In addition to Gourlay’s appointment, Mark Panzer, SVP pharmacy, health and wellness of Albertsons, was elected the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ vice chairman, and Helena Foulkes, EVP of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, was elected NACDS treasurer.
PharmaSmart said it will deploy its clinically validated blood pressure kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform across Coborn’s 36 grocery stores with pharmacies, which operate under the banners of: Coborn’s, Cash Wise Foods, and Market Place Foods across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Colleen Lindholz has been president of The Little Clinic since 2015 and takes over pharmacy duties from Philecia Avery, who Kroger said resigned the company earlier this month to pursue other interests.
Steven B. Rossi, CEO of Digital First Media, and Timothy A. Barton, former CEO of Freightquote.com, which he founded in 1998, to its board of directors, effective immediately.
The combination will “create a highly differentiated medical technology company uniquely positioned to improve both the process of care and the treatment of disease for patients and healthcare providers," stated BD.
Anda hosted its 10th annual Supply Chain Symposium, a two-day event leading into NACDS Annual. Anda’s annual event featured 450 different meetings between retailers and vendors, and fostered networking opportunities with key stakeholders from corporations representing retail pharmacy, hospital and long-term care, together with manufacturers representing generic and brand pharmaceuticals, as well as OTC products.
“Future value targeting” was the buzzword from Sunday morning’s NACDS Annual Business Program. NACDS’ “Future Value Targeting” initiative will continually look forward and anticipate the underlying issues that will impact the industry.
According to a Brandperx survey, as many as 28% of doctors identified cost as the leading benefit when a new OTC is brought to market.
“Only 8% of leaders are good at both strategy and execution, which means you must discover the sweet spot of knowing yourself, your competitors and your terrain. The very best win with ‘ideas’ and are obsessed with their front-line customer relationships.” That was one of the key messages conveyed by Elevation Forum founder and Mack Elevation leader Dan Mack at the most recent Elevation Form held in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday.
Renflexis, marketed by Merck and developed by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis, is the second FDA-approved biosimilar to Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade.