Personnel Updates

AmerisourceBergen announced that David Neu, Exec VP Retail Strategy and President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, will retire in the summer of 2016.

Birchbox has named Terre Layton as Global VP of Product Management and User Experience. In addition, Fran Gaitanarous was named as VP of Creative.

Diplomat Pharmacy announced that Jennifer Hagerman had been promoted to the company’s VP Education and Quality.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced Helayna Minsk was recently named group VP Walgreens Global Brands.


Mergers and Acquisitions

Diplomat Pharmacy announced the planned acquisition of TNH Advanced Specialty Pharmacy.

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. announced plans to sell 84 company-owned locations to Sun Holdings which currently has over 600 franchise locations, mostly in the restaurant industry.


Industry Insight

Benzer Pharmacy announced that it had received specialty pharmacy accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).

CVS Health launched a new flagship line of more than 2,500 health and wellness products under the CVS Health banner.

GNC Holdings announced that its board of directors is considering a possible sale of the company.

Smith Drug Co. announced that it would be partnering with Diplomat Pharmacy to offer its customers specialty pharmacy services through the Diplomat Retail Specialty Network.