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Rite Aid hits the road with dermatologist screenings

BY DSN STAFF

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid will be teaming with the Skin Cancer Foundation for the eighth consecutive year to provide Rite Aid customers free private screenings with a local dermatologist volunteer, the company announced Monday. The screenings take place in a customized 38-foot RV. As the Skin Cancer Foundation’s flagship early detection program, the tour also aims to raise skin cancer awareness and educate the public about the importance of prevention and early detection.
 
“Offering unique health and wellness opportunities, such as skin cancer screenings, to our patients in the communities we serve is a top priority at Rite Aid,” said Dan Miller, Rite Aid SVP pharmacy operations. “Rite Aid is proud to continue its sponsorship of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour as we work together to potentially save lives and offer valuable education on skin cancer prevention to our communities.”
 
“We are very thankful for Rite Aid’s continued support, which allows us to bring the Road to Healthy Skin Tour to communities for the eighth consecutive year,” commented Perry Robins, Skin Cancer Foundation president. “Since skin cancer is highly curable when diagnosed and treated early, the Tour plays a crucial role, potentially saving thousands of lives.”
 
New to the RV, visitors have the opportunity to learn about Receutics Active Skin Repair, a new line of over-the-counter, dermatologically tested skin care products, developed exclusively for Rite Aid. 
 
The tour will visit Rite Aid locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
 
Since 2008, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour has screened more than 20,000 people, and detected more than 8,500 suspected cancers and precancers, including more than 350 suspected melanomas. Over its seven years, the Tour has traveled more than 128,000 miles.
 
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DSNTV: On-site at McKesson ideaShare 2015

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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.

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Former Walgreens exec joins Lululemon

BY Antoinette Alexander

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.

 

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