June 26, 2015

McKesson has made significant strides in the past year to deliver on the three focal points identified by the wholesaler last year to help grow the businesses of Health Mart member pharmacies and independent owner/operators partnered with McKesson, Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical unit, told a record 5,000 attendees during the Opening General Session of McKesson ideaShare 2015.

June 26, 2015

As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.

June 25, 2015

Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy was named the 2015 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize winner Thursday evening at the McKesson ideaShare 2015 Opening General Session.

June 25, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.

June 25, 2015

The McKesson ideaShare exhibit show floor opened Thursday, June 25 immediately following the Opening General Session, and attendees were eager to start exploring the new offerings and meet with suppliers. DSN captured some of the action on the trade show floor.

June 22, 2015

McKesson announced Monday that Kathy McElligott had been appointed EVP and chief information officer, as well as chief technology officer, effective July 20. 

June 19, 2015

Dave Wendland, VP and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, will present a continuing education session, “Seven Deadly Sins of Community Pharmacy,” at the upcoming McKesson ideaShare 2015 conference.

April 22, 2015

Picking up almost 600 new stores in 2014, McKesson’s Health Mart is a forward-thinking pharmacy franchisor that focuses on a key component of community pharmacy success — the pharmacist-patient relationship.

April 8, 2015

Strong same-store sales help lift Rite Aid annual revenue 3.9% to $26.5 billion. 

March 13, 2015

Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.

March 5, 2015

McKesson Care Management has been recognized for its processes, quality program and reporting, and care management electronic capture system.

February 26, 2015

Protein Sciences expanded Flublok distribution through Cardinal, McKesson this week. 

February 6, 2015

McKesson on Thursday reported that revenues for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 totaled $47 billion, up 37% compared to $34.3 billion a year ago.

January 5, 2015

McKesson on Monday released its 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, an annual publication highlighting the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

December 18, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health on Wednesday announced that its Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has earned certification by BenchmarkPortal as a Center of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter revenues of $6.7 billion, an increase of 5.3%, driven primarily by same-store sales, the drug store retailer said.

December 5, 2014

The McKesson Pharmacy Optimization team has identified the top five trends that will impact the healthcare system and health system pharmacies in 2015.


November 24, 2014

Omnicare and McKesson on Monday announced the signing of an expanded agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of branded, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals. 

October 29, 2014

McKesson reported that revenues for the second quarter ended Sept. 30 were $44.8 billion, up 36% compared with the year-ago period.  


October 28, 2014

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, 2014, more than 11,000 McKesson employees at more than 170 locations across the United States will participate in the 16th Community Days program.

October 21, 2014

McKesson and Health Mart on Monday featured solutions designed to help community pharmacies deliver better patient care and sustain growth.


September 23, 2014

McKesson has elected Donald R. Knauss and Susan Salka as new independent directors, effective Oct. 20, bringing to 11 the size of the board of directors.