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Kaufmann named Cardinal CEO, succeeding Barrett

Kaufmann named Cardinal CEO, succeeding Barrett

DUBLIN, Ohio — Mike Kauf­mann has been named chief executive officer of Cardinal Health Inc., effective January 1. The 54-year-old Kaufmann, Cardinal’s chief financial officer, will succeed George Barrett. Barrett, 62, the company’s chairman and CEO since 2009, will serve as executive chairman through the annual shareholders meeting next November. Lead independent director Gregory Kenny

Ashworth promoted by WBA

Ashworth promoted by WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Richard Ashworth to president of operations at Walgreens, a newly created ­position. With the move, Ashworth adds responsibilities in the health care commercial, IT and supply chain areas at Walgreens in addition to the duties in his previous position as president of pharmacy and retail

NACDS: Pharmacy can be major player in opioid crisis

BALTIMORE — Pharmacy can be key to thwarting opioid abuse, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson told a government summit on the opioid crisis. “Advancing the health and safety of patients, families, communities and the nation remains the priority of pharmacies, and confronting the opioid abuse epidemic is

CVS to offer next-day prescription delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy will launch next-day prescription delivery nationwide in early 2018. As part of the CVS next-day prescription delivery rollout, same-day delivery will be available in selected cities, with the service beginning in New York next month. “Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our customers wherever, however and

Kmart offers memory screenings

NEW YORK — Kmart Pharmacy has partnered with the Alz­heim­er’s Foundation of America (AFA) to offer free memory screenings. During November, which is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Memory Screening Month, all Kmart Pharmacy U.S. locations will serve as memory screening sites, where people can get screened at no charge during normal business hours. “Kmart

Peters appointed sales EVP at Diplomat

FLINT, Mich. — Robyn Peters has joined Diplomat Pharmacy in the role of executive vice president of sales and payor strategies. Peters, most recently vice president of market access and reimbursement at Biogen Inc., will oversee Diplomat’s payor and business development strategies, along with sales and pharma account management, and become a member of the

Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — News anchor and best-selling author Gretchen Carlson will speak at this month’s NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that Carlson is known for her insights on the political climate, news of the day and the stories making headlines worldwide. Most recently, she

Industry mourns SDM founder Murray Koffler, 93

Industry mourns SDM founder Murray Koffler, 93

TORONTO — Murray Koffler, who over 50 years ago founded what would become Canada’s largest drug chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, has died at age 93. Also a prominent philanthropist and businessman, Koffler passed away on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Koffler was born in Toronto in 1924. At age 17, he went on a

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. and Walgreen Co. have announced an agreement where FedEx package pickup and drop-off services will be available in more than 7,500 Walgreens stores across all 50 U.S. states. FedEx and Walgreens first revealed the partnership 10 months ago. Now — thanks in part to that deal — 80% of the

McKesson sees exit of key exec

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Patterson Cos. has hired Mark Walchirk, a key executive at McKesson Corp., as its next president and chief executive officer, with a starting date of November 20. Walchirk will succeed James Wiltz, who has been serving in those roles on an interim basis since the departure of Scott Anderson on June

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced two major agreements to boost pharmacy benefit management ­services. The company late last month introduced a 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens designed to deliver savings and improved clinical outcomes for CVS Caremark PBM members. That followed the company’s announcement of a five-year deal

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — At presstime The Wall Street Journal along with other news agencies reported that CVS Health will offer more than $200 per share, or about $66 billion, to purchase the health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Anonymous sources cited by WSJ originated the story about a potential CVS-Aetna deal. The possible transaction comes as

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is developing the picture of its future store base after turning the page on a nearly two-year process triggered by its proposed merger with Rite Aid Corp. Beginning next spring, WBA plans to shut 600 stores under an 18-month program to rationalize its U.S. drug store network

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