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Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Bridget-ann Hart will retire as president and chief executive officer of Kinney Drugs operator KPH Healthcare Services Inc. at the end of the year. She will continue to serve on the board of KPH, a national provider of health care services with more than 4,000 employees across four divisions. In addition to

Retailers take action following gun violence

Retailers take action following gun violence

NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

BOSTON — Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores thanked attendees at the organization’s Total Store Expo for their dedication around such issues as direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform and opiate misuse. “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote

WE hosts reception, panel discussion

WE hosts reception, panel discussion

WE, Empowering Women to Advance Wellness, hosted a reception and panel discussion on mentoring at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston. The panel included Chikako Amendola, director of channel strategy at Nature’s Bounty; Staci Cochran, a senior buying manager at Walmart; Lauren Wittenberg, director of sales and Target team

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime adds LDDs

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime adds LDDs

ORLANDO, Fla. — AllianceRx Walgreens Prime has announced additional medicines available to patients with certain rare, chronic and complex conditions. Known as limited distribution drugs (LDDs), these specialty medicines treat certain types of multiple sclerosis (MS), Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), among other complex conditions. Since last spring, the

Growth drivers in consumer health sector eyed

Growth drivers in consumer health sector eyed

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The Nicholas Hall Group of Companies, in association with Everything Health, held its North American Consumer Healthcare Conference here in June. With attendees from key consumer health care players and stakeholders, and speakers from companies including Bayer Corp., the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Google Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Perrigo Co. and Johnson

PCMA expands staff

PCMA expands staff

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) Thursday announced staff additions to its Federal Affairs, State Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Industry Relations departments. Jocelyn Wiles has been named senior director of federal affairs. Prior to coming to PCMA, she spent five years working for America’s Essential Hospitals as a federal lobbyist. She has also worked

Judy Sansone to retire from CVS

Judy Sansone to retire from CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health said Saturday that Judy Sansone, the company’s senior vice president of front store business and chief merchant, has decided to retire in September. Sansone’s career at CVS spans 42 years and the company said she has played a critical role in many of the company’s most transformative moments. She played

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer close joint venture

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer close joint venture

WARREN, N.J. — GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday that it has closed a previously announced joint venture deal with Pfizer Inc. that will combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses. The move will create the world’s largest supplier of over-the-counter medications. The joint venture company will operate as GSK Consumer Healthcare. Pfizer owns a 32% equity stake in