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NACDS names Walgreens’ Gourlay as chairman

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. 

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PharmaSmart and Coborn’s Supermarkets ink major deal

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.

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BD to acquire Bard for $24B

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.

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10th annual Anda Supply Chain Symposium leverages industry knowledge, experience

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.

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NACDS looks forward to ‘Future Value Targeting’

“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.

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CVS Health’s Sansone discusses partnership, transformation at recent Elevation Forum

“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.

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FDA approves Remicade biosimilar

Renflexis, marketed by Merck and developed by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis, is the second FDA-approved biosimilar to Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade.