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Week of Mon, Sep 14th, 2009

CutisPharma expands prescription mouthwash line

CutisPharma Inc. has introduced FIRST-BXN Mouthwash, the second item in its FIRST Mouthwash Compounding Kit product line, which includes FIRST-Mouthwash BLM.

Supermarkets serve up grocery savings with flu shots

With consumers on high alert heading into flu season, a number of supermarket chains are offering grocery and other product discounts in tandem with flu shot programs through their pharmacies.

Rite Aid promotes Rx purchasing, clinical services exec

Rite Aid Corp. has promoted 17-year pharmacy industry veteran Ernie Richardsen to group vice president of pharmaceutical purchasing and clinical services.

Health Mart finishes No. 1 in pharmacy customer survey

Health Mart ranked first among chain drug retailers in terms of customer satisfaction in a J.D. Power and Associates pharmacy study.

Walgreens reports record pace for flu immunizations

Walgreen Co. said it's encountering unprecedented demand for seasonal flu shots, delivering more than 1 million vaccinations since it began offering them two weeks ago.

Kinney Drugs set to launch flu, pneumonia clinics

Later this month Kinney Drugs plans to begin holding clinics for seasonal flu and pneumonia shots in all of its retail pharmacy outlets.

Wal-Mart goes national with free Rx mail delivery

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out free mail delivery nationwide for 90-day supplies of certain generic prescription drugs.

CMS approves pharmacy dispensing fee hike in Texas

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores declared a victory for pharmacies after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Texas State Plan Amendment (SPA) to raise the pharmacy dispensing fee.

CVS Caremark makes moves in retail leadership

CVS Caremark Corp. has made several organizational changes in its retail division.

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