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
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
SEATTLE — Amazon has introduced Climate Pledge Friendly, an initiative designed to make it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. With this new program, customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of
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
On the verge of his retirement from McKesson Corp., Chris Dimos, president of retail solutions, talks about the company’s evolution, how to unlock the full potential of community pharmacy, and his plans for the future.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is helping customers and associates by making it easier than ever to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu. New this year, the retailer is launching a digital scheduler, so customers can book an appointment for a flu shot at any one of Walmart’s over 4,700 pharmacies for a fast and efficient
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