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Medication adherence pushed by CVS Caremark

Pharmacists should be central to efforts to remedy the confounding problem of medication nonadherence, experts said here at a panel discussion sponsored by CVS Caremark Corp.

Walgreens teams up with Johns Hopkins

Walgreen Co. and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) have entered into an agreement designed to discover new methods to improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases and reduce costs.

Canadian study gauges generic drugs’ impact

Although Ontario’s policy for reimbursing pharmacies for generic drugs has presented challenges for Shoppers Drug Mart and other retailers, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have completed a study concluding that Canada could save almost $1.3 billion a year if all other provinces were to adopt Ontario’s model.

Script Your Future blitz hits Rhode Island

CVS Caremark Corp. joined with the National Consumers League last month to launch the local front in a national campaign to educate Americans about the risk of taking medications improperly.

Kerr helps customers dispose of unwanted drugs

Kerr Drug has become the latest drug chain to offer its customers a way to dispose of expired and unwanted medications.

Rite Aid names Kelly group VP

David Kelly, a development and real estate veteran with over 25 years of experience, has joined Rite Aid Corp. as group vice president of construction.

Coutu offers app for photo services

The Jean Coutu Group has debuted Jean CoutuPhoto Boutique, a mobile application function that enables iPhone users to order photo prints on the go.

Gas rewards program introduced by CVS

CVS/pharmacy has debuted a program designed to allow customers to earn free gas throughout the summer by shopping for essentials at its more than 7,200 locations nationwide.

Walgreens promotes personal care, beauty execs

Mike Spear has been appointed divisional merchandise manager of the personal care division at Walgreen Co.

New York City launches discount Rx card

New York City has issued its first prescription discount card, the BigAppleRx card.

Rx distribution sector marked by consolidation, globalization

Health care distributors, or drug wholesalers as they are sometimes called, are an essential link in the health care supply chain. Distributors manage the warehousing, logistics and efficiencies to ensure that products required by their customers will be available in a safe and timely manner for the patients and consumers they serve.