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Walgreens, OraSure target AIDS

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and OraSure Technologies Inc., a provider of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, are teaming up to fight AIDS. The companies announced several new HIV testing-related initiatives in recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1. OraSure is working with the AIDS Institute, a national nonprofit that promotes social change

Top vendor partners win recognition from Bartell

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs welcomed more than 150 guests at the company’s 28th annual Vendor Breakfast. Held earlier this month at the Seattle Aquarium, the Bartell Drugs Vendor Breakfast, which featured owners, high ranking executives, product representatives and others, was to thank the vendor and supplier community for its business and support. Bartell’s vendor partnerships

After 75 years, Lewis Drug knows people are everything

After 75 years, Lewis Drug knows people are everything

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the business his father started in 1942, Mark Griffin, president and chief executive officer of Lewis Drug, says he is most proud of how his daughter Nikki Griffin, the company’s corporate vice president, has stepped up to keep the Griffin legacy thriving. “She’s extremely intelligent

Hy-Vee broadens diabetes program

Hy-Vee broadens diabetes program

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Midwestern retailer Hy-Vee is enhancing its diabetes programs with Begin for Diabetes, a lifestyle management program designed for the unique set of health and nutrition challenges those dealing with the disease face. The program, which the company just launched, adds to Hy-Vee’s existing Begin and Begin 4 Kids programs. All three diabetes

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In line with its efforts to fight the opioid abuse epidemic, CVS Pharmacy has rolled out time-delay safes in Ohio and Kentucky to prevent robberies of controlled substances. CVS said it has deployed the technology in more than 170 locations in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, markets, as well as in nearby

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — A suite of tools is available for attendees prepping for the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo in San Diego, says Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. This year’s event will be held August 19 through August 22 at the San

Kantar sheds light on potential of health, wellness

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Retailers in the U.S. are sitting on a gold mine of health and wellness opportunities, but they need to know where and how to dig. This was the essential theme of the Kantar Retail Health and Wellness Conference held here last month. By 2025, according to Kantar, health and wellness has

Health Mart helps its pharmacies get an edge

Health Mart helps its pharmacies get an edge

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart’s Pathway to Better Pharmacy Performance and Profit is helping its more than 4,800 stores shift clinical pharmacy operations and performance to improve their financials and grow their business, says president Steve Courtman. Introduced at last year’s McKesson ideaShare meeting in Chicago, the Health Mart Pathway provides a step-by-step road map to

NACDS Foundation awards $230,000 in scholarships

NACDS Foundation awards $230,000 in scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has awarded $230,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2017 NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program. Announced during the NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week, six grants of $20,000 each were award to applicants for innovative education programs, including two in the name of industry

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