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CVS Health extends kudos to its pharmacists

CVS Health is saying thanks to its 26,000 pharmacists during October's American Pharmacists Month for their dedication to serving patients in the company's retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies nationwide.

Express Scripts: Walgreens is preferred Part D pharmacy

Express Scripts announced that Walgreen Co. is participating as a preferred pharmacy provider in its two nationally available Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) for 2015.

Rite Aid enables video voting for favorite pharmacists

For American Pharmacists Month in October, Rite Aid Corp. has added video voting for its national Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest.

HDMA elects Scherr as new board chairman

Ted Scherr, president and chief executive officer of pharmaceutical and health care products wholesaler Dakota Drug Inc., has been elected as chairman of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA).

Council of Ontario College of Pharmacists elects president

The Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) has elected Mark Scanlon as president and Esmail Merani as vice president for the 2014-15 council year.

Viewpoint: CVS changes retail health care game

In a year crammed with major news stories, cataclysmic personnel shifts and stunning new strategies and directions, the No. 1 retailing story of 2014 increasingly appears to be the CVS decision to stop selling tobacco products in its 7,700 drug stores.

Diplomat Pharmacy begins IPO, names CIO

Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has commenced an initial public offering and appointed a chief information officer.

Pharmacy groups ready for Tweet-a-Thon

This week, members of 37 pharmacy organizations from around the world are going on Twitter to participate in the second annual #Pharmacist Tweet-a-Thon.

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