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Issue 07-09-2018

CVS-Aetna: an answer to a broken system

CVS-Aetna: an answer to a broken system

All indications are that CVS Health’s $77 billion acquisition of Aetna is on track to be finalized by the end of the year. The transaction has won the approval of shareholders at both companies, and the management team for the combined organization has been named, even as the government’s review of the deal has proceeded

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens last month said it will open a new 200,000-square-foot corporate facility in the former Chicago Post Office building. The company expects 1,800 people will work in the new offices, with some 1,300 of the jobs being relocated from other offices. The company’s headquarters, and about 3,200 jobs, will remain here. Alex

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Humana Inc. and Walgreens have partnered to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors as part of the two companies’ ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of people in the Kansas City area. The companies said the collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has teamed up with Genomind to offer customers with mental illness a genetic test that could lead to improved results from medication ­therapy. Under the collaboration, pharmacy patients at certain Al­bertsons, Jewel-Osco and Acme stores can obtain free information about Genomind’s genetic test, called the Genecept Assay, which identifies patient-specific

Thrifty White, PrescribeWellness pair up

Thrifty White, PrescribeWellness pair up

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Drug Stores and PrescribeWellness have entered into a partnership that aims to deliver software solutions to pharmacists that will help them provide better customer care. Thrifty White expects the PrescribeCare platform from PrescribeWellness will give its pharmacists a single view of each patient, their medications and opportunities for ­engagement. Employee-owned

Supreme Court rules on sales tax

Supreme Court rules on sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled last month in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

WBA is listed on the Dow

WBA is listed on the Dow

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) late last month took its place alongside Boeing, Merck & Co., Walmart and other large, publicly traded U.S. companies that comprise the Dow Jones industrial average, the stock index that tracks daily trading in 30 of the world’s best-known blue chips. General Electric Co. was dropped to make

CVS rolls out delivery service

CVS rolls out delivery service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has expanded its prescription delivery service nationwide and made same-day delivery available in five new major markets. The move makes CVS the first national retailer to make both pharmacy and front-end delivery available chainwide. “The national launch of our prescription delivery service, including the expansion of same-day delivery in five