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Week of Mon, Nov 18th, 2013

Walgreens, John Hopkins open new store

As part of a partnership unveiled this past summer, Walgreen Co. has officially opened a new store near the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus.

'E-store window' launched by Jean Coutu

Acting on the growing digital commerce trend, Jean Coutu Group has rolled out what it calls an "e-store window" for the holiday season.

Court upholds Ontario ban on private-label generics

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. reported that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a Court of Appeal of Ontario decision in December 2011 that restored a ban on private-label generic drugs in Ontario.

Healthcare Clinic forms clinical affiliation in St. Louis area

Healthcare Clinic, the retail clinic arm of Walgreen Co., has entered a clinical affiliation with SSM Health Care-St. Louis.

Net zero energy store opened by Walgreens

What is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy store — meaning it is expected to produce as much or more energy than it consumes — has been opened by Walgreen Co. in Evanston, Ill.

Pharmaprix: Pharmacists a solution in managing chronic diseases

A new report from Pharmaprix/Shoppers Drug Mart highlights the prevalence of complex chronic diseases in Canada and calls government to prioritize prevention and management, including through greater use of pharmacists.

Jean Coutu Group to deploy new retail management system

The Jean Coutu Group has enlisted a solution from Microsoft Inc. to manage all of its retail operations.

Capitol Hill health fair puts pharmacists in spotlight

More than 75 pharmacists and student pharmacists from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill this week.

NACDS to Congress: PDMPs key to thwarting Rx abuse

In lead-up to a hearing of the Subcommittee on Health of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores highlighted the collaborative role that pharmacy plays in helping curb prescription drug abuse and drug diversion.

Walgreens' Chawla to head digital-led marketing unit

Illustrating technology's paramount role in marketing, Walgreen Co. has promoted e-commerce president Sona Chawla to the newly created role of digital and chief marketing officer.

CVS: Specialty drug spending to quadruple

A new CVS Caremark Corp. report forecasts specialty drug spend to more than quadruple to $402 billion annually by 2020.

Navarro earns kudos for MTM services

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been recognized by OutcomesMTM for its commitment to medication therapy management and the health of its patients.

Walgreens' Healthcare Clinic launches mobile appointment app

Walgreen Co.'s Healthcare Clinic and iTriage have rolled out a mobile appointment scheduling application nationwide.

New Rite Aid wellness store debuts 'Beauty Vision'

Rite Aid Corp. has officially opened a newly remodeled "wellness store" in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood that's one of the first sites featuring its new "Beauty Vision" beauty concept.

Senate passes bill to bolster Rx supply chain

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association hailed the Senate's passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act, which provides more uniformity for regulation of the pharmaceutical supply chain, including pharmacy compounding.

AmerisourceBergen rolls out new pharmacy ownership program

AmerisourceBergen Corp. has launched its new Pharmacy Ownership Program, a new network with resources to help independent pharmacists sell their business to prospective buyers or expand their current business to more locations.

CVS Caremark appoints health plans executive

Tracy Bahl has been hired as executive vice president of health plans at CVS Caremark Corp.

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