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Maine enacts law enabling prescription drug importation

Maine has become the first state to legalize the importation of prescription drugs by individuals.

Jean Coutu sells more of its Rite Aid shares

Jean Coutu Group this week sold additional shares in Rite Aid Corp. and reduced its ownership stake in the U.S. drug chain.

McKesson serves up community pharmacy solutions at ideaShare 2013

McKesson Corp. this week is showcasing its range of offerings for community pharmacies — including solutions for business, pharmacy and online, as well as its Health Mart franchise — at its ideaShare 2013 conference in Las Vegas.

CVS Caremark gauges adherence savings by state

States could save from ten to hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs if medication adherence rates improved, a new study from CVS Caremark Corp. finds.

Walgreens brings new store format to Johns Hopkins

Walgreen Co. is developing a new store adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus that the drug chain said will offer new health and wellness programs and services for students and staff, as well as area residents.

MinuteClinic allies with Tennessee health system

MinuteClinic has formed a clinical affiliation with Parkridge Health System, a hospital and health care network in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area.

Court rejects appeals of former Duane Reade executives

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of former Duane Reade executives Anthony Cuti and William Tennant for securities fraud.

Pharmacy Plus Network to serve up prepackaged meds to camps

The Pharmacy Plus Network has teamed up with CampDoc.com to provide prepackaged medications to summer camps.

Patients get C+ in NCPA Rx adherence report card

Patients didn't make the grade in a survey on medication adherence commissioned by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Walgreens sees stronger pharmacy results in 3Q

Walgreen Co. turned in sales and net income gains for its fiscal 2013 third quarter, including improved pharmacy business, but fell short of Wall Street's consensus earnings forecast.

Alberta floods: Shoppers Drug Mart shuts stores, supports relief efforts

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. has closed some stores and begun a relief program in the wake of the devastating floods in Alberta.

CVS mail service pharmacy earns URAC accreditation

CVS Caremark Corp. has received mail service pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a health care accrediting organization.

New chief executive to take helm at Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty has appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer and a board member, effective July 1.

Martindale named president of Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. has promoted senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Ken Martindale to president and COO.

NACDS promotes government affairs executive

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has appointed Kevin Nicholson as vice president of public policy and regulatory affairs, a newly created position.

MinuteClinic opens new clinics in Pennsylvania

MinuteClinic has opened its first two walk-in medical clinics in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.

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