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Rexall Health

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

McKesson finds buyer for divested Rexall drug stores

McKesson finds buyer for divested Rexall drug stores

OTTAWA — McKesson Corp. is selling 27 Rexall drug stores to Rx Drug Mart Inc. under a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau of Canada for its $2.2 billion acquisition of Rexall Health. The Competition Bureau said Friday that it has approved Rx Drug Mart, a Toronto-based independent pharmacy network, as the buyer of the

McKesson leverages scale to deliver value

McKesson leverages scale to deliver value

Members of McKesson Corp.’s senior management know what it takes to be a major player in the global health care marketplace, and they are moving decisively to ensure that going forward the company remains a dominant force in the sector. McKesson in recent years has made a number of strategic acquisitions that deepen and extend

McKesson Canada names Domenic Pilla as CEO

TORONTO — Domenic Pilla has been appointed chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. Pilla now guides Canada’s largest distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and oversees the integration of Rexall Health, which McKesson Canada acquired in late ­December. McKesson Canada picked up about 470 retail pharmacies in the Rexall deal. Pilla reports to Paul Julian,

Domenic Pilla tabbed as McKesson Canada CEO

Domenic Pilla tabbed as McKesson Canada CEO

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO — McKesson Corp. has closed its $2.1 billion (U.S.) acquisition of Canadian drug chain Rexall Health and hired Domenic Pilla as chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. McKesson said late Wednesday that Pilla is slated to take the reins as McKesson Canada CEO on Jan. 3. In the role, he will

McKesson cleared to acquire Rexall

McKesson cleared to acquire Rexall

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has been given the green light from the Competition Bureau of Canada to finalize its $2.2 billion acquisition of drug chain Rexall Health. McKesson said Wednesday that under the consent agreement it signed with the bureau, it must sell a total of 26 Rexall drug stores in Alberta, British Columbia,

McKesson adds Rexall Health to Canadian holdings

McKesson adds Rexall Health to Canadian holdings

TORONTO — McKesson Corp.’s $2.2 billion deal to acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group will strengthen the drug distributor’s position in Canada’s pharmaceutical supply chain. McKesson said the agreement is a natural next step for two companies that have worked together for over 20 years. In 2012, McKesson bought Katz’s 1,100-store banner operation covering I.D.A.,

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

  McKesson Corp.’s agreement to acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group is notable in several respects. The transaction alters the balance of power in the Canadian pharmacy market. In addition, it offers confirmation, if any were needed, of the relentless drive among major players in the sector to increase their scale and, in the process,

McKesson to acquire Rexall for $2.2 billion

McKesson to acquire Rexall for $2.2 billion

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO — McKesson Corp. plans to acquire Canadian drug store operator Rexall Health from Katz Group for $2.2 billion ($3 billion Canadian). McKesson said Wednesday that the deal will strengthen its position in Canada’s pharmaceutical supply chain and is a natural step for the two companies, which have worked together for more

OneStopMeds a powerful new tool for Rexall pharmacists

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Rexall Health and Ateb Canada Ltd. are partnering on a medication synchronization program aimed at improving medication adherence and health outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The service, OneStopMeds, uses Ateb technology to help Rexall’s pharmacists coordinate a patient’s prescriptions so each is refilled on the same day of the month,

Rexall debuts medication synchronization program

Rexall debuts medication synchronization program

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Rexall has launched a medication synchronization program for 445 of its pharmacies across Canada. Called OneStopMeds, the med sync program is powered by Ateb’s Time My Meds solution. Rexall said Monday that it’s the first retail pharmacy in Canada to offer this service to patients in multiple provinces. To participate in the

More M&As expected to shake up retail Rx

More M&As expected to shake up retail Rx

NEW YORK — As much as the chain drug industry has consolidated, there is room for more mergers and acquisitions. That’s evident from the M&A speculation swirling about the sector in the U.S. and Canada, as well as recent activity. Lending credibility to the speculation is none other than Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) chief executive

Schreiber returns to Canada to lead Rexall Health

Schreiber returns to Canada to lead Rexall Health

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canada’s Rexall/Rexall Pharma Plus drug chain has a new chief executive officer and a new operating structure. Former Shoppers Drug Mart chief executive Jürgen Schreiber has been named CEO of Rexall Health, a newly formed banner under the Katz Group. Plans call for Schreiber, who joins the company from Edcon Group, South

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

EDMONTON, Alberta – Former Shoppers Drug Mart chief executive officer Jürgen Schreiber has been named CEO of Rexall Health, a newly formed banner under the Katz Group. Rexall said Thursday that Schreiber, who joins the company from Edcon Group, South Africa’s largest nonfood retailer, is slated to take the helm as CEO in August. In