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NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

NACDS webinar features insights from Liebmann

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a webinar this week sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, CEO and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the changing

Rite Aid adds drive-thru test sites

Rite Aid adds drive-thru test sites

CAMP HILL, Pa.— Rite Aid Corp. has expanded its no-charge COVID-19 testing capabilities with 99 additional drive-thru locations through its partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing service extends from coast to coast, with new locations in California, Nevada, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, New

NACDS provides update on pharmacy’s role in vaccinations

NACDS provides update on pharmacy’s role in vaccinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) held its latest virtual press briefing Wednesday, January 13 on the critical role of retail pharmacy in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson and the association’s senior vice president, pharmacy care and patient advocacy Kathleen Jaeger hosted the event, which

Walgreens expects to complete COVID vaccinations in skilled nursing facilities by Jan. 25th

Walgreens expects to complete COVID vaccinations in skilled nursing facilities by Jan. 25th

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens expects to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25. The company is also rapidly expanding access to vaccinations among assisted living facilities and additional vulnerable populations outlined by states and local jurisdictions as part of expanded distribution plans. “Since receiving our first

CVS Health names Michelle Peluso its first chief customer officer

CVS Health names Michelle Peluso its first chief customer officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced that Michelle Peluso will join the company as chief customer officer effective January 25. In this newly created executive leadership role, Peluso will be responsible for transforming the consumer experience and accelerating CVS Health’s digital strategy. Peluso will have direct oversight for CVS Health’s marketing and brand strategy,

NACDS event looks back and ahead

NACDS event looks back and ahead

ARLINGTON, Va. – During the final NACDS LIVE virtual event of 2020, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores leadership reflected on a purpose-driven year and on new approaches to meeting Americans’ needs that will continue in 2021. Billed as “A Conversation with NACDS Leadership,” NACDS chair Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer, Inc;

Rite Aid surpasses $100 million in giving to children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Rite Aid surpasses $100 million in giving to children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

CAMP HILL, Pa. — With coins and dollar bills, Rite Aid customers have generously supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for more than a quarter-century, with the collective effort surpassing $100 million in overall giving following the company’s 2020 Miracle Balloon Campaign. This past summer, Rite Aid customers donated $1.9 million during the annual Miracle Balloon

Brindley details uniqueness of beauty at Walgreens

Brindley details uniqueness of beauty at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Lauren Brindley journeyed from the U.K. five years ago to leverage her expertise gleaned from Boots to differentiate the beauty experience in Walgreens stores across America. Her imprint helped burnish Walgreens’ beauty shopping experience, making her an invaluable resource as the chain looks to mirror the success Boots established in beauty. During

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a show of solidarity, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) welcomed a recent court decision that confirmed the pharmacy reimbursement plan for the state of Washington violates Medicaid rules. The pharmacy groups are also urging the

Louisiana pharmacy gets a visit from HHS

Louisiana pharmacy gets a visit from HHS

JEFFERSON, La. —  Admiral Brett P. Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),  visited LaPharmacy, a member of the Health Mart franchise in Jefferson, Louisiana, which is part of the greater New Orleans area, to recognize pharmacist Stacey LaBorde and his team for COVID-19 test collection efforts

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

NEW YORK — Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will be network administrators in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable independent, small chain and long-term-care pharmacies to participate in the vaccination effort. McKesson Corp., which will be a centralized vaccine distributor, is preparing to carry out the Centers for Disease Control