Inside This Issue - News
The chain drug industry is at a critical juncture, with historic change in health care delivery placing unprecedented demands on the business while presenting enormous growth opportunities. That was the message last month of new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman John Standley, who is also president and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp.
The Obama administration is basking in what it sees as success with the initial implementation stage of the Affordable Care Act but remains mindful that challenges await the government’s health care reform efforts as they continue to evolve.
Alliance Boots GmbH, the pharmaceutical retailer and wholesaler partly owned by Walgreen Co., has taken its first step into Latin America with a deal to acquire 1,400 drug stores in Mexico and Chile.
The major data breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday shopping season has cost company chairman, president and chief executive officer Gregg Steinhafel his job.
CVS/pharmacy is the first organization applicant to seek community pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a group recognized as a leader in promoting health care quality.
Matt Lynch, an information technology executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, is joining Rite Aid Corp. as senior vice president and chief information officer.
Forty-nine members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to the head of the Department of Health and Human Services urging adoption of a one-year transition period for states to implement the July 2014 average manufacturer price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) for Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement.
CVS/pharmacy is launching what it describes as a first-of-its-kind service to help customers manage their monthly health insurance premiums.
Walgreens has begun offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations, to support nearly 60 million annual trips abroad by Americans.
Kmart Pharmacy is working with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to give customers and loyalty program Shop Your Way members greater access to a wider range of medications.
Recognized for his nearly five decades of service to pharmacy and the chain drug store industry, former Kerr Drug president and chief executive officer Tony Civello received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award during the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting.