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The latest news and information on products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

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Hikma pauses generic Advair Diskus launch

Following the FDA's approval of Hikma’s ANDA for generic Advair Diskus in December 2020, Hikma has submitted an amendment to its application to the FDA which reflects enhanced packaging controls to meet new industry standards adopted since the initial submission of its ANDA application.

Pharmacy orgs commend Biden’s COVID-19 plan to activate pharmacies

President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to fully activate the pharmacies across this country to get the vaccinations into more arms as quickly as possible is garnering praise from industry organizations.

Lime Crime’s Aura palette features nine cool-tones metallic and matte shadows, while the Glory palette contains warm-toned shades.

A pharmacist preparing a prescription in a bottle.

Sun Pharma is launching docetaxel injection and relaunching its valacyclovir tablets.

Kit Kat Thins features two light and crispy wafers as opposed to the three layers found in the standard candy bar, the company said.

Publix will begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccine at 42 of its pharmacies across South Carolina to eligible individuals.

Sephora is making changes to aid in mitigating the racially biased and unfair treatment of shoppers in the retail sector.

Choice Pass, available to Giant Direct and Martin’s Direct customers, offers unlimited free delivery and pickup for $98 a year.

Finishing Touch updated its Flawless Brows device to ensure users are able to remove single or multiple eyebrow hairs from the surface of the skin.

Walgreens Boots Alliance CFO James Kehoe outlined the forthcoming venture as part of his and co-COO Alex Gourlay's participation in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ new campaign carries the message that pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in one month when such supply is available.

CVS Health is offering the Symphony medical alert system, a collection of in-home and wearable devices that can monitor room temperature and older adults for falls and motion, as well as provide a 24/7 emergency response.

Walgreens is launching credit cards and prepaid debit cards in partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard.

Publix will provide the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents in Georgia at 108 of its pharmacies.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee customers who take COVID-19 antibody testing at more than 250 of its pharmacy locations will receive results in 15 minutes.

Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring products had a market value of more than $837 million, according to IQVIA November 2020 data.

Oikos Pro features dairy cups and beverages that contain more than 20 g of protein per serving, the company said.

Essence Cosmetics will be launching several of its most popular eye, lip and complexion products at Target.com beginning Jan. 17.

Jimmy Dean is launching Plant-Based Patty, Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, and Delights Plant-Based Patty and Frittata Sandwiches.

Lore, whose Jet.com was acquired for $3.3 billion by Walmart in 2016, has been with the retailer for the past four years, building out its e-commerce capabilities. 

The bundle includes Immune Boost Drops in a single CBD concentration, as well as Immune Boost Gummies, which are available in three CBD concentrations.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said its investment in iA was meant to support the company's expansion and help develop automation solutions that would benefit the entire pharmacy industry.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that retail pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in one month.

CeraVe conducted an online survey that found respondents, aside from wishing they had more control over their skin, felt as if the pandemic had given them more skin issues than before.

Meijer will distribute initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan at a select number of stores in Wayne county to those ages 65 years old and older.

Healthcare worker giving vaccine.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging state and local health departments to enlist the community pharmacies in their jurisdictions to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

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