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Medical Pharmacies Group closes Desjardins acquisition

Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Desjardins Healthcare Group, an Ottawa-based provider of specialty pharmacy services and medical supplies and equipment.

FDA takes aim at drug shortages

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a pair of new measures to prevent and resolve drug shortages, which the agency called a "significant public health threat" that can impact patient access to critical medications.

Rite Aid posts same-store sales gain for October

Same-store sales remained on a growth track in October at Rite Aid Corp.

Health insurer partners with Target

Health insurance company Medica is offering added health care benefits to plan members through Target Corp. pharmacies and retail clinics.

Healthcare Clinics earn national accreditation

Walgreen Co.'s Healthcare Clinics have gained national recognition from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

CEO Levin exits Teva

Jeremy Levin has resigned as chief executive officer at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and has been replaced on an interim basis by finance chief Eyal Desheh.

London Drugs adds biometrics passport photo service

London Drugs said it's North America's first retailer to offer customers biometric passport technology based on government standards.

Shoppers Drug Mart, HR firm partner to provide employee flu vaccines

Morneau Shepell, a human resources consulting and outsourcing firm, has teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. to make it easier for its clients' employees to get flu vaccinations.

Walmart sharpens focus on small-format stores

Walmart plans to open more small stores than Supercenters in the coming year — marking a first for the quintessential big-box retailer.

Diplomat rebranding reflects its broader scope

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has rolled out a new brand identity that executives say helps take the company in a new direction.

Affordable Care Act emerges intact from budget battle

The Affordable Care Act emerged relatively unscathed from the bruising budget battle as Republicans in the House of Representatives buckled and a compromise proposal approved in both the Senate and House was signed by President Obama.

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