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Week of Mon, Oct 12th, 2009

Health Corner web site relaunched by Walgreens

Walgreen Co. said it has rolled out a "new and improved" Healthcornertv.com, a web site with more than 1,200 videos on 65 health and wellness topics.

Shoppers Drug Mart adds to lineup of exclusive beauty labels

Shoppers Drug Mart this week launched Baléa, an exclusive line of hair and skin care products designed to offer quality and affordability.

Sammons accepts award for Rite Aid's skin cancer efforts

Rite Aid Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Mary Sammons was presented with The Skin Cancer Foundation's Skin Sense Award at the foundation’s Annual Skin Sense Award Gala in New York City.

NACDS applauds Obama for signing DME legislation

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commended President Barack Obama for signing into law legislation that extends the accreditation requirement for pharmacies to provide durable medical equipment (DME) under Medicare.

CVS curtails flu shot clinics amid vaccine delays

Because of supply issues, CVS Caremark Corp. plans to wind down its seasonal flu shot clinics in CVS pharmacies next week.

Pfizer wraps up Wyeth acquisition

Pfizer Inc. said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Wyeth.

Winn-Dixie offers antiflu drugs free to the underinsured

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is offering antiviral drugs in more than 150 stores free to customers with insufficient or no prescription insurance coverage.

Walgreens doubles size of stock buyback plan

Walgreen Co. has unveiled a new $2 billion share repurchase program, twice the size of its existing plan.

CVS Caremark study investigates medication adherence

As Congress pieces together its proposals for health care reform, CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring research to examine patient adherence to prescription drugs and spotlight ways to boost adherence.

Rx groups welcome approval of Senate Finance health bill

Retail pharmacy groups applauded the Senate Finance Committee's passage of its health care reform bill this week and underscored key industry provisions as the legislation is blended with other proposals.

Walmart.com to offer H&BAs

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has begun selling a wide assortment of H&BAs and personal care products online.

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