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Rx chains start to gear up for ACA educational push

Walgreen Co. and CVS Caremark Corp. are conducting outreach campaigns to educate consumers about health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Obama team is focused on health care reform

The clock is ticking on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with less than two months to go until the October 1 deadline for state health insurance exchanges to be open for ­business.

Flum guides retail pharmacy at CVS Caremark

No one in 1997 would have predicted that Josh Flum would become one of the most important pharmacy executives in the country. That year he graduated from Yale Law School and started on a journey that took him from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he served as a law clerk, to Miller, Cassidy, Larocca & Lewin, a prestigious Washington legal firm, the Boston Consulting Group and, eventually, CVS Caremark Corp., where he is now senior vice president of retail ­pharmacy.

Take Care Clinics renamed by Walgreens

Healthcare Clinic is the new name for Walgreen Co.’s in-store clinics, replacing the Take Care Clinic name that has stood since the brand’s inception in 2004.

NEHI offers ideas on how to increase adherence

NEHI has issued a report highlighting what it terms six “priorities for action” to improve patient medication adherence.

Rite Aid campaign touts wellness65+

Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off a marketing campaign for its new loyalty program catering to customers age 65 and older.

Pharmaca adds Natural Beauty Bars

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Inc. has expanded its Natural Beauty Bar services concept to five additional stores.

ESI teaming up with Walgreens

Express Scripts Inc. (ESI) and Walgreen Co. have launched Smart90 Walgreens, a new option for ESI clients seeking 90-day prescriptions for patients with chronic diseases.

CACDS will work with provincial premiers

Community pharmacy advocates in Canada have thrown their support behind the most recent effort by the country’s provincial governments to manage health care costs while ensuring access to high-quality care.