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Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, AmerisourceBergen (Part 2)

Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, AmerisourceBergen (Part 2)

  In the second installment of a two-part interview, Brian Nightengale, president of community and specialty pharmacy and long-term care at AmerisourceBergen, discusses where specialty medications fit in the retail landscape and the shifting dynamics in long-term care. In addition, he talks about the reasons he remains optimistic about the future of the pharmacy profession.

Chains now offering Moderna and J&J boosters

Chains now offering Moderna and J&J boosters

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended booster shots for many recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines. As a result, up to 99 million Americans are now eligible for additional doses bolstering protection against COVID-19 beginning Friday. This follows FDA authorization of a Pfizer booster dose on Sept.

WBA expands mental health training program

WBA expands mental health training program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  announced Thursday that it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Deloitte: Holiday season to offer challenges

Deloitte: Holiday season to offer challenges

NEW YORK — As COVID-19 is set to impact yet another holiday season, a return to some pre-pandemic spending levels is expected to bring holiday cheer. For 36 years, Deloitte has been examining consumer behavior and sentiment ahead of retail’s crucial holiday shopping season. To gain additional perspective on the changing landscape, supply chain challenges

Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, AmerisourceBergen

Video Forum: Brian Nightengale, AmerisourceBergen

In the first installment of a two-part interview, Brian Nightengale, newly appointed president of community and specialty pharmacy and long-term care at AmerisourceBergen, talks about the company’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network, the expanded scope of his responsibilities, and Jennifer Zilka, his successor as president of Good Neighbor. In addition, Nightengale offers insights about the slowly

WBA’s fourth quarter results beat expectations

WBA’s fourth quarter results beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance beat Wall Street’s expectations for fourth quarter revenue and earnings, with COVID-19 vaccinations and tests boosting traffic and demand rising for cough-cold medications and vitamins. Walgreens administered 13.5 million vaccines during the three months ended August 31 — almost double the 7 million it had expected to provide. Adjusted

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

Emerson Industry Day unites retailers, suppliers

Emerson Industry Day unites retailers, suppliers

PHILADELPHIA — While the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means a thing of the past, its profound impact over the last 18 months on so many different aspects of life has naturally raised the question of what lies ahead, what is next — for individuals, for society, for industry. For the retail industry as a

Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

  Probiotics differ from other products sold in the nutritional supplements aisle, coming with special storage and labeling requirements. In this week’s Video Forum, Andrea Wong, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, discusses the organization’s recently launched educational campaign to help retailers and consumers better understand the

Kinney Drugs names John Marraffa president

Kinney Drugs names John Marraffa president

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.— Kinney Drugs announced on Thursday that John Marraffa has been appointed president of the chain. Marraffa joined the KPH Healthcare Services organization in 2019 as vice president of Government Affairs and Healthcare Services Integration. “John is extremely well-qualified to lead the dedicated team of Kinney Drugs employee-owners. John really knows his stuff and

WBA unveils second DE&I Report

WBA unveils second DE&I Report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) released on Wednesday its second Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Report, which provides updates on the company’s bold DE&I commitments as well as its progress on leadership diversity. In addition, the Report includes – for the first time – U.S. demographic data by race. The DE&I Report, entitled

Genoa Healthcare opens 600th pharmacy

Genoa Healthcare opens 600th pharmacy

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Genoa Healthcare has opened its 600th pharmacy amid a growing need for mental health and addiction services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new pharmacy is located on site at Southwest Network’s San Tan clinic here. In partnership with community mental health clinics, Genoa provides pharmacy services to individuals in the same facility

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreens, tells this week’s Video Forum about the ups and downs of retailing during the COVID pandemic; the growing importance of technology, social media and omnichannel options in the categories she oversees; and the importance of in-store beauty advisors to the Walgreens offer. She

Rite Aid partners with Uber Eats

Rite Aid partners with Uber Eats

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid Corp. announced on Friday the expansion of their partnership with Uber Technologies to offer delivery of Rite Aid products nationwide through Uber Eats. This partnership will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential healthcare and grocery items directly to their homes. On-demand delivery is now available for 2,185 Rite Aid

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