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Week of Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012

Report: CVS eyes purchase of Brazil drug chain

CVS Caremark Corp. reportedly is mulling a move to go international.

Walgreens closes deal for cystic fibrosis specialty pharmacy

Walgreen Co. and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have finalized a transaction that gives the drug chain a significant ownership stake in Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pharmacy LLC, a newly formed specialty pharmacy for the disease.

Surescripts, Rite Aid partner on EHR delivery

Rite Aid Corp. plans to leverage the Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability to electronically deliver patient immunization notifications directly to health care providers.

Navarro's 32nd store opens its doors

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 32nd store, located in Kendall, Fla.

Rite Aid feels Sandy's effect on November sales

Rite Aid Corp. saw same-store sales decrease in November as Hurricane Sandy and new generic drugs impacted front-end and prescription sales.

CVS serves up more mobile functionality

CVS/pharmacy has added a series of new tools and enhancements to its mobile application and mobile website for pharmacy patients and shoppers.

Rite Aid debuts fitness equipment line

Expanding on its wellness offerings, Rite Aid Corp. is rolling out fitness expert Denise Austin's new line of home fitness products, Forever Fit, at its stores.

Walgreens' November sales impacted by generics

Generic drug introductions continued to undercut same-store sales results at Walgreen Co. in November.

RxAlly tabs Chater to lead clinical services

Rebecca Chater has joined pharmacy alliance RxAlly as vice president of health outcomes.

Pharmacists get high marks in terms of integrity

Americans continue to rate pharmacists highly on the scales of honesty and ethics, according to Gallup's annual survey of professional integrity.

CVS, MinuteClinic, ex-NFL players promote flu vaccinations

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NFL Retired Players Association to boost awareness about the importance of getting a flu shot annually.

Rite Aid cuts price of flu shots

Rite Aid Corp. is offering discounted flu shots in recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Jean Coutu Group buys stake in orthotics seller

Jean Coutu Group plans to acquire a 50% stake in Le Groupe Médicus Inc., a provider of orthotic and prosthetic devices.

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