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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

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

Cardinal Health gives boost to Drug Take-Back Day

DUBLIN, Ohio — As part of its effort to fight prescription drug abuse, the Cardinal Health Foundation is urging the public to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The event, held April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to help prevent medication abuse

For Thrifty White Pharmacy, it’s ‘all about the patients’

For Thrifty White Pharmacy, it’s ‘all about the patients’

  PLYMOUTH, Minn. — At Thrifty White Pharmacy, it’s “all about the patients and healthy outcomes,” according to chief operating officer Tim Weippert. “Our pharmacy teams are patient focused, driving adherence, patients’ health and outcomes, resulting in reductions in total costs of care,” Weippert says of the regional drug chain, which has more than 90

Partnerships help fuel growth at Care Pharmacies

Partnerships help fuel growth at Care Pharmacies

LINTHICUM, Md. — The unique operating model of Care Pharmacies Cooperative has been the key to the company’s record growth, says chief executive officer Michael Wysong. The company’s unique operating structure, he says, allows its members to take full advantage of the logistical and operational efficiencies of the chain while maintaining their uniqueness as independent

Kavthekar named Diplomat Pharmacy CFO

FLINT, Mich. — Starting May 1, one of the leading independent specialty pharmacies will have a new chief financial officer. Diplomat Pharmacy recently announced the appointment of Atul Kavthekar as CFO and treasurer. Kavthekar, according to Diplomat, has demonstrated financial and strategic leadership in his previous roles in the technology, health care and investment banking

Fruth Pharmacy wins with community focus

Fruth Pharmacy wins with community focus

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Not long after Jack Fruth, the founder of Fruth Pharmacy, died in 2005, his daughter Lynne Fruth had to make a decision: continue her successful career in education or take the reins of her father’s business. In 2009, Fruth was elected chair of Fruth Corp., a position that would pose more

Bartell Drugs rolls out specialty Rx services

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs, America’s oldest family-owned pharmacy, has launched a new specialty pharmacy service that personalizes health care for those experiencing conditions requiring specialized ­medications. “Being diagnosed and entering treatment can be overwhelming,” states Bartells clinical programs manager Christina Ree. “Our specialty pharmacy program helps take the fear out of the process and replaces

Fred’s appoints retail veterans to its board

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. recently announced three new members — industry veterans Christopher Bodine, Peter Bocian and Mike Bloom — to its board of directors. At the same time, the company announced the retirement of Michael Hayes, John Eisenman and Jerry Shore from the board. During his 24-year tenure at CVS Caremark Corp., Bodine held

Fruth takes leadership role in drug abuse fight

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Drug abuse, including the abuse of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and no state has been hit harder than West Virginia. Fruth Pharmacy, according to company chairman and president Lynne Fruth, is trying to make a difference in the lives of those in its communities who are

Regional chain continues founder’s legacy with scholarships

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va — West Virginia is a better place to live today because of Jack Fruth, says Lynne Fruth, president and chairman of Fruth Pharmacy, the company Jack Fruth, her father, founded in 1952. Fruth says her father believed in paying success forward by making a positive impact on the community, and that philosophy

Rexall asks patients to share Rx experiences

TORONTO — To mark Pharmacist Awareness Month, Rexall is launching its third annual #MyRexallPharmacist campaign. Beginning March 1 and continuing through the month, Canadians are invited to share a positive experience with their Rexall pharmacist on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MyRexallPharmacist or by visiting myrexallpharmacist.ca. By sharing their story, Canadians will have a chance

Wakefern promotes two executives

KEASBEY, N.J. — There has been significant movement within the executive ranks at one of the largest retailer-owned cooperatives in the United States. On the heels of promoting Chris Skyers to vice president of corporate merchandising, Wakefern Food Corp. has now tapped Cathy Magistrelli as vice president of health and beauty care. Magistrelli joined Wakefern

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