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Rite Aid recognized for wellness+ rewards program

Rite Aid Corp.'s wellness+ customer rewards program has received its own reward: the Shopper Technology Institute's 2011 LEADER Award.

Former CVS CEO Ryan to advise investment firm

Tom Ryan, former chairman and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corp., has joined the Operating Partner Program at private equity firm Advent International.

Rx Roundtable: Where's health reform headed?

Questions about the U.S. health care system and community pharmacy's place in it are as numerous as ever, despite the enactment of the health care reform law.

Walgreens expands Rx, health and wellness teams

As it continues to ramp up its health care services, Walgreen Co. has hired two new executives for its pharmacy, health and wellness division.

Game-changer is emerging in community Rx

It is almost six years since the beginning of Medicare Part D. But now, the development of a system to use quality-based payments for quality-based patient outcomes is coming closer to ­reality.

NCPA: Community pharmacies rein in health care costs

Amid a difficult economic environment, independent community pharmacies are growing their array of services to better meet patients' needs and lower their health care costs, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association's 2011 NCPA Digest.

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