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Week of Mon, Feb 15th, 2010

NACDS highlights Rx concerns in federal budget

In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores called attention to areas of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2011 budget proposal that relate directly to community pharmacy's health care efforts.

Walgreens recognized as innovative health care company

Fast Company magazine has named Walgreen Co. as one of the health care industry's most innovative companies.

NCPA calls on Senate leader to back DME Rx exemption

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid to support an accreditation exemption for pharmacies selling Medicare Part B durable medical equipment before the March 1 enforcement deadline.

Kerr's Civello represents NACDS at White House event

Kerr Drug chairman and chief executive officer Tony Civello represented the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in a White House event on the economy with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Walgreens to acquire Duane Reade

Walgreen Co. plans to buy metropolitan New York drug chain Duane Reade in a deal valued at nearly $1.1 billion.

Walgreens delays exit from Washington Medicaid program

Walgreen Co. said it will keep filling Medicaid prescriptions at its Washington state pharmacies through March 15.