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Rite Aid finds itself ‘in a whole different place’

Mary Sammons has a lot to feel good about these days at Rite Aid Corp.

House moves closer to deal on health care

Efforts to pass health care reforms took a major step forward late last month when House Democratic leaders reached an agreement with fiscally conservative members of their party.

Walgreens becomes a truly national chain

Walgreen Co. celebrated the grand opening of its first store in Alaska and its presence in all 50 states last month.

Bartell upgrades store base

Bartell Drugs began a series of three store openings this year with the July 20 opening of its 55th store at Lake Serene in Lynnwood, Wash.

Legislation is critiqued by NACDS

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has urged the House of Representatives to improve Medicare Part D and control prescription drug spending in health care reform legislation.

Pharmaca names Panzer as CEO

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has appointed Mark Panzer as its chief executive officer.

Duane Reade rounds out merchandising team

Duane Reade Inc. has bolstered its merchandising team in a flurry of personnel moves as it pushes ahead with major store-optimization and marketing initiatives.

More executive changes at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. has announced a number of executive promotions.

Ontario takes aim at drug costs

The government of Ontario is moving quickly to achieve further savings and greater efficiency in its drug plan.

Sussman will head MinuteClinic at CVS

CVS Caremark Corp. has named Dr. Andrew Sussman president and chief operating officer of its MinuteClinic business.