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AmerisourceBergen acclimates to the new normal

AmerisourceBergen acclimates to the new normal

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — During these trying times, AmerisourceBergen Corp. continues to play a vital role feeding the health care supply chain and, through its global pharmaceutical health care businesses, helping combat the ongoing spread of ­COVID-19. Rich Tremonte, executive vice president and president of community and specialty pharmacy at AmerisourceBergen, says that, like every

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has launched a new partnership with DoorDash that will offer consumers the opportunity to have over-the-counter medications, grocery products and other items delivered to their front door as part of same-day delivery services. These expanded delivery services are intended to allow customers to continue shopping while staying safely at home

Barra and WBA adapt to new realities

Barra and WBA adapt to new realities

One characteristic Ornella Barra has evinced throughout her career in community pharmacy and drug wholesaling is the ability to adapt to changing conditions. That talent has served Walgreens Boots Alliance’s co-chief operating officer well in recent months: Both before and after the emergence of COVID-19, she has been a catalyst for innovation. A good example

Rite Aid reports Q1 results for fiscal 2021

Rite Aid reports Q1 results for fiscal 2021

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As part of its ongoing efforts to closely manage and reduce costs, Rite Aid has eliminated 254 corporate office positions across its retail pharmacy and pharmacy services segments, the company reported today in the release of its earnings report for the first quarter. Rite Aid has also taken steps to reduce other

Zebra Technologies on the front line of COVID-19

Zebra Technologies on the front line of COVID-19

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Technology has an ever more important role in pharmacy and the overall patient experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. One company providing products and services that are essential to frontline workers during these trying times is Temptime, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Zebra Technologies. The company provides a wide range of

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Taking on a new leadership role is never easy; taking the helm during a global pandemic, however, especially when job No. 1 for the organization’s members involves keeping the country’s vital medical supply chain running smoothly, defines daunting. But being named president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Automating and improving operations during covid-19

Automating and improving operations during covid-19

The novel COVID-19 virus has now infiltrated our communities on a global scale, forcing pharmacies to quickly adapt in order to sustain operations in the new normal. Community pharmacies in particular top the list of “essential businesses” as they remain on the front lines of public health by serving as the direct point of access

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 crisis will eventually move past its peak and everyday life will phase into a new normal. When it does, it’s unlikely that customers or businesses will go back to their pre-pandemic ways. As “essential” businesses, retail pharmacies were some of the first to experience and respond to new changes in customer behaviors and

The critical need for a seamless digital experience

The critical need for a seamless digital experience

The rise of e-commerce is often cited as the key contributor to the struggles of venerable brick-and-mortar retailers that once ruled their sectors — Sears, Payless and Toys ‘R’ Us, to name a few. Digital disruption is also accelerating in traditionally more insulated sectors such as retail pharmacy. At the same time, Amazon is continuing

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