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Gina AcostaJeff Jones, executive vice president, chief marketing officer at Target, is leaving the company. read more
Gina AcostaKmart has unveiled the latest example of its strategic initiative to attract loyal shoppers as well as what it calls "a new Millennial Kmart audience." read more
Michael JohnsenThe new packaging will feature softer, rounder edges and a new slightly curved logo that complements the rounded card shape. read more
Gina AcostaEight young moms in the Boston area are getting a new start in life after completing a pharmacy technician training program through a partnership with CVS Health and a Massachusetts nonprofit, according to the Boston Globe. read more
The steps Teva Pharmaceuticals had to take to win antitrust approval for its $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan's U.S. generics business are attention grabbing, TheStreet reported earlier this week - securing approval from the Federal Trade Commission took 12 months and required the divestiture of nearly 80 drugs. "Deal makers in the generics space should take note the FTC went b...
It was interesting to read discussions about working in GP practice (Clinical Pharmacist 2016;8:202). There is a vital role for a pharmacist in every GP practice, but a job title without the word ‘pharmacist’ would seem to be ill advised.
Gina AcostaNew research from Experian Marketing Services points to five strategies that brands and retailers should implement to boost marketing plan performance during the key holiday shopping season. read more
A vision in which pharmacy is the first port of call for non-emergency episodic care and facilitates personalised care for people with long-term conditions has been laid out by the profession.
Gina AcostaShaveMOB.com, an online retailer of razor blades for men and women, has acquired 800Razors, a U.S.-based personal care products company. read more
A pharmaceutical adviser who helps deliver savings to the NHS through supply chain services in Scotland has won international recognition.
Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.
Gina AcostaThe nation's largest frozen meal brand is simplifying its recipes to reflect consumers' evolving preferences when it comes to food ingredients. read more
Teva is currently in the process of winding down operations at its manufacturing plant in Pomona, New York as it prepares to close the facility for economic reasons, according to the Department of Labor. The closing will affect all 236 employees at the site; layoffs began last week and will continue until the final closure on 28 Feb. Employees at the Pomona plant are represented by a number of un...
Michael JohnsenFred's new CEO Mike Bloom pledged new initiatives will launched in the back half of 2016 that will help set the stage to combat growth headwinds. read more
Michael JohnsenFred's draws from a strong executive team in naming the leaders that will carry the discount pharmacy retailer into the future. read more
Ambition, hard work and a focus on quality has made Celltrion the ‘pioneers of the mAb biosimilar industry,’ the firm told Biopharma-Reporter during a tour of its biomanufacturing site in Songdo, Korea.
The University of Edinburgh has released a report that claims UK health service spending on asthma has reached £1.1 billion a year. Researchers utilised data from national health surveys and anonymised administrative, health and social care records to create an accurate insight into the illness and its effects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK-wide team, led by the Asth...
In 2012, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommended that the routine annual influenza vaccination programme should be extended to children aged from 2 years to 17 years of age. These children would receive the nasal flu vaccine.
Michael JohnsenThe National Bureau of Economic Research reads: “If a man has never smoked by age 18, the odds are three-to-one that he never will. By age 21, the odds are twenty-to-one.” read more
Two months after small drugmaker KaloBios returns from bankruptcy, controversial industry figure Martin Shkreli is no longer a stakeholder in the company following his sale of all his remaining shares. He made a number of private transactions selling his two million shares for a value of $5.9 million, according to a regulatory filing he made on Monday. Image caption: ...
Michael JohnsenCRN speaker Charlie Cook has a longstanding reputation as a trustworthy and accurate voice on politics in Washington, spanning more than two decades. read more
A device that isolates and sprays a patient’s own stem cells onto serious burns could have significant implications in the organ regeneration industry, says developer RenovaCare.
The European Commission has approved the first drug for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV for use in Europe following a positive recommendation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in July 2016.
North Devon JournalRegional: Woman suffers horrific neck injury after safety failure on Eden Project swingNorth Devon JournalA woman suffered a horrific injury after a rope caught around her neck on a swing ride at the Eden Project. Claire Hatch, 37, visited the popular Cornish attraction as part of a family holiday for her daughter's 13th birthday – but their fun was cut ...Rope gets caught ...
Light sheet and confocal microscopy combined for long-term imaging of sensitive samples Leica Microsystems’ Digital LightSheet solution, the Leica TCS SP8 DLS confocal microscope was honored with the Microscopy Today 2016 Innovation Award in Columbus, Ohio. Its design combines the Leica TCS SP8 confocal platform with light sheet technology as a fully integrated mo