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Week of Mon, Jan 21st, 2013

CVS makes merchandising exec changes

CVS Caremark Corp. has named CVS/pharmacy beauty retail veteran Cheryl Mahoney to a new post and hired Alex Perez-Tenessa to lead beauty and personal care merchandising.

NCPA: Seniors not sold on mandatory mail order

Senior citizens aren't comfortable with mandatory mail order for their prescriptions, a national survey commissioned by the National Community Pharmacists Association reveals.

Rexall unveils 'Be.better' private label

Canada's Rexall drug chain has rolled out a new flagship private brand called Be.better.

MinuteClinic teams up with N.J. health system

MinuteClinic has entered a clinical affiliation with Barnabas Health in New Jersey for health care services in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

NCPA ad highlights pharmacy's value to lawmakers

The National Community Pharmacists Association has sponsored an advertisement that calls on Congress to support pro-patient, pro-pharmacist policies.

Poll: Many parents not too concerned about painkiller misuse

A poll from the University of Michigan finds that most parents aren't very concerned about the misuse of narcotic pain medicines by children and teens.

Walgreens employs analytics for work-site health clinics

Walgreen Co. has enlisted data and measurement tools from SCIO Health Analytics to help employers get optimal benefit from the drug chain's workplace health centers.

H.D. Smith forms new specialty Rx unit

In the wake of some key acquisitions, H.D. Smith has established a new specialty pharmaceutical organization and promoted six executives.

Canada proposes regulatory change for pharmacy techs

Tony Clement, president of Canada's Treasury Board, has announced proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations that are expected to cut red tape for Canadian pharmacies.

Walgreens mourns passing of longtime store exec

Glenn Kraiss, retired executive vice president of store operations for Walgreen Co., died Friday at age 79.

E-commerce solution helps Navarro go global

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has added international checkout and global shipping capabilities to more than 200 countries.

Ontario pharmacists: Generics pricing short-sighted

Ontario pharmacists have given a thumbs-down to Canada's plan to hold down pricing for some common generic drugs.

Drug chains can improve pharmacist engagement

Patients expect prompt attention and a concise dialogue with the pharmacist, yet the degree of engagement varies widely by pharmacy type, research from Boehringer Ingelheim shows.

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