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Week of Mon, Feb 18th, 2013

Albertsons names pharmacy chief

Albertsons LLC has appointed a pharmacy chief as part of the executive structure that will emerge after it closes its acquisition of 877 stores from Supervalu Inc.

Now in session: Walgreens University

Stepping up its investment in employee training, Walgreen Co. today plans to launch Walgreens University, a new career development facility that provides classroom and online programming.

Kerr Drug deploys new pharmacy system

Kerr Drug is primed for more efficient pharmacy operations after finishing the implementation of the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System (EPS).

Rite Aid wraps up debt refinancing plan

Rite Aid Corp. has completed debt refinancing transactions initiated earlier this month.

CVS revamps Gold Emblem private label

CVS/pharmacy has relaunched its Gold Emblem food and grocery private label, including new items, a new look and improved taste.

DEA hears from Rx groups on disposal of controlled substances

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association gave their take on a proposed Drug Enforcement Administration rule to establish a process for the disposal of controlled substances.

Bartell Drugs announces plans for 59th store

Bartell Drugs plans to open its 59th store this summer in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.

Walgreens recognized as innovator in health care

Walgreen Co. has been named as one of the health care industry's most innovative companies by Fast Company Magazine.

Study: Customers give pharmacy staff high marks

In community pharmacy, increased emphasis has been placed on the expertise of the pharmacist in guiding patients in their use of prescription medications. The results from Boehringer Ingelheim's Pharmacy Satisfaction Pulse survey indicate that the profession is performing this role very well.

In Hagan, pharmacy has strong Capitol Hill ally

Kay Hagan understands what community pharmacy can do.