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McKesson to buy RxCrossroads from CVS for $735 million

McKesson to buy RxCrossroads from CVS for $735 million

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. announced late Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase RxCrossroads, a provider of tailored services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, from CVS Health. The transaction is valued at $735 million, or approximately $635 million net of the present value ofincremental cash tax benefits, and will be funded by

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

WASHINGTON — Following through on pledge made this summer, President Donald Trump has formally declared the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic as a public health emergency. In a press conference at the White House on Thursday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump announced the action, which has drawn plaudits from public officials and pharmacy

McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president to depart

McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president to depart

ST. PAUL, Minn. — McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical president Mark Walchirk is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies Inc., a distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Patterson said Tuesday that Walchirk is slated to start at the company on Nov. 20. He also will become a member

McKesson CEO agrees opioid crisis is national emergency

McKesson CEO agrees opioid crisis is national emergency

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. chairman and chief executive officer John Hammergren has endorsed President Donald Trump’s plan to designate the opioid abuse crisis as a national emergency. Trump this week is expected to formally declare the growing misuse and abuse of narcotic painkillers as a national emergency after saying this summer that he planned

Health Mart highlights community pharmacy tools

Health Mart highlights community pharmacy tools

ORLANDO, Fla. — Health Mart is showcasing solutions to help independent pharmacies improve their clinical, operational and financial performance at the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention. Health Mart said Tuesday that solutions highlighted at the NCPA Annual Convention, which kicked off this weekend and runs through tomorrow, include the myHealthMart mobile app, DIR Estimator

McKesson bolsters support of pharmacy ownership

McKesson bolsters support of pharmacy ownership

ORLANDO, Fla. — McKesson Corp.’s RxOwnership team is sponsoring educational programs for current and future pharmacists considering pharmacy ownership at the 2017 NCPA Annual Conference. McKesson said Monday that it has added support for the Student Ownership Boot Camp Series as part of its sponsorship, now in its eighth year, of the NCPA Pharmacy Ownership

Revenue generation tops Health Mart Town Hall agenda

Revenue generation tops Health Mart Town Hall agenda

IRVING, Texas — Helping community pharmacies generate more clinical services revenue will be a key focus area for Health Mart as its fifth Town Hall Continuing Education (CE) series gets under way. Health Mart said it plans to host more than 80 Town Hall CE events nationwide through early 2018. The latest Town Hall series

McKesson closes Uniprix acquisition

McKesson closes Uniprix acquisition

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Corp., through its McKesson Canada subsidiary, has finalized its acquisition of Quebec drug chain Uniprix. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Also on Wednesday, McKesson Canada appointed Proxim president Alain Arel as president of Uniprix and Proxim, effective immediately. Philippe Duval, president and CEO of Uniprix, will continue in

McKesson steps up Hurricane Harvey support

McKesson steps up Hurricane Harvey support

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has boosted its Hurricane Harvey relief donations to more than $300,000 in support of recovery efforts in the inundated Houston area. McKesson and the McKesson Foundation late Thursday announced $100,000 cash donation to nonprofit Direct Relief and $150,000 in-kind donation of medical supplies to World Vision. The two organizations will

Rx Drug Mart lands financing to grow pharmacy network

Rx Drug Mart lands financing to grow pharmacy network

MONTREAL — Startup Canadian drug chain Rx Drug Mart Inc. has obtained financing to fuel its growth strategy. BDC Capital said Monday that it has closed a $10 million minority equity investment in Toronto-based Rx Drug Mart (RxDM), alongside Persistence Capital Partners (PCP) and RxDM’s other existing shareholders. The equity investment finances RxDM’s acquisition of

McKesson ideaShare spotlights community Rx

McKesson ideaShare spotlights community Rx

NEW ORLEANS — McKesson Corp. has kicked off ideaShare 2017, its annual forum for community pharmacists nationwide to help sharpen their health care capabilities and growth their businesses. Running through Sat. July 15, the McKesson ideaShare 2017 gives pharmacy industry attendees access to industry thought leaders, pharmacy programs and solutions, continuing education courses, and networking

McKesson integrates med sync, mobile into Rx systems

McKesson integrates med sync, mobile into Rx systems

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — McKesson Pharmacy Systems (MPS) has integrated medication synchronization and mobile delivery functionality into its pharmacy management systems, including EnterpriseRx, PharmacyRx and Pharmaserv. MPS said Monday that pharmacies implementing the enhancements in their McKesson pharmacy management system can improve patient medication adherence and measurement, as well as hone pharmacy workflow and provide

Health Mart ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ named

Health Mart ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ named

NEW ORLEANS — A Health Mart in Oregon has been honored as the 2017 Pharmacy of the Year by McKesson Corp. Nicole Winnen, the owner of Mac Prescription Shop, a Health Mart pharmacy in McMinnville, Ore., is slated to receive the award at a special ceremony on July 13 during the opening general session at

McKesson Canada to divest 27 Rexall drug stores

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Corp. is selling 27 Rexall drug stores to Rx Drug Mart under a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau of Canada for its $2.2 billion (Canadian) acquisition of Rexall Health. The Competition Bureau said last month that it has approved Rx Drug Mart, a Toronto-based independent pharmacy network, as the