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Views differ on CMS study of preferred pharmacy pricing

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) analysis of preferred pharmacy pricing in Medicare Part D drug benefit plans drew conflicting responses this week.

Comp-store sales edge up at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. reported an uptick in comparable-store sales for June after posting a decline the previous month.

Sales rise in June at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. saw its comparable-store sales stay on the upside in June.

Key health reform rule suspended for a year

The Obama administration is giving larger employers another year to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that they provide health insurance coverage for their workers or pay a penalty.

Rite Aid completes debt refinancing

Rite Aid Corp. has wrapped up transactions aimed at refinancing more than $800 million of debt.

Walgreens serves up more vaccines in Indiana

With new state legislation going into effect, Walgreen Co. has expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 drug stores in Indiana.

CVS enables drug interaction checks via smartphone

CVS/pharmacy has added the Drug Interaction Checker tool to the CVS Mobile application.

Missouri Health Mart named Pharmacy of the Year

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy in Desloge, Mo., was recognized as the 2013 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize winner by McKesson Corp.

LegitScript shuts thousands of rogue online pharmacies

LegitScript announced that it recently closed down more than 6,700 rogue Internet pharmacies.

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