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Inside This Issue - Opinion

CVS Caremark is clearly Ryan’s creation

Like most successful business executives, Tom Ryan is ambivalent about praise. On the one hand, he’s fully aware of his considerable accomplishments over 16 years as the chief executive officer of CVS and, more to the point, during the first 10 years of the 21st century, a period of achievement that has earned him Chain Drug Review’s designation as Chain Drug Retailer of the Decade.

Regional chains can still make an impact

The sale of most of the assets of Snyders Drug Stores to Walgreens and the planned closure of the balance of the corporately owned outlets in the chain once again brings to the fore the difficulties regional operators confront in an era when the community pharmacy business is national in scope and ambition.