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Foulkes set to become CVS/pharmacy president

In becoming president of CVS/pharmacy, Helena Foulkes brings to the role a wealth of experience with diverse facets of the chain, especially health care offerings.

Rx is one key to making ACA work

The importance of pharmacists to the success of the Affordable Care Act was reinforced late last month by National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson.

Walgreens names Chawla as chief marketer

The restructuring of Walgreen Co.’s management team continues. Under the leadership of Sona Chawla, the chain’s new Digital and Marketing Division will combine and integrate e-commerce, enterprisewide marketing, and customer loyalty and insights.

Standley: Rite Aid's store base offers 'lots of opportunity'

It’s evident that John Standley is confident in Rite Aid’s strategic game plan, which has reinvigorated the company financially and in the marketplace.

McMillon to be next Walmart CEO

Walmart has named company veteran Doug McMillon to take over as president and chief executive officer after Mike Duke retires at the end of next month.

Infusion services added by CVS

CVS Caremark Corp. is buying Coram LLC from Apria Healthcare Group Inc.

New law aims to ensure drug quality, security

Pharmacy organizations have praised last month’s enactment of a federal comprehensive supply chain and compounding law.

Shopko names McMahon chief executive

Peter McMahon has been named chief executive officer of Shopko Stores Operating Co., replacing interim CEO Michael Bettiga.

Canadian drug chains lose final appeal in generics case

Canada’s highest court dealt a blow to pharmacy chains earlier this month when it upheld Ontario’s ban on drug stores selling their own brands of private label generic drugs.

Green bent is evident at new Walgreens unit

Walgreen Co. has opened what it says is the nation’s first net-zero energy retail store.

London Drugs shakes up store design

London Drugs opened a novel store here late last month. The company’s 78th unit, the 36,720-square-foot store is London Drugs’ second outlet in Regina and introduces a new open concept area where consumers’ technology needs can be ­addressed.

SDM augments nutritional supplement offer

Shoppers Drug Mart has revamped its Life Brand line of vitamins and supplements and launched an online tool to help customers find health products.

Bartell tests digital print media kiosk

Bartell Drugs is testing a state-of-the-art system that will let its customers print anything from a personal photo book to a classic novel in just minutes.

Bahl joins CVS as an exec VP

CVS Caremark Corp. has named longtime health care industry veteran Tracy Bahl executive vice president of health plans.

Johns Hopkins, Walgreens ramp up partnership

With the opening of a new store here in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), Walgreen Co. has re-emphasized the role of retail pharmacy in bringing new health and wellness services to communities, reinforced the benefits of pharmacy working with other health care providers to improve outcomes and lower costs and helped to revitalize a neighborhood providing employment ­opportunities.