The sale to CVS Health, along with a 1.5% comparable store sales decrease, led fourth-quarter sales to decline 4.3% year over year to $20.7 billion.
Walgreens Boots Alliance made significant strides in CSR accountability in 2016, reporting metrics that will serve as the baseline for evaluating future progress.
Larry Arnold joined the retailer in 1953, just prior to his 16th birthday.
Pharmacists at Albertsons banner stores in 13 states can dispense Adapt Pharma’s Narcan Nasal Spray and counsel patients on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug.
Montelukast is used for long-term treatment of asthma in adults and children, and it is sometimes used to treat symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies.
Approximately 530 Alabama independent drug store owners are seeking relief of as much as $5,000 per store per year in business license fees by excluding prescription sales from gross receipts, according to a report published Friday by the Alabama Media Group. State legislation has been introduced to that end, but is opposed by local municipalities looking at stark revenue reductions. "Cities like Montgomery and Mobile claim the hit would be excessive," the report noted. "In Mobile, city officials estimate that computing a store's gross sales by including prescription medicine has brought in an average of $465,000 annually for the past five years." (AL.com)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the company seeks a replacement, Supervalu SVP marketing and consumer insights Chad Ferguson has taken over on an interim basis. “Chad is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience and I’m very pleased he will be stepping in to lead Cub,”Supervalu SVP retail, merchandising and marketing Anne Dament told the Star Tribune. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
The organizations’ “Hunger Is” campaign features Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis as ambassador for the program, which has raised more than $18 million and funded 273 programs across the country to provide healthy food to children.
"Changes in Washington, state capitals and the private sector present new opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists,” stated Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO, in support of a new alignment strategy.
"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same-day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” Piedmont CEO Kevin Brown said.