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Week of Mon, Oct 18th, 2010

Rite Aid schedules Diabetes Solution Day clinics

Early next month, Rite Aid Corp. plans to hold Diabetes Solutions Days at about 1,200 stores across the country.

Rexall unveils Healthy Living Pharmacy format

Katz Group's Rexall pharmacy chain has opened the first locations of a new store prototype designed specifically to help customers promote health and well-being.

Walgreens rolls out digital media recovery service

Consumers looking to recover deleted or corrupted digital photos, and other "lost" electronic files, can now turn to their local Walgreens store for help.

All stores in Rite Aid/Save-A-Lot pilot now open

Rite Aid Corp. and Supervalu Inc.'s Save-A-Lot supermarket chain have launched all of the locations for their 10-store pilot test of a co-branded pharmacy/grocery format in the Greenville, S.C., area.

Actress teams with NCPA, Purdue Pharma on drug safety

Actress and parent advocate Catherine Hicks has joined forces with the National Community Pharmacists Association and Purdue Pharma to help educate the public about the safe storage of prescription drugs.

Navarro Discount Pharmacy recognizes vendors

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the recipients of its first Vendor of the Year Awards.

Shoppers Drug Mart: Many don't prepare for cold/flu season

A survey commissioned by Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. finds that many people aren't planning ahead to stay healthy during this cold and flu season.

AmerisourceBergen, GNP step up Rx school funding

AmerisourceBergen and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy franchise network have extended their support of university pharmacy programs nationwide.

IRS urged by NACDS to wait longer on debit card changes

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service that calls for clarification of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions on the use of health debit cards in the purchase of over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

Doctors get e-access to Walgreens discount Rx list

Walgreen Co. is helping doctors make more cost-effective medication choices for patients by setting up electronic access, including via handheld devices, to the formulary list of its prescription drug discount club.

Target rolls out photo kiosks with social network connectivity

Target Corp. has deployed Kodak photo kiosks with social networking technology in most of its stores nationwide.

Walgreens adopts social commerce platform

Walgreen Co. has implemented a social commerce platform that gives its web site customers greater access to product ratings and reviews from other consumers and improves the searchability of products offered on its site.

Shop 'n Save adds to pharmacy base

Shop 'n Save is expanding its network of pharmacies with the purchase of Rinderer's Drug Stores Inc., a family-owned drug store operator serving metropolitan St. Louis.

Winn-Dixie serves up flu season solution

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is making grocery part of the solution this flu season.

Pharmaca reaps benefits from e-commerce upgrade

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy's online business has gotten a boost since moving to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) on-demand e-commerce platform from UnitedU Technologies Inc.

Study: Canadians pay nearly twice as much for generics

Canadians are paying almost two times as much for generic prescription drugs as Americans because of the impact of government drug plans on consumer market dynamics, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.

Pharmacies stand tall in customer satisfaction

When it comes to keeping customers satisfied, pharmacies know how to get the job done.

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