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Inclement winter weather, a weak flu season and this year's later Easter holiday reined in sales growth in CVS Caremark Corp.'s retail drug store business for the 2014 first quarter.
To cater to the health needs of international and adventure travelers, London Drugs is offering travel and immunization clinics at 16 stores in British Columbia and Alberta.
Target Canada announced that the first two Brunet Target affiliated pharmacies have opened inside the Brossard and Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec, Target stores.
Following up its tour with AARP begun earlier this week, Walgreen Co. has launched the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with the National Urban League (NUL).
CVS/pharmacy has become the only drug chain to receive the Arthritis Foundation's Partner for Better Living designation.
Rite Aid Corp. saw comparable-store sales surge in April, lifted by gains in the front end from the later Easter holiday and in comparable pharmacy sales and script count.
A dozen members of Congress this week called on the nation's drug chains to cease selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in their stores.
Though the influx of new generic drugs and a challenging front end reined in sales growth, North America's leading drug chains have continued to expand their retail presence.
Walgreen Co. has been named the "Best Integrated Mobile Experience" for its paperless coupons offering in the 18th Annual Webby Awards, which recognize excellence on the Internet.
Increased generic drug volume impacted sales but buttressed earnings for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and year at Jean Coutu Group.
Tony Civello, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kerr Drug, has been awarded the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award.
In taking the reins as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Rite Aid Corp. chairman and chief executive officer John Standley said the industry has a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to improve health care delivery and patient health outcomes.
The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) is requesting industry comment on its plan to initiate the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) to retire the use of the GS1 UPC Prefix 5 and GS1/EAN Prefix 99 barcode symbols on all coupons issued in North America by June 30, 2015.
Walgreen Co. has launched of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, an annual initiative to promote preventive health care and early detection.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation plans to provide $214,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2014 Pharmacy Partners Program.
John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp., knows firsthand the significance of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to his company and community pharmacy overall as he gets set to take the reins as NACDS chairman.
John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp., was elected as the chairman of the board of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores during the NACDS Annual Meeting here.
Online drug sellers are the most frequent conduits of counterfeit drugs and continue to pose a threat to global public health, according to a new report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
It’s time for the retail industry to wake up, open its wallet and ditch those loyalty cards. A little too strong? OK, then how about committing to some major out-of-the-box thinking on how to make these programs actually work — because it certainly is not happening now.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has been able to manage complex issues with “nuanced and intuitive” leadership thanks in large part to the engagement of NACDS chain and associate members, according to NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson.
Doing what's best for patients will go a long way toward helping the chain drug industry continue to flourish, Bob Narveson, chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, said at the NACDS Annual Meeting here.
The enrollment of more than 7 million people in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act has led President Barack Obama to declare the law’s rollout a success. But Republican legislators vowed to continue to seek the statute’s repeal, and even though the ACA recorded its highest public approval level yet, at 49%, virtually the same percentage opposed it.
For most executives, being chosen to head one of the world’s great drug chains would constitute an end point, the culmination of a notable career in mass market retailing. For Helena Foulkes, who became president of CVS/pharmacy in January after distinguishing herself in a variety of roles during 22 years with the company, it represents a new beginning.
Even as U.S. health care expansion brings new opportunities for drug chains, a transformation under way in the pharmacy business is presenting new challenges.