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Hurricane Sandy: Drug chains at their best in crisis

While chain drug stores across the Mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast helped residents prepare for Superstorm Sandy by stocking extra emergency supplies, the retailers also stepped up to the plate after the storm hit to help in the recovery effort.

CVS Caremark mobilizes to provide Sandy relief

Community support has defined CVS Caremark Corp.’s response to the devastation of superstorm Hurricane Sandy, said Scott Baker, executive vice president of internal operations, real estate and supply chain.

Retail Rx operators adjust to post-election landscape

Chain drug retailers are awaiting the implications of President Barack Obama's re-election for the looming fiscal cliff, while gearing up for the now certain rollout of the health care reform law.

Research: Prescription pricing a big concern for customers

In this issue Chain Drug Review continues to present some of the major findings from the Pharmacy Satisfaction Pulse Survey conducted by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., this time examining the most important improvement opportunity revealed by the study: prescription drug pricing.

CVS strengthens retail field organization

CVS/pharmacy has unveiled new leadership assignments for its retail field organization.

Walgreens study sees benefits of 90-day prescriptions

Medicaid patients across four therapeutic categories experienced better adherence with 90-day medication supplies compared to 30-day refills, according to a Walgreen Co. study.

Walmart focuses on drug costs

At a time when seniors are weighing which Medicare Part D plan to enroll in for 2013, Humana Inc. and Walmart are making their offering more appealing, particularly for those with high blood pressure.

Nail HQ kiosks introduced by CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy has launched what it calls Nail HQ.

Walgreens connects with customers via new magazine

Walgreen Co. has launched its own biannual glossy magazine.

New London Drugs website debuts

After 18 months of extensive planning and investment, London Drugs has debuted a new website and e-commerce store.

Kmart taps senior VP for food, drug

Ryan Vero is joining Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Kmart, as senior vice president and president of grocery, drug and pharmacy.

Ology added to PL assortment at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. has launched a new private label line featuring products free of harmful chemicals.

Successful campaign for NACDS-PAC

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores says the results of this year’s congressional elections bode well for community pharmacy.

CACDS assesses challenges of evolving business model

Adding new services to an established business model, as community pharmacy is now in the process of accomplishing, is challenging but it can be done profitably, said Steve Wilton, vice president of pharmacy affairs at the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, at CACDS’ annual conference.

Ontario likely to widen scope of Rx practice

Marshall Moleschi, registrar of Ontario College of Pharmacists, told his audience at the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores 2012 Conference that policy makers and the health care community are keen to see pharmacy professionals practice to their full scope.