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Week of Mon, Nov 16th, 2009

Drug retail sales forecast sees modest growth for 2010

Ongoing softness in front-of-store business likely will rein in sales growth for drug retailers next year, according to a 2010 U.S. retail outlook report released this week by Fitch Ratings.

Take Care clinics roll out more flu vaccine

Take Care Health Systems, the retail clinic subsidiary of Walgreen Co., has received the rest of its seasonal flu vaccine supply for the year and is now providing immunizations at its locations nationwide.

Community pharmacy: We're ready for H1N1

In a hearing on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores told legislators that community pharmacies stand ready to take an active role as the nation prepares for the H1N1 "swine flu" pandemic.

NACDS, RollStream to deploy online tool for CPSIA compliance

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is working with technology provider RollStream Inc. to deploy a certificate exchange platform for compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Drugstore.com steers consumers to FSA Store

With the end of 2009 nearing, drugstore.com is pointing customers with "use it or lose it" balances remaining in flexible spending accounts to its online FSA Store for savings on thousands of items.

CVS offers prepaid health cards in Florida stores

CVS Caremark Corp. drug stores in Florida have begun offering Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Health Cards, which offer savings on health insurance and health care services.

Rite Aid lends a hand with Medicare Part D planning

Rite Aid Corp. is offering a free Medicare Part D planning guide in stores, along with pharmacist counseling and online tools, to help senior citizens during the enrollment period for the prescription drug coverage.

Report: Retail health clinic growth to slow then pick up

Despite tailing off slightly over the next couple of years, growth in the retail health clinic market stands to remain robust going forward, according a report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Miss. court ruling thwarts Rx reimbursement cut

The Mississippi State Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that stops the state from implementing a policy that would have slashed Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement for certain generic drugs.