Dept. Pharmacy

  1. Trends & External Forces
ORLANDO, Fla. — In its 90th year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) remains focused on the same yet ever-evolving goal: Leading the future of an industry dedicated to advancing health and wellness for all Americans. That is the central theme at this year’s NACDS Regional Chain Conference, which is currently underway. Justin […]
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Ahold Delhaize-owned Food Lion announced that it is collaborating with Novant Health “to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC … The pilot program provides qualified participants access to nutritious food and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices to achieve sustained health. Throughout the […]
  1. Channel: Drug
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has launched one+other (pronounced ‘one another’), a new beauty and personal care brand that the company says is designed to celebrate individuality with a line of self-care essentials designed to be mixed and matched. According to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of CVS Health, 91% of […]
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ORLANDO — The 2023 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference closed Tuesday with more presentations from top speakers on the most timely issues affecting the industry and the patients and consumers it serves. A key feature of the programming was the One-to-One Business Conferences — a highly popular element of the schedule […]
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  1. Channel: Drug
The Wall Street Journal reports that CVS and Walmart “are cutting pharmacy hours in the midst of a pharmacist shortage that has plagued the nation’s biggest drugstore chains throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. “CVS, the largest U.S. drugstore chain by revenue, plans in March to cut or shift hours at about two-thirds of its roughly 9,000 […]
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Sheila Arquette, president and CEO of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, tells this week’s Video Forum about recent developments in specialty pharmacy. Among the subjects she addresses are what community pharmacies can do to raise their profile in specialty Rx, the importance of coordination across the continuum of care, the impact of biosimilars, and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
CVS plans to reduce pharmacy hours in roughly two-thirds of its drugstores beginning in March. Walmart in the same month will begin closing its pharmacies at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. at most of its stores. A shortage of pharmacists and techs has forced many retailers to alter their hours of operation in recent […]
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Today’s guest post comes from Saket Patel, Consultant, Advisory Services at MMIT. Saket discusses market access and contracting strategies for medical benefit products when pharmacy benefit biosimilar therapies launch. He then describes how to automate formulary and medical policies to protect manufacturers from overpayment. Click here to learn about MMIT’s Contract Validation solution. Read on […]
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SALISBURY, N.C. —  Food Lion and Novant Health are collaborating to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. A leading omnichannel retailer serving towns and cities across 10 states, Food Lion is committed to nourishing neighbors and families, setting them up for success in life. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — CVS Health and Walmart said they will be reducing pharmacy hours to address the ongoing pharmacist shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. CVS plans to cut or shift operating hours at about two-thirds of its 9,000-strong U.S. network in March, while Walmart intends to close most of its nearly 4,600 stores two […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CVS Health announced two executive appointments. David Joyner will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President and President of Pharmacy Services, while Amy Bricker has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has unveiled a new subscriptions service that it says will allow Prime members to “receive all of their eligible generic medications for just $5 a month and have them delivered free to their door. Medications that treat more than 80 common conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and acid reflux, are included in […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon has added a new pharmacy benefit as an add-on to its Prime membership. Called RxPass, it offers access to generic medications that treat more than 80 common health conditions for a flat fee of $5 per month. “Prime members already get fast, free delivery on prescription medications, and RxPass is one more […]
  1. Department: HBC
Now that 2023 is underway, let’s review employer-sponsored coverage for prescription drugs and speculate on what’s ahead. Below I examine the latest data on pharmacy benefits: cost sharing tier structures, copayment vs. coinsurance, and out-of-pocket obligations. As you will see, pharmacy benefit designs again increased the use of coinsurance for specialty and fourth-tier drugs. These […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has launched RxPass, a subscription for Prime members that offers select generic medications with free delivery for a flat fee of $5 per month. The service, which doesn’t require health insurance, currently covers medications for 80 common conditions, including high blood pressure, anxiety and acid reflux. RxPass was designed to save time for Amazon […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General is introducing mobile health care services via a trial program with partner DocGo Inc. DocGo On-Demand clinics, hosted in vans in store parking lots, are staffed by clinicians who can perform tests, prescribe medications, provide urgent care and treat common ailments in adults and children. Dollar General said customers can […]
  1. Channel: Drug
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named Amy Bricker to become chief product officer, consumer, and David Joyner, a previous company exec, to head pharmacy services, Bloomberg reported. Bricker was previously president of Cigna’s pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts. Joyner was previously EVP, sales and marketing, at CVS before retiring. Joyner is taking over from Alan […]
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Informa Connect’s PAP – Patient Assistance & Access Programs March 20-22, 2023, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown www.informaconnect/pap Exclusive Offer – Be sure to use your exclusive promocode 23DCPAP10 to save 10% off* your registration. The last thing a patient should worry about is access to care. With growing demand for patient assistance, accelerating prescription access and […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos began an exciting new leadership chapter at Dollar General Corp. on November 1 as he transitioned from chief executive officer to senior advisor. The new role underscores the leadership, mentorship and perpetual evolution that has defined Vasos’ retail career for nearly four decades. MMR is proud to honor Vasos with […]
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Based on events of 2022, here are twelve do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as you build your brand in 2023. Do’s 1. Do Know The Business In Which You Do Business Please be specific. For example, you are not in the restaurant business; you are not in the fast food business; you are […]
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PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid Corp. reported a narrower-than-projected loss and topped Wall Street’s revenue forecast for its third quarter. The company reported an adjusted loss of $7.9 million, or 14 cents a share. Analysts had estimated it would be 15 cents a share. Revenue of $6.08 billion bettered Wall Street’s expectation of $5.94 billion. For […]
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CINCINNATI — While Kroger Co. is best known as the nation’s grocer, the company is also a potent force in health care, with 2,255 pharmacies and 226 clinics across the U.S. The drive is under way to maximize synergies between the two sides of the business, positioning “food as medicine” as a means to keep […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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KEY POINTS “We are just at the dawn of the robotics age. And I would say artificial intelligence and battery technology are all a part of that movement as well,” Cathie Wood said. Amazon had more than 1.6 million workers at the end of 2021, according to its most recent annual report. Wood’s Ark Innovation […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]
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Charted: U.S. Egg Prices Double in 2022 Eggs are a staple food for many countries around the world, and the U.S. is no exception. Americans eat between 250‒280 eggs a year on average. Eggs are also easy to cook, protein-dense and supply many daily vitamins needed for healthy living, making them a popular meal or […]

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