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CVS Health increases commitment to vets

CVS Health increases commitment to vets

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health today announced the expansion of the company’s participation in the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, which helps service men and women transition from military life to private sector civilian careers, to new locations in Hampton Roads (Virginia) and Schofield Barracks (Hawaii). Active duty military at these bases can begin training with

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has hired healthcare industry veteran Sean Slovenski to serve as senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S., effective August 1. He will report directly to Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran. “Sean is a proven leader and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building

NACDS praises Missouri pro-pharmacy legislation

NACDS praises Missouri pro-pharmacy legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri state legislators, Governor Mike Parson (R) and bill sponsor Senator David Sater (R) – a pharmacist – for the enactment of pro-patient, pro-pharmacy, and pro-public-health provisions in legislation that advances pharmacy

Report shows benefits of expanded pharmacy technician

Report shows benefits of expanded pharmacy technician

ARLINGTON, Va .— A new report makes a compelling, evidence-based case for expanding the role of pharmacy technicians to enhance pharmacist-provided patient care. The University of Pittsburgh developed the report–“Pharmacy Technician: Role Expansion an Evidenced-Based Position Paper”– and worked with NACDS members and other experts within an advisory group in developing it. Noting that increased access to healthcare

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

WBA finalizes investment in pharmacy chain GuoDa

WBA finalizes investment in pharmacy chain GuoDa

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) today announced that, following receipt of regulatory approvals, it has completed the previously announced agreement to acquire a 40% minority stake in Sinopharm Holding GuoDa Drugstores Co., Ltd. (GuoDa), a leading retail pharmacy chain in China. WBA acquired the minority stake in GuoDa through a capital increase worth

Amazon to acquire PillPack

Amazon to acquire PillPack

SEATTLE and BOSTON — Amazon and PillPack today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire PillPack. PillPack is a pharmacy said to be designed to provide the best possible customer experience in the U.S. for people who take multiple daily prescriptions. PillPack delivers medications in pre-sorted dose packaging, coordinates refills and renewals, and makes sure shipments are sent on

Walgreens Boots Alliance tops Q3 earnings forecast

Walgreens Boots Alliance tops Q3 earnings forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which entered the Dow this week, topped analysts’s forecasts in its third quarter earnings, boosted its dividend and announced a $10 billion share buyback. “I am pleased that, in what has been a challenging environment, we have again delivered solid earnings per share growth combined with healthy cash flow,” said

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2019 first quarter results

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2019 first quarter results

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Ahead of the August 9 shareholders vote on the proposed merger with Albertsons, Rite Aid Corp. reported operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 2, 2018. For the first quarter, the company reported net loss from continuing operations of $41.7 million, or $0.04 per share, Adjusted net loss from

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, Inovalon team up

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, Inovalon team up

ORLANDO, Fla. — AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty and home delivery pharmacy formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) announced today a collaboration with Inovalon, a leading technology company providing cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare. Under the agreement, Inovalon will implement ScriptMed Cloud, a specialized configuration of the Inovalon ONE

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

CVS Pharmacy prescription delivery now offered nationwide

CVS Pharmacy prescription delivery now offered nationwide

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Pharmacy announced that prescription delivery is now available from CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. Customers who wish to have their medications delivered directly to their mailbox, as quickly as the next day, can now request prescription delivery via the CVS Pharmacy app or by calling their neighborhood store and asking to have their prescriptions

Walgreens and Humana team to offer senior services

Walgreens and Humana team to offer senior services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Humana Inc. and Walgreens have partnered to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors as part of the two companies’ ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of people in the Kansas City area. The companies said the collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

Senate panel green lights e-prescribing Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Senate Finance Committee has passed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (S. 2460), which is backed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed companion legislation (H.R. 3528) on May 9. The legislation would require electronic prescribing for Schedule II through

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