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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

Fred’s to move HQ from Tennessee to Texas

Fred’s to move HQ from Tennessee to Texas

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. announced last month that it will soon be moving its corporate headquarters from Memphis to Dallas — a move that doesn’t come as a surprise. Fred’s, which is a general merchandise and pharmacy chain, recently listed job postings for a variety of positions, including director of human resources, corporate, digital marketing

CarePass pilot comes to Boston area

CarePass pilot comes to Boston area

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced last month that customers in the greater Boston area can enroll in CarePass, a new pilot membership rewards program offering additional benefits to the company’s popular ExtraCare Rewards Program. CarePass offers members a suite of in-store and online perks including free delivery on most medications and purchases, access to

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

WASHINGTON — CVS Health Corp.’s planned acquisition of Aetna Inc. is close to getting the official go-ahead from federal regulators, according to a report published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, which said the deal could receive formal antitrust approval from the U.S. Department of Justice within the next few weeks. That approval is expected to

Industry ready for flu season

Industry ready for flu season

NEW YORK — Drug makers and health care professionals are gearing up for the 2018-2019 flu season, with much of the initial activity focused on raising vaccination rates. While anyone can get the flu, it can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions, such as asthma,

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

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