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McKesson Canada names new president

BY Michael Johnsen

SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec – McKesson Canada on Monday announced the appointment of its new president, Alain Champagne. Champagne was previously McKesson Canada's SVP pharmaceutical distribution and operations since joining the company in 2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities of distribution solutions and services. Under his leadership, McKesson Canada has made significant strides in pushing forward the automation of its distribution network while increasing productivity, McKesson Canada reported.

"Alain brings a deep knowledge of McKesson Canada's business and customers to his new role and will focus on continuing to bring value and growth opportunities to all the company's partners," stated Paul Julian, McKesson EVP and group president.

Champagne assumes the position from Nick Loporcaro, who has been appointed as president for McKesson Specialty Health, one of McKesson Corporation's key growing businesses.

In addition, Paula Keays, McKesson Canada's current CFO will become SVP pharmaceutical distribution and operations, succeeding Champagne. Since joining McKesson Canada in 2000, Keays has been in charge of McKesson Canada's overall financial plans and policies, along with overseeing all Six Sigma operations. 

 

 

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Target names SVP, chief information security officer

BY Antoinette Alexander

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has hired former General Motors executive Brad Maiorino to serve as SVP, chief information security officer, effective June 16.  

Maiorino will be responsible for Target’s information security and technology risk strategy, helping to ensure that the company, its guests and team members are protected from internal and external information security threats. He will report to Bob DeRodes, EVP and CIO.

Maiorino comes to Target from General Motors where he was the company’s chief information security and information technology risk officer. There he was responsible for leading the transformation of the company’s global information security and IT risk organization. Prior to General Motors, he was the chief information security officer at General Electric.

“Having led this critical function at two of the country’s largest companies, Brad is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top leaders in the complex, evolving areas of information security and risk,” DeRodes stated. “As an organization, we have made a commitment to our guests and our team that Target will be a retail leader in information security and protection. We believe Brad is the right person to lead that charge.”

In the months following the 2013 data breach at Target, the company detailed steps that it took to enhance its information security systems and processes while transforming its security and compliance structure and practices. Examples of this included enhancing monitoring, segmentation, logging, and security of accounts and installation of application whitelisting on point-of-sale systems.

"I am looking forward to joining the Target team and helping them continue the progress they have made to be a retail leader in information security and protection,” Maiorino said. “I am confident that the combination of a strong team and the leadership commitment will enable us to achieve that objective.” 

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Ohio governor signs executive order enabling pharmacists to administer MMR vaccine

BY Michael Johnsen

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed executive order 2014-04K authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in order to provide those adults who have not yet received this vaccination with additional opportunities to obtain the MMR vaccine. 

The executive order is in response to recent outbreaks of mumps and measles in Ohio, the governor’s office reported. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that, nationwide, the current measles outbreak is the largest outbreak of this disease in the United States since  1994, and states that the MMR vaccine is one of the best ways to prevent the measles 

 

 

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