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Week of Mon, Feb 24th, 2014

Sam's Club names new health care exec

Sam's Club has named David Badeen as vice president of health care, a position in which he will have responsibility for pharmacy.

NACDS gives Congress insight on illicit online drug sellers

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores provided comment for a congressional committee hearing on the counterfeit drug trade, including illegal online drug sellers.

Health Mart kicks off its Healthy Living Tour

Health Mart has launched its 2014 Health Mart Healthy Living Tour, which will visit communities nationwide to promote preventive health care.

Walk-in clinics planned for Hy-Vee stores in Missouri

University of Missouri Health Care plans to open walk-in medical clinics at three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, Mo.

Lewis Drug buys pair of pharmacies

Lewis Drug reportedly has acquired two Throndset Pharmacy locations in South Dakota.

Health groups spotlight pharmacies in call to end tobacco sales

Twenty-six public health and medical organizations have called on drug stores and other retailers to follow suit with CVS Caremark Corp.'s plan to end the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Brunet urges online pharmacy signups for charity

Brunet drug stores are encouraging customers to enroll in its MaSanté online personal pharmacy account to help benefit the Children's Wish Foundation.

Pharmacy scholarship named for chain drug leader Civello

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to create the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship, named after chain drug industry leader and former Kerr Drug chief executive officer Tony Civello.

NABP makes strides with .pharmacy domain

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has been cleared to enter contract negotiations with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to own and operate the .pharmacy domain suffix.

Pharmacy coalition hails proposed Part D changes

Amid rising concerns about the growth of preferred pharmacy networks, dozens of chain drug, supermarket and independent pharmacy operators are among 151 organizations endorsing provisions in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed regulation for 2015 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

Walgreens opens pharmacy-focused store on UCSF campus

Walgreen Co. has opened a store on the campus of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) that provides community health and wellness services and a training venue for the college's pharmacy students.

NACDS backs bill to curb prescription drug abuse

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has endorsed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2013 (H.R. 4069), which seeks a collaborative approach to thwarting prescription drug abuse.

SpartanNash adopts mobile pharmacy solution

Food and drug retailer and wholesaler SpartanNash plans to offer mobile and online pharmacy services via a partnership with technology provider mscripts.

Kroger names president of QFC

Dennis Gibson has been promoted to president of the QFC division at The Kroger Co.

CVS Caremark joins HIT interoperability alliance

CVS Caremark Corp. has joined the CommonWell Health Alliance, a health information technology (HIT) interoperability trade group, as a contributing member.

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