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Pilla: Canada to gain from SDM, Loblaw merger

The acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart by Loblaw Cos. will benefit both companies, says SDM president Domenic Pilla.

CVS enters first-of-kind alliances

In another sign of the expanding role of community pharmacists, CVS Caremark Corp. has formed clinical affiliations with four major regional health systems in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia.

Kinney parent names Hart CEO

Bridget-ann Hart has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of KPH Healthcare Services Inc., which operates Kinney Drugs.

The retailization of health care

More than three-quarters of U.S. consumers are willing to get at least one treatment or wellness service from retail establishments or remotely, according to a new survey.

Target moves to shake things up

Under the leadership of interim chief executive officer John Mulligan, Target Corp. is taking action to turn itself around from the effects of a massive data breach and big losses in Canada.

Women’s health initiative backed by CVS

As it gears up efforts to help people quit smoking, CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring Lung Force, an American Lung Association women’s health initiative.

Board lineup set by NACDS

In addition to chairman John Standley, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, a new executive committee member and three new directors.

Navarro health tour hits the road

Navarro Discount Pharmacy says that it has launched a Mobile Health Station that will visit south Florida neighborhoods and community events and bring medical professionals who will provide free health screenings as well as immunizations at discounted rates.

Narrow provider networks are one result of the ACA

Narrow provider networks have become the norm in health plans purchased from state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Wasson joins AmerisourceBergen board

Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co., has been elected to the board of directors at AmerisourceBergen Corp.

Senators call for Medicaid transition period

Nine senators have called on the Department of Health and Human Services to consider the challenges that states will face when the final Medicaid average manufacturer price (AMP)-based federal upper limits (FULs) are published.

Summertime promo under way at SDM

Shoppers Drug Mart has launched “This Summer — Only at Shoppers,” a program through which it has introduced hundreds of “exclusive must-have” products as well as an interactive online portal.

CVS brings back ExtraCare gas card promotion

With summer heating up, CVS/pharmacy has announced the return of its “Free Gas Card” promotion, a program designed to help customers save on gas while shopping for everyday essentials at participating CVS stores across the country.