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Walgreen Co. has finalized its deal to acquire regional drug chain Kerr Drug, which has 76 stores in North Carolina.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (S. 1647), which would allow consumers to buy over-the-counter medicines through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) without a prescription.
CVS Caremark Corp.'s Pharmacy Advisor Counseling program has received Health Call Center accreditation from URAC, a health care accrediting organization.
Amid rising public uncertainty about the impact of health care reform, a national group of organizations including large and small employers, pharmacy benefit managers, health providers, health benefits advisers and health plans has formed the Affordable Health Benefits Coalition (AHBC), which aims to further policy ideas that help people get more affordable health coverage.
Drug store franchise Health Mart has launched a new Local Marketing Support program, designed to help pharmacy owners promote themselves as community health care providers as well as develop new revenue streams.
The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill to repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires consumers to get a prescription to use a medical savings account to buy over-the-counter medicine.
Mike Bloom, president and chief operating officer of Family Dollar Stores Inc., will be featured on the CBS-TV reality series "Undercover Boss" this week.
Richard Ashworth, corporate operations vice president for the western United States at Walgreen Co., has been appointed director of health care, health and beauty for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland at Alliance Boots.
Half of all people with diabetes feel overwhelmed in managing the disease and lack a personal care plan to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, Meijer Inc. found in a poll of consumers in its five-state market area.
Strong profit and sales gains lifted CVS Caremark Corp. over the high end of Wall Street's earnings forecast for the third quarter.
Same-store sales remained on the upswing in October at Walgreen Co., as the drug chain saw results rise in the front end and the pharmacy.
Shoppers Home Health Care, a retail unit of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., has partnered with Easter Seals Ontario to increase access to mobility equipment for families of children with physical disabilities.
Sobeys Inc. has closed its purchase of Canada Safeway Ltd. from U.S. food and drug retailer Safeway Inc.
The Texas State Board of Pharmacy today is holding a hearing on a proposal to eliminate the pharmacist-to-technician ratio requirement for retail/community pharmacies in the state.