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HealthMarket store unveiled by Hy-Vee

HealthMarket store unveiled by Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has opened its first HealthMarket here, a concept store envisioned as a one-stop shop for consumers looking to lead a healthy, more natural ­lifestyle. The 15,700-square-foot store combines several of the initiatives and partnerships Hy-Vee has undertaken in recent years to spur growth and keep current in a

Amazon’s PillPack purchase jolts pharmacy industry

Amazon’s PillPack purchase jolts pharmacy industry

SEATTLE — Amazon.com has sent a major tremor through the retail pharmacy industry with its planned acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that organizes prescriptions and vitamin supplements into daily dosage packets and delivers them to patients’ homes. The deal, which Bloomberg News values at about $1 billion citing “a person familiar with the matter,”

Report takes close look at reverse distribution

Report takes close look at reverse distribution

ARLINGTON, Va. — Reverse distribution of pharmaceutical products accounts for 3.5% to 4% of all pharmaceutical sales — more than 120 million product units — and exceeds $13 billion in value, according to a new report from the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Research Foundation. Reverse distribution involves moving unsold salable inventory within, or removing unsalable

In face of Amazon, Rx needs to stay course

In face of Amazon, Rx needs to stay course

Amazon’s long anticipated, much ballyhooed entry into the retail pharmacy sector has finally taken place. The e-commerce powerhouse in late June agreed to pay a billion dollars to purchase PillPack, which packages prescription medications in presorted doses, along with over-the-counter health care products and nutritional supplements, and delivers them directly to patients’ homes. Cofounded in

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

CAMP HILL, Pa. and BOISE, Idaho – Rite Aid Corp. and Albertsons Cos. announced that, in connection with the pending merger between Albertsons and Rite Aid, the election deadline for holders of shares of Rite Aid common stock, former service providers that are holders of Rite Aid restricted stock units and holders of Rite Aid

CVS-Aetna: an answer to a broken system

CVS-Aetna: an answer to a broken system

All indications are that CVS Health’s $77 billion acquisition of Aetna is on track to be finalized by the end of the year. The transaction has won the approval of shareholders at both companies, and the management team for the combined organization has been named, even as the government’s review of the deal has proceeded

McKesson highlights power of community pharmacy in Vegas

McKesson highlights power of community pharmacy in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — McKesson ideaShare 2018, McKesson Corporation’s annual interactive forum for community pharmacists, kicked off today in Las Vegas. The annual event offers those in community pharmacy the opportunity to improve their knowledge, performance and profitability while networking with industry experts. Featured at this year’s event is Health Mart Atlas, the nation’s largest PSAO (pharmacy

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens last month said it will open a new 200,000-square-foot corporate facility in the former Chicago Post Office building. The company expects 1,800 people will work in the new offices, with some 1,300 of the jobs being relocated from other offices. The company’s headquarters, and about 3,200 jobs, will remain here. Alex

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

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

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to

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