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Week of Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012

Walgreens ups availability of pertussis vaccine in Arizona

Walgreen Co. is offering pertussis immunizations at its approximately 275 points of care in Arizona as health officials in the state are urging residents to make sure they're vaccinated against whooping cough.

Sav-Mor eyes ACOs as health care role grows

Retail pharmacy's role with accountable care organizations (ACOs) is among the hot topics in health care, and Sav-Mor Franchising is performing due diligence to gauge its participation in that area of health care reform, president and chief executive officer Richard Grossman said.

NACDS endorses legislation for PDUFA

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores voiced its support for the Senate legislative package that will serve as a starting point for the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).

Uniprix expands store base, private brands

After a letup in the pace of expansion, the Uniprix Group has been able to re-energize its activity.

Health Mart takes patient-centric approach

To cultivate their role as health care providers, community pharmacists must provide value to patients beyond the clinical benefits of the medicine they've been prescribed, according to Chuck Wilson, vice president of pharmacy operations for Health Mart.

Shoppers Drug Mart sales, profit edge up in 1Q

Robust front-end business lifted sales and earnings at Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. in the first quarter.

NACDS CEO: 'Absolutely critical' period begins

For the chain drug retailing sector, the next several years or more will be crucial, according to Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Pharmacies see setback in case against PBM merger

A federal judge has denied an effort by retail pharmacy groups to prevent pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc. from merging.

NACDS bestows top honors to Katz's Giancamilli, Unilever's Brown

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has recognized Andy Giancamilli, former chief executive officer of Katz Group Canada, with the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award and M. Jerome Brown, former vice president of industry and customer development at Unilever, with the Robert B. Begley Award.

Walgreens Rx adherence efforts yield results

A set of pharmacy programs by Walgreen Co. are driving higher rates of patient adherence to their prescribed medications.

NABP: Online drug sellers shirk U.S. Rx laws

Well over 90% of Internet drug outlets don't comply with U.S. pharmacy laws, in turn driving prescription drug abuse and misuse and facilitating the entry of counterfeit medications into the U.S. drug supply, a study by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) found.

NCPA gives take on PDUFA reauthorization

The National Community Pharmacists Association has submitted recommendations to federal lawmakers as a Senate committee readies legislation to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).

New members elected to NACDS Foundation board

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has named executives from Rite Aid Corp., GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Inc. to its board of directors for the 2012-13 term.

The Top 10 Chain Drug Retailers

Opportunities for pronounced gains in market share by the top chain drug retailers are few, but several catalysts stand to propel pharmacy business, according to industry observers.

Walgreens enables patients to 'find your pharmacist'

Walgreen Co. has launched a new online tool that lets customers choose a pharmacist by matching their health care needs with the expertise, specialties, languages and clinical backgrounds of Walgreens pharmacists.

Ontario pharmacists blast further reimbursement cut

The Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) called an Ontario government plan to cut pharmacy reimbursement for generic drugs misguided, noting that such a move would mark the second such reduction in two years.

BioScrip appoints chief financial officer

BioScrip Inc. has named Hai Tran as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

Q&A: Wasson takes reins as NACDS chairman

Walgreen Co. president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson becomes chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at a pivotal time for the industry.

NACDS elects new officers, board members

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co., as the new NACDS chairman and announced the election of other new officers, a new executive committee member and five new board members.

Walgreens poll finds low awareness of recommended vaccinations

A large percentage of Americans don't know the government-recommended vaccinations for their age and health condition, according to a Walgreen Co. survey.

Community Rx is 'disruptive innovator,' NACDS CEO says

Government and health care decision makers are exhibiting a rising appreciation of the role that community pharmacy services can play in improving the quality and lowering the cost of health care, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said at the NACDS Annual Meeting.

Jean Coutu sells off chunk of Rite Aid stake

The Jean Coutu Group has sold more than 20% of its equity stake in Rite Aid Corp.

NACDS chairman: There's 'no substitute' for engagement

As National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Bob Loeffler sees it, the record-breaking participation in this year's NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill shows the effect that proactive member engagement can have.

CVS looks to personalize retail experience

CVS/pharmacy is focused on growing its front-end business as it builds on the strong foundation established in recent years.

Outlook: Drug chains bolster growth prospects

Chain drug stores have responded well to the changing marketplace over the past year and bolstered their prospects for growth in 2012, industry analysts say.