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Week of Mon, Feb 17th, 2014

NACDS retail board to visit London market

Next week, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Retail Advisory Board plans to cross the Atlantic to gain some insight on retailing trends in London.

CDMA honors chain drug industry professionals

The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) recognized the achievements of retail pharmacy chain, wholesale and supplier professionals at its 88th Annual Trade Expo in Tampa, Fla.

MinuteClinic adopts new electronic medical record platform

MinuteClinic is migrating from a proprietary electronic medical record system to a new EMR platform called EpicCare.

Rexall enlists solution to enhance Rx patient experience

Canadian drug chain Rexall is leveraging JAeMarketing Management Inc.'s Pharma Velocity patient support platform to enhance its pharmacy customer experience and optimize pharmacy efficiency.

Walmart fast-tracks rollout of small-format stores

Turning up the competitive heat on supermarket and drug chains, Walmart is doubling the number of small-format stores that it plans to open in its current fiscal year.

Safeway mulls potential sale of company

Safeway Inc. has confirmed that it's in talks concerning a possible sale of the company.

Take Care workplace clinics accredited as medical homes

All of Walgreen Co.'s more than 50 Take Care primary care workplace clinics have received medical home accreditation from the the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

NCPA endorses legislation to combat Rx abuse

The National Community Pharmacists Association has voiced its support for a federal bill, introduced by Rep. Tom Marino (R., Pa.), aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs by promoting more collaboration among stakeholders and enacting new safeguards.

AmerisourceBergen sets ThoughtSpot community pharmacy show

AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. (ABDC) plans to hold its annual community pharmacy trade show, ThoughtSpot 2014, on July 30 to Aug. 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Walgreens facilitates access to pharmacist-led hepatitis C care

Walgreen Co. is expanding access to its Walgreens Connected Care hepatitis C program through its more than 100 hepatitis C-specialized pharmacies.

Rite Aid, McKesson expand distribution relationship

Rite Aid Corp. and McKesson Corp. have expanded their distribution agreement to cover a longer time frame and include both generic and brand-name drugs.

Hy-Vee to buy specialty pharmacy Amber

Hy-Vee Inc. plans to acquire Amber Pharmacy, an Omaha, Neb.-based specialty pharmacy provider.

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