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Week of Mon, Sep 1st, 2014

Pharmaca set to debut new store banner

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is unveiling a new retail banner with the opening its 26th location in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.

Walgreens kicks off free flu shot voucher program

Continuing its successful program, Walgreen Co. is offering more than $10 million of free flu shot vouchers to people who lack health insurance coverage and cannot afford a flu shot on their own.

Family Dollar again gives thumbs-down to Dollar General

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has rejected an enhanced acquisition bid by Dollar General Corp. made earlier this week.

NACDS urges CMS to help new exchange beneficiaries

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist consumers newly enrolled in plans bought via the health insurance exchanges as they access their prescription drug benefits.

ReCept Pharmacy earns specialty Rx accreditation

ReCept Pharmacy has been received full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington-based health care accrediting body.

Target promotes options for flu vaccinations

Target Corp. is now offering a range of flu vaccines on a walk-in basis at all of its pharmacy and retail health clinic locations.

Rite Aid sees same-store sales climb in August

Solid pharmacy results helped lift Rite Aid Corp. to a year-over-year gain in same-store sales for August.

Walgreens reports comp-store sales gain for August

Walgreen Co. saw comparable-store sales rise in August, reporting increases in both the front end and the pharmacy.

CVS Caremark adopts new corporate name

CVS Caremark Corp. has changed its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader commitment to health care.

Meijer clears flu shot myths

Meijer Inc. expects to provide 30% more flu shots this season versus a year ago but notes that many families aren't looking to get vaccinated as soon as they should.

Dollar General ups offer to buy Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. has raised its bid to acquire Family Dollar Stores, sending its rival a new acquisition proposal valued at about $9.1 billion.

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