Personnel Updates

American Pharmacists Association announced Philip Burgess as its sole candidate for honorary President.

Diplomat Pharmacy announced that Paul Urick has been promoted to Senior VP Industry Relations.

Shoppers Drug Mart recently appointed Jeff Leger as Exec VP Pharmacy and Healthcare for both Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart Stores.


Industry Insight

Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its beauty offering with the introduction of the Joe Fresh Beauty collection, which will now be available at 850 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced it will soon allow naloxone, a heroin overdose antidote, to be sold in stores without a prescription. The company will also install safe medication disposal kiosks in stores. Starting with 500 stores across 39 states, Walgreens hopes to eventually expand to 5,800 of its 8,200 stores.


Technology News

Rite Aid Corporation announced a roll out of proximity beacons from inMarket among all its stores.