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WBA’s Q2 results beat expectations

WBA’s Q2 results beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Increased demand for COVID-19 tests and vaccines helped lift Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s second quarter results above Wall Street’s projections, as the omicron variant peaked during the period. WBA reported adjusted earnings of $1.59 per share in the three months ended Feb. 28. Revenue rose 3% to $33.76 billion. Analysts’ consensus estimates

Virtual Tech Roundtable —Technology: Indispensable for handling obstacles

Virtual Tech Roundtable —Technology: Indispensable for handling obstacles

The pandemic and resultant staff shortages continue to heighten challenges for pharmacists, making them ever more dependent on technological advances. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers probe the implications of COVID-19 for pharmacy technology at this juncture. They also ponder what the future may hold, whether there is a return to normal or not.

Retail Forecast 2022

Retail Forecast 2022

With the pandemic surging, pharmacy chains are planning for new solutions to fight the variants. At the same time retailers are looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when many people find such services from more traditional providers out of financial reach. Chains are also bolstering their e-commerce appeal to entice omnichannel shoppers.

Dermatology and retail event held in New York

Dermatology and retail event held in New York

NEW YORK — L’Oreal Dermatological Beauty Brands and Racher Press Inc., publisher of MMR and Chain Drug Review, recently hosted The First Annual Dermatology and Retail Alliance, powered by CeraVe. The all-day event, held at L’Oreal’s headquarters in Manhattan, focused on how retailers can tap the benefits of building a sustainable alliance of dermatology and

White House spends $1 billion to boost COVID testing

White House spends $1 billion to boost COVID testing

NEW YORK — In an effort to keep reining in the pandemic, the Biden administration will invest $1 billion to quadruple the national supply of at-home COVID-19 tests by December. In addition, it is expanding the number of free community-based test sites to 30,000 nationwide, including 20,000 in pharmacies. The White House’s announcement of the

Walgreens Boots Alliance fills key roles

Walgreens Boots Alliance fills key roles

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has filled two key executive leadership positions, the company said on Tuesday. Holly May was appointed executive vice president and global chief human resources officer and Anita Allemand was appointed chief transformation and integration officer. May and Allemand will both report to WBA CEO Roz Brewer, as members of

Pharmacy Roundtable: The challenges and rewards of a seminal time

Pharmacy Roundtable: The challenges and rewards of a seminal time

The pandemic has brought — in addition to peril — promise for pharmacy operators who have become central to testing and vaccination efforts. The impact of the crisis on pharmacy’s present and future, among other topics, was explored during a Chain Drug Review roundtable held virtually in conjunction with the NACDS Total Store Expo. Woldt:

Kroger unveils 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report

Kroger unveils 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. released on Wednesday its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, sharing its new long-term ESG strategy and framework to benefit people and the planet, and to help create a more resilient, equitable food system for tomorrow. “As a grocery retailer, Kroger is committed to advancing positive impacts for people

Diabetes Roundtable: Lessons of the pandemic for diabetes care

Diabetes Roundtable: Lessons of the pandemic for diabetes care

Among the many changes wrought by the pandemic has been the heightened focus on diabetes management, given the increased risks to people with the condition. The implications for diabetes care from mass vaccinations and the waning of COVID-19 are discussed on the following pages by chain drug retailers and diabetes product suppliers. CDR: With so

Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of Ertapenem for Injection in the U.S. market

Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of Ertapenem for Injection in the U.S. market

HYDERBAD, India and PRINCETON, N.J. —  Dr. Reddy’s Laboratoriesannounced the launch of Ertapenem for Injection, 1 g/vial, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of INVANZ (ertapenem for injection) for injection, 1 g/vial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). “We are pleased to bring this important product to market at this time,” says Marc

CRN launches educational website on vitamin D and COVID

CRN launches educational website on vitamin D and COVID

WASHINGTON — The CRN Foundation today announced the launch of Vitamin D & Me!, a consumer education website on vitamin D and COVID-19. Vitamin D & Me! shares research, expert video interviews, news, and education in a user-friendly format and focuses on U.S. consumers ages 55+. “Most people don’t have time to keep up with

cbdMD receives U.S. Hemp Authority Certification

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — cbdMD, Inc., one of the nation’s leading and most highly trusted and recognized cannabidiol (CBD) brands, announced today that it has received the prestigious U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification (USHA). The certification signifies the Company’s efforts to provide a high-quality, trustworthy product and grants the right to use the Certified Seal of the U.S.

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