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Health Mart to roll out Rx performance data platform

Health Mart plans to offer its member pharmacies access to an online information management platform that makes pharmacy performance data available to health plans and community pharmacy organizations.

Sales gain in November at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. continued its steady same-store sales growth in November.

NACDS Foundation raises $1.8 million at annual dinner

The 15th annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner raised more than $1.8 million to support its research, education and medication adherence initiatives.

Same-store sales rise in November at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. saw same-store sales edge up in November despite a mild flu season impacting pharmacy business.

Rite Aid board elects new member

Health care industry veteran Myrtle Potter has joined Rite Aid Corp.'s board of directors.

PCMA, NCPA at odds over CMS analysis of Part D mail order cost

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) analysis of the cost of mail order pharmacies versus retail pharmacies for Medicare Part D is drawing diverging conclusions from the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Bartell Drugs in partnership to open retail clinics

Bartell Drugs is collaborating with nonprofit health system Group Health Cooperative to open retail health clinics to Seattle and Bellevue, Wash.

APhA: Appointment-based medication synchronization aids adherence

A new study published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) found that medication adherence improved in patients with chronic conditions who participated in appointment-based medication synchronization programs.

MinuteClinic enters New Hampshire market

MinuteClinic has opened its first walk-in medical clinic locations in New Hampshire.

Rite Aid serves up discounted flu shots

Starting this past Sunday, Rite Aid Corp. has begun offering discounted flu shots to sway more people to get inoculated.

Safeway to sell 11 Dominick's stores to Roundy's

Safeway Inc. has agreed to sell 11 of its Dominick's food and drug combo stores in metropolitan Chicago to Roundy's Inc.

Pharmacy executive promoted by Rite Aid

Karen Staniforth has been promoted to group vice president of pharmacy initiatives and clinical services at Rite Aid Corp.

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