s Wing Aviation are partnering to make drone delivery of items from Walgreens stores a reality.

Alembic's generic Tamiflu

The generic is indicated to treat acute, uncomplicated influenza A and B in patients 2 weeks of age and older who have been symptomatic for less than 48 hours.

Social CBD Broad Spectrum CBD Drops

Recently launched CBD brand Social CBD is expanding its lineup of products.

Hill Country Fare Corn Flakes

H-E-B is donating two dozen palettes of Hill Country Fare Corn Flakes each to 18 Texas food banks as part of National Hunger Action Month.

Products to Watch

Another month means another slew of new products that Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team had to sort through in order to pick up-and-coming products that have promise.

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