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NACDS eyes next level of success

A “new normal” has been established at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores with a higher standard of value for chain and associate members.

Walgreens ups access to health testing

Daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and A1c levels is now available at more than 1,400 Walgreens stores in 33 states and Washington, D.C. The initiative expands the scope of preventive health care services offered by the retailer’s pharmacists.

Ryan takes a final bow at CVS annual meeting

The CVS Caremark Corp. annual shareholders meeting that was held here on May 11 was notable primarily because it was Tom Ryan’s final appearance at a CVS Caremark annual shareholders meeting.

SDM in good hands as it awaits permanent CEO

Shareholders attending Shoppers Drug Mart’s (SDM’s) annual meeting here earlier this month got to see David Williams perform capably in his new and temporary role of interim president and chief executive officer.

Campaign targets Rx adherence

To raise awareness about the consequences of not taking medication as directed, the National Consumers League (NCL) has launched a public education campaign called Script Your Future.

Navarro introduces Rx smartphone app

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has launched a free pharmacy mobile application for its customers.

Medicaid on firing line in fight over reducing debt

With congressional Republicans backing away from a contentious plan to overhaul Medicare, cutbacks in the Medicaid program appear to be the new pathway in attempts to control the nation’s surging deficit.

Salma Hayek teams up with CVS

Actress Salma Hayek is slated to introduce her own line of beauty care and skin care products exclusively in CVS/pharmacy locations.

Ontario recognizes bigger role for retail pharmacy

Pharmacists across Ontario are hailing the provincial government’s decision to provide seniors and Ontario Drug Benefit recipients with additional access to pharmacist consultations in an attempt to ensure that medications are being used safely and effectively.

Sammons, Ryan get Fantle Award from NACDS

Tom Ryan and Mary Sammons have received the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Appeals court considers health care reform law

A federal appellate court here has begun reviewing the decisions of two lower courts on the constitutionality of last year’s health care reform law.