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Mark Phillips has been named vice president of pharmaceutical merchandising for Walmart U.S.
Pertussis vaccine is in greater supply at Rite Aid stores in California following a surge in reported whooping cough cases in the state.
Sales growth in the vitamins and dietary supplements market has slowed noticeably, but long-term demographic and health care trends hold promise for retailers, according to the TABS Group Annual Vitamin Study.
Meijer Inc.'s pharmacy business reached a milestone this month when one of its pharmacists dispensed the 20 millionth script through its free prescription program.
Sales edged up in the fiscal 2015 first quarter at Rite Aid Corp., which posted adjusted earnings per share in line with analyst estimates following the company's lower guidance released earlier this month.
A spike in measles cases in Ohio has led Walgreen Co. to offer MMR vaccinations (measles, mumps, rubella) at all of its drug stores and walk-in clinics in the state.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has teamed up with a global strategy firm to foster retailer-supplier collaboration.
Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. has entered into a new food distribution agreement with Rite Aid Corp.
Walgreen Co. has formed a clinical affiliation with health care system Arizona Priority Care (AzPC).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched From Coverage to Care (C2C), a national initiative to help people better understand their new health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The baby boomers/seniors market spent over $200 billion across shopping channels in 2013, accounting for more than half of consumer packaged goods (CPG) spending, according to market research firm IRI.
Walgreen Co. and CVS Caremark Corp. are among six leading food and drug retailers that will provide unit pricing online through an initiative with the New York attorney general's office.
The essence of customer-focused retailing at Walgreens is making stores easier to operate "from end to end," according to Alex Gourlay, executive vice president and president of customer experience and daily living at Walgreen Co.
CVS Caremark Corp. has received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in utilization management.