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Emerson Group donates to Ronald MacDonald House

Emerson Group donates to Ronald MacDonald House

Philadelphia, Pa. — The Emerson Group recently donated its time and money to the Philadelphia Ronald MacDonald House (PRMH) and worked  together (clients, colleagues and Emerson employees) to fill “WELCOME FAMILY drawstring bags” filled with generous donations from Emerson clients that included oral care and personal care items. They also included a personalized Welcome to

Hy-Vee reopens acquired Weber & Judd stores

Hy-Vee reopens acquired Weber & Judd stores

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. in April reopened the 10 pharmacies it acquired in February from Weber & Judd, marking the end of that company’s 157-year history of dispensing drugs to customers in and around Rochester, Minn. Nine of the locations were rechristened Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx; the 10th is now called Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

Pharmacy closures put heart patients at risk

Pharmacy closures put heart patients at risk

CHICAGO — Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. The researchers, led by UIC’s Dima Qato, reported that declines in adherence — including the complete discontinuation of

Bartell’s pilots delivery of Rxs

Bartell’s pilots delivery of Rxs

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has begun delivering prescription medicines to three Seattle neighborhoods via a partnership with Nimble Pharmacy Inc., one of a growing number of companies offering delivery capabilities to independent brick-and-mortar pharmacies. “We want our customers to have the choice of delivery or in-store pick-up,” notes Billy Chow, vice president of pharmacy at

Groups decry drug price rule

Groups decry drug price rule

WASHINGTON — Pharmacy organizations have decried the government’s refusal to reform direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in its new drug pricing rule. “We are disappointed and frustrated that this final rule fails to finalize pharmacy DIR reform as proposed, to the detriment of seniors and community pharmacies,” said a statement from the National Association

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) awarded its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award Monday to longtime industry leader Tim Hayes. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. consumer healthcare industry recognizing the outstanding work and contributions of individuals whose actions have created a lasting impact on the people and

CARE appoints two industry vets to its board

CARE appoints two industry vets to its board

LINTHICUM, MD — CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. has named Lionel Phillips and Dean Gruber to its 2019 Board of Directors. Both appointees have been recognized nationally for their continued contributions to community and retail pharmacy. “We are fortunate to add these two dynamic industry veterans to our leadership team”, said Mike Wysong, CEO of CARE Pharmacies.

Deloitte, Orbita join forces to transform the patient experience

Deloitte, Orbita join forces to transform the patient experience

BOSTON — Health care information technology is undergoing unprecedented change—and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference is the premier event to learn about the latest technologies, trends, and solutions in this fast-paced field. At this year’s HIMSS conference, Deloitte and Orbita are working together to transform the patient journey using DeloitteASSIST

Chain Drug Review hosts CBD Roundtable

Chain Drug Review hosts CBD Roundtable

CHICAGO — Chain Drug Review conducted a CBD Roundtable at the recent ECRM Cough/Cold Show at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Participating in the panel discussion were: Dave Donnan, senior partner, A.T. Kearney. Vincent Porpiglia, president of Hero Brands, internal sales arm for Select CBD. Dave Janowicz, vice president of merchandising and retail operations, Pharmaca. Dr.

New VP at CARE Pharmacies

New VP at CARE Pharmacies

LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies, a member-owned cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies, promoted Wafaa Berrady earlier this month to vice president of finance. In her new role, Berrady will oversee all the chain level financial functions of the growing cooperative drug chain.  “Mrs. Berrady has been instrumental in helping CARE Pharmacies serve its customers for

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