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McKesson RxOwnership expands Pharmacy Ownership Workshop series

McKesson RxOwnership signed a new five-year commitment with the National Community Pharmacists Association to sponsor the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop series.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot going virtual again this year

The company’s ThoughtSpot 2021 conference, which kicks off July 27, will offer on-demand continuing education classes, as well as keynote addresses, entertainment and musical performances.

Cardinal Health headquarters

Cardinal Health reported its second-quarter revenue, which was $41.5 billion, an increase of 5% from the same period last year.

AmerisourceBergen's new branding includes a logo, website and renewed design, all of which the company said reflects the differentiated and innovative value brought to customers, associates and the global healthcare marketplace.

Digital pharmacy GeniusRx will leverage McKesson's automated Central Fill as a Service to streamline distribution to customers.

Some 767 employers achieved a top score of 100 and earned the coveted title of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

The company is selling Alliance Healthcare to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 billion in a cash-and-stock transaction comprised of $6.3 billion in cash and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock. 

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TotalVue Analytics provides health systems with visibility into shipping trends to identify opportunities to reduce freight costs, including inbound shipments from suppliers or outbound shipments from sites of care, the company said.

The Ohio Department of Health has chosen Cardinal Health’s OptiFreight Logistics to provide same-day delivery services of any vaccine doses the state receives for in-state distribution to Ohio’s 350 vaccine locations and 88 counties.

As illustrated in the “91st Edition HDA Factbook,” total distributor sales reached $519 billion in 2019.

The Department of Health and Human Services has identified pharmacy chains and independent pharmacy networks that will be part of the agency's distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.

Lonie Haynes is joining AmerisourceBergen as its new senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Cardinal Health headquarters

Cardinal Health's reported its first-quarter revenue, which was $39.1 billion, an increase of 5% from the same period last year.

WBA and McKesson's joint venture in Germany has WBA holding a 70% controlling equity interest, while McKesson holds the remaining 30% interest.

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