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Week of Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Canada's neighborhood pharmacies unite in new group

Canada's retail pharmacy industry has formed a new organization to give a greater voice to the neighborhood drug store as pharmacists take on a bigger role in the nation's health care system.

Rite Aid sees 2Q earnings rise, cuts full-year outlook

Rite Aid Corp. surpassed Wall Street's earnings forecast for its fiscal 2015 second quarter but lowered its profit outlook for the full year, citing slimmer margins from generic drugs.

Family Dollar again says no to Dollar General

The board of Family Dollar Stores Inc. has urged the company's shareholders to reject the hostile takeover bid by Dollar General Corp.

CVS study: Starting therapy with a generic improves adherence

Starting patients on a generic medication versus a brand-name drug can improve adherence and, in turn, their health outcomes, according to a new study by CVS Health and research partner Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Walgreens Boots Alliance takes another step forward

Walgreen Co. took another step toward its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH by registering securities to be issued for their planned holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Drug chains energize food and beverage mix

Food and beverage sales are thriving at drug chains as operators continue to stretch the bounds of their offerings with new segments and presentations.

Rite Aid facilitates giving for children's health

Rite Aid Corp. is enabling members of its wellness+ customer loyalty program to donate their change charities of their choice that support children's health and well-being.

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