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A federal appeals court this week upheld settlements in the First DataBank Inc. and Medi-Span Inc. case that stand to cut the average wholesale prices (AWPs) of drugs paid to pharmacies, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Pfizer Inc. said it's taking extra steps to foster greater transparency in its promotional practices after the pharmaceutical giant this week agreed to a $2.3 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of fraudulent marketing.
Kerr Drug is getting set to handle this year's two-pronged flu season with vaccination efforts for both seasonal flu and H1N1 "swine flu" viruses.
Citing the shaky economy, among other factors, Rite Aid Corp. in August turned in its third straight month of declined same-store sales.
USA Drug and Walgreen Co. are among seven chain drug retailers slated to pilot in-store digital signage that plays informational videos on dietary supplements.
Walgreen Co. saw little change in its same-store sales for August, posting only a small gain due to weak front-end results.
Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. this week plans to open its first Murale prestige beauty store in Toronto.
Cardinal Health Inc. said Tuesday that it has completed the spin-off of its Clinical and Medical Products business, now a new public company called CareFusion Corp.
Gearing up for what could be a busy flu season, Supervalu Inc. has dramatically expanded its pool of pharmacists who can give customers immunizations.
MinuteClinic said a new study by think tank Rand Corp. finds that retail clinics provide health care services at lower costs and at equal or better quality than do other urgent care options.
The nation's three biggest drug store chains — CVS Caremark Corp., Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. — this week unveiled extensive flu shot programs for their in-store health clinics and pharmacies.