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CVS Caremark set to resolve SEC probe

CVS Caremark Corp. said it will pay a penalty after reaching an agreement in principle with the Boston regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve an SEC investigation of certain events that occurred in 2009.

Walgreens, Express Scripts team up on 90-day Rxs

Walgreen Co. and Express Scripts Inc. have launched Smart90 Walgreens, a new program that gives members of the pharmacy benefit manager's plan more choice in receiving 90-day prescriptions.

NACDS Foundation joins in medical home research project

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation and the Community Pharmacy Foundation will assess the patient impact from the integration of pharmacy-provided medication management into a medical home network in North Dakota.

Rite Aid reports same-store sales gain for July

Rite Aid Corp. saw comparable-store sales climb for the second straight month in July.

Bartell Drugs readies opening of 61st store

Bartell Drugs plans to open its 61st store this week in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.

HHS tallies Medicare Rx savings from ACA

More than 6.6 million people with Medicare have saved over $7 billion on prescription drugs as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform law, according to new information released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

CHPA endorses FSA legislation for OTCs

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has expressed its support for the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 2835), which would enable consumers to buy over-the-counter medicines through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) without having to get a prescription.

Rite Aid kicks off multimedia campaign for wellness65+

Rite Aid Corp. has begun an integrated, national marketing campaign for wellness65+, an extension of its wellness+ customer loyalty program for seniors.

Walgreens rebrands in-store clinics

Walgreen Co. has introduced Healthcare Clinic as the new name for its more than 370 in-store clinics. The new banner replaces the Take Care Clinic name that has stood since the brand’s inception in 2004.

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