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Week of Mon, May 7th, 2012

PCMA ad takes aim at community pharmacies

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has taken the offensive against community pharmacies by running an advertisement that claims drug stores are overcharging patients.

Pharmasave CEO Paish to leave company

Sue Paish is slated to step down as chief executive officer of Pharmasave Drugs Ltd. later this month to become CEO of LifeLabs Inc., a provider of laboratory testing services.

MinuteClinic sets up shop in San Antonio

MinuteClinic has opened has opened its first medical clinics in San Antonio.

Rite Aid kicks off 'Nail Extravaganza' campaign

Rite Aid Corp. is leveraging its website and social media in a beauty care campaign spotlighting nail polish.

D.C. rally by NCPA spotlights key pharmacy bills

The National Community Pharmacists Association capped off its three-day Legislative Conference with a Capitol Hill rally in which pharmacists and lawmakers advocated for bills aimed at preserving pharmacy choice for patients.

Merlo: CVS Caremark is in a sweet spot

In today’s complex health care market, CVS Caremark Corp. has the right business model and the right game plan to drive innovation in pharmacy care and spur company growth, president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo said at the annual shareholders meeting here.

Walgreens helps Washington combat whooping cough

Another state experiencing a spike in cases of whooping cough has led Walgreen Co. to bolster accessibility to the pertussis vaccination.

More regional drug chains join RxAlly network

Ten regional drug store chains and nine independent pharmacy organizations have joined RxAlly, a national alliance of over 20,000 pharmacies formed earlier this year to stake a bigger claim for community pharmacy in the nation's health care delivery system.

NACDS, NCPA voice concerns about TRICARE

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association shared their concerns with Senate and House leaders over the potential impact of the Obama administration's 2013 budget on TRICARE beneficiaries and community pharmacy.

Done deal: Walgreens closes BioScrip acquisition

Walgreen Co. has wrapped up its acquisition of BioScrip Inc.'s community specialty pharmacies and centralized specialty pharmacy and mail-service pharmacy businesses.

CACDS appoints interim chief executive

The Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) has named Ian McKinnon as interim chief executive officer, taking over for president and CEO Nadine Saby, who has resigned.

Kmart launches pet prescription program

Kmart Corp. has added a pet medication program to its pharmacy offerings.