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CMS delays shift to new FULs

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hailed the government’s postponement of final federal upper limits (FULs) for Medicaid prescription reimbursements based on average manufacturer price (AMP).

Walmart likes what it sees in small-format stores

Walmart’s small stores are thriving, according to Bill Simon, the company’s U.S. president and chief executive officer.

Burwell confirmed as HHS chief

In a bipartisan show of support, the Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a 78-17 vote.

Role of Rx in health care scrutinized at CACDS

A session billed as “The Big Debate” formed the centerpiece of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) 2014 Annual Conference.

Overhaul set for HealthCare.gov

HealthCare.gov is getting a makeover.

CVS Caremark rolls out Specialty Connect

CVS Caremark Corp. says it has reinvented the specialty patient experience with Specialty Connect, a prescription services program.

Guidance for fiscal year cut by Rite Aid

Though same-store sales rose in May, Rite Aid Corp. lowered its fiscal 2015 forecast, citing factors affecting pharmacy margins.

Cantrell joins Shopko as senior VP

Pharmacy industry veteran Michael Cantrell has been named senior vice president of retail health at Shopko Stores Operating Co.

Bishop departs from Walgreens

Walgreen Co. executive Rachel Bishop has joined TreeHouse Foods Inc. as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

Rx abuse legislation receives endorsements

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association are among organizations supporting House legislation to address the growing prescription drug abuse trend while preserving patients’ access to their medications.

Samís Club offers security innovation

Sam’s Club is introducing a new cash-back program on a credit card with chip-enabled technology to provide more security from fraudulent activity.

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