Drug Store & HBC Chain Industry Updates
AmerisourceBergen appointed Lazarus Krikorian VP, Corporate Controller, effective immediately. Mr. Krikorian was previously VP, Assistant Corporate Controller, a position he held since joining AmerisourceBergen in 2002
NACDS appointed Tom O’Donnell as VP Federal Government Affairs.
Rite Aid has appointed president and CEO John Standley as Chairman.
Walgreens has announced the appointment of Alan London as Chief Medical Officer of Take Care Health Systems Consumer Solutions Group. In the newly created position, London will have leadership responsibility in building and maintaining external physician and health system relationships for Take Care Clinics while also providing strategic direction and leadership for the group’s service expansion, quality, clinical education and training, and collaborative practice agreement functions. London joined Walgreens on May 21.
MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark is partnering with Florida Hospital Medical Group (FHMG), a multi-specialty physician group affiliated with Florida Hospital, in a clinical affiliation that expands access to convenient, affordable health care services in Central Florida.Under the agreement, FHMG physicians will serve as medical directors for a dozen MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the City of Orlando and five surrounding counties.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the addition of a liquor store operation adjacent to an existing store in Miami Beach.
Take Care Clinics are now offering three new diagnostic tests and administrative physicals. The launch of these new services is based on input from patients, managed care organizations and health care providers on ways to help prevent the progression of disease and use the most appropriate point of care.
Target has announced its plans to open new Target Cliniclocations at four Target stores in northern Virginia and four Target stores in North Carolina, marking the first Target Clinics to open in these states.
Mergers and Acquisitions:
Cardinal Healthhas acquired regional wholesaler Dik Drug for an undisclosed price, according to published reports.