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Drug chains prepare customers for Hurricane Irene

With Hurricane Irene rolling along the East Coast, chain drug retailers are making sure that customers can rely on their neighborhood drug store for their vital medications and key supplies so they can be prepared.

Publix serves up generic lisinopril free

Publix Super Markets Inc. this week began offering pharmacy customers free 30-day supplies of generic lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive medication.

CVS Caremark ramps up share buybacks

As a share repurchase program begun last year winds down, CVS Caremark Corp. is planning another one twice as large.

Kerr Health enters MTM partnership

Kerr Health, a subsidiary of Kerr Drug, has partnered with Family Health Network in a program aimed at fostering pharmacist-led medication therapy management (MTM.)

Walgreens names successor to retiring general counsel

Dana Green, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Walgreen Co., is retiring after 37 years with the company and is being replaced by Thomas Sabatino.

Cosby named CVS/pharmacy president

CVS Caremark Corp. has named Mark Cosby, a department store executive, to head its retail pharmacy business, effective October 1.

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