News

Walmart to increase holiday hiring by nearly 10%

BY Marianne Wilson

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday said it plans to hire 60,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of nearly 10% from last year.
 
The discounter also said that current workers who want more hours during the holidays will receive priority.
 
“We are committed to making sure our customers can find the products they want for Christmas at low prices and can get through the checkout lanes quickly. To accomplish this we will have more registers than ever open during peak shopping hours between Black Friday and Christmas,” said Gisel Ruiz, COO, Walmart U.S.
 
The holiday hiring includes workers in stores and distribution centers.
keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?
News

Eli Lilly’s Trulicity approved by FDA

BY Ryan Chavis

SILVER SPRING, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-a-week injection to improve blood-sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

"Type 2 diabetes is a serious chronic condition that causes blood glucose levels to rise higher than normal,” said Mary Parks, M.D., deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Trulicity is a new treatment option, which can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control blood sugar levels in the overall management of Type 2 diabetes.”
 
Trulicity is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Co, which said it plans to make the drug — in 0.75-mg and 1.5-mg single-dose pens — available in the United States later in the year. The drug has also been submitted for consideration to the European Medicines Agency and other regulatory agencies, according to Lilly. 
 
"We are delighted with the approval of Trulicity. Lilly now has treatment options in several classes of diabetes medications: orals, GLPs and insulin," said Enrique Conterno, president, Lilly Diabetes. "Trulicity will help grow the GLP-1 receptor agonist class as a new choice for adults with Type 2 diabetes."  
 
Trulicity does not require mixing, measuring or needle attachement and can be administered any time of day. 
 

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?
News

MinuteClinic further expands footprint in Memphis

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Five MinuteClinic locations are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area, the company has announced. Three clinics opened in Memphis and Cordova earlier this month. A fourth clinic will be added in Springfield on Sept. 24, and a fifth clinic in Bartlett is expected to open Oct. 22. 

The Memphis-area clinics join 27 Tennessee-based MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville metropolitan areas, and more than 900 MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

"The first MinuteClinic in Tennessee opened in 2005 and since then hundreds of thousands of Volunteer State residents have taken advantage of the increased access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care available at many CVS/pharmacy stores," said Andrew Sussman, president, MinuteClinic and SVP/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health. "The demand for MinuteClinic services will grow in Tennessee due in part to the shortage of primary care physicians, the aging baby boomer population and the influx of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act."

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?