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2019

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

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

NACDS brings timely message to the Hill

NACDS brings timely message to the Hill

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores mobilized an impressive array of pharmacy advocates earlier this month to inform, educate and motivate members of Congress and other federal officials about the need to support policies that enable members of the profession to serve patients effectively. The 424 pharmacy proponents — including key executives from many

NACDS, NCPA applaud letter to Azar

NACDS, NCPA applaud letter to Azar

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have praised a bipartisan Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. The letter thanked the secretary for concepts in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ campaign-style approach to the issues crucial for pharmacy value and viability dominated this month’s opening session of the 2019 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. NACDS’ top-priority issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlined the discussion of the association’s “Access Agenda” — which

Rite Aid stock split approved

Rite Aid stock split approved

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Last month Rite Aid Corp. announced that its board of directors has approved a reverse stock split of the company’s common stock. The reverse stock split is intended to enable Rite Aid to regain full compliance with the New York Stock Exchange listing rules. The split is subject to stockholder approval.

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores was at the top of its game during the Regional Chain Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., earlier this month. Often overshadowed by the association’s larger events, this hidden gem provides attendees with an initial look at the objectives that NACDS and its members will pursue during the course

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