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Week of Mon, Sep 12th, 2011

Navarro names CFO, promotes OTC exec

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has appointed Luis Mier as chief financial officer and promoted Manuel Leon to vice president of wholesale and over-the-counter programs.

Giancamilli to step down as Katz Group CEO

Andy Giancamilli will retire as chief executive officer of the Katz Group and be succeeded by chief operating officer Frank Scorpiniti.

Rite Aid, OptumHealth unveil 'virtual clinic'

Rite Aid Corp. has partnered with OptumHealth to introduce NowClinic Online Care, which provides 24x7 real-time access to health care services and information, at some of the drug chain's stores in the greater Detroit area.

Bartell Drugs expands photo services

Bartell Drugs has rolled out new Web-based premium photo products after a chainwide conversion to the Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) platform. 

NACDS applauds legislation scrutinizing PBMs

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commended Democratic and Republican lawmakers for sponsoring legislation examining practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

Walgreens teams with HHS, CDC, CMS to improve heart health

Walgreen Co. has joined with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a new effort to fight heart disease with Million Hearts Initiative in Washington, D.C.

CVS, Walgreens efforts to serve up free flu shots

CVS Caremark Corp. and Walgreen Co. have teamed up with nonprofits and other organizations to provide free flu vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured people.

Analysts: Cosby a good fit for CVS/pharmacy

Incoming CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby is a key addition for the drug store chain, according to industry analysts.

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