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Week of Mon, Jul 14th, 2014

Diplomat acquires infusion provider MedPro Rx

Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has purchased MedPro Rx Inc., a specialty pharmacy focused on specialty infusion therapies, including hemophilia and immune globulin.

More people turning to retail clinics to maintain health, Walgreens finds

Consumers are relying more on retail clinics to provide chronic care and preventive health services, according to new research by Walgreen Co.

Loblaw names new Shoppers Drug Mart president

Shoppers Drug Mart is getting a new president as a result of a management shakeup at parent Loblaw Companies Ltd.

CVS Caremark extends reach via clinical affiliations

CVS Caremark Corp. has entered into four new clinical affiliations with major health care providers in Connecticut, Texas, South Carolina and Louisiana.

Pharmacists recognized in chronic care legislation

The Senate Finance Committee received input from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on pharmacy-driven solutions during a hearing on care for patients with chronic diseases.

CVS, IBM help support community health center technology

CVS Caremark Corp. and IT services giant IBM Corp. have teamed up to make a $1.5 million commitment to the Technology Solutions for Smarter Health grant program in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

McKesson Canada, insurer launch specialty drug pharmacy network

McKesson Canada has partnered with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada to launch Sun Life Preferred Pharmacy Network.

NACDS unveils mobile-optimized member directory

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has gone live with a redesigned, mobile-ready online Membership Directory with more than 22,000 NACDS retailer and supplier member contacts.

CVS to acquire Navarro Discount Pharmacy

CVS Caremark Corp. plans to buy Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the nation's largest Hispanic-owned drug chain.

Walgreens expands vaccine availability in Florida

Walgreen Co. has expanded availability for vaccinations at its more than 800 locations in Florida in response to new state legislation granting pharmacists more authority to administer immunizations.

CVS introduces premium supplement line

CVS/pharmacy has rolled out radiance PLATINUM, a premium brand of 100% preservative-free vitamins and dietary supplements.

Drugstore.com serves up exclusive content for parents

Drugstore.com has launched new editorial content for parents seeking advice on selecting baby products.

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