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Ritzman Pharmacies

CVS buys up Ritzman Pharmacies

CVS buys up Ritzman Pharmacies

MEDINA, Ohio — CVS Health has acquired Ritzman Pharmacies and has plans to close almost all of its 20 Ohio stores and transfer the prescription files. Terms were not disclosed. Ritzman’s units in Akron and Berlin will be rebranded CVS Pharmacy. The Ritzman locations in Rittman, Shreve, Sugarcreek, Wooster-Milltown, Medina-River Styx, Millersburg, Barberton, Wadsworth, Norton,

NACDS makes case for pharmacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is running newspaper advertisements in selected congressional districts this month. The ads thanks members of Congress for sponsoring a bill that would let pharmacists provide basic health care services to Medicare patients in underserved areas, and urging passage and enactment of the legislation. The Pharmacy

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. They shouldn’t lose sight, however, of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain

Regional drug chains look to build on strengths

Regional drug chains look to build on strengths

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. Yet they shouldn’t lose sight of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fresh off the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory last evening, policy and politics moved into the spotlight as the main program of the 2016 NACDS Regional Chain Conference got under way. At the Opening General Session here on Monday, political analyst Morton Kondracke gave attendees his take on the national political

Ritzman adds specialty Rx capabilities to arsenal

Ritzman adds specialty Rx capabilities to arsenal

WADSWORTH, Ohio — With the launch of specialty pharmacy services, Ritzman Pharmacies had one of its most successful years in 2014. “We are able to care for patients within the communities we serve that have their specialty medication needs, and able to help some of them financially to offset their out-of-pocket costs,” says chief executive