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Hy-Vee to merge Iowa drug store, supermarket

BY Alaric DeArment

CHEROKEE, Iowa — The Hy-Vee Drugstore in Cherokee, Iowa, will merge with the company’s supermarket in the town next month, the supermarket pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

"Having all our pharmacists together at the same location creates a more efficient operation and enables us to add Sunday hours, a service customers have requested," Hy-Vee assistant VP operations for the company’s northwest district Tim Stupka said.

All of the drug store’s employees will be transferred to the supermarket or to the company’s clinic pharmacy in Marcus, Iowa, effective April 29.

 

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Teva appoints former Dyax executive

BY Alaric DeArment

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed a former executive from Dyax to its executive team, the Israeli generic drug maker said.

Teva announced the appointment of Ivana Magovčević-Liebisch as SVP and head of corporate business development, effective April 1. Magovčević-Liebisch served as EVP and COO for Dyax, a Burlington, Mass.-based drug company.

"Teva continues to build its premier leadership team, and we anticipate that Ivana, with her track record in partnering and licensing agreements and her extensive industry experience from R&D to commercial operations, will play an important role in the ongoing success of our business development programs," Teva group EVP human resources and chief integration officer Ika Abravanel said.

 

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Sagent appoints James Hussey as president

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has appointed James Hussey as its president, the company said.

Sagent said the board of directors’ appointment of Hussey, 53, would be effective Monday. Hussey will be responsible for the company’s commercial operations, including development, regulatory affairs, supply chain activities, sales, marketing and human resources.

"We are delighted to have Jim join the organization as our president," Sagent CEO and chairman Jeffrey Yordon said. "Given the growth trajectory we have experienced and our projected performance going forward, we want to provide seasoned leadership to our commercial operations while I continue to drive strategic development, develop partner relationships and investigate vertical integration."

 

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