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Week of Mon, May 27th, 2013

Rx patients aim to stick with current pharmacy

Patients have been very satisfied with their pharmacies for four years running, and the vast majority will continue filling prescriptions at their current pharmacy.

Sam's Club pharmacies to hold men's health screenings

Men's health, including tests for prostate cancer, will be the focus of free health screenings next month at Sam's Club pharmacies.

Fewer employers to offer Rx benefits to Medicare-eligible workers

More employers plan to discontinue prescription drug benefits for Medicare-eligible health plan members, according to a new survey by Buck Consultants.

Control of '.pharmacy' Internet domain at issue

Opposition has surfaced to the effort by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to own and operate ".pharmacy," a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) for online sellers of prescription drugs.

Strong turnout seen for NACDS Total Store Expo

Retailer participation for the inaugural Total Store Expo is shaping up to be stronger than the events it's combining, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Stop & Shop, Giant launch prescription discount cards

Stop & Shop and Giant Food of Landover, Md., have initiated prescription drug savings card programs.

NCPA helps community pharmacies go digital

The National Community Pharmacists Association aims to help independent pharmacies enter the digital realm through a new partnership with pharmacy media network RxWiki Inc.

Jean Coutu Group to relocate to new headquarters

The Jean Coutu Group plans to relocate its headquarters and distribution center in Longueuil, Quebec, to larger, more modern facilities that will be built in Varennes.

Care Pharmacies joins specialty pharmacy group

Care Pharmacies has joined the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) as a founding corporate member.

Court nixes call for review of Medi-Cal ruling

A federal appeals court has denied a request for a review of an earlier decision that cleared the way for Calfornia to implement reimbursement cuts for Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.

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