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Week of Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

Good Neighbor Pharmacy-NCPA student competition finalists named

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students are finalists in the 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

HHS tallies Medicare Rx savings under ACA

More than 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities under Medicare saved $11.5 billion on prescription drugs since 2010 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jeffery returns to Rexall as chief operating officer

Retail pharmacy industry veteran Warren Jeffery is rejoining Rexall as chief operating officer.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy gets ThoughtSpot 2014 under way

Thousands of community pharmacists and other industry stakeholders have converged on Las Vegas for ThoughtSpot 2014, the annual trade show of AmerisourceBergen Corp. and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network.

CVS now accredited as 'community pharmacy'

CVS/pharmacy is the nation's first pharmacy to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from health standards body URAC.

Same-store sales rise in July at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. maintained its same-store sales momentum in reporting solid growth for July.

Target names Cornell as new CEO

For the first time in its history Target Corp. has appointed a chief executive officer from outside the company, hiring Brian Cornell as chairman and CEO.

McKesson, CVS Caremark extend distribution pact

McKesson Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. have extended their distribution agreement for pharmaceuticals.

House weighs prescription drug abuse bill

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a bipartisan bill that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association say will provide a collaborative approach in thwarting prescription drug abuse.

Sobeys earns victory in legal challenge on pharmacy rewards

Canadian food and drug retailer Sobeys Inc. has prevailed in a legal challenge to enable British Columbians to once again collect reward points on pharmacy purchases.

Cardinal Health spotlights 'best practices' pharmacies

Three innovative community pharmacies were named as winners of the Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition at Cardinal Health Inc.'s Retail Business Conference (RBC).

Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar Stores

Dollar Tree Inc. and Family Dollar Stores Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Dollar Tree will acquire Family Dollar for cash and stock valued at approximately $8.5 billion.

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