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Week of Mon, Sep 7th, 2009

Stop & Shop, Giant pharmacies offer discounted flu shots

Ahold USA food and drug chains Stop & Stop and Giant Food have begun offering discounted flu shots to loyalty card holders.

NACDS vigilant as Congress addresses Rx reimbursement

A key Senate committee has made Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement a priority as it drafts health care legislation, but the chain drug industry must keep a close watch as lawmakers work out the details for reckoning drug prices, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Kmart pharmacies begin flu shot clinics

This week Kmart has started offering seasonal flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis through clinics at more than 900 pharmacy locations nationwide.

Walgreens names new technology and marketing execs

Walgreen Co. has hired new chief information and chief technology officers and a marketing services vice president.

Sebelius urged to intervene in AWP Rx reimbursement issue

In the wake of last week's ruling in the First DataBank/Medi-Span case, pharmacy industry groups are turning to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius to help head off Medicaid cutbacks that they say threaten patient access to pharmacies. 

Pharmacy groups call on Congress to ease DME requirements

In letters to key congressional leaders, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and other industry groups are urging lawmakers to take action to allow pharmacies to keep selling Medicare Part B durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) before stricter guidelines go into effect next month.

Walgreens kicks off flu season public awareness campaign

Walgreen Co. has launched a campaign to promote public education about the flu and highlight the need to get immunized.

Target rolls out flu shots in pharmacies, clinics

Next month, Target Corp. plans to offer seasonal flu shots at its more than 1,500 pharmacies nationwide.

Giant Eagle unveils free antibiotics program

Giant Eagle Inc. is offering certain commonly prescribed generic antibiotics at no charge through all of its pharmacies.