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Veteran pharma exec Michael Cantrell heads to Shopko


Shopko has tapped veteran pharmacy executive Michael Cantrell as the company’s new SVP of retail health. Cantrell will report to CEO Peter McMahon.

A registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, Cantrell is joining Shopko from Delhaize America, where he was VP of pharmacy. Prior to Delhaize America, he held various executive positions at AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs.

“Mike brings high-level pharmacy experience, a proven track record of success and a fresh perspective to Shopko’s pharmacies, optical departments and Rx Care areas,” said McMahon. “His unique combination of legal and pharmacy experience will make him an invaluable resource as we look to strengthen and expand the health and wellness services provided to our customers.”

Previously, Cantrell was group VP of managed networks at AmerisourceBergen Corporation where he was named president of the company’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network. Cantrell also served as VP of professional services and chief privacy official for Longs Drug Stores, where he was named to the board of RxAmerica, the chain’s wholly owned pharmacy benefit manager.

Cantrell has a BA degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado, a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah, and a J.D. degree from the former Peninsula University. He is a registered pharmacist and is a current member of the State Bar of California.

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