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

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Upsher-Smith offers help to people with migraines during Migraine Month

Upsher-Smith's Access Pathways Program offers patient savings and support services for patients who need migraine medications.

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NACDS, 12 pharmacy groups urge government to authorize pharmacist-provided COVID-19 vaccines

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and 12 national pharmacy groups are requesting clarity from the Department of Health and Human Services surrounding pharmacists’ vaccination authority under the PREP Act.

The companies that DSN is highlighting this month are a testament to the fact that American manufacturing hasn’t completely disappeared.

CVS Pharmacy is hosting “Extra Thanks,” an ExtraCare member appreciation event featuring 14 days of free gifts, available exclusively in its app.

The Compliance Team recently launched the Pharmacy Testing Certification, its newest Exemplary Provider Quality Award program.

Walmart will use Capital Rx's Clearinghouse Model to keep drug prices at bay for specialty and mail-order prescriptions.

As more research points to a connection between the gut microbiome and overall health, many manufacturers are focusing on products with probiotics, “friendly” bacteria that provide health benefits. 

Westlab won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award for its Mindful Salts bath products and Bella & Bear was a finalist for its Tropical Travel Pack.

A girl getting a vaccination.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation is offering a free resource to pharmacists, which includes practical guidance on implementing a vaccination service.

Barnana’s tortilla chips, available in Himalayan pink salt and lime and sea salt flavors, are made from seasoned plantains cooked in avocado oil.

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ViiV Healthcare's Rukobia is a treatment for patients with multidrug-resistant HIV infections.

KVD Vegan Beauty’s Shake Vegan Eyeshadow Primer is a liquid primer that goes on clear for true color and wear of any eyeshadow.

It’s A 10 Haircare’s Ex10sions line consists of tape-in extensions made from high-quality Mongolian human hair, the company said.

Purple Carrot launched a line of plant-based, single-serve meals in the frozen aisle at Whole Foods Market.

DSN spoke to Trygve Anderson, Elsevier’s vice president of commercial pharmacy, to discuss how the company can help retail pharmacies.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association sent a letter to the National Governors Association urging every governor to require customers to wear a mask when entering a retail store or other enclosed public space.

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Fluconazole tablets had a market value of approximately $40 million, according to IQVIA.

Alembic's generic Almirall is available in dosage strengths of 75 mg and 150 mg.

Southeastern Grocers raised more than $2.3 million to support Folds of Honor’s mission of providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members.

Simply 7 Snacks added sea salt veggie straws and fiery pepper lentil chips to its offerings, as well as debuted redesigned branding and packaging.

Heirloom Pet Products launched a collection of food toppers designed to improve the taste of pet food, as well as deliver a dose of water-soluble hemp, the company said.

As pandemic-stressed consumers look to get better sleep, companies are delivering on ingredient demands and hoping the momentum stays when the pandemic subsides.

McKesson headquarters.

McKesson's new four-segment structure includes two new reportable segments — prescription technology solutions and international.

Schwartz, who died in late May at the age of 74, held leadership roles at Albertsons and Kroger, and led such chains as Perry Drug Stores, Smitty's Super Valu, Phar-Mor and Snyder Drug Stores

The Stress Comfort line of gummy supplements is meant to offer natural solutions to improve sleep, mood and peace of mind.

Euclid Medical Products' Vantage Vision MDM 1 and MDM 2 verification machines automatically check multidose medication pouches for accuracy.

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