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Walgreens Highlights Diversity And Inclusion Efforts

As the company released its first global diversity and inclusion report, Walgreens Boots Alliance detailed recent efforts aimed at addressing health care disparity in underserved communities.

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Rite Aid Names Schwans, Bohrer To SVP Roles

Rite Aid has deepened its bench of health industry leaders with the appointment of two new executives: Roxanne Schwans has joined the company to lead market access and pharmacy purchasing, and Chris Bohrer has joined to build out Rite Aid’s health plan solutions business and strategic initiatives.

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CVS Expanding Workforce In Arizona

In anticipation of the increased demand for influenza vaccinations and the likely ongoing presence of COVID-19 this fall, CVS Health said it is hiring for approximately 300 new jobs throughout Arizona over the coming months. 

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Rite Aid Names Gilbert General Counsel

Rite Aid has named Paul Gilbert general counsel and corporate secretary. As general counsel, he will serve on Rite Aid’s executive leadership team and senior leadership team, and will assume leadership over the organization’s legal efforts.

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Pessina To Step Down As Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO

Stefano Pessina has decided to step down as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. The board of directors will begin a search for a new CEO, and at the time of this appointment, Pessina will assume the role of executive chairman and James Skinner will step down as executive chairman but remain on the board to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

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NACDS Cancels Total Store Expo

The San Diego Convention Center has announced that it will now be closed for events until September. As a result, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is unable to hold the 2020 Total Store Expo (TSE), which had been scheduled for August 8 to 10 at the convention center.

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Walgreens Boosts Personalization Partnership

As it looks to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings, Walgreens Boots Alliance has expanded its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe, one established to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform.

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CVS Establishes 1,000 COVID-19 Test Sites

Delivering on a commitment the company made in April, CVS Health will open additional COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations to establish a total of 1,000 sites across more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.

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CVS Expanding COVID-19 Test Sites

Building on the company’s efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, on Friday, May 15, CVS Health will open more than 50 COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The opening of hundreds of additional test sites across the country will be announced over the next two weeks.

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