Project Health screening effort under way at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has announced the schedule for Project Health, its annual campaign to provide free health screenings to customers. Through December 17, more than 450 CVS Project Health wellness events will deliver more than $5 million worth of free health services in selected CVS Pharmacy locations across 10 multicultural communities with a

CVS agrees to acquire ProMedica pharmacies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is acquiring six ProMedica outpatient pharmacies in Ohio, five of which will close. CVS Pharmacy said it will take over operations of the ProMedica Pharmacy Counter in Oregon, Ohio, and convert it to a CVS Pharmacy outlet in November. The other five pharmacies, all in Toledo, Ohio, will be closed

Walgreens, UN Foundation launch vaccination campaign

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation have kicked off the fifth year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. To date, Get a Shot. Give a Shot. has provided 20 million polio and measles vaccines to people in developing countries, according to the retailer. For every vaccination administered through August 2018

SDM raises funds to support women’s health

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) has kicked off its 16th annual fundraising campaign in support of women’s health charities across Canada. The Growing Women’s Health campaign aims to raise $3.6 million over a four-week period, according to the ­company. SDM, Canada’s largest drug store chain, has more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix

‘LabCorp at Walgreens’ slated to debut

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings Co. (LabCorp) have formed a partnership in which LabCorp will develop and operate patient service centers within selected Walgreens stores. The centers, co-branded as “LabCorp at Walgreens,” will offer LabCorp patient services for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area inside the stores, the companies

London Drugs takes wraps off small-format store

London Drugs takes wraps off small-format store

CALGARY, Alberta — London Drugs has opened its first “grab and go” urban store here under the LDExpress banner. Located in Calgary’s Venator Building with direct access to Scotia Centre, the 4,000-square-foot store is a condensed version of a typical London Drugs outlet. It has a full-service pharmacy, space for two customer service specialists and

Jenne becomes CFO at Fred’s

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has appointed Jason Jenne as chief financial officer. He succeeds Rick Hans, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Hans will remain in an advisory capacity until August 18 to ease Jenne’s transition. “Jason’s leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of finance and operations ideally qualify him to be the next chief

Three join board as Bartell Drugs grows

SEATTLE — Two new Bartell Drugs locations were set to open this summer, as the family-owned company continues to expand its retail pharmacy chain in growing neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region. In addition, the company last month elected three new board members: Kathy Gersch, executive vice president at management consultant Kotter International Inc.; Kristi

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

WASHINGTON — After weeks of working behind closed doors to draft a bill to replace Obama­care, Senate Republican leaders released the Better Care Reconciliation Act and set about finding 50 votes to pass it. Like the American Health Care Act that passed the House in May, the Senate bill represents a major revision to the

Senate health care bill vote delayed

Senate health care bill vote delayed

WASHINGTON — Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) yesterday withdrew a planned vote on the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. McConnell delayed action on the measure after it became apparent that Republicans lacked the votes to approve their version of legislation passed by the House in May. While he had

London Drugs opens its first optical center

London Drugs opens its first optical center

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Optical London Drugs made its debut last month inside a remodeled London Drugs store here. The full-service optical clinic has licensed optometrists on the premises. Plans call for other Optical London Drugs sites to be announced in the coming weeks. “At London Drugs we are always looking for new and

Fred’s screening campaigns tout prevention

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the fifth consecutive year, Fred’s Inc. recognized Colon Cancer Awareness Month by giving away free at-home EZ Detect screening kits designed to detect signs of colon cancer and rectal cancer in the early stages, when they are most treatable. The retailer, which operates 601 pharmacy and general merchandise stores in 15

Users realize benefits of Walgreens mental health platform

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced that nearly three-quarters of visitors to a digital platform that hosts free tools to screen for certain psychological disorders are taking “follow-up steps.” Walgreens introduced the platform a year ago with Mental Health America (MHA), a nonprofit that describes its mission as “addressing the needs of those living with mental

Walgreens helps to improve veterans’ mental health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to improve mental health care for military veterans through enhanced education, access to resources and ­outreach. The partners are reaching out to veterans with targeted initiatives that address mental health awareness and treatment, suicide prevention