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Walgreens settles differences with Express Scripts

Express Scripts Inc. customers will again fill prescriptions at Walgreen Co. pharmacies.

Lewis Drug reaches major milestone

Lewis Drugs, one of America’s most successfully innovative drug chains, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Thrifty White aims to raise Rx compliance

As community pharmacies across the country continue to search for ways to drive patient compliance, Thrifty White Pharmacy has introduced what it calls the HealthyPackRx.

McKesson plans to leverage its health care scope

As one of the nation’s largest providers of health care services, McKesson Corp. stands at the nexus of health care delivery, an enviable vantage point from which to observe and help shape the rapid evolution of the way Americans access, receive and pay for care.

Kerr names Gregory senior VP of operations

Kerr Drug vice president of pharmacy and government affairs Mark Gregory has been promoted to senior vice president of store operations.

Walgreens tabs new chairman

Walgreen Co. has tapped former McDonald’s Inc. chief executive officer James Skinner to serve as its new nonexecutive chairman.

Some retailers line up against credit card settlement

After credit card companies and some of the nation’s largest banks agreed to pay more than $7 billion to settle a price-fixing case dealing with swipe fees, the future of the deal was put in jeopardy when several retailers objected to the terms of the pact.

NACDS backs legislation to level tax playing field

Trade associations representing thousands of retailers have thrown their support behind proposed federal legislation that would require online merchants and other remote sellers to collect sales tax.

Take Care Clinics start smartphone app test

Walgreen Co. has launched a pilot program that will allow patients to make appointments at some of the retailer’s Take Care Clinics via their smartphones.

Duane Reade prepares to deploy electric trucks

Duane Reade, which has purchased 14 electric trucks in a bid to reduce the air and noise pollution associated with store deliveries, is asking its customers where they should be deployed.

Rx technicianís job proves difficult to find

For most of her 62 years, Deborah Klein has lived a relatively comfortable life. She raised two children, held down a career and considered herself a productive member of society. But in 2005, her fortunes began to change.