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February 26, 2014

In recognition of a career dedicated to the advancement of public health, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to establish the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship.

ARLINGTON, Va. — In recognition of a career dedicated to the advancement of public health, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to establish the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship.

November 18, 2013

Chain Store Guide on Friday released its latest analysis on the recently-completed Kerr Drug acquisition by Walgreens.

TAMPA, Fla. — Chain Store Guide on Friday released its latest analysis on the recently-completed Kerr Drug acquisition by Walgreens.

November 8, 2013

Walgreens on Friday announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Kerr Drug’s retail drug stores and specialty pharmacy business.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Friday announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Kerr Drug’s retail drug stores and specialty pharmacy business. In fiscal year 2012, Kerr Drug’s retail drugstores and specialty pharmacy business recorded total sales of $381 million.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  

As previously announced in September, the acquisition is an asset transaction and includes Kerr Drug’s retail drug stores, specialty pharmacy business and a distribution center. 

October 29, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland is moderating Drug Store News' Diabetes & Chronic Care Roundtable for the 10th consecutive year, the company said Tuesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland is moderating Drug Store News' Diabetes & Chronic Care Roundtable for the 10th-consecutive year, the company said Tuesday.

The roundtable, part of the DSN Industry Issues Summit, will take place on Dec. 3 at the New York Athletic Club in New York and include participants like Walgreens, Thrifty-White, Costco, H-E-B, Ahold, Kerr Drug, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson/Health Mart, as well as numerous suppliers.

September 10, 2013

Another high-quality regional pharmacy chain will soon be just a memory.

As reported Tuesday by Drug Store News’ Michael Johnsen, Raleigh, N.C.-based Kerr Drug, one of the industry’s most innovative pharmacy retailers and certainly one of its most determined practitioners of a higher level of pharmacy-based clinical care, has agreed to be acquired by the nation’s top drug chain and a healthcare innovator in its own right, Walgreens, for an undisclosed sum.

September 10, 2013

Walgreens announced its acquisition of Kerr Drug, a privately-held regional pharmacy chain in North Carolina, to include both Kerr's retail drug stores and specialty pharmacy business.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Kerr Drug, a privately-held regional pharmacy chain in North Carolina, to include both Kerr's retail drug stores and specialty pharmacy business.  

In fiscal year 2012, Kerr Drug’s retail drug stores and specialty pharmacy business recorded total sales of $381 million.

May 20, 2013

Kerr Drug has introduced a new prescription-synchronization service, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has introduced a new prescription-synchronization service, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Kerr, a regional chain based in Raleigh, N.C., announced the introduction of the new Simplify My Meds synchronized prescription refill service. The service uses the chain's new central-fill center in Kerr, and the company said it hoped the program would solidify customer loyalty by increasing convenience.

March 6, 2013

Acura Pharmaceuticals announced that its next-generation pseudoephedrine with abuse-deterrent technology will now be stocked by North Carolina's Kerr Drug.

PALATINE, Ill. — Acura Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that its next-generation pseudoephedrine with abuse-deterrent technology will now be stocked by North Carolina's Kerr Drug. 

Nexafed is a 30 mg immediate-release pseudoephedrine product that combines effective nasal-congestion relief with a unique technology that disrupts the conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine, Acura noted. 

March 5, 2013

OutcomesMTM, a medication therapy management delivery system, on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2012.

DES MOINES, Iowa — OutcomesMTM, a medication therapy management delivery system, on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2012. Walgreens and Kerr Drug were named top large pharmacy chain and top regional pharmacy chain, respectively.

February 25, 2013

The generic drug tidal wave became a tsunami in 2012, with some of the world's top-selling pharmaceuticals swamped by generic competition, and health plan payers scrambling to reap billions of dollars in financial savings.

The generic drug tidal wave became a tsunami in 2012, with some of the world's top-selling pharmaceuticals swamped by generic competition, and health plan payers scrambling to reap billions of dollars in financial savings.

February 21, 2013

Kerr Drug has rolled out the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System chainwide, the retail pharmacy chain said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has rolled out the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System chainwide, the retail pharmacy chain said.

Kerr said the system would help it focus on "the future of pharmacy," with increased prescription volume and higher patient care requirements.

February 7, 2013

Kerr Drug will use its partnership with PDX and ScriptPro to increase pharmacy productivity by expanding its central fill model, the regional pharmacy chain said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug will use its partnership with PDX and ScriptPro to increase pharmacy productivity by expanding its central fill model, the regional pharmacy chain said Thursday.

Kerr announced the opening of its central fill operation in Raleigh, N.C.

"It's not just about labor savings, inventory reductions and other efficiencies," Kerr CEO Tony Civello said. "These kinds of innovations and use of technologies are critical to remaining a player in the emerging healthcare ecosystem."

December 11, 2012

Kerr Drug is launching a holiday toy and food drive for families in need, the regional chain said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug is launching a holiday toy and food drive for families in need, the regional chain said.

