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CVS offers COVID-19 testing for children 12 years and older

CVS offers COVID-19 testing for children 12 years and older

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its comprehensive effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing in order to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health announced Thursday that children age 12 years and older are now eligible for testing at the more than 2,000 test sites located at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru testing

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

NACDS welcomes HHS decision to empower pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Thursday upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuanceof guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available. This guidance authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to

New Walmart Health opens at Newnan Supercenter

New Walmart Health opens at Newnan Supercenter

BENTONVILLE, Ark.. — Walmart has opened its fourth Georgia Walmart Health location, this one in Newnan, Ga. next to its Supercenter. The new state-of-the-art facility provides primary care, urgent care, labs, dental, hearing, counseling, x-ray and diagnostics services all in one location at affordable, transparent pricing regardless of a patient’s insurance status. “As we expand

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – With trusted pharmacists and pharmacies among those waging a full-scale effort to help Americans get their influenza (flu) vaccinations at a crucial time, a new National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) campaign stresses that flu vaccinations are essential to protect public health and to prevent an overrun of the health care

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With the appointment of John Standley as Walgreens’ president yesterday, the management team at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) gained an invaluable asset — a proven retail leader well equipped to provide a fresh, new perspective on the strategic transformation of the business that is already under way. A former chief executive officer

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Monday the appointment of John Standley as president of Walgreens, effective immediately. He will lead all Walgreens operations, and will have responsibility for the development, growth and management of the business as the company continues to build on its leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector.

Video Forum: Lori Flees, Walmart Health and Wellness

Video Forum: Lori Flees, Walmart Health and Wellness

  In a Video Forum segment recorded before her appointment as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health and Wellness, Lori Flees discusses the pharmacy and health care business at Sam’s Club, where she served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of Health and Wellness for the past two and

Lori Flees named SVP of Walmart Health and Wellness

Lori Flees named SVP of Walmart Health and Wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Lori Flees is taking on a newly created role at Walmart. Currently senior vice president and general merchandising manager of health and wellness at the company’s Sam’s Club division, Flees has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health and Wellness. A second new position, executive vice president

Walmart hosting online wellness event

Walmart hosting online wellness event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is bringing together experts in nutrition, mental health and cardiac care for a three-day wellness event, being staged online this year in lieu of the in-store health fairs it typically offers. The free event, dubbed Walmart Wellness Live, begins August 28 and will feature recording artist Patti LaBelle, cardiologist Juan Rivera

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Cecilia Wu on Tuesday was named vice president of global insights at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).  She had been working for Walmart, where she spent the last decade modernizing data-driven capabilities for end-to-end customer engagement, most recently as vice president of customer science. Her work was an important part of driving the transition

Flu shots now available at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic

Flu shots now available at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With the ongoing health impacts of COVID-19 on local communities, CVS Health is reminding the public that it is more important than ever to stay current with vaccinations and other routine health care needs.  The company announced Tuesday that flu shots are now available at the nearly 10,000 CVS Pharmacy and approximately

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark