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Week of Mon, Mar 14th, 2011

NACDS gives take on federal report on counterfeit drugs

A federal report on the rise of counterfeit drugs drew comment this week from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, which welcomes the government's efforts to tackle the issue but opposes the mandate for a national track-and-trace system.

Walgreens sponsors life-saving training to honor Rep. Giffords

Walgreen Co. this weekend plans to sponsor American Red Cross life-saving training events at over 100 drug stores nationwide.

Giant Eagle recognized for diabetes efforts

For its efforts in diabetes prevention and care, Giant Eagle has received the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Chairman's Citation Award.

Bartell to kick off health and beauty event

Bartell Drugs next week plans to hold its Health & Beauty Event, which will feature health screenings, cosmetics demonstrations, hair care tips and product samples.

Drug chains step up with relief aid for Japan

Walgreen Co., CVS Caremark Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. are donating funds to disaster relief efforts in Japan, which is scrambling to recover from the devastation brought by the earthquake and tsunami that struck last week as well as damage to nuclear power plants that threaten a catastrophic radiation leak.

Drugstore.com teams with Parents web site

Drugstore.com has partnered with Parents Deals, a new web site from Parents.com, to offer discounts on baby, children's and family personal care products.

Walgreens medical chief stresses pharmacist intervention

Face-to-face interaction between patients and pharmacists can boost medication adherence and cut costs from the health care system, according Cheryl Pegus, chief medical officer at Walgreen Co.

NACDS unveils speakers for Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has announced its lineup of speakers for the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting.

AmerisourceBergen names successor to retiring CEO

R. David Yost, chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen Corp., is slated to retire from the company this summer and be succeeded by chief operating officer Steven Collis.

Quebec urged to expand pharmacists' health care role

Quebec's pharmacy professional organization has called on provincial lawmakers to expand the range of health care services that pharmacists can perform.

Rite Aid facilitates safe drug disposal

Rite Aid Corp. has introduced specially designed envelopes to help customers safely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted medications.

Social media: A game-changer for retailers

Is social media the retailing wave of the future, or will it minimize store visits and decrease basket sizes?

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