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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. 

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Health officials prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours of FDA nod

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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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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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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Tom Rodgers is McKesson's new executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, succeeding Bansi Nagji, who stepped down March 31.

McKesson headquarters.

McKesson’s pharmaceutical and specialty solutions segment saw revenue increase 13% over Q4 2019, totaling $46.3 billion, and full-year revenue for the segment rose 9% over the prior fiscal year, totaling $183.3 billion.

Health Mart is working with eTrueNorth to begin providing drive-through COVID-19 testing at certain Health Mart pharmacies.

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McKesson has cancelled ideaShare 2020; looks forward to ideaShare 2021.

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McKesson is conducting a search for Bansi Nagji's successor, who is stepping down as executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, on March 31.

McKesson's pharmaceutical and specialty solutions segment saw Q3 2020 revenue up 6% over Q3 2019, totaling $46.9 billion.

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McKesson will continue its long-standing relationship with the VA Healthcare System under a new agreement that takes effect in August 2020.

Amazon Counter pickup points now include Health Mart pharmacies, GNC and Stage Stores.

LAS VEGAS — The sweeping healthcare reforms encompassed in the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will transform parts of the American healthcare landscape. But the nation’s fiscal challenges and the unsustainable cost increases generated by the U.S. health system also will drive fundamental changes in the way providers, payers and patients search for a more cost-effective and accountable set of solutions to a health system in crisis, said McKesson’s top public policy expert at ideaShare 2012.

LAS VEGAS — Community pharmacy is a profession, but it’s also a business. To that end, McKesson has over the past three years provided a comprehensive and confidential online resource for prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers and for students interested in a career in independent pharmacy.

LAS VEGAS — Independent pharmacy owner-operators, by definition, stand somewhat alone. It’s the nature of their calling, and it defines their particular brand of pharmacy retailing as a responsive, patient-focused center for community care and high-touch, individualized personal service.

LAS VEGAS — An overwrought U.S. healthcare system in desperate need of new solutions and new ways to cut the unsustainable cost spiral will demand a new, more engaged and more patient-centered role for community pharmacists.

With some 3,000 stores now under its banner coast to coast and official designation by JD Power & Associates as the nation’s favorite pharmacy service provider, Health Mart has achieved a remarkable growth record in the eight years since McKesson launched a top-to-bottom overhaul of the Health Mart brand and marketing strategy. Now, the nation’s top name in independent franchised pharmacy is stepping up to a new level of customer care, operating performance, marketing sophistication and technological prowess.

LAS VEGAS – What can McKesson do for me that will help drive my success and assure my continued viability in a fast-changing and competitive healthcare market?

That question was on the minds of many independent pharmacy owners attending Tuesday’s business and educational forums at ideaShare 2012.

Winning the patient adherence battle is about aligning all stakeholders, from the patient to the pharmacist, to payers, employers, physicians and pharma, in a collaborative, patient-centered model that not only educates patients, but also actively engages them in managing their health and treatment regimens.

LAS VEGAS — In many ways, the future of community pharmacy relies on evolving the role of the pharmacist to drive better patient adherence, improve health outcomes and perhaps most importantly, from a business perspective, to get paid for it. To help independent pharmacy owners and community pharmacists step closer to that future today, McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the country, showcased Tuesday its Sponsored Clinical Services Network to hundreds of attendees here at McKesson ideaShare 2012.

The life of a patient with diabetes is a juggling act to maintain good glycemic control — from daily blood-glucose testing to eating healthy and staying active. This is a complex and sometimes inconvenient task requiring significant commitment. Today, the American Diabetes Association estimates 60 percent of diabetes patients do not adhere to their treatment regimen.

LAS VEGAS — Three successful pharmacy innovators helped set a buoyant tone for the official kickoff of McKesson’s ideaShare 2012 conference here, as they shared success stories from their own community practice settings at a panel discussion hosted by Brian Tyler, president of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical.

LAS VEGAS — Owning and operating a community pharmacy has never been the easiest way to prosper in the healthcare field. But in the face of unrelenting reimbursement challenges, big-chain competition and the pressures imposed by powerful pharmacy benefit managers that dictate take-it-or-leave-it contracts covering the majority of patients and prescriptions, it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of independent and small-chain pharmacy owner/operators wouldn’t trade places with any other health professional.

 

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