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Week of Mon, Jun 10th, 2013

Raley's appoints pharmacy VP

Lee Worthy has been named vice president of pharmacy and wellness at Raley's.

Health Canada to institute plain-language Rx labeling

Health Canada has launched the Plain Language Labeling Initiative, which aims to promote proper use of medications by making drug labels and safety information easier to read and understand.

NACDS report highlights benefits of Rx adherence

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has released a new report spotlighting research on the patient health benefits of improved medication adherence.

Walgreens stores to host free HIV tests

Walgreen Co. and the organization Greater Than AIDS have teamed up with health departments and local AIDS groups nationwide to provide free HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

Sobeys grows pharmacy base with Canada Safeway buy

Canadian food and drug retailer Sobeys Inc. plans to acquire Canada Safeway Ltd. for $5.8 billion (Canadian), a move that will boost not just its grocery business but also its pharmacy presence.

Retail health clinic growth projected to double

The number of U.S. retail health clinics stands to double over the next three years with the influx of newly insured patients under health care reform, according to a report from management consulting firm Accenture.

Shopko pharmacies to be absorbed by new Hometown stores

Shopko plans to incorporate Shopko Pharmacy locations into five new Shopko Hometown stores opening in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Wyoming.

Rite Aid serves up sun protection assistance

Rite Aid Corp. is offering a range of skin care resources to help customers better protect themselves from the sun.

CVS expands Gold Emblem food offerings

CVS/pharmacy has added new food and beverage items to its private-brand Gold Emblem line, including the launch of the Gold Emblem Select premium label.

Walgreens to pay $80 million in DEA settlement

Walgreen Co. has agreed to pay $80 million in civil penalties under a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice regarding the distribution and dispensing of controlled substances in Florida.

Ex-drugstore.com CEO joins board of TJX

Dawn Lepore, former chief executive officer of drugstore.com, has been elected to the board of off-price retailer TJX Companies Inc.

CVS Caremark specialty pharmacy accredited by URAC

CVS Caremark Corp. has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization.

Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board announces officers

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB) has elected the officers for its board.

Jean Coutu store to add EV charging station

A Jean Coutu drug store in Longueuil, Quebec, plans to deploy a public charging station for electric vehicles (EVs).

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