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Week of Mon, Sep 6th, 2010

Kmart Pharmacy spreads the word about AAA

Kmart Pharmacy is participating in a campaign to help raise public awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a silent yet deadly vascular condition currently undiagnosed in an estimated 1 million-plus Americans.

Pharmacy buying group launches flu vaccine clinic program

Drug store buying organization Pharmacy Select and FFF Enterprises' VaxAmerica have unveiled a program that will offer flu vaccine clinic services to thousands of independent pharmacies nationwide.

Albertsons pharmacy program eyes children's health

A new pharmacy program from Albertsons LLC aims to bolster children's health by educating both kids and their parents.

CVS: Phone prompts for auto refill can drive adherence

Voice messages can help promote medication adherence by prompting telephone pharmacy customers to choose automatic prescription refills, according to research by CVS Caremark Corp.

Rite Aid Rx transfer program contributes to local PTAs

Rite Aid and Just Between Friends have launched Rite Aid Prescriptions for Education, a new prescription transfer program aimed at benefitting participating families and local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) nationwide.

Pharmaca set to open 23rd store this fall

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy plans to open the doors for its 23rd drug store in early November.

CVS Caremark serves up free flu shots to uninsured

CVS Caremark Corp. is partnering with nonprofit group Direct Relief USA to provide up to $5 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients lacking health insurance.

Target expands base of health clinics

Target Corp. plans to open eight Target Clinic health centers in the Chicago and Palm Beach, Fla., markets.

Walmart appoints new health and wellness leader

Walmart has named a new chief for its health and wellness unit as part of a revamp of its merchandising organization and leadership.

Rite Aid to test grocery format with Save-A-Lot

Rite Aid Corp. plans to add a limited-assortment grocery concept to its stores in Greenville, S.C., under a co-branding arrangement with Supervalu Inc.'s Save-A-Lot supermarket chain.

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