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Week of Mon, Oct 8th, 2012

Appeal of block on Medi-Cal cut is heard

A federal appeals court has heard an appeal of a decision earlier this year to halt a controversial 10% reimbursement cut in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.

CACDS lauds expanded Rx services in Ontario

The Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) applauded Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews and the Ontario government for the approval of regulations that expand the health services that pharmacists can provide.

Flu shot not top-of-mind for consumers, CVS poll finds

A CVS/pharmacy survey shows that many adults don't consider getting a flu shot a high priority.

Rite Aid brings diabetes control program to Long Island stores

Rite Aid Corp. is offering a diabetes management program at its more than two dozen stores on Long Island, N.Y.

Jean Coutu records 2Q, first half sales gains

The Jean Coutu Group and its retail drug store network saw revenue climb in the fiscal 2013 second quarter.

Shopko names interim CEO

Shopko Stores has appointed chief operating officer Mike Bettiga as interim chief executive officer.

Ontario expands scope of pharmacists' practice

In a move applauded by Canadian drug chains, the Ontario government has approved regulations that allow pharmacists in the province to provide a broader range of pharmacy services, including prescription renewal.

USP standards improve Rx instructions for consumers

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has released new standards that it said for the first time provide a universal approach to the format, appearance, content and language of instructions for medicines in containers dispensed by pharmacists.

RxAlly survey: Consumers underutilize pharmacists

A poll released by pharmacy alliance RxAlly found that pharmacists' expertise is underutilized even though consumers are well aware of pharmacists' acumen when it comes to medications.

Pessina: Walgreens-Boots partnership 'a good fit'

There is no one architect behind the merger of Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots. But if there were, it would be Stefano ­Pessina.

Taylor Swift Store makes debut at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. has launched the Taylor Swift Store at Walgreens, a new display that showcases an array of products from the singer's branded merchandise line.

American Pharmacy Alliance, ValueCentric partner on Rx data delivery

The American Pharmacy Alliance (APA) and health IT provider ValueCentric have entered into a strategic agreement to jointly deliver data solutions connecting pharmaceutical manufacturers with store-level data for community pharmacies.

Walgreens-Boots: The making of a global player

The agreement that put Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots on the road to an eventual merger had its origin in a global tour of innovative retailing formats undertaken by Walgreens’ management team.