Personnel Updates

Cardinal Health Inc. announced the addition of Pamela O. Kimmet as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer. She replaces Carole Watkins, who recently retired.

Walmart Canada has appointed Lee Tappenden, COO, to the position of President and CEO.


Mergers and Acquisitions

The Kroger Co. announced an agreement for Axium Pharmacy Holdings to acquire the outstanding shares of Modern HC Holdings, a leading specialty pharmacy, to create a combined specialty pharmacy that will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger.

McKesson Health Solutions has expanded its portfolio to include ClarityQx value-based payment technology through the acquisition of HealthQX.


Industry Insight

McKesson and Change Healthcare Holdings announced the creation of a new healthcare information technology company. The entity will combine substantially all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions into a new company.

MinuteClinic announced the addition of several new travel-related services and immunizations to its offerings. Patients can see a MinuteClinic employee for a pre-travel risk assessment and educational information.

ShopKo Stores Operating Co. LLC announced it is rolling out higi stations across its 376 stores. The full rollout is slated for completion in October.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that it has signed an agreement to create a Boots branded pharmacy-led, health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea.