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David Salazar

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December 2019

The company said the My H-E-B app is part of its efforts to build out its digital services and focus on innovation to grow its digital offerings. 

Publix, DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, takes an approach to cultivating and promoting talent in its organization that sets it apart.

The joint-venture group purchasing organization called Retail Procurement Alliance, which Walgreens and Kroger said is aimed at driving purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources. 

Read about DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, Publix, and how its team focuses on relationships with patients, payers and partners to build an exceptional pharmacy operation.

The Downer’s Grove, Ill.-based company has launched Gold Standard Fit 40, aimed at active adults older than 40 years old in need of sports nutrition options. 

H-E-B is investing in growing its footprint in south Austin, announcing a $200 million investment that will bring three new stores to the area and remodel an existing location.

See photos from the 21st annual DSN Industry Issues Summit, which was held Dec. 4 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Kroger delivered solid results from its fiscal third quarter and offered an update on its Restock Kroger efforts. 

See photos from the 2019 DSN Industry Issues Summit Reception, held Dec. 3 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Perrigo has completed its acquisition of the OTC rights to Prevacid 24HR.

The Rite Aid Foundation is marking “Giving Tuesday” by awarding more than $2 million to partner charities through its Full of Thanks Holiday Program.

The Ewing, N.J.-based Church & Dwight brand has introduced its CBD Full Spectrum Hemp Extract product line on its website and through certain retailers. 

Hamacher Resource Group vice president of strategic relations, Dave Wendland, will be marking his 16th time moderating a panel at the event, which is set for Dec. 4 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 

November 2019

upspring Stomach Settle Drops

UpSpring is growing its selection beyond only health-and-wellness products for moms and babies into family wellness while also growing its selection available at Walmart.

See photos from the DSN Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty two-day awards ceremony and thought leadership event, which was held on Nov. 21 and 22 in Chicago.

Branded Glumetza saw sales of $226.7 million in the year ended September 2019, according to IQVIA data. 

The generic of Novartis’ branded product will be available in dosage strengths of 90- and 360-mg. 

Aurobindo employees at the awards ceremony

Aurobindo took home the Company of the Year and Acquisition of the Year awards at the event, which was held Nov. 5 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

STI Pharma is launching its first oncology injectable with the introduction of its generic of Bicnu (carmustine for injection)

Sh’nnong Beverage is unveiling its first product line — Má Functional Iced Teas — which includes three ready-to-drink teas containing CBD and natural botanicals at 500 Vitamin Shoppe stores.

TruPura’s product line includes six product categories that are made with CBD from American-grown hemp, the company said. 

UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens will be opening 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare service centers within Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Cognivue is offering its computerized cognitive function test, which is based on Food and Drug Administration-cleared technology.

Bongiovi Medical Health and Technologies has appointed Garry Zage as senior vice president of strategic partnerships.

Nyjha Huston applying Social CBD balm

The company has announced a partnership with skateboarder Nyja Huston, who has won 12 X Games gold medals and is the reigning Street League Skateboarding world champion.

The Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based company has partnered with TRU-ID to verify and identify botanical ingredients using its DNA-certification technology. 

Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s [email protected] campaign has officially helped provide 50 million vaccinations to children worldwide with its Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program since it launched in 2013.

From the crowded pack of 150 new products introduced in October, Hamacher Resource Group identified five that piqued interest based on earning potential and novelty.

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation last week presented Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, with its Alessandro di Montezemolo Lifetime Achievement Award.

Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon has named Kathryn McLay president and CEO of the Bentonville, Ark.-based company’s club retail banner.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association presented the Food and Drug Administration with a citizen petition that urges the agency to exercise its statutory authority to issue regulations establishing a clear pathway for the inclusion of CBD in dietary supplements. 

The dietary supplement and functional food trade association now includes Genesee Nutrition, Hilma and Natures Crops International as voting members, as well as Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate member. 

This year, Piping Rock placed third among large-sized companies, surpassing its rank on Newsdays’ list of “Top Long Island Workplaces” the previous year.

At the 2019 DSN Industry Issues Summit, the keynote will feature a conversation between entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" star Daymond John and P&G's Damon Jones.

The Pleasant Prairie. Wis.-based company has acquired the SunBurnt and First Degree brands of burn and sun recovery products from Welmedix Consumer Healthcare. 

As flu season gets off the ground, Walgreens is issuing the first of its monthly Walgreens Flu Index reports.

Higi, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, now is offering a free self-service Type 2 diabetes risk assessment that combines station measurements with a consumer-reported health survey. 

As the company nears the first anniversary of its Aetna acquisition, solid results from all of its business segments led to a raised and increased earnings guidance for its full fiscal year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is looking into whether or not it should take the company private, holding preliminary talks with private equity firms, according to a report from Reuters.

Walgreens is rolling out a billing solution that will allow Medicare patients using Dexcom’s G6 continuous glucose monitoring device to fill their prescription at any of its 9,200 pharmacies.

Good Day Chocolate CBD products contain third-party-tested CBD in the form of 0% THC broad-spectrum hemp extract sourced from farms in Oregon and Colorado.

McLean will oversee the vision, strategic direction and performance of all of the company’s marketing activities, including marketing collaboration, brand design and execution and marketing plan execution. 

CBD Medic products

The Toronto-based company said that CBDMedic products would be launching into 1,300 stores of a leading retail pharmacy chain. 

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