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A&P wellness program offers free prenatal vitamins

A&P is offering free prescription prenatal and children's vitamins for members of its Live Better! Wellness Club.

Navarro refreshes its Miami flagship store

Navarro Discount Pharmacies has renovated and reopened its flagship store in Miami and plans similar upgrades for other store locations.

Discount Drug Mart to deploy vision testing kiosks

Discount Drug Mart is slated to deploy SoloHealth EyeSite kiosks as part of an effort with the Cleveland Eye Clinic to promote eye health awareness and encourage regular vision exams.

NCPA Foundation gets $100K grant from Purdue Pharma

The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Purdue Pharma to advance the foundation's efforts to stimulate community pharmacy-based research to help improve patient care and education.

CVS named National Council on Aging senior center sponsor

CVS/pharmacy has been named as the national sponsor of the National Council on Aging's (NCOA's) National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC).

New director elected to Jean Coutu's board

The board of The Jean Coutu Group has elected Annie Thabet as a director.

Pharmasave allies with Rx PharmaChoice

Canadian pharmacy franchise operators Pharmasave and Rx PharmaChoice have formed a strategic alliance.

CVS: Generic substitution can cut Medicaid costs

A new CVS Caremark Corp. study has found that states scrambling to pay for rising health care costs in their Medicaid programs can save over $100 million over the next several years by changing generic substitution laws to facilitate substitutions of generic drugs for branded medications.

Report: Walgreens readies fresh food test

Walgreen Co. is slated to pilot a fresh food offering in select stores this fall, according to a published report.

Jean Coutu's retail network fuels 1Q gains

Driven by franchise network growth, sales and operating results improved in the fiscal 2011 first quarter at the Jean Coutu Group.

Walgreens gets same-store sales lift in June

Same-store sales for Walgreen Co. rebounded in June after coming in virtually flat the previous month.

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