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Rexall's new format designed to foster healthy living

Executives at Katz Group say the company’s six Rexall Healthy Living stores are aimed at “helping Canadians live their healthiest.”

Walgreens said to be eyeing sale of PBM

Published reports late last month said Walgreen Co. is looking to sell its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business and has hired an adviser to run an auction.

Jaeger becomes CEO of NCPA

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has turned to a trade association veteran with a proven track record to lead it into the future.

Kerr Drug sees another approach to pharmacy

While national drug chains are successful at what they do, there is another approach to pharmacy, says Kerr Drug president and chief executive Tony Civello.

Pharmacy services in the spotlight at Kinney

Kinney Drugs has seen a spike in the number of patients using its extensive roster of pharmacy services since the 92-store chain began promoting the offerings last month, executives say.

Importance of Rx adherence recognized

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hailed an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as further validation of the need for public policy to embrace pharmacists’ expertise in helping patients take their medications correctly.

Drug chains gear up for diabetes month

Drug chains and their business partners are providing unique programs and services in recognition of American Diabetes Month.

Walgreens, Epocrates join forces

The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club (PSC), a formulary of more than 8,000 branded and generic medications, is now accessible to doctors and other prescribing health care providers through a partnership between Walgreen Co. and Epocrates Inc.

CVS Caremark gives customers new tool with iPhone app

CVS Caremark Corp. has launched an application for customers using Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other mobile devices.

Supervalu chain purchases six Rindererís stores

Super­valu Inc.’s Shop ’n Save food and drug chain has acquired Rinderer’s Drug Stores Inc.