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Week of Mon, Oct 25th, 2010

Diabetes Club program at Navarro expanded

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has kicked off its free Diabetes Club program, which this year features expanded benefits and information for customers.

NACDS Foundation helps fund Rx adherence campaign

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has contributed $1 million to a campaign by the National Consumers League (NCL) to boost consumer awareness of the health benefits of medication adherence.

Rite Aid: Slow cold/flu season hits same-store sales

Rite Aid Corp. cited anemic cold/flu season-related business in reporting declined same-store sales for October.

Kinney touts pharmacists' health care role

Kinney Drugs has seen a spike in the number of patients using its pharmacy services since launching an effort to highlight how its pharmacists can make a difference in their health care outcomes and costs, according to executives.

Navarro adds to management team

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has strengthened their management team with the addition of three new executives

Reports: Walgreens has PBM on the block

Walgreen Co. is looking to sell its pharmacy benefit management business and has hired an adviser to run an auction, according to published reports.

BJ's Wholesale serves up cold-and-flu guide

BJ's Wholesale Club is making itself a wellness destination for cold and flu season.

MinuteClinic to provide free A1c tests

MinuteClinic health clinics in select CVS/pharmacy stores are offering free A1c tests in recognition of American Diabetes Month in November.

NACDS gives heads-up on consumer product safety rule

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is alerting retailers and manufacturers about the requirements of the new rule to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.

London Drugs expands mobile device offerings

London Drugs has begun carrying a selection of wireless devices from WIND Mobile.

CVS photo service adds one-hour pickup

CVS/pharmacy has introduced Express Pick Up photo service for its online customers.

Canadian drug chains squeezed as provinces cut back

For most of the past decade, community pharmacy has been one of Canada’s fastest-growing retail sectors. Not so in the first half of 2010.

Kathleen Jaeger named NCPA chief executive

The National Community Pharmacists Association has appointed former Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) chief Kathleen Jaeger as NCPA's executive vice president and chief executive officer.

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