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Spencer named president of Kinney Drugs

Kinney Drugs Inc. has promoted chief operating officer Jim Spencer to president.

Healthcare Clinic works with Indiana health network

Healthcare Clinic has begun a clinical affiliation with Community Health Network in central Indiana.

CVS Caremark cuts off questionable prescribers of controlled substances

CVS Caremark Corp. is barring controlled substance prescriptions from three dozen health care providers after an analysis identified them as prescribing unusually high numbers of high-risk drugs such as opioid painkillers.

Walgreens exec joins Health Integrated board

Brad Fluegel, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Walgreen Co., has been named to the board of directors at Health Integrated Inc.

Congressman tours Rite Aid wellness store

Rep. Paul Tonko (D., N.Y.) visited a Rite Aid drug store in Schenectady, N.Y., through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' RxImpact pharmacy tour program.

CVS Caremark opens new mail service center

CVS Caremark Corp. has opened a high-tech Mail Service Pharmacy and Customer Center in Mount Prospect, Ill.

Shareholder vote set on SDM-Loblaw deal

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. plans to hold a special meeting on Sept. 12 for shareholders to vote on the company's proposed acquisition by Loblaw Cos.

Walgreens supports Tdap immunization push in Chicago

Walgreen Co. is working with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health to help parents of students in grades 6 to 12 meet a new Illinois state requirement for whooping cough vaccinations.

CVS, Aetna pilot Rx management program

CVS Caremark Corp. is supporting a pilot program from health insurer Aetna that aims to help members with multiple prescriptions better manage their medications.

NACDS unveils Product Showcase winners

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the winners of the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.

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