May 21, 2013
Bartell Drugs has bought two pharmacies from The Everett Clinic, a physician group practice and walk-in clinic operator based in Everett, Wash.
Plans call for Bartell to begin operating the two pharmacies, in Marysville and Everett, Wash., next month.
The acquisition gives the Seattle-area drug chain 60 locations, with one or two more new stores slated to open this year.
With congressional hearings this week on reforming Medicare, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has provided comment on community pharmacy's role in the success of the 10-year-old Medicare Part D prescription drug program and called for program enhancements focused on the quality and affordability of care.
RxAlly has published a white paper that delineates an individualized, health care delivery model for pharmacists.
Loblaw Cos. has introduced a blood pressure monitoring program at its supermarket pharmacies.
Seniors in Medicare Part D drug benefit plans with preferred pharmacy networks are satisfied with them, according to a survey released by Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA).
Kerr Drug has introduced Simplify My Meds, a synchronized prescription refill service.
Despite upcoming Medicare changes, CVS/pharmacy will continue to accept Part B coverage for diabetes supplies.
Bruce Bodaken, former chairman and chief executive officer of Blue Shield of California, has been elected to the Rite Aid Corp. board of directors.
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Chris Dick, president and chief operating officer at Elite Pharmaceuticals Inc., plans to leave those posts and the company's board of directors later this month.
Darcey Macken has been promoted to president of U.S. sales at Kellogg Co.
Advocate Medical Company (AMC) is distributing Lubrigyn Cleansing Milk, a feminine hygiene product, to all CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.
Actavis Inc. plans to acquire Ireland-based Warner Chilcott in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at about $8.5 billion.
CoverGirl has announced its first-ever movie sponsorship, for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" due out this fall.
Mylan Inc. has released fenofibrate tablets, a treatment for high cholesterol and triglycerides, in strengths of 48 mg and 145 mg.
In what Unilever North America called a first-of-its kind installation at a drug chain, its Nexxus Salon Hair Care brand unveiled a premium window display tribute for the Tony Awards at the Duane Reade store across from Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall.
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