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SDM picks McKesson Canada exec to be next CEO

After an international search that lasted seven months, Shoppers Drug Mart’s board announced that the company’s new president and chief executive officer will be a Canadian and from the pharmaceutical industry, though not himself a pharmacist. Domenic Pilla is to take office November 1. He is currently president of McKesson Canada.

HHS secretary visits Walgreens

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius drove home the point about the importance of getting a flu vaccination this season by receiving her annual shot at Walgreen Co.’s health and daily living pilot store in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood earlier this month.

Turnaround at Rite Aid gains some momentum

Rite Aid Corp. executives this month highlighted factors pointing to a continued turnaround at the chain, from loyalty program growth to lower-volume store ­improvements.

Chains join insurers for new Medicare PDPs

Walgreen Co., CVS Caremark Corp. and Walmart are partnering with insurance companies on Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs).

Walgreens bolsters health, wellness team

Walgreen Co. has added two executives to its pharmacy, health and wellness division’s leadership team.

New store concept is launched by Bartell

Bartell Drugs has unveiled a next-generation store concept at a renovated outlet in north Seattle.

Ryan is joining private equity firm

Former CVS Caremark chief executive officer Tom Ryan has joined the private equity firm Advent International as an operating partner.

Jeffery will retire from Katz Group

Katz Group Canada/Rexall chief development officer Warren Jeffery will retire at the end of this month.

CVS, P&G develop ‘Guy Aisle’

Recognizing burgeoning demand for men’s grooming products, Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) and a CVS/pharmacy unit here have created a prototype “Guy Aisle.”

Rite Aid brings flu shots to N.Y.C. commuters

A Rite Aid Corp. flu shot event in Grand Central Terminal earlier this month helped inoculate hundreds of city residents against illness and raised money for charity.

Rosato named chief executive at AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has named former National Association of Chain Drug Stores executive Edith Rosato chief executive officer.