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Week of Mon, Dec 7th, 2009

CVS Caremark appoints new chief human resources officer

CVS Caremark Corp. has promoted Lisa Bisaccia to senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Chicago Walgreens stores to provide H1N1 vaccines

Walgreen Co. this week plans to begin offering injectable and nasal vaccines for the H1N1 "swine flu" virus at more than 30 pharmacies and several Take Care health clinics in Chicago.

NCPA calls on CMS to nix Ohio plan to cut dispensing fee

The National Community Pharmacists Association has urged the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not to approve a Medicaid plan amendment submitted by Ohio that would more than halve the state's dispensing fee.

Bang to join SDM as senior VP merchandising

Chong Bang, Walgreen Co.’s general merchandise manager for photo and front-end services and the latest executive to oversee implementation of the company’s Customer-Centric Retailing (CCR) initiative, plans to leave the company later this month.

Rx groups welcome MTM amendment to Senate bill

Retail pharmacy organizations have commended Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) for introducing an amendment to the Senate health care reform bill that would bolster medication therapy management (MTM) programs in Medicare Part D.

Giant Eagle honored for pharmacy accuracy

Food and drug retailer Giant Eagle has received an award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) for high standards of accuracy in its pharmacy operations.

Senate leaders reach deal on health reform bill

Senior Democrats have reached an agreement on one of the biggest hurdles for the Senate's health care reform bill: a public health insurance option.

Walgreens rolls out H1N1 vaccines in Louisiana

Walgreen Co. is now offering H1N1 "swine flu" immunizations at more than 50 pharmacies in Louisiana, following up on its rollout of the vaccine in Salt Lake City early last month.

CVS touts one-stop shopping for holiday season

Emphasizing the shopping convenience of its drug stores, CVS Caremark Corp. is promoting itself as a one-stop destination to lure consumers as they mull where to buy their holiday gifts and other needs.

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