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September 24, 2014


Major chains enlist immunization reporting tool

Four of the nation's largest retail pharmacy operators have adopted the Surescripts Immunization Registry Reporting service.

The health information network said Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Safeway are now leveraging the service, which provides a single connection point to 44 state and regional immunization registries nationwide, covering 88% of the U.S. population.



Care Pharmacies to migrate to new Rx platform

Care Pharmacies is getting ready to transition to a new pharmacy system.

Shoppers Drug Mart campaign supports women's health

Shoppers Drug Mart has kicked off its 13th annual Tree of Life campaign, which raises funds in support of women's health.

MinuteClinic opens new locations in Memphis

MinuteClinic is adding more walk-in medical clinic locations in the Memphis, Tenn., metropolitan area.

Albertsons, Safeway unveil post-merger exec team

AB Acquisition LLC, the parent of Albertson's LLC, and Safeway Inc. have named the senior executive team that will head the combined company when its planned merger is completed.

Merlo: Pharmacy can help solve care 'conundrum'

In the nation's capital, CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo highlighted the growing role that pharmacy and his company are playing in reducing chronic illness and improving patient health at a National Press Club luncheon.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy launches online 'university'

Good Neighbor Pharmacy has launched Good Neighbor Pharmacy University, an online resource that offers pharmacy owners education and tools to help them succeed in today's health care marketplace.

Kmart kicks off flu shot program

Kmart has begun offering flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis at its in-store pharmacies.

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Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper Snapple vow to rein in calories

The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have made a commitment to reduce the amount of calories that Americans consume from their beverages.

AmerisourceBergen unit aids access to Canadian market

AmerisourceBergen Corp. division Innomar Strategies has begun providing U.S. manufacturers access to the Canadian health care market through its new 160,000-square-foot distribution center and wholesale/import expertise.

Lannett ships oxycodone hydrochloride oral solution

Lannett Co. has started rolling out its recently approved oxycodone hydrochloride oral solution (100 mg per 5 ml) earlier than expected.

McKesson elects pair of new board members

Donald Knauss and Susan Salka have been named as new independent directors at McKesson Corp.

Lilly set to release Trulicity pen for type 2 diabetes

Eli Lilly and Co. has been cleared to market Trulicity, a medication for type 2 diabetes.

VIVUS, Auxilium get sNDA approval for Stendra

VIVUS Inc. and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. have gained Food and Drug Administration approval for a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Stendra, a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Bill to expedite sunscreen approvals makes headway

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has approved a bill that aims to clear a regulatory backlog impeding U.S. consumer access to new sunscreen products.

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