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Louisiana pharmacy gets a visit from HHS

Louisiana pharmacy gets a visit from HHS

JEFFERSON, La. —  Admiral Brett P. Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  visited LaPharmacy, a member of the Health Mart franchise in Jefferson, Louisiana, which is part of the greater New Orleans area, to recognize pharmacist Stacey LaBorde and his team for COVID-19 test collection efforts

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

NEW YORK — Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will be network administrators in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable independent, small chain and long-term-care pharmacies to participate in the vaccination effort. McKesson Corp., which will be a centralized vaccine distributor, is preparing to carry out the Centers for Disease Control

For Ashworth, the top role at Tivity was irresistible

For Ashworth, the top role at Tivity was irresistible

 Richard Ashworth stepped down as president of Walgreens this year to become president and CEO of Tivity Health Inc., a provider of fitness and social engagement for seniors. In this interview with Jeffrey Woldt, editor-in-chief of Chain Drug Review, Ashworth discusses the motivation for leaving Walgreens after 28 years. He details Tivity’s operations, including its

Changes to health care likely under Biden

Changes to health care likely under Biden

NEW YORK — The results of the presidential election have changed who will be the leader of the free world; but it hasn’t changed the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away and will be waiting for President-elect Joe Biden when he takes office on January 20. As it was during the election, COVID

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. U.S. store sales in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6% from the year-ago period to $27 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said

Walmart sues over opioids

Walmart sues over opioids

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is suing the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), asking a federal court to clarify the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies under the Controlled Substances Act. The case is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Walmart states that the company

Kenneth Evenstad, founder of Usher-Smith Laboratories, dies

Kenneth Evenstad, founder of Usher-Smith Laboratories, dies

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Kenneth L. Evenstad, founder of Upsher-Smith Laboratories and co-founder of Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, died at his home in Oregon, Oct. 21, 2020, having fought chronic pulmonary issues for the past five years. He was 77 years of age. Evenstad was born July 9, 1943 in Baudette, Minn., a tiny

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