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Mark Walchirk

McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president to depart

McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president to depart

ST. PAUL, Minn. — McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president Mark Walchirk is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies Inc., a distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Patterson said Tuesday that Walchirk is slated to start at the company on Nov. 20. He also will become a member

McKesson ideaShare spotlights community Rx

McKesson ideaShare spotlights community Rx

NEW ORLEANS — McKesson Corp. has kicked off ideaShare 2017, its annual forum for community pharmacists nationwide to help sharpen their health care capabilities and growth their businesses. Running through Sat. July 15, the McKesson ideaShare 2017 gives pharmacy industry attendees access to industry thought leaders, pharmacy programs and solutions, continuing education courses, and networking

Health Mart ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ named

Health Mart ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ named

NEW ORLEANS — A Health Mart in Oregon has been honored as the 2017 Pharmacy of the Year by McKesson Corp. Nicole Winnen, the owner of Mac Prescription Shop, a Health Mart pharmacy in McMinnville, Ore., is slated to receive the award at a special ceremony on July 13 during the opening general session at

Health Mart gives franchisees tool to thrive

Health Mart gives franchisees tool to thrive

CHICAGO — Health Mart, which now has more than 4,700 stores nationwide, has grown by 50% over the past three years because it helps member pharmacies deliver and be recognized for top clinical performance, according to president Steve Courtman. “In addition, our innovative solutions and implementation support help members level the playing field against the

Walmart, McKesson team up for generic drug sourcing

Walmart, McKesson team up for generic drug sourcing

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has become the latest retailer to ally with a pharmaceutical distributor for generic drug sourcing. The mass merchandiser’s partnership with McKesson Corp. includes an expanded long-term distribution pact and will add scale and value for both companies, they said. The agreement positions Walmart and McKesson to compete with partnerships between Walgreens

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

SAN FRANCISCO and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — McKesson Corp. and Walmart have expanded their long-term pharmaceutical distribution pact, including a new sourcing agreement for generic drugs. McKesson and Walmart said Monday that the expanded relationship is “a natural next step.” The companies will collaborate on sourcing generics for their U.S. operations, a move that they said