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2021

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

AMA’s shortsighted attack on pharmacy

Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has once again come to the aid of retail pharmacy, some of whose interactions with patients during the COVID-19 emergency have been called into question by the American Medical Association. The AMA’s house of delegates last month adopted a resolution

Women have risen and retailing is better for it

Women have risen and retailing is better for it

It’s not customary for a publication to tout the editorial relevance of a sister publication, one authored under the same editorial staff. It’s neither customary nor wise. Such praise, most journalists believe, is best left to an outside authority or, at the least, to a supposedly impartial observer. Still, every so often, an article appears

Five technological advances that have recast retail

Five technological advances that have recast retail

The use of technology has been expanding across retail for years — however, its pervasiveness was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The integration of technology within the retail ecosystem has become the new normal. This article highlights five technological advancements that have changed the shape of health care delivery and the retail supply chain forever.

Diabetes Roundtable: Lessons of the pandemic for diabetes care

Diabetes Roundtable: Lessons of the pandemic for diabetes care

Among the many changes wrought by the pandemic has been the heightened focus on diabetes management, given the increased risks to people with the condition. The implications for diabetes care from mass vaccinations and the waning of COVID-19 are discussed on the following pages by chain drug retailers and diabetes product suppliers. CDR: With so

Montgomery bringing fresh ideas to CVS Pharmacy

Montgomery bringing fresh ideas to CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With the appointment of Neela Montgomery as president of its retail pharmacy business late last year, CVS Health gained a fresh perspective. With a varied background that includes experience at Crate & Barrel Holdings, the home furnishings retailer where she served as CEO, and Tesco PLC, a U.K.-based purveyor of food and

Retail pharmacies need a plan to increase revenue

Retail pharmacies need a plan to increase revenue

Let’s face it, the economics surrounding the chain drugstore space are tough and getting tougher every day. Every penny counts. Pharmacy operators have been turning over rocks to find every opportunity to increase revenues and decrease costs: from automation and supply chain management to labor efficiencies and contract negotiations, yet these efforts have only slowed

It’s up to the industry to make TSE work

It’s up to the industry to make TSE work

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has decided to make this year’s edition of Total Store Expo a virtual event. While the news comes as a disappointment for retailers, CPG suppliers and others in the industry eager to return to face-to-face interaction with business partners, the move makes perfect sense in light of continued

A gracious gesture from a thoughtful retailer

A gracious gesture from a thoughtful retailer

It occasionally happens — some may say not often enough — that America’s mass retailers reach out, individually or collectively — to recognize the very credible reporting turned in by the bastioned retail trade press. Mostly, however, the trade publishing subsection of the mass retailing community toils in oblivion, content for the occasional word of

Seven recommendations for holding down drug prices

Seven recommendations for holding down drug prices

Americans consistently say congressional action is needed to lower the price of the medicines we need to stay healthy and live productively. In a January 2021 Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health survey, drug prices came second only to COVID-19 relief as the issue we care most about, with 95% of Democrats and 82%

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