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Walgreens, Alliance Boots, AmerisourceBergen join forces

Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH have entered into what they say is an “innovative long-term partnership” with AmerisourceBergen Corp.

Landmark deal could transform Rx distribution

The partnership between Walgreen Co., Alliance Boots and AmerisourceBergen Corp. could have a dramatic impact on pharmaceutical distribution around the globe, according to analysts and others familiar with the agreement.

RxImpact Day makes its mark on Capitol Hill

For the fifth consecutive year, hundreds of chain drug executives, pharmacists and pharmacy students descended on Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers about the importance of community pharmacy to the future of the nation’s health care system.

Carpenter puts stamp on CACDS

In her first days as president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, Denise Carpenter has started to instill a renewed sense of purpose in the organization.

Two more Walgreens flagship stores debut

Walgreen Co. opened a pair of flagship stores within a few days in two of the East Coast’s largest cities late last month.

Skaggs, retail pioneer, dies at 89

Among the giants who founded chain drug retailing in America, Sam Skaggs was unique — which is saying something, considering the range of vision and talent contained in the group of entrepreneurs who built America’s chain drug store business.

CVS iPad app gives shoppers access to virtual store

CVS/pharmacy has launched an iPad app featuring a digital pharmacy experience and 3-D virtual store.

SDM, insurer team up on health efforts

With the prevalence of chronic diseases on the rise, Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) and Great-West Life are introducing two health support programs for the insurer’s clients.

NACDS sets speaker for PAC event

Nancy-Ann DeParle, former deputy chief of staff for policy for President Obama, will be the keynote speaker at the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee breakfast.

MTM legislation earns NACDS, NCPA endorsement

Pharmacy advocates have endorsed House and Senate bills to expand medication therapy management (MTM) services for seniors.

Alberta is latest province to cut generics prices

The Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) has blasted plans by the government of Alberta to slash generic drug prices.