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Week of Mon, Oct 27th, 2014

Fred's ushers in new chief executive

As it shifts toward a convenience/pharmacy-centric model, discount retailer Fred's Inc. also is now transitioning to a new chief executive officer.

Rexall chief executive Scorpiniti resigns

Frank Scorpiniti has resigned as chief executive officer of Rexall Pharma Plus, Chain Drug Review has learned.

Independent pharmacies boost adherence, health services

Independent pharmacies are stepping up services to foster patient medication adherence and have set a new record high in the share of prescriptions filled with generic drugs, according to the 2014 National Community Pharmacists Association Digest.

Walgreens tabbed as partner for pharmacy tech program

Penn Foster, a career-focused online and hybrid learning institution, has partnered with Walgreen Co. to improve its U.S. pharmacy technician program.

Rx Response offers Ebola resources to pharmacies

Rx Response, the pharmaceutical supply chain disaster response initiative, has gone to alert status in response to concerns about Ebola in the United States.

New MinuteClinics planned in R.I. health system affiliation

MinuteClinic has formed a clinical affiliation with Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest health system, and plans to add seven new clinics in the state.

Bartell Drugs unveils plans for new store

Bartell Drugs plans to open a new store in 2016 at Ballard Commons, a mixed-use development in northwestern Seattle.

NEHI report urges action on abandoned prescriptions

A new white paper highlights a lingering issue in the pharmacy arena: first-time prescriptions left on the shelf, known as abandoned prescriptions, the National Association Chain Drug Stores reported.

Analysis: ACOs are rapidly taking shape

The Affordable Care Act makes headlines almost daily about health insurance exchanges and impacts 10 million to 15 million Americans. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) rarely, if ever, make any headlines. But they are becoming an establishment that will impact every American’s health care for years to come.

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