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Walgreens' uniting of Magnacca, Pugh a brilliant stroke

In a stunning announcement out of Deerfield, Ill., earlier this month Walgreen Co.’s chief executive Greg Wasson informed his company’s 244,000 employees and the wider chain drug store community that Joe Magnacca would be moving to Chicago as the drug chain’s new president of daily living products and solutions.

Retail/PBM Rx model still holds promise

Walgreens’ decision to sell its pharmacy benefits management business to Catalyst Health Solutions for $525 million is sure to intensify the debate about whether drug chains are well served by owning and operating such entities.