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Week of Mon, Feb 1st, 2010

Kerr Health goes live with new web site

Kerr Health, a health care services subsidiary of Kerr Drug, has launched a new web site that provides entry portals for health care professionals, patients, caregivers and employers.

Free glucose tests at Walgreens spotlighted on 'Oprah'

Walgreen Co. plans to offer free blood glucose testing at its pharmacies and in-store health clinics starting at the end of this week, an initiative highlighted on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

NACDS database shows what pharmacists have to offer

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has gone live with an online database that enables the public to find out about the range of services that pharmacists provide.

CVS opens its first pharmacy in Memphis

CVS Caremark Corp. has made its second key market entry in the past two weeks, opening its first drug store in Memphis, Tenn.

Drugstore.com launches online store for men

Continuing its strategy to build one-stop shopping destinations for key categories, drugstore.com has launched an online store for men's health and grooming products.

Rx groups welcome Medicaid aid in Obama budget

Retail pharmacy groups applauded the Obama administration's plan, as part of its proposed fiscal 2011 budget, to extend the temporary hike in federal Medicaid assistance to the states.

Rite Aid collects over $765,000 for Haiti relief

Rite Aid Corp. said customers and associates nationwide have donated more than $765,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

No same-store sales rebound at Walgreens

Impacted by calendar day shifts, same-store sales at Walgreen Co. decreased for the second straight month in January.

Walgreens turns spotlight on supplier diversity

Walgreen Co. has introduced a new program called Community Corner that aims to highlight the successes of minority-owned businesses.

NACDS Foundation hikes scholarship award dollars

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced a double-digit increase in dollars awarded last year for the Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program.

More executive moves at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. has shifted the responsibilities for one vice president and added duties for another in its latest executive maneuvers.

Walgreens closes Eaton Apothecary store acquisition

Walgreen Co. has completed the acquisition of the assets of 12 Eaton Apothecary pharmacies in the Boston area from D.A.W. Inc.

Chain Drug Retailer of the Decade: Tom Ryan, CVS

The editors of Chain Drug Review have named Tom Ryan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corp., the publication’s Chain Drug Retailer of the Decade.

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