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Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

TORONTO — Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discussed recent developments at the company including the launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats with Chain Drug Review editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Woldt, in a video forum hosted by CDR and sister publication

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

NEW YORK — The effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 has been an all-hands-on-deck approach ever since the virus began wreaking havoc across the globe earlier this year. But it seems now, with the presidential election less than two months away — and with President Trump promising a vaccine “very soon”

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this month authorized pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccination, a move welcomed by pharmacy advocates. “This is an extremely important decision by the administration,” said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson. “When safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations

Health Mart expands immunization capabilities

Health Mart expands immunization capabilities

IRVING, Texas — Health Mart pharmacies across the U.S. – many serving rural and at-risk populations – are expanding immunization capabilities to combat the flu this season. The Health Mart franchise, supported by McKesson Corporation, equips pharmacists with training and support to provide local communities with flu shots and other critical immunizations to help protect

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart will invest $75 million in a minority stake in Maple Corporation, the leading virtual care provider in Canada. Maple is a thriving Canadian telemedicine provider that allows patients to connect online with a variety of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, specialists

Law promises big O-T-C savings

Law promises big O-T-C savings

NEW YORK — A provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed and President Trump signed into law in March, offers a potential boon to consumers and retailers, according to Glaxo­Smith­Kline (GSK), which is one of the largest providers of over-the-counter medications in the world. The provision in the

CVS offers back-to-school self-care

CVS offers back-to-school self-care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has rolled out back-to-school offerings focusing on strengthening immunity and instilling confidence in children, teens and parents. Whether students are heading back to school with increased safety measures, returning to video-based distance learning or anything in between, implementing new routines can be difficult. As families adjust, CVS is offering all

WE panel examines diversity in retail, CPG industries

WE panel examines diversity in retail, CPG industries

NEW YORK — The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has sparked a national conversation on racial injustice and economic inequality that could provide an opportunity for real change, including in corporate America. “This awakening light has had all of us across corporate America having this conversation,” Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president

WBA results hit hard by precipitous drop in Boots traffic

WBA results hit hard by precipitous drop in Boots traffic

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter, which ended May 31, were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic our financial performance for fiscal 2020 was on track with our expectations. However, this unprecedented global crisis led to a loss in the

AmerisourceBergen acclimates to the new normal

AmerisourceBergen acclimates to the new normal

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — During these trying times, AmerisourceBergen Corp. continues to play a vital role feeding the health care supply chain and, through its global pharmaceutical health care businesses, helping combat the ongoing spread of ­COVID-19. Rich Tremonte, executive vice president and president of community and specialty pharmacy at AmerisourceBergen, says that, like every

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has launched a new partnership with DoorDash that will offer consumers the opportunity to have over-the-counter medications, grocery products and other items delivered to their front door as part of same-day delivery services. These expanded delivery services are intended to allow customers to continue shopping while staying safely at home

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