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Week of Mon, Jun 13th, 2011

CDC report: Pharmacies key in flu shot delivery

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores called a new report on flu vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a "clarion call" for expanding the role of pharmacies in providing primary health care services.

London Drugs store takes hit in Stanley Cup riot

A London Drugs store sustained damage and theft during riots following the Vancouver Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup final.

Former Health Mart chief to join Omnicare

Tim Canning, the former president of Health Mart, has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Omnicare Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical care for the elderly.

New FDA rules aim to simplify sunscreen labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled new labeling rules that give consumers more information about the scope of protection and efficacy of sunscreen products.

Rexall offers UV camera to flag potential sun damage

Rexall has teamed up with the Air Miles Reward Program to help people prevent sunburns and limit unprotected sun exposure.

NACDS, GMA to spotlight food marketing in drug channel

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) plan to host a seminar this month at the NACDS Marketplace Conference in Boston to spur collaboration between food and consumer product manufacturers and retailers in the drug store channel.

Sale of Walgreens' PBM business closes

Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. has wrapped up its acquisition of Walgreens Health Initiatives (WHI) Inc., the pharmacy benefit management subsidiary of Walgreen Co.

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