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Week of Mon, Mar 8th, 2010

Berry health bill would boost community Rx, NCPA says

The National Community Pharmacists Association said a smaller health care reform bill introduced by Rep. Marion Berry (D., Ark.) includes several provisions that would strengthen the ability of community pharmacies to provide services to their patients.

Walgreens, CVS recognized as top retail brands

Walgreens and CVS are near the top of the list of the nation's most valuable retail brands in 2010, according to Interbrand Design Forum.

NACDS honors Rep. Marion Berry for pharmacy advocacy

Rep. Marion Berry (D., Ark.) has recived the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Congressional Leadership Award for his strong commitment to and lifetime support of pharmacy.

Kinney Drugs to hold 'Diabetes Awareness Day'

Kinney Drugs later this month plans to hold free diabetes clinics at all of its stores in Vermont.

CVS Caremark: Employers eye more Rx savings

This year, companies are seeking more ways to save on pharmacy costs, an annual employer client survey by CVS Caremark Corp. finds.

Rx associations applaud Senate passage of 'jobs bill'

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association lauded the Senate for approving its so-called "jobs bill," which includes key health care provisions that would benefit pharmacies and their patients.

CVS joins alliance to increase access to female condoms

CVS/pharmacy has joined a partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund, The Female Health Company, the Washington AIDS Partnership and the Washington, D.C., Department of Health to help boost access to the FC2 Female Condom in the District of Columbia.

Walgreens pilot aims to hire workers with disabilities

Walgreen Co. is launching a pilot program in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to enlarge its workforce in that market and offer employment to people with disabilities.

Medicine Shoppe, Medicap franchisees sue Cardinal Health

Medicine Shoppe and Medicap franchise owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Cardinal Health and its two retail pharmacy subsidiaries over franchise agreement options rolled out last year.

Pharmacy's voice amplified on NACDS RxImpact Day

As the nation awaits the legislative verdict on health care reform, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, which kicks off on Wednesday, has drawn nearly 70% more participants this year.

Duane Reade gets 4Q sales lift from new stores

New stores gave a boost to sales at Duane Reade in the 2009 fourth quarter, while charges connected with its pending acquisition by Walgreen Co. contributed to a bigger net loss.

CVS Caremark honored as 'most-admired' by Fortune

CVS Caremark Corp. has been named the most-admired company in the food and drug store industry by Fortune magazine.

Missouri links to pseudoephedrine medicine tracking system

Missouri is slated to become the fourth state to require drug stores and other retailers to submit purchases of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) real-time tracking system.