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Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has named Dr. Cheryl Pegus executive vice president of Health & Wellness. When she assumes the role on December 21, Dr. Pegus will be in charge of further shaping the strategy of a retailer on a mission to make quality health care more readily available and less costly for American consumers.

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

NEW YORK — Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will be network administrators in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable independent, small chain and long-term-care pharmacies to participate in the vaccination effort. McKesson Corp., which will be a centralized vaccine distributor, is preparing to carry out the Centers for Disease Control

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. U.S. store sales in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6% from the year-ago period to $27 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said

Walmart sues over opioids

Walmart sues over opioids

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is suing the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), asking a federal court to clarify the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies under the Controlled Substances Act. The case is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Walmart states that the company

Groups praise high court for hearing Rutledge case

Groups praise high court for hearing Rutledge case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Groups ranging from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to the Food Industry Association (FMI) have applauded the Supreme Court for hearing Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). This historic case seeks to clarify whether states can regulate pharmacy benefit managers, which manage prescription drug benefits for health insurers, Medicare Part

New Supreme Court makeup could tilt balance on ACA

New Supreme Court makeup could tilt balance on ACA

NEW YORK — Ever since it was signed into the law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been under constant attack by Republicans seeking to undermine the former president’s signature legislation. Despite surviving numerous attempts by congressional Republicans to repeal it and its constitutionality being upheld by a majority-conservative

Digital is the front door to the store

Digital is the front door to the store

NEW YORK — According to a new report from Incisiv — “The New Store Shopper in High-Touch Retail” — commissioned by Manhattan Associates, digital is now the front door to the store. COVID-19, the report concludes, has brought radical change to the retail industry, not least a reprioritization of the store experience for pandemic-era shoppers.

Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation has committed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts in California, Oregon and Washington, where devastating fires have consumed millions of acres, forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and created tremendous demand for resources needed for recovery. The funding will

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

TORONTO — Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discussed recent developments at the company including the launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats with Chain Drug Review editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Woldt, in a video forum hosted by CDR and sister publication

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

NEW YORK — The effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 has been an all-hands-on-deck approach ever since the virus began wreaking havoc across the globe earlier this year. But it seems now, with the presidential election less than two months away — and with President Trump promising a vaccine “very soon”

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