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Week of Mon, Feb 20th, 2012

Rx groups hail Supreme Court ruling on Medi-Cal

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) applauded a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that upholds the ability of pharmacists and other health care providers to challenge reimbursement cuts in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program.

MinuteClinic affiliates with Tennessee health system

MinuteClinic entered into a clinical affiliation with HCA's TriStar Health, the largest health system in middle Tennessee.

Walgreens touts gains with 90-day refills at retail

A year after launch, Walgreen Co. said its 90-day refill at retail program is catching on.

CVS Caremark study scrutinizes prescribing for diabetes patients

A new CVS Caremark Corp. study found that doctors didn't adhere to the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes consensus guidelines for recommended treatment in 35% of cases involving over 250,000 newly diagnosed diabetes patients. 

London Drugs plans new e-commerce site

This fall, London Drugs is slated to go live with a redesigned online store.

Pharmacies unite in RxAlly network to bolster care

More than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide have formed RxAlly, an alliance aimed at helping patients improve their health through personalized pharmacist care while reining in medical costs.

MinuteClinic moving to Allscripts EHR platform

MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic subsidiary of CVS Caremark Corp., plans to switch its current proprietary electronic medical record (EMR) system to the AllscriptsMyWay Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Rite Aid rolls out new Thrifty Ice Cream varieties

At its California stores, Rite Aid Corp. has added six new flavors to its Thrifty Ice Cream private label.

Walgreens pilots smoking cessation program in Kentucky

At eight of its drug stores in Louisville, Ky., Walgreen Co. has partnered with Passport Health Plan, a local Medicaid health plan, on a new smoking cessation program.