News Briefs

07/07/2022

Eosera expands retail distribution

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Ear care company Eosera is broadening its retail footprint.

The company recently announced that its products are now available at such retailers as Walgreens, Walmart, Albertsons and Kroger, as well as at its previously established locations including CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Amazon and food stores.

This expansion brings Eosera’s products to 28,000 locations, the company said

“I am thrilled to see our products launch in major stores, such as Walgreens, Walmart, Albertsons and Kroger,” said Eosera co-founder and CEO Elyse Stoltz Dickerson.

“Our ultimate goal is to heighten the conversation around ear health, shed light on some of the most common ailments that can occur and allow people to avoid doctors’ visits through preventive care,” she said. “We’re confident that the increased presence of our products in 28,000 retailers nationwide will continue to educate consumers on the proper ways to take care of their ears at home.”

Products available include its flagship Earwax MD, Wax Blaster MD, Ear Pain MD and Ear Itch MD.

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07/06/2022

AAM: Build Back Better Act negotiations erode incentives for generics, biosimilars development

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The Association for Accessible Medicines issued a statement of disapproval from president and CEO Dan Leonard on the Build Back Better Act’s negotiations framework.

“This flawed, untested scheme will reduce future savings through lower cost generic and biosimilar medicines for America’s patients and employers,” said Leonard. “The Build Back Better Act’s negotiations framework severely erodes the incentives for generic and biosimilar development. Generic and biosimilar manufacturers will be less likely to incur the costs and risks associated with developing new generic and biosimilar medicines in the future, which will diminish market-based competition against brand-name drugs and reduce the opportunity for additional savings.”

Leonard added, “Millions of America’s patients are desperate for meaningful solutions that address the high-cost of brand-name prescription drugs,” said Dan Leonard, president and CEO for the Association for Accessible Medicines. “Unfortunately, the Build Back Better Act merely undermines the only part of our healthcare system that year after year lowers prescription drug costs – competition from generic and biosimilar medicines.”

07/06/2022

NACDS opens registration for 2023 annual meeting

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Mark your calendars. The National Association of Chain Drugs Stores announced today that registration is now open for its NACDS Annual Meeting.

NACDS invites you to join NACDS chair Brian Nightengale, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, from April 22 to 25, 2023 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., for the 2023 NACDS Annual Meeting.

"This exclusive event is the only industry gathering leading the way for influential business executives from drug, food and mass retailers, along with their supplier counterparts, to advance industry trends, strengthen relationships and explore new opportunities," NACDS said.

Registration information can be found here.

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07/01/2022

American Regent, Provepharm Life Solutions intro ProvayBlue injection

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American Regent and Provepharm Life Solutions are offering ProvayBlue (methylene blue) injection in a 10 ml single-dose vial.

ProvayBlue is indicated for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with acquired methemoglobinemia.

The new vial presentation joins the ampule that American Regent and Provepharm Life Solutions have been marketing since 2016. 

Provepharm has licensed exclusive rights to American Regent to market and distribute ProvayBlue in the United States.

We are pleased that our continued partnership with Provepharm provides the opportunity to expand our line of ProvayBlue products to better meet the needs of providers and patients, said Joann Gioia, vice president and chief commercial officer at American Regent.

06/28/2022

LifeStyles refreshes packaging across entire portfolio

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LifeStyles is debuting a fresh, brand-new look.

The sexual wellness company unveiled its new packaging redesign, which features a sleek and modern look that was inspired by the brand’s fresh new chapter in its legacy, LifeStyles said.

“LifeStyles has a 100-plus year history exclusively dedicated to sexual wellness. We take immense pride in being a reliable resource that enables greater connections for all,” said M’lou Walker, CEO of LifeStyles Healthcare.

“When customers see our products, we want them to be as excited to grab them off the shelf as we are to make them,” Walker said. “Our revitalized design was crafted to inspire shoppers instantly to explore more fulfilling sexual experiences with confidence and comfort.”

By recognizing the evolving attitudes of today’s consumers, the brand revamped its identity to connect more deeply with users at shelf, the company said.

LifeStyles offers a range of products including condoms, lubricants and accessories that can be found at such retailers as Walmart, Walgreens and Rite Aid among others.

06/27/2022

Walgreens offering Independence Day discount to veterans, active duty military

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To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a weekend Independence Day discount to all veterans, active-duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their country.

Beginning July 1 through July 4, customers with a myWalgreens membership and valid military ID or proof of service will receive 20% off regularly priced products at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.

The myWalgreens customer loyalty platform membership is free and can be obtained at checkout, the company said. 

Walgreens stores will be open during regular business hours on Independence Day. For patient needs, 24-hour Walgreens pharmacies will be open, and select non-24-hour pharmacies will be open with modified hours.