Inside This Issue - News
Walmart and Humana Inc. will offer the least expensive nationwide Medicare Part D prescription plan.
Pharmaceutical industry veteran Jeffrey Berkowitz has joined Walgreen Co. as senior vice president of pharmaceutical development and market access. He reports to Kermit Crawford, president of Walgreens’ pharmacy services division.
Chain drug stores as a group have seen pharmacy customer satisfaction climb, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 National Pharmacy Study.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has chosen Scott Melville, senior vice president for government affairs at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), to succeed Linda Suydam as president.
The Jean Coutu Group has unveiled in Beloeil, Quebec, its first “green” store, built according to what the retailer says are environmental protection standards.
The Food and Drug Administration and drug regulators in Europe have restricted the sale of Avandia, the controversial diabetes medicine marketed by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) that has been linked to significant heart risks.
Rite Aid Corp. is kicking off several initiatives to help the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) national Stop Diabetes campaign.
Kerr Drug has debuted a free prescription delivery service to patients’ homes and offices.
Michael Wysong has been appointed chief executive officer of Care Pharmacies Inc., an independent pharmacy franchisor.
Pharmaceutical sales through primary health care distributors climbed to nearly $263 billion in 2009, says a recent report from the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA).