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Week of Mon, Oct 15th, 2012

CVS Caremark names specialty pharmacy chief

Alan Lotvin has been appointed as executive vice president of specialty pharmacy at CVS Caremark Corp.

Take Care Health collaborates on telehealth

Walgreen Co.'s Take Care Health Systems has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and technology provider American Well Inc. to provide telehealth services to thousands of BCBSNC employees in North Carolina.

London Drugs kicks off flu shot clinics

London Drugs has begun flu vaccination clinics at stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

NCPA video touts community pharmacists' value

The National Community Pharmacists Association has released a new video that portrays the value of the personalized care that community pharmacists provide to patients.

PQA, Rite Aid part of group honored for Rx care quality

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), Rite Aid Corp. and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy were part of a group recognized by accreditation body URAC for a cloud-based health management program that improved the quality of care to consumers.

Walgreens program aids care transition from hospital

Walgreen Co. has launched a hospital discharge services program that aims to improve transition of care and reduce readmission rates.

CVS Caremark settles with DOJ over Part D pricing claims

CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay $5.25 million under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding allegations of false pricing information for Medicare Part D benefits.

H.D. Smith to buy Valley Wholesale Drug

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith plans to acquire regional health care distributor Valley Wholesale Drug.

NCPA: Independents driving generic drug use

Independent pharmacists helped trim health care costs by dispensing a record high number of generic drugs in 2011 and reported more frequent interaction with doctors to promote generic drug utilization, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association's 2012 NCPA Digest.

CVS promo plans Halloween parties in stores

CVS/pharmacy this weekend is getting customers to celebrate Halloween early in its drug stores.

London Drugs to launch skin cholesterol test

Starting this month, London Drugs is slated to roll out a noninvasive skin cholesterol test in 11 of its stores.

Drug chains kick off Medicare Part D campaigns

The nation's largest drug chains are positioning their pharmacists as trusted advisers for seniors as the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) gets under way.