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Pharmaca wins private-label design award

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy was honored with a first-place Design Excellence Award at the 2011 Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.

Walgreens unveils same-day pickup for photo items

At more than 3,000 stores nationwide, Walgreen Co. is offering same-day service for many popular photo products, including photo books, calendars, folded cards, holidays cards and other personalized items.

NACDS joins in lawsuit against Medi-Cal cuts

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has allied with the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), California Medical Association (CMA) and California Dental Association (CDA) to file a lawsuit against the California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over a reimbursement rate cut in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.

Navarro readies rollout of Hispanic private label

Navarro Discount Pharmacy soon plans to roll out its Vida Mia private label — believed to be the nation's first brand targeting Hispanics across all product categories — to its 30 drug stores in the Miami area.

Snags hold back potential of e-prescribing, HHS study finds

Doctor's offices and pharmacies see electronic prescribing as a key tool for improving patient safety and saving time, but they face barriers to realizing the technology's full benefit, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

NCPA: Preferred pharmacy Part D plans are restrictive

The National Community Pharmacists Association claims that many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) aren't what they seem to consumers.

MinuteClinic affiliates with Atlanta hospital system

MinuteClinic has entered a clinical affiliation with Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest hospital system, in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Rexall rolls out food intolerance test

After a successful pilot at some stores, Rexall has made the Hemocode food intolerance system available at over 200 of its pharmacy locations in Canada.

CDMA readies for annual trade expo

The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) plans to hold its 86th Annual Trade Expo in Kissimmee, Fla., on Jan. 23 to 26, 2012.

Former NCPA, GPhA chief Jaeger joins NACDS

Pharmacy industry veteran Kathleen Jaeger has been named senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy, a newly created position, at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

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