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Blaylock to lead Walgreens Health Services


DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens today announced that Stanley Blaylock, corporate vp and senior vp of specialty pharmacy and home care for Walgreens Health Services, the managed care division of Walgreens, has been promoted to a corporate senior vp and president of Walgreens Health Services. Blaylock replaces Trent Taylor, who has left his position at Walgreens.

Blaylock joined Walgreens in 2006 with the companys acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Medmark Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, where he was president and ceo. After the acquisition, he led Walgreens specialty pharmacy and home care business, which now includes Option Care, a specialty pharmacy and home infusion services provider acquired by Walgreens in August 2007.

Walgreens also announced the promotion of David Van Howe from vp of purchasing to a corporate vice president. Howe joined Walgreens in 2000 as general merchandise manager of beauty and fashion. He was promoted to a divisional vp in 2004 and oversaw the purchasing departments health and wellness division before being named vp of purchasing last April.

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