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Week of Mon, Feb 13th, 2012

NACDS gets set for RxImpact Day in D.C.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores plans to hold its fourth annual NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill on March 21 and 22 in Washington, D.C.

Foulkes: CVS Caremark brings unique model of care

Helena Foulkes, chief health care strategy officer at CVS Caremark, said the company's integrated retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail clinic offerings are bettering patients' health by spurring medication adherence and targeting behaviors to improve treatment for chronic diseases.

NABP backs online pharmacy safety bill

Taking aim at so-called "rogue" online pharmacies, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has endorse the Online Pharmacy Safety Act of 2011 (S.B. 2002).

Walgreens pilots MTM in post-acute care setting

Walgreen Co. is piloting a pharmacist-led medication therapy management (MTM) program in a post-acute care facility in Florida.

Rx groups keep watch on federal budget for TRICARE

With the release of President Obama's 2013 federal budget and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's congressional testimony this week, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association are urging Congress to nix budget proposals that would limit pharmacy choice for TRICARE beneficiaries.

Script Your Future challenge honors student pharmacists

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the National Consumers League (NCL) have announced the awardees of the first "Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge" for student pharmacists.

Poll: Patients want more control over Rx benefits

When it comes to prescription drug benefits, pharmacy patients seek a greater degree of control over access to and choice of services and providers, a survey commissioned by the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA) found.

Rite Aid moves to refinance debt

Rite Aid Corp. plans to issue $481 million in senior unsecured notes due in 2020 to help fund a debt refinancing.

Ex-Longs Drug CEO joins Altierre board

Steve Roath, former chief executive officer of Longs Drug Stores, has been named to the board of directors at Altierre Corp., a provider of ultra-low-power wireless technology that enables e-signage and pricing solutions for retailers.

AmerisourceBergen CFO makes exit

Michael DiCandilo, executive vice president and chief financial officer at AmerisourceBergen Corp., has left the company.

Groups blast Medi-Cal Rx reimbursement plan

Proposed reimbursement cuts in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, continue to draw fire from pharmacy organizations and other groups.

CVS to chat about heart health on Facebook

CVS/pharmacy this week will leverage social media as part of its effort to promote good cardiovascular health for American Heart Month.

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