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AACP to present academic pharmacy award to Walmart

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) has named Walmart as the 2014 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award for the retailer's decade of support for pharmacy faculty recruitment via the AACP Walmart Scholars Program.

NCPA urges Congress to take action on preferred networks

The National Community Pharmacists Association has reiterated its call for Congress to hold a hearing and pass legislation on exclusionary practices by preferred pharmacy networks in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

More states connect to NABP's PMP platform

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) reported that state participation in its PMP InterConnect program to thwart prescription drug abuse has grown, with 25 prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) now live.

Bartell Drugs rallies donations for mudslide recovery efforts

Bartell Drugs and its customers have donated $100,000 to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services for ongoing recovery efforts for those impacted by the mudslide on March 22 in Oso, in Washington's Snohomish County.

NACDS chimes in as House drafts Rx abuse bill

With a key congressional committee set to assess a bill on prescription drug abuse, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has reaffirmed its support for the legislation.

CVS program boosts access to specialty drugs

CVS Caremark Corp. has officially launched Specialty Connect, a prescription services program that enables patients to access specialty medications and support at CVS/pharmacy stores.

Analysis: Abroad, Rx supply chain is another world

Viewed from an international perspective, U.S. wholesale drug distribution is a model to be envied.

Rite Aid helps kick off skin cancer detection tour

For the seventh straight year, Rite Aid Corp. is serving as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour.

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