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Rexall adds 'lite' version of food intolerance test

Katz Group Canada's Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus drug stores are offering a lower-priced version of the Hemocode food intolerance system.

Rite Aid expands e-coupon tool

Rite Aid Corp. is expanding the Load2Card capability for its growing wellness+ customer loyalty program.

Walgreens, University of Chicago team up for Food Rx

Walgreen Co. has partnered with University of Chicago Medicine to launch "Food Rx," an initiative to help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by making better food choices more accessible and affordable.

Retailers form company to develop 'mobile wallet'

Major pharmacy chains have joined with other leading U.S. retailers to form the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a new company that aims to provide consumers with a mobile wallet solution that would combine the convenience of paying at the register with customized offers.

Drug chains, HHS spotlight new Medicare benefits

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has teamed up with leading retail pharmacy chains to inform consumers about new Medicare benefits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform law.

Kroger pharmacies to roll out health screening kiosks

Kroger Co. plans to deploy self-use health screening kiosks at all of its 1,950 pharmacy locations nationwide.

Pharmaca expands walk-in immunizations

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has began offering vaccinations for flu, whooping cough, pneumonia and shingles on a walk-in basis at all of its locations.

Target: Many adults skip flu shot due to fear of needles

An online poll from Target Corp. found that more than half of U.S. adults don't plan to get flu shots, with about a quarter of those people citing fear of needles as the reason.

Kinney Drugs acquires four pharmacies

Kinney Drugs Inc. has wrapped up an acquisition of four independent pharmacies in central New York and Vermont.

London Drugs stores to pilot skin cholesterol test

London Drugs plans to pilot a noninvasive skin cholesterol test from Miraculins Inc. this fall.

Kerr Drug, Navarro renew ACHC accreditation

Kerr Drug and Navarro Discount Pharmacy have been approved for reaccreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a nonprofit standards organization for providers of home health care.

Rite Aid driver wins skills competition

Rite Aid Corp. recognized one of its drivers after he won the company's annual Driver Skills Challenge for the first time.

Thrifty White looks to boost medication adherence

As community pharmacies across the country continue to search for ways to drive patient compliance with their medications, Thrifty White Pharmacy has introduced what it calls the HealthyPackRx.

Major milestone reached by Lewis Drugs

Lewis Drugs, one of America’s most successfully innovative drug chains, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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