Kerr said it was responding to the difficult economy by collecting toys and food items at all its stores around North Carolina.

Collection bins were set up at the front of stores starting on Nov. 20 and will be there until Dec. 21. The Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation will give donated items to charity groups in the state that will then distribute them to needy families.

 

December 5, 2012

A network of pharmacies formed with the goal of helping patients achieve better health outcomes while reducing costs has appointed a new executive to its leadership team.

LEESBURG, Va. — A network of pharmacies formed with the goal of helping patients achieve better health outcomes while reducing costs has appointed a new executive to its leadership team.

RxAlly announced the appointment of Rebecca Chater as VP health outcomes. Chater, a pharmacist who has worked in clinical services for 20 years, will be responsible for providing leadership and clinical management of RxAlly solutions and integrating business development with clinical staff and operations.

August 17, 2012

Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

July 9, 2012

Kerr Drug has promoted Mark Gregory to SVP store operations, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has promoted Mark Gregory to SVP store operations, effectively immediately, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Gregory, who was previously VP pharmacy and government affairs, will report directly to president and CEO Anthony Civello. He also is the company's privacy officer and chairman of its political action committee.

May 11, 2012

The past two weeks have seen two new additions to the list of retailers selling prescription drugs for pets, showing that this space, while still small, is growing in importance.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The past two weeks have seen two new additions to the list of retailers selling prescription drugs for pets, showing that this space, while still small, is growing in importance and offers a good way for retailers to drive customer traffic.

May 9, 2012

Kerr Drug announced the launch of its Healthy Pet program, offering a full range of pet medications that customers can order on the chain's website and have delivered to their homes, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug announced the launch of its Healthy Pet program, offering a full range of pet medications that customers can order online on the chain's website and have delivered to their homes, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

February 14, 2012

Kerr Drug is launching a new campaign to get people to talk to their pharmacists, the chain announced.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug is launching a new campaign to get people to talk to their pharmacists, the chain announced.

Kerr said it would launch the "Just Ask" marketing campaign in stores and across various marketing channels to encourage its pharmacists and patients to talk to each other about prescriptions, conditions, health practices and overall health.

November 30, 2011

Kerr Drug's philanthropic arm is launching a food and toy drive for the holidays, the company said Wednesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug's philanthropic arm is launching a food and toy drive for the holidays, the company said Wednesday.

The Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation is placing collection bins at Kerr Drug stores, where customers can purchase and donate toys and food items. After Dec. 21, the items will be donated to local charities.

The drive follows a school supply collection in August and a Thanksgiving food collection in November that helped 90 organizations across North Carolina.

November 18, 2011

Kerr Drug's philanthropic arm is donating used company vehicles to a nonprofit group that gives the cars to low-income families, the company said Friday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug's philanthropic arm is donating used company vehicles to a nonprofit group that gives the cars to low-income families, the company said Friday.

On Nov. 10, Kerr Cares for Kids donated a car to Wheels4Hope, saying it was the third vehicle donated to the organization this year. In the spring, it donated two Dodge Caravans to the organization. While the vans had more than 200,000 miles on them, the company said they were well-maintained and in good condition. All three vehicles received repairs and have since been given to families.

November 8, 2011

Ohio Northern University's Raabe College of Pharmacy gave three alumni its Distinguished Alumni Awards last week.

ADA, Ohio — Ohio Northern University's Raabe College of Pharmacy gave three alumni its Distinguished Alumni Awards last week.

November 2, 2011

Kerr Drug is launching a drive to collect food to donate to needy families for Thanksgiving, the retail pharmacy chain said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug is launching a drive to collect food to donate to needy families for Thanksgiving, the retail pharmacy chain said.

Through Nov. 15, the Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation is placing collection bins at the front of every Kerr Drug store where customers can place nonperishable food items, which the company will distribute to charitable organizations.

The drive follows a school supply drive in August that helped 90 organizations across North Carolina, such as Boys and Girls clubs, mission houses, women's shelters and others.

October 17, 2011

County and state fairs across the country draw millions of visitors every year, but many fairgoers forget to bring along things like sunscreen, headache relievers and antacids.

RALEIGH, N.C. — County and state fairs across the country draw millions of visitors every year, but many fairgoers forget to bring along things like sunscreen, headache relievers and antacids.

In response, Kerr Drug is sponsoring a "general store" at the North Carolina State Fair, the regional retail pharmacy chain said. In addition to the aforementioned items, it also will act as the exclusive provider of flu shots at the fair, and Kerr Drug pharmacists will be on hand to provide flu shots to individuals ages 14 and older.

September 12, 2011

Kerr Drug president and CEO Tony Civello has been named "Tarheel of the Week" by the Raleigh, N.C., News & Observer.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug president and CEO Tony Civello has been named "Tarheel of the Week" by the Raleigh, N.C., News & Observer.

In a story published in its Sunday edition, the newspaper emphasized Civello's efforts to expand the healthcare services that pharmacies provide, something that has been a hallmark of his leadership of Kerr Drug.