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Heinz names new head of North America division

BY DSN STAFF

PITTSBURGH — Heinz has named Dave Woodward EVP, in charge of Heinz North America, effective immediately.

"Dave Woodward is a proven, results-oriented leader who has distinguished himself over the last six years by driving the exceptional performance of our business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the company’s second-largest market," Heinz chairman, president and CEO William Johnson said. "I expect Dave to lead Heinz North America to new levels of success by leveraging his proven expertise in marketing and innovation, and his keen understanding of consumer behavior."

Woodward was promoted to EVP of the company’s rest of world segment on May 1. That promotion reflected his success in driving strong results in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where he served as president since 2006. In January 2011, his role was expanded to include Africa and the Middle East.

Woodward succeeds Scott O’Hara as president and CEO of Heinz North America, reporting directly to William Johnson. O’Hara is leaving Heinz to pursue other opportunities after six years with the company. He was named president and CEO of Heinz North America in July 2009 after holding a similar post at Heinz Europe for three years.

"I want to thank Scott for his dedicated service to Heinz and I wish him the best in his future endeavors," Johnson said.

Heinz expects to appoint a new leader for the company’s rest of world segment, which includes Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, in the near future.

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Walgreens to provide free HIV testing in CDC pilot

BY Alaric DeArment

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is partnering with health authorities and service organizations to provide pharmacist-administered testing for the virus that causes AIDS, the retail pharmacy chain said.

The company is participating in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pilot with Greater Than AIDS and other organizations and local officials to expand HIV testing services and connect more people with the virus to treatment and care.

Walgreens will work with Greater Than AIDS, health departments and local AIDS organizations to provide free HIV testing at 47 stores in 20 cities to support National HIV Testing Day, which is on Wednesday. About 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, but nearly 1-in-5 don’t know they have it, according to the CDC.

Through the first phase of the two-year program, select Walgreens pharmacies in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and a select Take Care Clinic in Lithonia, Ga. are offering free HIV testing. The CDC plans to use pilot results from select pharmacies and in-store clinics in urban and rural areas identified as highly impacted by HIV to develop a model that pharmacists and nurse practitioners can use to implement HIV testing throughout the nation.


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J.Harris says:
Aug-28-2013 01:43 pm

Great article. Keep up the good work!

R.HAMMERLE says:
Jun-27-2012 05:50 am

Watch next for highly-automated, in-store, clinical lab testing.

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Fruth Pharmacy extends primary distribution agreement with Cardinal Health

BY Allison Cerra

DUBLIN, Ohio, and POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A regional pharmacy chain has extended its relationship with a healthcare services company.

Fruth Pharmacy — which operates more than 25 locations throughout West Virginia and Ohio — said it has signed a renewed, three-year agreement for Cardinal Health to serve as its primary pharmaceutical distributor. As part of the agreement, Cardinal Health will continue to serve as Fruth’s primary distributor for pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Cardinal Health and Fruth will collaborate on initiatives designed to improve efficiencies at Fruth’s pharmacies.

"Cardinal Health’s flexibility and superior technology have made them a great partner," Fruth Pharmacy chairman and president Lynne Fruth said. "We appreciate their team-oriented approach to helping us improve our cost effectiveness and efficiency, which has played an important role in our continued success."


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