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Week of Mon, Mar 4th, 2013

NACDS, NCPA hail bill promoting MTM

Pharmacy organizations have endorsed bipartisan House legislation to expand the pool of patients who qualify for medication therapy management (MTM) services.

Walgreens to build net zero energy store

Walgreen Co. plans to construct a net zero energy retail store, meaning that it aims to produce energy equal to or greater than what it consumes.

Same-store sales at Rite Aid decline in February

Rite Aid Corp. saw same-store sales fall in February after reporting an uptick the previous month.

Study: Empower Ontario pharmacists to do more

Ontario's health system could save at least $143 million (Canadian) over the next five years by making better use of pharmacist capabilities in five key practice areas, a study commissioned by the Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) found.

Bartell Drugs gets set for Health and Beauty Event

This weekend Bartell Drugs will kick off its Health and Beauty Event, where it will serve up a range of health and beauty aids samples and services to attendees at select stores.

L&R closes SAJ Distributor acquisition from Walgreens

L&R Distributors Inc. has finalized its deal to buy SAJ Distributors and the Select Brand private-label line from Walgreen Co.

Kerr Drug, Walgreens cited for MTM excellence

Kerr Drug and Walgreens were recognized for excellence in medication therapy management (MTM) services by OutcomesMTM.

Pharmacy advocates primed for RxImpact Day

About 300 community pharmacy advocates from 37 states will assemble in Washington, D.C., next week for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill.

February same-store sales dip at Walgreens

Introductions of lower-priced generic drugs contributed to a decline in comparable-store sales at Walgreen Co. in February.

CVS Project Health gets under way

To help promote preventive care, CVS/pharmacy has launched its annual Project Health wellness campaign, which this year is slated to deliver more than $15 million of free health screenings to multicultural communities nationwide.

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