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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

Rite Aid reports Q1 results for fiscal 2021

Rite Aid reports Q1 results for fiscal 2021

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As part of its ongoing efforts to closely manage and reduce costs, Rite Aid has eliminated 254 corporate office positions across its retail pharmacy and pharmacy services segments, the company reported today in the release of its earnings report for the first quarter. Rite Aid has also taken steps to reduce other

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Taking on a new leadership role is never easy; taking the helm during a global pandemic, however, especially when job No. 1 for the organization’s members involves keeping the country’s vital medical supply chain running smoothly, defines daunting. But being named president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 crisis will eventually move past its peak and everyday life will phase into a new normal. When it does, it’s unlikely that customers or businesses will go back to their pre-pandemic ways. As “essential” businesses, retail pharmacies were some of the first to experience and respond to new changes in customer behaviors and

Strong sales propel CVS’ Q1 earnings

Strong sales propel CVS’ Q1 earnings

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Strong sales during the early stage of the coronavirus pandemic helped lift CVS Health’s first quarter earnings well above Wall Street’s projection. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.91 easily topped analysts’ prediction of $1.63. The comparison is skewed however, by the inability of forecasters to have projected the extent of

CVS adds drive-thru testing site in Michigan

CVS adds drive-thru testing site in Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich. — CVS Health launched a rapid COVID-19 drive-thru testing site here, in conjunction with federal and state officials. The site will provide state residents with rapid testing and on-the-spot results at no cost, using the new Abbott ID NOW  test. CVS has opened similar large-scale rapid testing sites in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts and

McKesson cancels ideaShare2020

McKesson cancels ideaShare2020

IRVING, Texas  — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and for the “health and safety of attendees” — McKesson has cancelled ideaShare 2020, which this year was scheduled for July 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Each year, McKesson ideaShare brings together the best and brightest independent pharmacy leaders and their staff to make meaningful connections and

Rite Aid rolls out COVID-19 self-swab testing sites

Rite Aid rolls out COVID-19 self-swab testing sites

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid plans to expand COVID-19 testing sites as part of its partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. In addition to the current testing site in Philadelphia, Rite Aid has added a new location, at a Rite Aid store located at 2604 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In coordination

Shoppers Drug Mart launches virtual care service

Shoppers Drug Mart launches virtual care service

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart, in partnership with technology platform Maple, has launched a virtual care service for patients to help relieve the current burden on the acute health care system, specifically emergency rooms and hospitals. Where virtual care is not funded by provincial governments, Shoppers will fund online physician consultations at no cost to

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