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Issue 10-08-2012

CVS, Walgreens battle over Rx customers

In the aftermath of the agreement between Walgreens and Express Scripts wherein the nation’s largest drug chain will once again honor prescriptions from Express Scripts members, a competitive battle has emerged between Walgreens and CVS, its No. 1 rival. Simply put, CVS is anxious to retain the new patients it gained over the eight-month period

Rx determined to shape its own destiny

In his speech during one of the business sessions at the recent National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Denver, Steve Anderson, NACDS’ president and chief executive officer, talked about the profession’s newfound assertiveness. “Effectiveness in communicating pharmacy’s value does not mark NACDS’ progress alone,” he said. “It reflects a resurgence

Drug stores can educate shoppers about ‘good bacteria’

Like healthy bacteria, the market for prebiotic and probiotic supplements is growing. While the language and approach of modern medicine has traditionally battled bacteria, the paradigm is shifting as doctors, scientists and other health professionals continue to study the importance of “good bacteria.” There are over 100 trillion microbes in the average human body, the