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Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has hired healthcare industry veteran Sean Slovenski to serve as senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S., effective August 1. He will report directly to Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran. “Sean is a proven leader and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building

Walmart intros new measures to help curb opioid abuse

Walmart intros new measures to help curb opioid abuse

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico. Walmart Inc. supports

Riedl elects to step down at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — George Riedl, senior vice president at Walmart and president of the Walmart Health and Wellness division, has left the ­company. A Walmart spokeswoman said that Riedl, a key pharmacy executive at the retail giant, departed effective March 16. The company didn’t say if a successor had been named. A former Walgreens executive,

Walmart health executive George Riedl to depart

Walmart health executive George Riedl to depart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — George Riedl, senior vice president at Walmart and president of the Walmart Health and Wellness division, is leaving the company. A Walmart spokeswoman said Wednesday that Riedl, a key pharmacy executive at the retail giant, is slated to depart on March 16. The company didn’t say if a successor had been named. A

Walmart pharmacies provide free DisposeRx packets

Walmart pharmacies provide free DisposeRx packets

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has begun offering pharmacy patients filling opioid prescriptions a free drug disposal packet containing a biodegradable powder that enables them to safely discard unwanted, unused or expired medication. Walmart said Wednesday that the packet, from DisposeRx Inc., will now be given to patients filling any new Class II opioid prescription at any

Hays to succeed Huff in key post at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Scott Huff is retiring as executive vice president for consumables, health and wellness at Walmart. He will be succeed by Marybeth Hays, who has been chief merchandising, marketing and supply chain officer at Walmart China. She is expected to fully transition into the position by June 1. Before taking on his current

Walmart names new consumables, health & wellness exec

Walmart names new consumables, health & wellness exec

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Scott Huff, executive vice president for consumables, health and wellness at Walmart, has announced his retirement from the retailer. Huff will be succeed by Marybeth Hays, who is expected to fully transition into the position by June 1, according to a Walmart spokeswoman. Before his current role, Huff served as executive vice