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Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has hired healthcare industry veteran Sean Slovenski to serve as senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S., effective August 1. He will report directly to Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran. “Sean is a proven leader and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens last month said it will open a new 200,000-square-foot corporate facility in the former Chicago Post Office building. The company expects 1,800 people will work in the new offices, with some 1,300 of the jobs being relocated from other offices. The company’s headquarters, and about 3,200 jobs, will remain here. Alex

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Humana Inc. and Walgreens have partnered to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors as part of the two companies’ ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of people in the Kansas City area. The companies said the collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has teamed up with Genomind to offer customers with mental illness a genetic test that could lead to improved results from medication ­therapy. Under the collaboration, pharmacy patients at certain Al­bertsons, Jewel-Osco and Acme stores can obtain free information about Genomind’s genetic test, called the Genecept Assay, which identifies patient-specific

Thrifty White, PrescribeWellness pair up

Thrifty White, PrescribeWellness pair up

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Drug Stores and PrescribeWellness have entered into a partnership that aims to deliver software solutions to pharmacists that will help them provide better customer care. Thrifty White expects the PrescribeCare platform from PrescribeWellness will give its pharmacists a single view of each patient, their medications and opportunities for ­engagement. Employee-owned

Supreme Court rules on sales tax

Supreme Court rules on sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled last month in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

WBA is listed on the Dow

WBA is listed on the Dow

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) late last month took its place alongside Boeing, Merck & Co., Walmart and other large, publicly traded U.S. companies that comprise the Dow Jones industrial average, the stock index that tracks daily trading in 30 of the world’s best-known blue chips. General Electric Co. was dropped to make

Otto represents industry at global congress

Otto represents industry at global congress

WASHINGTON — The role of National Association of Chain Drug Stores members in the conversation about improving health care and addressing related societal challenges was on display during the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress, held here last month. The World Health Care Congress brought together decision makers from payer, provider, pharmaceutical, government and solutions

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