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Week of Mon, Aug 6th, 2012

Bartell Drugs set to move HQ

This fall, Bartell Drugs plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to West Seattle.

Shoppers Drug Mart fetes 50th digital style

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. next week plans to launch an online portal to help mark its 50th anniversary in September.

RxAlly pharmacies to form Part D network

Members of the pharmacy alliance RxAlly are slated to form a preferred pharmacy network for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan from Smart Insurance Company Holdings Inc.

Cardinal Health supports future pharmacists

Cardinal Health Inc. has granted nearly $1 million in funding to eight pharmacy schools across the nation through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.

Rite Aid serves up 'Exclusive Deals' via Facebook

Rite Aid Corp. this week added an "Exclusive Deals" tab on its Facebook page that provides expanded coupon offers through the drug chain's social media channels.

Kinney Drugs promotes Spencer to COO

Jim Spencer has been appointed chief operating officer of Kinney Drugs Inc.

NACDS rallies industry to address pertussis outbreaks

Answering the call of public health authorities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is promoting community pharmacy as a key outlet for vaccinations amid a rise in cases of whooping cough.

CVS Caremark cites retail Rx as catalyst in 2Q

Robust sales and operating results in the retail pharmacy business boosted profit in the second quarter at CVS Caremark Corp.

URAC to spotlight expanding role of pharmacist

Accreditation organization URAC will explore the changing role of the community pharmacist in a webinar later this month.

Walgreens touts access with flu shot program

Walgreen Co. is now providing flu shots without an appointment at its over 7,900 drug stores nationwide and more than 360 Take Care Clinics.

Sam's Club plans children's health screenings

Sam's Club this weekend is scheduled to host free children's health screenings at all of its pharmacy locations.

Winn-Dixie adds generic Plavix to Rx discount plan

Winn-Dixie has made the generic version of the blood thinner Plavix part of its new prescription savings program.

Rite Aid begins offering flu shots chainwide

Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off its annual flu shot program, providing seasonal flu vaccinations at its more than 4,600 drug stores nationwide.

MinuteClinic achieves a first in accreditation

MinuteClinic has become the first retail clinic provider to achieve three straight Gold Seal of Approval awards from The Joint Commission, an independent accreditation and certification organization.

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