In the second of three episodes leading up to the National Association of Chain Drugs Stores Annual Meeting, which begins on April 26, NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson talks about chain pharmacy’s success in establishing itself as the face of neighborhood health care, the association’s “one team” approach to pursing its agenda,
In the first of three episodes leading up to the NACDS Annual Meeting later this month, Video Forum talks with Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., about his year as the association’s chairman. Among the topics discussed are chain pharmacy’s response to COVID-19, other issues of importance to the industry and NACDS’ ability
Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Rite Aid, tells this week’s Video Forum about the drug chain’s efforts to combat COVID-19, including robust testing and immunization programs. She also addresses lessons learned from the pandemic, Rite Aid’s innovative approach to health and wellness, and the future of retail pharmacy.
As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 every day and hope for a restoration of pre-pandemic conditions intensifies, pharmacy operators are thinking about how their stores will fit into the retail landscape as the new normal takes shape. Consumer behavior has changed considerably over the past 12 months, as restrictions on businesses and risk aversion
In this week’s Video Forum, Micah Cost, who in February succeeded Laura Cranston as chief executive officer of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, talks about what attracted him to the organization and his agenda for 2021. Cost details PQA’s ongoing efforts in three key areas — quality measures, research and education.
John Standley, who joined Walgreens as president last August, talks about changes under way that will strengthen the drug chain’s position in pharmacy, health care and retailing. Among the subjects Standley addresses in this week’s Video Forum are Walgreens’ expanding partnership with VillageMD, the retailer’s revamped loyalty program, and its big investment in digital
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For Karen S. Lynch, health care is personal. On National Caregivers Day in late February, she shared some thoughts on LinkedIn about her aunt Millie, whom Lynch, when she was in her early 20s, looked after, and recalled the difficulties in navigating the complexities of the American health care system. “Ultimately, those
Health Mart president Eyad Farah tells this week’s Video Forum about the franchised drug chain’s efforts to help patients maintain their health and well-being through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Farah, who also heads Health Mart Atlas, McKesson Corp.’s pharmacy services administrative organization, addresses enlarging the scope of pharmacy practice, the transformative effect of digital
The importance of retail pharmacy has been thrown into relief by COVID-19, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is making the most of the present moment by informing members of Congress and other federal officials about policy matters that affect the profession and its ability to care for patients. The pandemic may have
In this week’s Video Forum, Tom Furphy, a former Amazon executive who played a pivotal role in launching the company’s H&BA and grocery businesses, talks about recent developments at Amazon and the competitive edge it has with Subscribe & Save. Now chief executive officer of Replenium and managing director and CEO of Consumer Equity
Like their counterparts in the U.S., members of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada are working to maximize the impact of the profession on people’s health. In this week’s Video Forum, Sandra Hanna, Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO, talks about the organization’s priorities, which include expanding the scope of pharmacy practice, strengthening the pharmaceutical supply chain, and
In this week’s Video Forum, AmerisourceBergen group vice president of corporate partnerships Claire Biermaas and vice president of strategic solutions Mike Amante discuss the health services company’s efforts to cement its position as an essential partner for its top customers. The executives outline how AmerisourceBergen’s design thinking process results in a shared strategic vision.
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Stefano Pessina is bullish about the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the wake of Rosalind Brewer’s appointment to succeed him as the company’s chief executive officer. A former CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and currently chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., Brewer will join WBA on March
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Two decades ago AmeriSource Health merged with Bergen Brunswig to form AmerisourceBergen, one of the nation’s premier pharmaceutical distributors. Today the company, now a $185 billion global diversified health care services provider, is working to forge closer ties with its biggest customers in a bid to improve patient care and drive business.