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Issue 11-09-2020

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

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