Larry Arnold joined the retailer in 1953, just prior to his 16th birthday.
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Significant flu activity gains are being reported across North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, Walgreens noted.
The pharmacy staff at cancer-specialized specialty pharmacies have completed a cancer-focused curriculum of advanced education courses, focused on colorectal, lung, prostate and breast cancer, as well as various blood cancers.
Some 275 retail and CPG executives descended on the New York Athletic Club in December to talk about the future role the industry can play in chronic care management, how companies can embrace technology to better serve customers and patients and where the industry is headed at the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.
Retailer now offers more than 600 exclusive snack and grocery options that are free from artificial trans fats, which are believed to lead to rising heart disease occurrences.
According to Forbes contributor Bruce Japsen, a Walgreens and WebMD merger would make sense as it would couple the 2 million daily visits Walgreens generates online and the 117 million unique monthly visitors that WebMD captures.
Kroger is minimizing wait times at the pharmacy counter through an advanced video-management system, Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s chief information officer, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday. "We’re running a pilot to do service queuing for the pharmacy," he told The Journal. "It isn’t like everybody stands in a nice line, like they do at checkout. People come from the left side, they come from the right side. We can use video to not only detect how many are there but how long they’ve been waiting. If you’re a pharmacist, your head is down at the computer, working. We can alert you right on your display that you’ve got a customer who’s been waiting for 60 seconds and no one’s talked to them yet." (The Wall Street Journal)
Walmart now boasts more than 35 million SKUs online and recently announced free two-day shipping with a minimum $35 order.
Northwestern Ohio’s The Courier is reporting that CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo delivered a speech at Ohio Northern University titled “Driving More Affordable, Accessible and Effective Care,” in which he noted the ways pharmacy can help drive down healthcare costs. He said that retail pharmacy will play a key role in combatting such issues as medication non-adherence and stepping into primary care. “Retail pharmacy is oftentimes the front door to health care,” he reportedly said. “It provides more opportunities to interact with patients than any other site of care.” (The Courier)
Target, J&J, Pfizer, Ahold USA and Cardinal Health also make Omni50, a listing of the top 50 corporate and government buyers of products and services from an inclusive supply chain throughout the country.