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UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — UPS announced on Tuesday its latest drone logistics partnership with wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen. The collaboration will deploy the UPS Flight Forward drone airline to transport certain pharmaceuticals, supplies and records to qualifying medical campuses served by AmerisourceBergen across the United States, and then expand its use to other sites of

Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced Wednesday its first of its kind safe medication disposal kiosk program has collected and safely disposed of more than 885 tons – the combined weight of about 350 pickup trucks – of unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances and other medications, as of Aug. 31, 2019. Walgreens said it continues to

AmerisourceBergen names new EVP and CSO

AmerisourceBergen names new EVP and CSO

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen announces the appointment of Leslie Donato to its executive team as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this role, Donato will focus on operationalizing and evolving a strategic framework for the organization, while identifying and implementing a range of growth initiatives that will add further value for its

At ThoughtSpot 2019, Good Neighbor Pharmacy unveils tools that empower independent pharmacists

At ThoughtSpot 2019, Good Neighbor Pharmacy unveils tools that empower independent pharmacists

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy unveiled Friday tools to help pharmacies connect with customers in new and meaningful ways. The solutions were presented at ThoughtSpot 2019, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual trade show, and represent the organization’s continued evolution to ensure pharmacists have the resources they need to be the pharmacy of

Safe Rx announces availability in AmerisourceBergen

Safe Rx announces availability in AmerisourceBergen

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Safe Rx  announced its product availability in AmerisourceBergen, with merchandising kits available to all AmerisourceBergen California customers. “AmerisourceBergen customers can now easily provide safe storage solutions to pharmacies with quicker turns and higher profitability than other products on the market today. And, with the new legislation in California (AB-2859) requiring chain pharmacies

AmerisourceBergen’s study sees pharmacists playing a bigger role

AmerisourceBergen’s study sees pharmacists playing a bigger role

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – Nearly 80% of hospital pharmacists look forward to a greater role in health care and are well positioned to take on an expanded role, according to new research sponsored by AmerisourceBergen. The research, a part of AmerisourceBergen’s first-ever Pharmacy Check-Up: Activity and Barriers to Care Analysis, examined various pharmacy settings, including

Walgreens expands medication disposal program

Walgreens expands medication disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens today announced it is expanding its effort to combat the opioid epidemic as it encourages Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets in advance of Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday October 27. To complement its existing safe medication disposal kiosk program, Walgreens has committed to

AmerisourceBergen announces financial leadership change

AmerisourceBergen announces financial leadership change

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corporation announced that Tim Guttman, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has decided to retire from the company. James Cleary, executive vice president and group president, Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health, will succeed Guttman as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Guttman will step down as chief financial officer

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

NEW YORK — The U.S. health care industry has been in flux for a number of years, but the pace of transformation now appears to be accelerating rapidly. Several of the biggest players in the U.S. health care sector are making moves to confront an uncertain future — one that may bring unwelcome competition and

Reports: WBA in talks to buy AmerisourceBergen

Reports: WBA in talks to buy AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is in negotiations to acquire drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., according to published reports. Representatives of WBA executive vice chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Pessina made “a high-level outreach” to representatives of AmerisourceBergen chairman and CEO Steven Collis several weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Good Neighbor Pharmacy empowers independents

Good Neighbor Pharmacy empowers independents

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp.’s backing, combined with the entrepreneurship of independent pharmacies, has made the company’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network an exemplar of high-touch service, says senior vice president of community and specialty pharmacy and Good Neighbor Pharmacy president Brian Nightengale. AmerisourceBergen’s support tools and personnel enhance the inherent ability of independents to

AmerisourceBergen to acquire H.D. Smith

AmerisourceBergen to acquire H.D. Smith

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. plans to purchase pharmaceutical distributor H.D. Smith for $815 million in cash. The companies said that the transaction, pending regulatory review and other closing conditions, is expected to close in early 2018. Springfield, Ill.-based H.D. Smith, the nation’s largest private wholesaler, also operates CompleteCare Pharmacy, Smith Medical Partners, Triplefin

AmerisourceBergen action plan targets opioid abuse

AmerisourceBergen action plan targets opioid abuse

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen has ramped up its efforts to thwart opioid diversion and abuse. The pharmaceutical distributor on Thursday announced ongoing operational commitments to prevent opioid abuse and abuse in line with its initiatives to protect the supply chain. AmerisourceBergen said it will continue to use and enhance a sophisticated set of algorithms

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