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CVS extends rapid delivery

CVS extends rapid delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is now offering prescription delivery within hours at the majority of its stores in addition to one- to two-day delivery. The new service, from Shipt, is available at 6,000 CVS locations across the country, giving patients a faster and even more convenient way to get their medications. “Today we’ve taken

CBD’s place in the chain drug merchandise mix

CBD’s place in the chain drug merchandise mix

Two thousand eighteen may be remembered in retail marketing history as the year discussing CBD moved from Bon-naroo to the board room.  Extensive media coverage; legalization of all forms of cannabis in Canada and parts of the U.S.; a tsunami of benefit claims; a flood of new CBD products across a broad spectrum of categories;

A retailer at heart should lead Rite Aid

A retailer at heart should lead Rite Aid

A new phase in Rite Aid’s two-decade-long quest to fully recover from the criminal financial irregularities that pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1990s began last month with top-level management changes and an organizational realignment designed to, in the words of Bruce Bodaken, chairman of the drug chain’s board of directors,

Registration now open for McKesson ideaShare in Orlando

Registration now open for McKesson ideaShare in Orlando

IRVING, Texas — Registration is now open for McKesson ideaShare in Orlando from June 26–30, 2019. Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and pharmacy technicians have the chance to register until May 24 for this premier event. More than 2,000 independent pharmacies will come together to make meaningful connections, share expertise, and strengthen the future of independent pharmacy. “For more than 35

CBD: Assessing a nascent market

CBD: Assessing a nascent market

“The readiness is all.” It’s hard to think of an emerging product category where retailers and suppliers have taken Hamlet’s admonition more seriously than CBD. As attitudes about cannabis, hemp and products derived from them have shifted, and the legal and regulatory restrictions around them have started to unravel, many chains and an extensive roster

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) awarded its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award Monday to longtime industry leader Tim Hayes. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. consumer healthcare industry recognizing the outstanding work and contributions of individuals whose actions have created a lasting impact on the people and

Noninvasive technologies help battle diabetes and NAFLD

Noninvasive technologies help battle diabetes and NAFLD

The American Liver Foundation estimates that over 30% of the U.S. population has some degree of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common type of liver disease in the Western world. This can impact other facets of their overall health, because NAFLD has been linked to diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance and other metabolic risk

Walgreens supports people living with cancer

Walgreens supports people living with cancer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens this month launched Feel More Like You, a first-of-its-kind pharmacy, health and beauty service available at no cost to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment. The national launch at more than 3,000 Walgreens stores follows a successful 100-store pilot program that began

AmerisourceBergen aids tornado victims

AmerisourceBergen aids tornado victims

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed $25,000 to support relief efforts in communities affected by the tornadoes that recently swept through the Southeast United States. The foundation has made a donation to the Community Foundation of East Alabama, a regional organization focused on identifying community needs, solving regional issues and improving the

Navagamuwa is CVS’ new CIO

Navagamuwa is CVS’ new CIO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named a new chief information officer tasked with integrating its information technology and data with IT systems used by Aetna, which the company acquired last year. Roshan Navagamuwa, who over the past year served as interim CIO, was named executive vice president and CIO of the combined health industry

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