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Week of Mon, Mar 11th, 2013

MTM legislation makes way into Senate

Only about a week after its debut in the House of Representatives, legislation to expand Medicare patient access to medication therapy management (MTM) services has been introduced in the Senate.

Pharmacy makes its mark on Capitol Hill

About 300 pharmacists, pharmacy executives, pharmacy students and other pharmacy advocates representing 41,000 chain pharmacies from 38 states converged on Washington, D.C., this week for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' annual RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill lobbying drive.

California bill wants broader role for pharmacists

New legislation in California aims to officially recognize pharmacists in the state as health care providers.

Walgreens, Bausch + Lomb unveil eye health initiative

Walgreen Co. and Bausch + Lomb have partnered to help raise consumer awareness of eye health.

De Fazio leaves Duane Reade for RadioShack

Mike De Fazio, senior director of store concepts at Duane Reade, has left the drug chain to take a position at RadioShack Corp., Chain Drug Review has learned.

Health reform expert to keynote NACDS breakfast

Nancy-Ann DeParle, former deputy chief of staff for policy for President Obama, will be the keynote speaker at the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee breakfast next month.

Hy-Vee adopts Rx patient messaging system

Hy-Vee Inc. is slated to offer a direct-to-patient messaging program from LDM Group that stands to help its pharmacy customers better adhere to their medication regimens.

More pressure on generics pricing in Canada

Prices for generic drugs are getting squeezed again in Canada — this time in Alberta.

Astrup Drug pharmacists get access to BP kiosk data

Astrup Drug Stores has deployed a clinical solution that gives its pharmacists ready access to patient data from PharmaSmart International blood pressure kiosks.

Texas pharmacists seek more authority to vaccinate children

Pharmacy groups in Texas are endorsing state legislation that would give Texas pharmacists wider authority to administer immunizations to children.

Navarro promotes colon cancer screening

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has teamed up with cancer awareness organization StopColonCancerNow.com to promote colon cancer screening during March.

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