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NCPA enlists support partner for long-term care unit

The National Community Pharmacists Association has partnered with group services provider GeriMed Inc. to help support NCPA's Long-Term Care (LTC) Division.

Supervalu pharmacies are nation's first to accept e-scripts for controlled substances

Supervalu Pharmacies is the nation's first retail pharmacy chain to be approved to accept electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, according to Supervalu Inc.

Fred Meyer serves up needle-free flu vaccine

Multidepartment store retailer Fred Meyer Stores is offering customers needle-free option to be immunized against the flu this fall.

Winn-Dixie throws in free groceries with flu shot

Customers of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. can get some free grocery items when they get a flu vaccination at the supermarket retailer.

Walgreens touts its value sans Express Scripts

Walgreen Co. is making its case for its decision to exit the Express Scripts Inc. pharmacy provider network starting next year.

Pharmacy sectors hail FTC scrutiny of PBM merger

The retail pharmacy and specialty pharmacy communities applauded the Federal Trade Commission's move for further investigation of the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc.

Safeway poll: Not everyone who believes in flu shots gets one

Most people think flu shots help ward off influenza, yet many of those same individuals don't end up getting immunized, a new survey from Safeway Inc. finds.

Walmart begins flu vaccine clinics

Walmart and its Sam's Club warehouse club unit have started holding flu shot clinics in more than 4,100 stores across the country.

Study: E-prescribing fosters patient Rx pickup

Patients with chronic conditions who get medical care in an integrated health system with electronic health records are much more likely to pick up new prescriptions, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente.

Diabetes screenings upcoming from Sam's Club

Sam's Club this weekend is slated to hold free diabetes screenings for adults and children.

Same-store sales climb in August at Walgreens

Walgreen Co. turned in a robust same-store sales performance in August after calendar day shifts impacted results the previous month.

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