Retail pharmacy advocates would do well to heed the Latin aphorism carpe diem, or seize the day. The industry commands widespread public support following its exemplary performance during the pandemic, a period when millions of Americans turned to pharmacies for COVID-19 tests and immunizations and, in the process, had their eyes opened to the extent
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. today announced investments in technology, vaccine inventory and patient services to increase immunization access and personalized care at more than 1,700 pharmacy locations. Pharmacy teams across banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets and Pavilions are administering vaccines, as well as the FDA- and
Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.
Retail pharmacy operators and other health care providers received a jolt last month when Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase unveiled plans to form a stand-alone company that will address health care for their employees in the U.S., where costs are notoriously high and patient outcomes often vary widely. While details of the venture remain