DSNTV: On-site at McKesson ideaShare 2015
McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off this week in San Diego with over 4,000 Health Mart owners, alongside McKesson customers and executives attending continuing education classes starting Wednesday and the conference’s Opening General Session on Thursday, when the show floor opened following the event. In this edition of DSNTV, Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder shares highlights from ideaShare 2015 straight from the show floor.
Former Walgreens exec joins Lululemon
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Former Walgreens executive Miguel Almeida has joined yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica as EVP digital.
Almeida’s career spans over 15 years of operational and senior leadership with a keen focus on digital strategies. Most recently, he was the group VP, digital commerce and mobile solutions for Walgreens, where he was responsible for omni-channel initiatives, mobile solutions, and online-to-consumer commerce across a variety of digital brands.
Prior to joining Walgreens, Miguel held senior roles in the online groups of Apple and Dell, where he drove global online expansion for both companies. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked across multiple countries in Europe and South America mainly in high technology, telecom, ecommerce, marketing and retail.
Pennsylvania Governor signs immunization bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.
Introduced by Rep. Seth Grove, the bill also allows licensed, trained pharmacy interns to immunize under direct supervision of a pharmacist who possesses an immunization license. It will take effect Aug. 25.