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Supervalu, Albertsons experience data breach

Supervalu Inc. has experienced data breaches that might have involved data theft.

Walgreens realigns leadership team

As part of a revised operational structure shuffling some executive responsibilities, Walgreen Co. has named Richard Ashworth president of retail and pharmacy operations.

Kroger pharmacies honored by American Pharmacists Association

Kroger Co. pharmacies have been recognized by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) with a 2014 Pinnacle Award for their contributions to patient care and health outcomes.

PQA launches pharmacy care quality program

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has released its Educating Pharmacists In Quality (EPIQ) program, which aims to train practicing pharmacists, health care professionals and pharmacy students in measuring, improving and reporting quality of care in pharmacy practice.

MinuteClinic makes debut in Sacramento

CVS Caremark Corp. opened its first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in the Sacramento, Calif., area.

Healthcare Clinic enters Dallas-Forth Worth market

Walgreen Co.'s Healthcare Clinic has opened its first retail clinic in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area and aims to add more locations this year.

Alliance Boots closes purchase of Latin American drug chains

Walgreen Co. partner Alliance Boots has completed its acquisition of Farmacias Ahumada (FASA), the retail pharmacy business of Mexico-based Grupo Casa Saba S.A.B. de C.V.

McKesson Canada pharmacies take aim at arthritis

McKesson Canada pharmacies have partnered with The Arthritis Society to introduce a pain management program in their communities for Canadians with arthritis.

Rite Aid commences annual flu shot initiative

Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off its seasonal flu vaccination program, targeting both consumers and the workplace.

Kmart names former Tesco exec as president

Alasdair James has been named president and chief member officer at Kmart.

Fred's enters Rx supply pact with Cardinal Health

Discount chain Fred's Inc. has signed a primary supply agreement for pharmaceuticals with Cardinal Health Inc.

First CVS/pharmacy opens in Washington state

CVS/pharmacy has set foot in Washington state with the opening of a new store in Renton, located in the Seattle market area.

NCPA campaign builds support for pharmacy choice

The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched a grassroots campaign to marshal support for federal legislation that would enable more pharmacies to become "preferred" providers in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

For now, legal rulings on ACA won’t affect pharmacy

Conflicting court rulings on the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to have an immediate impact on pharmacies, says Don Bell, senior vice president of legal affairs and general counsel at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

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