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August 01, 2014


Same-store sales rise in July at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. maintained its same-store sales momentum in reporting solid growth for July.

The drug chain said that in July comparable-store sales rose 4.6% year over year, up from the comp-store gain in June and continuing the retailer's string of increased same-store sales each month this calendar year.

Overall sales and prescription count also were up in July.



Jeffery returns to Rexall as COO

Retail pharmacy industry veteran Warren Jeffery is rejoining Rexall as chief operating officer.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy gets ThoughtSpot 2014 under way

Thousands of community pharmacists and other industry stakeholders have converged on Las Vegas for ThoughtSpot 2014, the annual trade show of AmerisourceBergen Corp. and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network.

CVS now accredited as 'community pharmacy'

CVS/pharmacy is the nation's first pharmacy to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from health standards body URAC.

Target names Cornell as new CEO

For the first time in its history Target Corp. has appointed a chief executive officer from outside the company, hiring Brian Cornell as chairman and CEO.

McKesson, CVS Caremark extend distribution pact

McKesson Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. have extended their distribution agreement for pharmaceuticals.

House weighs prescription drug abuse bill

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a bipartisan bill that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association say will provide a collaborative approach in thwarting prescription drug abuse.

Sobeys earns victory in legal challenge on pharmacy rewards

Canadian food and drug retailer Sobeys Inc. has prevailed in a legal challenge to enable British Columbians to once again collect reward points on pharmacy purchases.

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P&G enlists Strahan for launch of new wellness product line

Michael Strahan, former NFL star and the co-host of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," has teamed up with Procter & Gamble, the maker of Metamucil, to launch Meta, a new line of wellness products.

Hello ushers in new executive leadership

Hello Products LLC has announced a flurry of executive moves, including the appointment of chief operating and financial officers.

SmartStory delivers videos to pharmacies via Stayhealthy kiosks

SmartStory Technologies has deployed its SmartStory enterprise platform, which automates the delivery of short, sequenced and personalized videos in retail pharmacies.

Zim's introduces cold sore kit

Perfecta Products Inc. has expanded its line of Zim's topical skin care, lip care and pain relief products with the debut of Zim's Advanced Cold Sore kit.

Upsher-Smith releases Galaxy antiepileptic drugs

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. has launched Upsher-Smith Galaxy, a new suite of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) designed to provide people with epilepsy with consistent, affordable and accessible therapies.

ScriptPro, TCGRx to integrate pharmacy automation technology

Pharmacy technology providers ScriptPro and TCGRx have become exclusive partners under a new distribution and co-marketing agreement.

InPharmacy Jobs teams up with Pharmacist eLink, NCPA

InPharmacy Jobs, a provider of job search and online recruitment services for the pharmacy industry, has unveiled a new partnership with Pharmacist eLink, powered by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

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