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Week of Mon, Nov 11th, 2013

Rite Aid tests new concept for beauty care

A new beauty care concept is being tested by Rite Aid Corp. at some of the drug chain's "wellness store" locations.

Bartell pilots digital print media kiosk

Bartell Drugs is testing a state-of-the-art system that will let its customers print anything from a personal photo book to a classic novel in just minutes.

CVS sponsors retail innovation challenge focused on seniors

CVS Caremark Corp. is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Wake Forest Retail Innovation Challenge, whose theme this year is "Enhancing Seniors' Lives."

Drug chains step up to aid Philippines relief efforts

The nation's three largest drug chains are supporting relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the devastating typhoon, Haiyan, that swept through the island nation last week, leaving thousands dead and communities destroyed.

Pennsylvania bill requires notification in biologic substitution

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Pennsylvania Bio applauded the Pennsylvania Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee for its approval of Senate Bill 405, which in the event of any biologic product substitution would require a pharmacist to notify the patient and, within 72 hours, the patient's doctor.

Theranos Wellness Centers open in Walgreens stores in Ariz.

As part of their clinical lab service partnership, Theranos Inc. and Walgreen Co. opened two new Theranos Wellness Centers at Walgreens stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

CVS study examines genetic testing impact on cardiovascular prescribing

A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark Corp. and Brigham and Women's Hospital showed that a genetic marker for improving medication safety is underused in prescribing for cardiovascular treatments.

Walgreens HIV-specialized pharmacies foster adherence

Walgreen Co. recently highlighted research demonstrating that adherence to therapeutic treatments for HIV and related comorbidities, such as serious mental illness, was much higher for patients using Walgreens HIV-specialized pharmacies than for patients using other Walgreens retail pharmacies.

Rite Aid adds new board member

Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been elected to the Rite Aid Corp. board of directors.

Walgreens divisional vice president retiring

Steve Lubin is stepping down as divisional vice president and general manager of marketing for non-mainland operations at Walgreen Co. He has been with the drug chain for 43 years.

Sales, scripts climb in 3Q at Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. saw sales and net earnings per share rise for its third quarter, with EPS exceeding analysts' consensus estimate by a penny.

CVS Caremark names chief scientific/medical officer

William Shrank has been hired as chief scientific officer and chief medical officer for provider innovation and analytics at CVS Caremark Corp.

Delish to-go foods sold at Walgreens part of recall

Ready-to-eat food products sold at Walgreens and other retailers are part of a recall announced this weekend by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Bartell Drugs thrives by catering to community

As it approaches its 125th year in business, Bartell Drugs has proven to be a survivor.

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