Retail News Breaks Archives
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has commended the House of Representatives for the likely passage of the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010, which aims to curb the rising problem of organized retail crime.
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) plans to roll out an online pharmacy technician certification course as part of food, drug and mass retail career preparation programs being developed with e-learning provider LearnSomething.
Three bills to help remedy prescription medication abuse and drug diversion were pushed ahead this week in the House of Representatives, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Refinancing costs and declined sales fueled a larger year-over-year loss at Rite Aid Corp. for the fiscal 2011 second quarter.
Massachusetts ranks first in the nation when it comes to the use of electronic prescribing, according to the Surescripts national electronic prescription network.
Supervalu Inc. said it has "bulked up" its national flu prevention program this year by making specially trained immunizing pharmacists available at nearly all of its supermarket pharmacy locations.
Officials implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should turn to community pharmacists to help meet the surge in patient demand for preventive care services expected to arise from health care reform, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association.
More than one in three diabetes patients skip doses or fail to take their insulin as prescribed, a new global survey finds.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has expressed continued support for the direction of drug safety legislation steered by four leaders of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.
Good Neighbor Pharmacy turned in the highest overall score in pharmacy customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 National Pharmacy Study.
Rite Aid Corp. is now giving customers the option to get automatic mobile text alerts when their prescriptions are ready, as well as refill and pickup reminders.
About 350 community clinics and health centers nationwide will participate in a program by CVS Caremark Corp. and nonprofit group Direct Relief USA to donate up to $5 million in flu shots to patients without health insurance.
Kmart Pharmacy has started offering flu shots on a walk-in basis through clinics at more than 900 stores.
Bi-Lo has launched its seasonal flu vaccine program and next month plans to introduce a new prescription discount card.
Price Chopper has extended its Diabetes AdvantEdge diabetes management program to include free syringes and pen needles to support insulin-dependent patients and those using other injectable medications.
The Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR) has partnered with Costco Pharmacy to host a free osteoporosis clinic at one of the warehouse club retailer's Chicago-area stores.