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Albertsons-Rite Aid to be wellness powerhouse

Albertsons-Rite Aid to be wellness powerhouse

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Albertsons Cos. merger with Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said in an interview. The Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal, announced Tuesday, will transform Rite Aid through the addition of 1,800

Jeff Leger named Shoppers Drug Mart president

Jeff Leger named Shoppers Drug Mart president

TORONTO — Jeff Leger has been named president of Shoppers Drug Mart, succeeding Mike Motz, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of SDM parent Loblaw Cos. Loblaw confirmed Leger’s appointment on Tuesday. He previously served as executive vice president of pharmacy and health care for both Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart stores. Prior

Cardinal Health names new Medicine Shoppe chief

Cardinal Health names new Medicine Shoppe chief

DUBLIN, Ohio — Todd Treon has been named vice president of Medicine Shoppe International. He succeeds John Fiacco, who will assume the position of vice president of pharmacy transition services at Cardinal Health Inc. Treon has been Cardinal Health’s vice president of products and solutions marketing. In that role, he has been a marketing leader

Generic drugs see low abandonment rate

Generic drugs see low abandonment rate

WASHINGTON — Prescription abandonment is sharply higher for branded drugs than generic drugs, a new annual report commissioned by the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) found. AAM said Monday that abandonment — defined as the failure to pick up a new script — was nearly three times as high for brand-name drugs as for generics

House passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

House passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives today narrowly approved a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Legislators voted 217-213 to overturn many of the law’s popular consumer protections, eliminate the individual mandate, and recast the insurance market. “This bill delivers on the promises that we have made to the American people,” said House Speaker

Marsh Supermarkets sells Rx files to CVS

Marsh Supermarkets sells Rx files to CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has bought the prescription files of Marsh Supermarkets’ 37 pharmacies in Indiana. CVS said the Marsh pharmacy files will be transferred to nearby CVS Pharmacy locations between May 3 and 5. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. “CVS and Marsh will work together to ensure that pharmacy patients experience

CVS Health promotes Jon Roberts to COO

CVS Health promotes Jon Roberts to COO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Veteran CVS Health executive Jon Roberts has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, a new position. CVS said Thursday that Roberts, who was president of the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits management unit, will continue to report to CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo. As

John Fegan retires from Southeastern Grocers

John Fegan retires from Southeastern Grocers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John Fegan has retired as vice president of pharmacy at Southeastern ­Grocers LLC. The food and drug retailer, the parent company of supermarket chains BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie, operates more than 500 pharmacies. Fegan joined Winn-Dixie as vice president of pharmacy in June 2008. He formerly headed U.S. pharmacy operations at Ahold,

Walgreens appoints retail brands group VP

Walgreens appoints retail brands group VP

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Helayna Minsk has joined Walgreens as group vice president of retail brands. A former Johnson & Johnson executive, Minsk takes over that role from Beth Stiller, who in late March left Walgreens to join Massage Envy as chief commercial officer. Minsk brings more than 25 years of experience in brand marketing, innovation,

Stiller slated to leave Walgreens

Stiller slated to leave Walgreens

NEW YORK — Beth Stiller, group vice president of retail brands and global sourcing at Walgreens, is leaving the company to join Massage Envy as chief operating officer. A former Duane Reade executive, Stiller played a key role in the creation of the first Walgreens flagship store — a Duane Reade outlet at 40 Wall