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16:47 EDT 30th August 2016 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Tuesday 30th August 2016

Chief marketing officer at Target resigns

Gina AcostaJeff Jones, executive vice president, chief marketing officer at Target, is leaving the company. read more

Kmart unveils new store concept in Illinois

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

Carma Labs unveils latest sleek look across its Carmex line

Michael JohnsenThe new packaging will feature softer, rounder edges and a new slightly curved logo that complements the rounded card shape. read more

CVS teams up with Mass. nonprofit to train young mothers

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

Report: FTC taking closer look at M&As concerning generic pharmaceuticals

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...

Let us be pharmacists in GP practices

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.

Experian report shows most effective marketing tools for the holidays

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

Community pharmacy forward view sets out plans to support ‘high performing’ NHS

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. expands market reach with acquisition

Gina, an online retailer of razor blades for men and women, has acquired 800Razors, a U.S.-based personal care products company. read more

Supply chain expert receives international recognition from FIP

A pharmaceutical adviser who helps deliver savings to the NHS through supply chain services in Scotland has won international recognition.

Placements for pharmacy students and trainees in GP practices and primary care

Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.

Stouffer's revamping frozen food line with 'clean' ingredients

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 to lay off 236 in Pomona, New York

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...

Following disappointing quarter, new Fred's CEO focuses on future

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

Fred's appoints new CEO and COO - front store

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

Inside Celltrion: a biosimilar success story built on landfill

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.

UK asthma spending tops £1.1 billion

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...

Administration of nasal flu vaccine via community pharmacy

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.

ALA seeks to raise legal buying age through 'Tobacco 21'

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

KaloBios cuts ties with former CEO Martin Shkreli, outlines ‘maniacal’ turnaround plan

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:  ...

Washington insider Charlie Cook to address CRN annual meeting

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

RenovaCare looks to use skin as ‘natural bioreactor’ to treat burns

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.

First drug licenced in Europe for pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV

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.

Regional: ​Woman suffers horrific neck injury after safety failure on Eden Project swing – North Devon Journal

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 ...

Microscopy Today 2016 Innovation Award for Leica Digital LightSheet solution

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

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