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McKesson promotes 2 execs amid community pharmacy restructure

Two McKesson pharmacy executives have new roles under a recent realignment of how the company approaches its community pharmacy customers. 

Cardinal Health honors Upsher-Smith's Leonard, Dearborn

Upsher Smith's Brad Leonard, associate vice president of national accounts, and Amy Dearborn, senior manager of customer relations & order management, received top honors from Cardinal Health.

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Robert Mauch, AmerisourceBergen executive vice president and group president, assumes Healthcare Distribution Alliance board leadership from Greg Drew, who will remain a member of the executive committee.

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The administration plans to use McKesson as its main distributor for a COVID-19 vaccine, which will be transported to distribution sites within 24 hours after the FDA grants an EU or approval.

More than 4,000 community pharmacies are immunizing this year.

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At its first virtual ThoughtSpot annual conference, AmerisourceBergen recognized Family Pharmacy of Pottsboro, Lily’s Pharmacy of Johns Creek, and McCoy-Tygart Drug as finalists for Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2020 Pharmacy of the Year Award.

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Sheri Edison, an experienced senior legal executive in the medical device and packaging industries, is Cardinal Health's new independent director.

At its second annual conference, AmerisourceBergen Foundation nonprofit partners shared best practices on a range of topics including pandemic resilience, social justice and racial equality, and health and community improvement.

Cardinal Health headquarters

For the fiscal year, Cardinal Health's operating loss was $4.1 billion. For fiscal 2020, diluted loss per share was $12.61. Fourth-quarter earnings per share were $2.23. 

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In a DSN webinar, Nancy Lyons, chief pharmacist at Health Mart and vice president of pharmaceutical solutions and services at McKesson, highlighted how independent pharmacies are rising to the challenge amid COVID-19.

Chris Dimos, who has been in the industry since he started as a pharmacist in 1989, will retire from McKesson in September.

McKesson headquarters.

McKesson's new four-segment structure includes two new reportable segments — prescription technology solutions and international.

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David Evans, who most recently served as Cardinal Health’s interim chief financial officer, will join its board of directors on July 1.

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Bansi Nagji, previously McKesson's executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, will serve as GoodRx's president of health care.

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