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Bloom exits CVS to become president at Family Dollar

Mike Bloom has left CVS Caremark Corp. to become president and chief operating officer of Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Staff realigned at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. has restructured its marketing and merchandising staff in a bid to foster a more integrated approach to the two disciplines and intensify the drug chain’s customer focus.

Consumer groups challenge PBM merger

Leading consumer groups have warned of the “potential for significant consumer harm” from a proposed merger of Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc.

Game-changer is emerging in community pharmacy

Pay attention. The origin of the following is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is now nearing six years since the beginning of Medicare Part D. Development of a system to use Quality Based Payments for Quality Based Patient Outcomes is nearing ­reality.

New warehouse is vital to CVS' growth

CVS Caremark Corp.’s new distribution center here will bring 600 jobs to New York’s southern tier while fostering the company’s ongoing expansion, president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo said at a grand opening ceremony.

Rite Aid makes decisions on new store prototypes

As Rite Aid Corp. drives forward with the rollout of one new store format, it has decided to put the brakes on another.

Wellness+ for diabetes debuts at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. has introduced wellness+ for diabetes, a free program that offers exclusive resources and savings to people living with diabetes and their caregivers.

Industry mourns Len DeMino

Len DeMino, who spent over half a century involved in community pharmacy, died last month. He was 81.

Ritzman wraps up Buehler Rx deal

Ritzman Pharmacies Inc. has completed its acquisition of Buehler Food Markets Inc.’s in-store pharmacies.

High Court set to review reform law

The Obama administration wants the Supreme Court to hear a case pertaining to the 2010 health care reform law.

Obama proposes cuts in Medicare, Medicaid

The Obama administration is proposing to cut $320 billion from projected spending on Medicare and Medicaid in the coming decade as part of an overall reduction of the federal deficit.

Walgreens hits green milestone

Walgreen Co. has reiterated its commitment to sustainability with its 100th rooftop solar power system installation in a store in Mason, Ohio.