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Public option still alive as health care reform advances

A little over a week after the Senate Finance Committee passed a health care reform bill without a public insurance plan, that option appears to be back on the table.

Duane Reade makes statement in beauty

Duane Reade Inc. has staked its claim to the luxury beauty market.

Walgreens provides a 'food oasis'

Walgreen Co. has become an oasis in the “food desert” here.

Rexall achieves success thinking outside the box

As drug chains across North America continue to evolve, many are exploring new ways to expand their business going forward. At the Katz Group’s Rexall chain, that has meant putting a greater emphasis on health care and delivering cost-effective solutions for businesses.

Wal-Mart turns up heat in H&BAs

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has given its health and beauty aids business a major boost by making the products available through its web site, Walmart.com.

NACDS blasts Rx importation

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to Senate leaders voicing strong opposition to legislation that would permit personal and commercial importation of prescription drugs.

Rite Aid promotes Rx executives

Rite Aid Corp. has promoted retail pharmacy veteran Dan Miller to senior vice president of pharmacy.

Interactive, mobile features added to CVS.com

CVS Caremark Corp. has added interactive and mobile features to its web site.

Obama signs bill altering DME deadline

Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has praised President Obama for signing into law legislation that extends durable medical equipment (DME) accreditation.

Eaton Apothecary units sold to Walgreens

Walgreen Co. has agreed to buy 12 Eaton Apothecary pharmacies in the Boston area from D.A.W. Inc. for about $19 million.