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Week of Mon, Feb 21st, 2011

Walgreens health and wellness division chief to retire

Hal Rosenbluth, president of Walgreen Co.'s health and wellness division, plans to retire this spring.

Analysis: New kind of chairman coming to NACDS

Come April, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will put in place the first chairman in its 78-year history who has not come from the chain drug store industry.

CVS rolls out Just the Basics store brand

CVS/pharmacy has launched Just the Basics, a new store-brand line of value-priced essential household and health and beauty care items.

BioScrip goes live with 'connected health' portal

BioScrip Inc. has launched myBioScrip.com, a new web site that aims to promote interaction between patients and health professionals to improve medication adherence and enhance the overall care experience.

Florida's governor urged not to nix Rx monitoring program

A group of congressmen have called on Florida's governor not to scrap plans for a prescription drug monitoring program, citing the prevalence of illegal trafficking of prescription narcotics from the state.

NCPDP webinar offers pharmacists REMS primer

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) this week is holding a webinar on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) that gives pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers solutions to optimize patient care.

GPhA sets 2011 executive committee, board

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) has elected members of its 2011 executive committee and board of directors.

Free prescription delivery expanded at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. has broadened availability of its free prescription delivery service in the New York metropolitan area.

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