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Week of Mon, Aug 17th, 2009

Federal government ups ante for electronic health records

The federal government plans to provide about $1.2 billion in grants to help hospitals, physicians and other health care providers implement and use electronic health records.

Three directors elected to NACDS Foundation board

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Executive Committee has named three new directors to fill vacancies on the NACDS Foundation board.

Goldman Sachs executive joins Walgreens as treasurer

Walgreen Co. said Friday it has hired Jason Dubinsky as division vice president and treasurer.

Walgreens' Watts named to Product of the Year panel

Colin Watts, chief innovation officer at Walgreen Co., has been selected to chair the jury panel for the second annual Product of the Year USA Awards.

Price Chopper enlists decision-support tool for MTM

Price Chopper Supermarkets has deployed a clinical decision-support solution that's expediting information access for its pharmacists in providing medication therapy management (MTM) and other services.

Safeway touts affordability with flu shot program

Safeway Inc. has begun offering seasonal flu shots at its U.S. stores, with the vaccines being provided at what the company calls "a substantial savings" versus doctor-administered inoculations.

Walgreens opens second 'eco-store'

Walgreen Co. on Wednesday opened the second of five planned drug stores registered to meet certification for environmental efficiency and design.

Wal-Mart rolls out free mail delivery for generic Rxs

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is now offering free mail delivery for 90-day supplies of certain generic drug prescriptions in states across the Midwest and Northeast.

Congressman tours Hartig Drug, Carepro pharmacies

Demonstrating firsthand community pharmacy's role in the nation's health care system, Hartig Drug and Carepro Health Services on Monday hosted store tours by Rep. Dave Loebsack (D., Iowa) and Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.