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Week of Mon, Oct 22nd, 2012

NABP: Rogue online pharmacies squelched by global collaboration

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)  has released a report highlighting the need for members to the international pharmacy community to collaborate in the battle against illegal online drug sellers.

Walgreens sponsors People's Choice Awards

Walgreen Co. has been tabbed as the official retail sponsor of the 39th annual People's Choice Awards, an awards show in which the public votes for favorites in movies, music and television.

NEHI: Better Rx adherence can reduce hospital readmissions

A report by health policy institute NEHI shines a light on the link between hospital readmissions and medication issues, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

Pharmaca, Kerr roll out mobile Rx apps

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and Kerr Drug have deployed mobile applications from mscripts that help customers manage their prescriptions via smartphones.

ATF offers reward for string of pharmacy holdups

The Philadelphia division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a reward for information on armed robberies of 13 pharmacies, mostly chain drug stores, in the Philadelphia area.

NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg gets flu shot at Duane Reade

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Tom Farley got their seasonal flu shots in Duane Reade's pharmacy at 100 Broadway in Manhattan.

Loblaw pharmacies recognized for hypertension efforts

Loblaw Cos. and its pharmacy group have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Hypertension Canada for their efforts to promote health management and help patients manage chronic disease.

Walgreens participates in CheckUp America type 2 diabetes campaign

Walgreen Co. is supporting the American Diabetes Association's CheckUp America initiative, which aims to help consumers in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Ex-drugstore.com CEO joins AOL board

Former drugstore.com chairman and chief executive officer Dawn Lepore has become a member of the board of directors at AOL Inc.

Bi-Lo offers giveaway with flu vaccination

Bi-Lo this week began offering giveaways to spur flu prevention under its "Shield Yourself" campaign.

In Conn., Walgreens helps train people with disabilities for jobs

About a year after launching a program to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI).

NCPA announces new officers, board members

The National Community Pharmacists Association has installed new officers and board members for its 2012-13 term.

MinuteClinic expands in North Carolina

MinuteClinic has set foot in a new market with the opening of three walk-in clinics in CVS/pharmacy stores in the Asheville, N.C., area.

Top 100 Drug Store Markets: Dueling formats

In the battle for market share among chain drug retailers, store formats are pre-empting numbers.

Navarro uses pink Rx caps to promote breast cancer awareness

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by putting pink prescription bottle caps on all prescriptions filled during October.

Bartell Drugs adopts online wellness rewards program

Bartell Drugs has teamed up with EveryMove to launch an online rewards program that encourages its customers to pursue healthy lifestyles.

NCPA urges Pa. governor to sign Rx choice bill

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is urging Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to support state legislation that would give consumers more leeway to choose to go to a local retail pharmacy instead of being required to use a mail-order pharmacy for their prescriptions.

Drug chains: Research shows benefits of daily multivitamin

Citing key findings of a major medical study on multivitamins, CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens are touting their stores and pharmacies as a destinations for consumers seeking dietary supplements and advice

Pharmacists in Ontario begin administering flu shots

Now able to provide a broader range of health services, pharmacists in Ontario this week will begin administering flu shots via the provincial government's Universal Influenza Immunization Program.

Rx service: Where pharmacies can improve

Despite having high levels of customer satisfaction, retail pharmacies have a number of areas where they can improve service in filling prescriptions, research from Boehringer Ingelheim's Pharmacy Satisfaction Pulse Survey reveals.

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