Personnel Updates

Bartell Drugs announced the appointment of Brian Unmacht as CEO. George Bartell will continue to serve as Chairman.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the election of new officers. Randy Edeker will serve as the new Chairman, Martin Otto was elected Vice Chairman, and J.K. Symancyk was elected Treasurer.


Industry Insight

Cardinal Health’s independent franchises Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy are officially banning the sale of tobacco products from its stores.

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic has surpassed 25 million patient visits since opening the nation’s first retail clinic in 2000.

Publix pharmacies surpassed a major milestone last month, filling more than 50 million free prescriptions for its customers in the past eight years.


Real Estate

The Bartell Drug Company will open a new store on May 22 in Lynnwood, WA, with a lineup of festivities planned for May 30.

The Little Clinic has further expanded its footprint with the recent opening of clinics in Danville, KY and Jackson, TN.