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Week of Mon, Mar 19th, 2012

Shop 'n Save Pharmacy joins diabetes alliance

Shop 'n Save Pharmacy has joined UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

Supervalu, Aurora recognized for MTM

Supervalu Inc. and Aurora Pharmacies were honored for the performance of their medication therapy management (MTM) services in 2011 by the Outcomes MTM Network. 

RxImpact Day: Pharmacy gets heard on the Hill

Pharmacy advocates from 41 states held more than 350 meetings with senators and representatives this week during the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill.

Walgreens, AARP health tour gets under way

Walgreen Co. has kicked off the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, which provides free prevention and early detection health services to underserved communities nationwide.

Rite Aid to host skin cancer screenings

This week Rite Aid Corp. began hosting free full-body skin cancer screenings through The Skin Cancer Foundation's annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour.

CVS Caremark to shut down Beauty 360

CVS Caremark Corp. plans to close all of its Beauty 360 luxury beauty outlets later this spring.

CVS sponsors forum on Supreme Court ACA hearing

CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring a Politico roundtable discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court review of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care reform law.

Pharmacy groups back bill to rein in PBM audits

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have endorsed legislation that would set Medicare standards for pharmacy audits and reimbursement by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

FMI, GMDC plan health, beauty, wellness conference

Next year, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) will hold a joint conference focused on health, beauty and wellness.

Walgreens adds Rx intelligence to Facebook page

Walgreen Co. has teamed up with Sharecare to launch an "Answers" application that provides visitors to the drug chain's Facebook page access to a searchable drug, supplement and wellness database.

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