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2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Hy-Vee pharmacies offer substance abuse resources

Hy-Vee pharmacies offer substance abuse resources

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee pharmacies in Iowa have partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide patients and employees with information on getting assistance for opioid abuse and other substance abuse issues. Hy-Vee said that, under a statewide initiative, all 104 Hy-Vee pharmacies in Iowa will post information about a

Hy-Vee acquires pair of telepharmacies in Iowa

Hy-Vee acquires pair of telepharmacies in Iowa

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired two telepharmacy locations in Iowa and rebannered them as Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The food and drug retailer said Tuesday that the telepharmacies, formerly operated by TelePharm LLC, now part of Cardinal Health Inc., are in Victor and West Liberty, Iowa, and serve rural

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has begun dispensing opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies. Hy-Vee said its pharmacy locations in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin will provide no-prescription access to naloxone. The medication is available at Hy-Vee pharmacies in nasal spray,

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

NACDS Regional Conference targets industry’s ‘grassroots’

NACDS Regional Conference targets industry’s ‘grassroots’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The upcoming NACDS Regional Chain Conference will be a fertile source of ideas for retail pharmacy, says Kristin Williams, senior vice president and chief health officer at Hy-Vee Inc. “The Regional Chain Conference is a wonderful venue for in-depth exchanges with both retail colleagues and suppliers,” says Williams, who is chairing the

Patients give Hy-Vee’s Amber Pharmacy high marks

Patients give Hy-Vee’s Amber Pharmacy high marks

OMAHA, Neb. — Hy-Vee Inc. subsidiary Amber Pharmacy ranked the highest out of all U.S. specialty pharmacies in patient satisfaction with pharmacy staff in a survey conducted by Zitter Health Insights. Fielding responses from more than 3,000 patients across 38 U.S. specialty pharmacies, the Zitter survey assessed a range of aspects of patient satisfaction. Amber

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Competition remains fierce in the chain pharmacy industry, albeit with a decreasing number of players. If the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. goes through, the field will diminish dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas. Depending on the number of stores WBA divests to meet antitrust requirements,

Gosch, Tweeten named exec VPs at Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has promoted Jeremy Gosch and Donna Tweeten to executive vice president. Gosch, formerly senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, was named executive vice president of strategy and chief merchandising officer. Tweeten, formerly senior vice president and chief marketing officer, was promoted to executive vice president and chief

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

BOSTON — Hy-Vee Inc. was honored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for its engagement in the NACDS Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC). During the Political Involvement Reception at the Total Store Expo on Saturday evening, Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Randy Edeker — who was NACDS chairman from April 2015 to April 2016 —

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bartell Drugs, Quality Food Centers (QFC), Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are participating in National Association of Chain Drug Stores projects to demonstrate value-based payment models for pharmacy-administered immunizations. NACDS said Friday that the three projects aim to develop and implement a scalable, replicable model for value-based payments that improves vaccination rates for

NACDS works to be part of the solution

NACDS works to be part of the solution

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. health care system is not functioning in a sustainable way, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Martin Otto said at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. Costs are too high and are rising fast, while outcomes are disappointing. “There are a number of structural issues in