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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

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

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