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Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

In this week’s Video Forum, Doug Hoey, chief executive officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association, talks about some of the issues confronting independent drug stores and the larger pharmacy sector. Scope of practice, DIR fees, and Rutledge vs. PCMA, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court in October, are among the subjects

Rite Aid’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

Rite Aid’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid’s second quarter sales and earnings beat Wall Street’s forecast. Adjusted earnings per share of 25 cents topped analysts’ projection of a 1 cent loss.  Revenue for the period ended August 29 climbed 11.5% to $5.98 billion, driven by store and PBM gains, and bettering the forecast $5.75 billion. The

Sam’s Club teams up with 98point6

Sam’s Club teams up with 98point6

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Sam’s Club announced on Tuesday that it is working with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide members exclusive offerings on 98point6’s telehealth virtual clinic via a text-based app. Through the collaboration with 98point6, Sam’s Club members with either a Club or a Plus membership can purchase a quarterly subscription at a

WBA details diversity initiatives in new report

WBA details diversity initiatives in new report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has issued its inaugural report on diversity and inclusion within the company. The report, titled “All Together. Different,” details the numerous multifaceted programs that have been implemented throughout the company, across different geographies and businesses; explains the key initiatives that have driven progress, particularly over the last two

CVS Health introduces special access to Apple Fitness+

CVS Health introduces special access to Apple Fitness+

WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ CVS Health announced Tuesday it is offering special access for clients, customers and employees to Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built for Apple Watch, arriving later this year. CVS is developing a one-year subscription offer for Aetna commercial and CVS Caremark members and will share details soon. Additionally, a free two-month

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart will invest $75 million in a minority stake in Maple Corporation, the leading virtual care provider in Canada. Maple is a thriving Canadian telemedicine provider that allows patients to connect online with a variety of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, specialists

NACDS engages state legislators in flu shot awareness campaign

NACDS engages state legislators in flu shot awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) this week are encouraging state legislators to help sustain the momentum behind a critical public health message: getting the flu vaccination this year is critical to prevent a perfect storm of flu and COVID-19 that could

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.

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