Katz Group Canada appoints Sharon Driscoll as EVP, CFO
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — The company that operates Canada’s Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus retail pharmacy chains has hired on a former Sears Canada executive.
Katz Group Canada announced Monday the appointment of Sharon Driscoll as EVP and CFO.
Driscoll previously served as SVP finance and CFO for Sears Canada and has worked in financial leadership positions in retail for more than 25 years. Before Sears, she worked in several senior-level positions at Loblaw Cos. Ltd., including SVP corporate development. Driscoll is a chartered accountant and graduated with honors from Queen’s University.
"Sharon’s more than two decades of retail leadership experience will make her a tremendous addition to the Rexall management team," Katz Group Canada CEO Frank Scorpiniti said. "Throughout her career, Sharon has demonstrated a capacity to identify strategic growth opportunities as well as the ability to achieve efficiencies, and we are excited to have her continue that record of success as a member of our team."
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FDA approves generic cancer drug
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a cancer drug in a move that the agency said would help relieve shortages.
The FDA announced the approval of Sun Pharma Global’s doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection, a generic version of Johnson & Johnson’s Doxil. The drug is currently on the agency’s list of drugs experiencing shortages.
"The agency is committed to doing everything we can to address drug shortages so that patients can get the medicines they need when they need them," FDA director of drug shortage staff Valerie Jensen said. "For the past year, the FDA has been working to ensure that supplies of doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection were not interrupted."
In February 2012, the agency allowed temporary, controlled importation of a version of the drug made abroad.
CVS expands ExtraCare loyalty card program to reward customers for filling prescriptions
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has launched what it called the "latest evolution" of its ExtraCare loyalty card program.
The chain announced Monday the launch of the ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards program, which allows members to earn larger and more frequent rewards when filling prescriptions or making healthy decisions, as well as providing another choice for members and giving them the ability to opt-in to parts of the program most relevant to their needs and preferences.
Participants in the program earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every 10 prescriptions filled, and the new program is intended to provide positive reinforcement to customers on an individual basis for refilling their prescriptions and remain adherent to prescribed therapies. They also get credit and earn rewards for things like getting immunizations and proactively managing their prescriptions with resources like text message alerts and email refill reminders.
"Pharmacy is the heart of our business, and we know how important it is to help our customers manage multiple prescriptions and adhere to their medication therapy," CVS/pharmacy SVP and chief marketing officer Rob Price said. "This new program expands the ExtraCare rewards customers love, encouraging our customers to more proactively manage their overall health. Additionally, by providing individual opt-in enrollment, we further customize ExtraCare to provide more personalized value to our customers."
Customers can sign up at any CVS/pharmacy store or on the company’s website, and each person who joins can earn up to $50 Pharmacy & Health ExtraBucks Rewards per year.