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Procter & Gamble brings back Lafley as CEO

The abrupt resignation of Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) president and chief executive officer Robert McDonald late last month seems to many to have been a reaction to pressure from one of the company’s largest shareholders upset with the poor performance of P&G’s stock.

Walgreens, Alliance Boots, AmerisourceBergen get nod

The budding partnership between Walgreen Co., Alliance Boots GmbH and AmerisourceBergen Corp. has taken several steps forward, with regulators in the United States and Europe clearing the way for the first two companies to assume an equity stake in the third.

CVS: Demographics influence adherence

Women and nonwhites taking statins are more likely to be nonadherent than other patient groups, recent research from CVS Caremark Corp. and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows.

Tavenner takes helm as full-time chief of CMS

For the first time in more than six years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a permanent leader.

Fewer insured seen under ACA

New rules from two federal agencies could lead to 2 million fewer people than previously estimated gaining health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said last month.

Rx customers not likely to venture from primary pharmacy

Patients have been very satisfied with their pharmacies for four years running, and the vast majority will continue filling prescriptions at their current pharmacy.

Makeup of Rite Aidís board of directors changes

Rite Aid Corp. has refashioned its board of directors.

Kerr Drug adds synchronized refills

Kerr Drug has introduced a new synchronized prescription refill service.

Care urged with compounding legislation

Many proposed changes to policies governing pharmacy compounding are commendable, but some aspects of Senate legislation on the practice may have unintended consequences, says the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Walgreens, CVS offer tornado relief

Retail pharmacy chains quickly responded to the devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., late last month.

Total Home private brand rolled out by CVS

CVS/pharmacy has launched the Total Home private label home care brand.

Hillary Clinton set to speak at TSE

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be among the guest speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo (TSE) later this year.