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Issue 06-02-2014

CVS enters first-of-kind alliances

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In another sign of the expanding role of community pharmacists, CVS Caremark Corp. has formed clinical affiliations with four major regional health systems in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia. CVS says the new initiatives are the first to include clinical collaborations with its MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics combined with data on interventions by

Kinney parent names Hart CEO

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Bridget-ann Hart has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of KPH Healthcare Services Inc., which operates Kinney Drugs. Hart, who had been president of Kinney Health Care Services, will oversee the daily operations of KPH Healthcare Services. She takes the reins from chairman and CEO Craig Painter, who will now

The retailization of health care

NEW YORK — More than three-quarters of U.S. consumers are willing to get at least one treatment or wellness service from retail establishments or remotely, according to a new survey. Of more than 2,000 people surveyed by the Health & Life Sciences practice group of Oliver Wyman, 77% were willing to receive a medical or

Target moves to shake things up

MINNEAPOLIS — Under the leadership of interim chief executive officer John Mulligan, Target Corp. is taking action to turn itself around from the effects of a massive data breach and big losses in Canada. The moves include leadership changes in the United States and the replacement of the president of Target Canada. Three senior merchandising

Women’s health initiative backed by CVS

NEW YORK — As it gears up efforts to help people quit smoking, CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring Lung Force, an American Lung Association women’s health initiative. Lung Force aims to make lung cancer in women a public health priority. The effort includes the Women’s Lung Health Barometer, a poll of more than 1,000 women

Board lineup set by NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — In addition to chairman John Standley, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, a new executive committee member and three new directors. At the association’s Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., Juan Ortiz, chief executive officer of Navarro Discount Pharmacy, was elected vice chairman, and Randall Edeker, chairman and

Navarro health tour hits the road

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy says that it has launched a Mobile Health Station that will visit south Florida neighborhoods and community events and bring medical professionals who will provide free health screenings as well as immunizations at discounted rates. “As a community based pharmacy, we want to take action to improve the health of

Narrow provider networks are one result of the ACA

NEW YORK — Narrow provider networks have become the norm in health plans purchased from state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Many networks now exclude at least some doctors’ groups or big hospitals. Limited networks are also increasingly showing up in employer-sponsored plans and private Medicare Advantage plans. Insurance companies say smaller provider

Wasson joins AmerisourceBergen board

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co., has been elected to the board of directors at AmerisourceBergen Corp. Wasson’s election on May 15 expanded the board at the pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company to 11 members, the company said. “I am thrilled to have Greg join our

Senators call for Medicaid transition period

ARLINGTON, Va. — Nine senators have called on the Department of Health and Human Services to consider the challenges that states will face when the final Medicaid average manufacturer price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) are published. In a recent letter to HHS, the legislators cite the need for a one-year transition period for states

Summertime promo under way at SDM

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has launched “This Summer — Only at Shoppers,” a program through which it has introduced hundreds of “exclusive must-have” products as well as an interactive online portal. The summer promotional campaign began last month with the online portal as well as an in-store magazine featuring seasonal trends as well as

CVS brings back ExtraCare gas card promotion

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With summer heating up, CVS/pharmacy has announced the return of its “Free Gas Card” promotion, a program designed to help customers save on gas while shopping for everyday essentials at participating CVS stores across the country. Through July 19, members of the ExtraCare program can earn one $10 gift card every week

Rite Aid succeeds in seizing the initiative

The talk these days in chain drug circles is all about Rite Aid and its remarkable recovery from the edge of extinction. Rite Aid is by no means outperforming its major rivals, either in chain drug retailing or in the tangential retailing categories. It’s not the largest drug chain or the most profitable or the

Test and Learn is watchword for CVS execs

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed that thought in a journal entry from the early 1840s. The current management of CVS Caremark Corp., where new ideas are viewed as the engine that drives progress toward its objective of helping people on