Inside This Issue - News
Chain drug executives in the United States and Canada expect 2014 to be a pivotal year for the industry as the changing face of health care is impacting community pharmacies on both sides of the border.
The editors of Chain Drug Review have chosen John Standley, Ken Martindale and Frank Vitrano, Rite Aid Corp.’s senior management triumvirate, as the publication’s Chain Drug Retailers of the Year for 2013.
For almost a decade, CVS Caremark Corp. has been synonymous with the drive to expand the boundaries of community pharmacy.
Overlooked amid the dramatic merger, acquisition and assimilation activity that defined and characterized Walgreen Co. in 2013 was a stunning if less obvious set of initiatives that put Walgreens on the cutting edge of innovative retailing concepts and initiatives.
In his nearly five decades in chain drug retailing, Anthony Civello has made an indelible mark on the industry.
Steve Lubin had just finished a presentation in Anchorage to all the suppliers Walgreens was looking to do business with at its new stores in Alaska. “Any questions?” he asked. An executive from Alaska Chip Co. stood up and said, “You say you know a lot about us and want to be part of the community. So tell me, what’s our state flower?”
CVS Caremark Corp. and Cardinal Health Inc. have inked a deal to form the largest generic drug sourcing entity in the United States, which is the world’s largest generics market.
A late Thanksgiving dampened holiday sales at drug chains, but the trade class still put up better numbers than the retail industry overall.
Heavy website traffic late last month led the Obama administration to twice extend the enrollment deadline for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores says it is concerned about restricted pharmacy networks in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange plans.
Pharmacists continue to garner high rankings in the annual Gallup survey seeking Americans’ perspectives on how well members of various professions measure up in demonstrating honesty and upholding ethical standards.
Flexibility and an unmatched breadth of assets position CVS Caremark Corp. to thrive in a changing health care landscape, executives said at the company’s annual analyst day event.
Kroger Co. has promoted Mark Tuffin to senior vice president of retail divisions.
Target Corp. faced a consumer backlash at the height of the holiday shopping season following the revelation that credit and debit card data was stolen from as many as 40 million of its customers.
More Canadians could be vaccinated for flu if pharmacists in all provinces were permitted to immunize, a recently isued Shoppers Drug Mart report concludes.
Giant Eagle Inc. has added to its health and wellness offerings with the acquisition of Rx21 Specialty Pharmacy, enabling the food and drug retailer to provide enhanced services to hepatitis C and organ transplant patients and providers.
Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies plans to deploy PharmaSmart International Inc.’s biometric screening kiosk and health information technology solution in all of its stores.
A federal judge last month approved an estimated $5.7 billion class-action settlement between retailers and two major credit card companies. The approval came despite thousands of retailers complaining that the agreement on the fees the credit companies charged was inadequate.
Federal regulators have lifted sanctions imposed against CVS Caremark Corp.’s SilverScript Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP).
Walgreen Co. is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and evaluate a model of HIV patient-centered care through a national project aimed at advancing clinical integration and medication therapy management.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy has introduced the EZ Meds medicine packaging system that organizes a patient’s prescription medications into individual packets with labels and complete instructions.
Jean Coutu Group is implementing the Microsoft Dynamics for Retail workforce management solution to run its entire retail operations, from its headquarters to point-of-sale devices.
Tim Weber has been promoted to vice president at Fruth Pharmacy.
Walgreen Co. is offering daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and body composition at more than 60 stores in Maryland.