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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has called on Senate leaders to prevent language allowing the personal importation of prescription drugs from becoming part of food safety legislation.
BioScrip Inc. recorded increases in pharmacy sales and overall revenue, along with improved operating results, for its 2010 second quarter.
MinuteClinic and southeastern health system St. Vincent's HealthCare have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance the health care services they provide in the Jacksonville, Fla., metropolitan area.
Giant Eagle Inc. has begun offering five common prescription drugs for type 2 diabetes free to customers in its northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania market areas.
Dr. Humberto Martinez, a veteran pharmacist at Navarro Discount Pharmacy, has been named president of the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA).
The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) plans to convene leaders from academia, government and industry in an inaugural conference on counterfeit drugs to be held Oct. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Same-store sales at Rite Aid fell during July, with results down in both the pharmacy and the front end.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has commended the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing legislation to help address prescription medication abuse and diversion.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has named Kerr Drug, Pharmahelper.com and QC Supply as the first online pharmacy services to be approved through its new e-Advertiser Approval Program now required by online search providers Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
Lost business in the pharmacy benefit management unit led to a decline in revenue for the fiscal 2010 second quarter at CVS Caremark Corp., which also missed Wall Street's earnings forecast.
To promote health and wellness, Wegmans Food Markets has created "eat well, live well stations" that display a selection of fresh, nutritious foods near the pharmacy.
With the new school year approaching, Take Care Health Systems has started offering back-to-school and sports physicals at its health clinics nationwide.
CVS Caremark Corp. has entered into a 12-year contract to provide pharmacy benefit management services to customers and members of insurer Aetna.
Drugstore.com has expanded its roster of microsites with VitaminEmporium.com, a new online store that the company said aims to offer "the best selection of vitamins and supplements to health-conscious Americans."
Next week, more than 3,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide will begin accepting advance reservations from customers for seasonal flu shots.
Navarro Discount Pharmacies has launched a back-to-school shopping promotion that includes local partners and donates 5% of the sales it generates to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Dispensing generic versions of brand-name prescription drugs saved the U.S. health care system $139.6 billion in 2009 and more than $824 billion over the past decade, according to an IMS Health study commissioned by Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA).
Sam's Club has launched a pharmacy satisfaction program and prescription pickup alerts and plans another round of health screenings this fall.
Rite Aid Corp. is teaming up with the American Dental Association (ADA) to promote oral health in a national public health campaign.
CVS Caremark Corp. has launched an informational campaign in its CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic retail health clinics, as well as online, to give consumers a heads-up about protecting themselves and their families during the upcoming flu season.