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- A higher vision for Rite Aid pharmacy (Exclusive News Alert, In this Issue, Retail News, Locked, People in the News, NCPA - Frontend, Rite Aid, DSN AM, Latest News, Pharmacy)Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:13am
Health care is transforming, fundamentally and forever. And pharmacy has to change with it. Recognition of that reality has made Rite Aid’s now-former pharmacy leader one of the industry’s leading advocates for a new and broader role for pharmacists.
When he came to Rite Aid in 2004, Robert Thompson brought his own flair for reinvention and entrepreneurialism, shaped by a multifaceted career in both small- and large-chain retail pharmacy and in start-up companies dealing in other sectors of health and wellness.
Usually it takes some time for any individual’s full impact on their company, their profession and their industry to come into focus after that person has moved on.
Such may be the case with Robert I. Thompson, who stepped down Sept. 18 from his position as EVP of pharmacy at Rite Aid.
Consider this: 1-in-5 hospital patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.
Define “American heartland” and the town of Topeka, Ind., could easily fit the bill. And independently owned Topeka Pharmacy, honored as Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year at AmerisourceBergen’s ThoughtSpot 2015, could just as easily define the concept of drug store as an indispensible fixture of small-town life.
Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy owners have secured a place in the life of the community by offering deeply personal care and a broad menu of vital health services.
New patient-care and business solutions won three independent pharmacies special recognition at Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas in July.