Michael Johnsen, senior editor, has been covering the business of over-the-counter medicines and natural health issues for more than 15 years. Johnsen worked as a retail store manager for the decade prior to becoming a journalist and earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from George Mason University.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that during the 2016-2017 flu season, the flu shot prevented more than 5 million illnesses, 2 million medical visits and 84,700 hospitalizations.
The challenge features 10 U.S. markets – deemed Walgreens ‘Red Rally Markets’ for their integral role in helping to rally their communities to help end child poverty – going nose-to-nose in a challenge to raise the most money for Red Nose Day.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Sunday helped to define the narrative of an industry that’s in constant flux. Even as the Trump administration and Congressional leaders seek to reshape what health care looks like in the United States, and even as such industry disruptors as Amazon continue to challenge traditional retail precepts, the retail pharmacy of late has been adept at taking changes in stride.