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Week of Mon, Jul 25th, 2011

CVS, MinuteClinic ramp up flu vaccine program

With consumers more willing to get a flu shot outside a doctor's office setting, CVS Caremark Corp. aims to give them even more reason to do so.

NACDS submits comments as Senate reviews PDUFA

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has provided input to a Senate committee as it reviews the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).

MinuteClinic allies with Henry Ford Health System

MinuteClinic has unveiled a collaboration with the Henry Ford Health System that aims to improve access to health care in metropolitan Detroit.

Front end lifts Rite Aid's July same-store sales

Solid front-end business offset a virtually flat prescription count as Rite Aid Corp. posted increased same-store sales in July.

H.D. Smith reorganizes, senior exec to retire

H.D. Smith has reorganized its national operations and announced that senior executive Harvey Tanenbaum plans to retire Sept. 1.

Publix to hold free diabetes testing at hundreds of stores

This year, Publix Super Markets plans to provide free diabetes screenings at more than 800 of its stores.

Rite Aid's Sammons joins Magellan board

Mary Sammons, chairman at Rite Aid Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors at Magellan Health Services Inc.

Community health network grows relationship with Walgreens

Access Community Health Network is working with Walgreen Co. to provide enhanced pharmacy and health care services to underserved neighborhoods in the Chicago area.

NCPA to CMS: Nix Oregon proposal to cut Rx reimbursement

The National Community Pharmacists Association has expressed concern over an Oregon state plan amendment that would renege on a pact the state previously reached with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and cut Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement for the second time this year.

Program offers Rx students joint pharmacy, business degree

A new University of Tennessee program aims to develop pharmacy students who are equipped to make decisions on key business issues facing the pharmacy today.

NACDS backs bill encouraging generics in Medicaid

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is supporting legislation that would give states incentive to use generic drugs for Medicaid patients to achieve savings.

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