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Week of Mon, Jan 27th, 2014

Walgreens enlists patient assessment tool for retail clinics

Walgreen Co. has expanded its relationship with technology provider Inovalon to bring individualized, predictive analytics closer to the point of care at the drug chain's Healthcare Clinics.

Rite Aid's January comps gain despite slow flu sales

Rite Aid Corp. saw comparable-store sales rise in January despite decreases in flu-related business.

Bartell Drugs rallies Seahawks fans for Super Bowl

Bartell Drugs has teamed up with local grocer Metropolitan Market to salute the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, who will take on the Denver Broncos this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Kroger adds more pharmacies with closing of Harris Teeter acquisition

Kroger Co. has boosted its pharmacy presence with the completion of its $2.5 billion deal to buy food and drug chain Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.

Express Scripts names former Medco exec as president

Tim Wentworth has been promoted to president of Express Scripts Holding Co., the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager (PBM).

Rite Aid fundraising efforts recognized by United Way

Associates in Rite Aid's corporate offices throughout the greater Harrisburg, Pa., area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region.

Florida Walgreens stores get more flu vaccines

Increased incidence of flu has led Walgreen Co. to again ramp up flu vaccine shipments to stores in certain states.

Regional chains adapt to fast-changing market

It's no news to regional drug chains that, in today's fast-shifting marketplace, they have their work cut out for them.

Pharmacy advocate to issue State of the Union response

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening will be answered by a longtime pharmacy supporter.