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Affordable Care Act headed for Supreme Court

Regardless of which way the Supreme Court rules next year on a challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul, the decision is likely to have major implications for community pharmacies across the country.

CVS Caremark fills key posts

CVS Caremark Corp. has undergone a series of personnel changes, including the departure of the drug chain’s vice president of consumer health care merchandising and the promotion of three other executives.

NACDS taps Jaeger as advocate for pharmacy

Former Generic Pharmaceutical Association head Kathleen Jaeger has joined the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient ­advocacy.

Rx groups contest Medicaid cuts

The backlash over Medicaid prescription reimbursement cuts has intensified in California and Texas.

Navarro pushes ahead with store openings

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 30th store, a unit in Homestead, Fla., as the regional drug chain moves forward with its expansion strategy.

NACDS Foundation draws strong support

Community pharmacy chains and supplier companies kicked in over $1.77 million for scholarships, research and charitable activities at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation’s annual dinner here late last month.

Web Pickup part of Walgreens’ Indianapolis push

Walgreen Co. has rolled out its new Web Pickup service at stores in this metropolitan area, giving online shoppers a brick-and-mortar pickup option.

RxImpact Day gets rescheduled

A change in the 2012 congressional calendar has caused the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to reschedule March’s NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill.

SDM helps launch diabetes awareness campaign in Canada

A Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) store in north Toronto was used as the launching pad for CANRISK, a program to encourage Canadians to better understand diabetes and take action to help keep themselves from becoming afflicted with it.

Rite Aid does part in fight against diabetes

Rite Aid Corp. has teamed up with UnitedHealth Group and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington on a diabetes prevention and control program here.

CDMA sets date for annual trade show

The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) will hold its 86th Annual Trade Expo at the Gaylord Palms Resort here from January 23 through January 26.

Drug chains’ early holiday gift

This year’s holiday shopping season got off to a strong start, and drug chains were among the early winners.

Walgreens gives mobile customers new option

Walgreen Co. has added scannable coupons to its mobile applications, offering exclusive discounts to its smartphone customers.