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Health Mart spotlights solutions at NCPA Annual Convention

Health Mart spotlights solutions at NCPA Annual Convention

WASHINGTON — McKesson Corp. and its Health Mart pharmacy franchise are showcasing solutions to help community pharmacies grow and fine-tune their business at the 117th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Health Mart said Friday that at the NCPA Annual Convention, which runs Oct. 10 to 14 in National

Albertsons, McKesson expand deal

SAN FRANCISCO and BOISE, Idaho — McKesson Corp. and Albertsons Cos. announced the signing of a five-year distribution agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of both branded and generic ­pharmaceuticals. As part of the agreement, which goes into effect April 1, 2016, Albertsons’ network of nearly 1,700 pharmacies will benefit from McKesson’s proprietary OneStop

National ad campaign to tout Health Mart

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart is launching a national radio and digital advertising campaign to attract more patients to its drug stores. The McKesson Corp. pharmacy franchise said earlier this month that the campaign will target every market with a Health Mart pharmacy — the independent pharmacy network has more than 4,000 stores in all

McKesson agrees to acquire Rx distributor in Ireland

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has agreed to purchase the pharmaceutical distribution division of Dublin, Ireland-based UDG Healthcare PLC for about $466 million. The deal — which is contingent upon a vote of approval from UDG Healthcare shareholders and clearance from European Union regulators — would give McKesson distribution channels across the Republic of Ireland

Global consolidation rolls on in drug channel

Global consolidation rolls on in drug channel

McKesson’s deal to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare reflects the global consolidation of health care distribution, as drug wholesalers continue their drive for scale, especially in the realm of generic drugs, according to Fitch Ratings. “The UDG deal will add to McKesson’s generic purchasing power and further enhance its European pharmaceutical distribution presence, following its acquisition

McKesson to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare

McKesson to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. plans to acquire the pharmaceutical distribution division of Dublin, Ireland-based UDG Healthcare plc for about $466 million. McKesson said early Friday that under the deal it will purchase United Drug and United Drug Sangers, leading wholesale operations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively; TCP, a home health

Rite Aid gets 2Q sales boost from EnvisionRx

Rite Aid gets 2Q sales boost from EnvisionRx

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. saw revenue surge in its fiscal 2016 second quarter, its first including results for recently acquired pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. Rite Aid said Thursday that sales for the second quarter ended Aug. 29 totaled $7.66 billion, up 17.5% from $6.52 billion a year earlier. For the first time,

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

SAN FRANCISCO and BOISE, Idaho — Food and drug retailer Albertsons has signed a five-year distribution pact for the sourcing and distribution of branded and generic drugs with McKesson Corp. The companies said late Tuesday that the pharmaceutical distribution agreement will go into effect on April 1, 2016. Boise-based Albertsons operates about 1,700 pharmacies in

Health Mart to kick off national ad campaign

Health Mart to kick off national ad campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart is launching a national radio and digital advertising campaign to attract more patients to its drug stores. The McKesson Corp. pharmacy franchise said late Monday that the campaign — targeting every market with a Health Mart pharmacy — also will include television events and advertising, as well as a refreshed

Supplylogix to debut Rx inventory reporting module

Supplylogix to debut Rx inventory reporting module

WESTLAKE, Texas — Pharmaceutical inventory management solution provider Supplylogix is slated to debut its new Pinpoint Performance reporting module at the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. The McKesson Corp. division said that Pinpoint Performance brings a dashboard with a user-friendly graphical interface that displays top-level metrics on key performance indicators,

McElligott joining McKesson as CIO

SAN FRANCISCO — Kathy McElligott has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) at McKesson Corp. She comes to McKesson from Emerson, where she served as CIO since 2010 and managed Emerson’s information technology strategy and information security for its global ­operations. McElligott succeeds Randy Spratt, who

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicks off

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicks off

SAN DIEGO — McKesson Corp.’s ideaShare 2015 is underway this week at the San Diego Convention Center. The event, which runs through Saturday, provides an interactive forum for independent pharmacists from across the country to share ideas for growing their businesses, according to McKesson, which says that the annual event provides attendees with access to

Hamacher’s Wendland to present at ideaShare

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Dave Wendland, vice president and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group Inc., is slated to present a continuing education session, “Seven Deadly Sins of Community Pharmacy,” this week at the McKesson ideaShare 2015 conference in San Diego. The presentation, to be held June 25 from 1:30-3:00 p.m., will focus on

McKesson appoints new CIO

McKesson appoints new CIO

SAN FRANCISCO — Kathy McElligott is joining McKesson Corp. as executive vice president, chief information officer and chief technology officer. McKesson said Monday that McElligott, currently CIO at technology and engineering company Emerson, will start in the new post on July 20. She succeeds Randy Spratt, who is retiring after a 29-year career with McKesson.