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Week of Mon, May 17th, 2010

CVS donates 600,000 diapers for needy families

CVS/pharmacy has made what it called a record-breaking donation of 600,000 diapers to LA Diaper Drive, a volunteer organization that provides diapers to low-income families in the Los Angeles area through a network of community charitable organizations.

NCPA gives thumbs up to FMAP extension in 'jobs bill'

Noting the financial hardships gripping many state budgets, the National Community Pharmacists Association applauded congressional leaders for proposing to continue a funding hike for Medicaid as part of economic stimulus legislation.

Shoppers Drug Mart to boost photo services

Continuing its push to expand its digital product offerings, Shoppers Drug Mart plans to enhance its photo services under a new partnership with Fujifilm.

U.K.'s Asda to sell some cancer medications at cost

Starting next week, British food and drug retailer Asda plans to sell all privately prescribed cancer treatment drugs on a not-for-profit basis, a move that it called a "world first."

Rite Aid launches new private-label baby care line

Rite Aid plans to roll out a new private-brand line of baby care items called Tugaboos, with the first product — Tugaboos diapers — available now at all of the drug chain's stores.

Study: Children's prescription use for chronic conditions rises

More than one in four insured children in the United States and nearly 30% of 10- to 19-year-olds took at least one prescription medication to treat a chronic condition last year, according to the Medco 2010 Drug Trend Report.

MinuteClinic names new chief nurse practitioner

CVS Caremark Corp.'s MinuteClinic retail health clinic subsidiary has appointed Paulette Thabault as its chief nurse practitioner officer.

ER doctor cited as 'Pharmacy Great Communicator' by NACDS

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has recognized Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, M.D., a San Francisco emergency room physician, as a "Pharmacy Great Communicator."

Walgreens highlights products from women-owned suppliers

Walgreen Co.'s Community Corner supplier diversity initiative is featuring products produced by women-owned businesses on Walgreens.com through the end of May in honor of National Women's History Month.

NACDS welcomes bill targeting fair interchange fees

An amendment to pending legislation in the Senate aims to help ensure that the interchange fees retailers pay to allow customers to use debit cards are fair, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Shoppers Drug Mart inks pact with Sony

Shoppers Drug Mart aims to expand its selection of consumer electronics products under a new merchandising agreement with Sony.