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Week of Mon, May 30th, 2011

MinuteClinic serves up free diabetes monitoring

This summer, MinuteClinic is offering a free diabetes monitoring package.

Walgreens wraps up drugstore.com acquisition

Walgreen Co. has closed its acquisition of online retailer drugstore.com, which for now will retain its identity.

CVS Caremark steps up hepatitis C patient support

CVS Caremark Corp. is enhancing its hepatitis C patient support program in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of two new add-on therapies for the disease.

Navarro extends online reach nationwide and beyond

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has added e-commerce capabilities to its website that now enable consumers nationwide and internationally to shop online at the South Florida drug store chain.

Comp-store sales at Walgreens surge in May

Calendar day shifts augmented robust gains in comparable-store sales in May at Walgreen Co.

Sam's Club screenings focus on men's health

In line with its preventive health care message, Sam's Club next week plans to offer free men's health screenings.

Rite Aid keeps same-store sales on upside in May

Lifted by gains in the front end and the pharmacy, Rite Aid Corp. continued its same-store sales resurgence in May.

Kerr Drug helps men shave the cost of shaving

Kerr Drug is offering men an innovative option for shaving that's easier on their wallets and on the environment.

Retail Rx groups: Bill penalizes TRICARE patients

The approval of a military budget bill paves the way for the Defense Department to steer TRICARE patients to get prescription drugs via mail order instead of at retail pharmacies, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

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