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NACDS vigilant as health care reform bill nears passage

Democrats in the House and the Senate are now working to reconcile their visions of health care reform legislation, hoping to pass a final bill before President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Rx’s Medicaid stance backed by GAO study

A new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides support for community pharmacy’s efforts to reform Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Bartell draws line in sand over Medicaid cuts

Citing recent reductions in Medicaid reimbursement rates, Bartell Drugs has said it will stop filling Medicaid prescriptions at 15 of its 57 stores, effective February 1.

Kaczynski takes helm at Navarro

Navarro Discount Pharmacies has named Steve Kaczynski as its new chief executive officer.

Pharmacy chains tout H1N1 shots

Community pharmacies across the country began offering H1N1 vaccines late last month after state health agencies lifted priority group restrictions on the inoculations.

Walgreens taps executive for CCR

In another round of executive changes at Walgreen Co., Mike Arnoult has been appointed vice president of Customer-Centric Retailing (CCR), the retailer’s store optimization initiative.

Full-year sales reflect drug chains’ resilience

Despite the lingering recession, the chain drug industry finished 2009 with solid gains in revenue.

Rite Aid launches 'Game of Life'

Rite Aid Corp. has set out to make shopping its stores fun, and possibly profitable, by launching a contest promotion based on a classic board game.

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