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Week of Mon, May 24th, 2010

Walgreens partners in vitamin D giveaways

Walgreen Co., Aetna and the United Way are continuing their efforts to boost awareness of the need for adequate vitamin D intake, including giveaways of the essential vitamin this weekend.

NACDS: Retailers joining network for CPSIA compliance

More than 10 major retailers, representing over $150 billion in chain drug sales, have joined the Certificate Exchange Network (CEN) offered by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and technology provider RollStream.

Rite Aid promotes safe summer skin care

This weekend, Rite Aid Corp. plans to kick off its summer skin care program that includes free skin cancer screenings and a complimentary skin care guide.

Poll: Pharmacists top list as trusted info source

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has applauded a ResearchAmerica poll finding that pharmacists were rated as the most trustworthy source for health and medical research information.

CVS updates Congress on Rx career program

CVS Caremark Corp. has surpassed its 10-year Pathways to Pharmacy program goal of introducing 1 million youths to a potential pharmacy career.

University dedicates Duane Reade Rx care lab

Students at Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences now have their own pharmacy on campus, thanks to a new, state-of-the-art pharmaceutical care laboratory built with funds donated by Duane Reade.

Navarro promotes pair of executives

Navarro Discount Pharmacies has bolstered its pharmacy leadership team with the promotion of two executives.

Study: Home monitoring, Web tools help control hypertension

The use of at-home blood pressure monitors and Web-based reporting tools that connect clinicians and patients via the Internet significantly improves patients' ability to manage their high blood pressure to healthy levels, according to research from Kaiser Permanente.

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