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Jean Coutu enables photo prints via iPhone

The Jean Coutu Group has introduced Jean CoutuPhoto Boutique, a new mobile application function that lets iPhone users order photo prints on the go.

Kerr Drug provides Rx disposal solution

Kerr Drug is giving customers an easy way to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications.

MinuteClinic partners with Virginia health network

MinuteClinic has entered into a clinical affiliation with Inova Health System, a health care services network in northern Virginia.

NACDS speaks up on safe use of pediatric acetaminophen

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores gave its take on the safe use of pediatric acetaminophen products to the Food and Drug Administration.

New exec director named at APhA Foundation

Mindy Smith has been appointed executive director at the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.

CVS/pharmacy helps shoppers at the pump

Starting this weekend, CVS/pharmacy will begin offering shoppers a gasoline gift card for buying a certain amount of essential items.

Pharmaca enlists social media to promote sun care

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is teaming up with Own Bio-Activating Skin Care and GoodGuide in a campaign to raise public awareness of sun protection.

NCPA applauds community pharmacy bill

The National Community Pharmacists Association is endorsing the Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2011, which it said would result in a more competitive market for the delivery of pharmacy services.

Publix begins shutdown of Little Clinics

Publix Super Markets Inc. is closing all Little Clinic health clinics in its stores.

CVS to test electronic prior authorizations for Rx

CVS Caremark Corp. plans to pilot real-time electronic prior authorization of prescriptions for its pharmacy benefit management clients to speed access to medications and enhance the patient experience.

APhA to seniors: 'Connect' with your pharmacist

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging senior citizens nationwide to make a connection with their pharmacist to get a better handle on the prescription medications they're taking and learn about wellness opportunities.

Sam's Club launches small-business health management plan

Sam's Club has rolled out a new version of U.S. Preventive Medicine's The Prevention Plan health management program that is customized for small employers.

White House Rx abuse strategy hailed by NACDS

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy to show its support of the White House's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse.

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