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Issue 03-18-2013

Small-format stores pass test at Walmart

ORLANDO, Fla. — Continuing to challenge drug stores as well as other retail channels at their own games, Walmart is stepping up its rollout of small-format stores. The company this fiscal year plans to add 95 to 115 small-format units, which are less than 60,000 square feet and include its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.

Rite Aid expands ‘virtual clinic’

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has made NowClinic Online Care, a “virtual” health clinic service, available at more of its stores. Earlier this month the drug chain said NowClinic Online Care is now being offered at an additional 58 of its pharmacies in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. NowClinic Online Care gives customers

Attitudes toward adherence have big impact on outcomes

NEW YORK — As prescription drug therapy assumes increasing importance in this country’s health care system, medication adherence has emerged as a key variable in determining its efficacy. Results from Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pharmacy Satisfaction Pulse survey indicate that most pharmacy patients are taking adherence seriously. The poll of 34,424 adult pharmacy customers showed that just

Pharmacy hit by sequestration

WASHINGTON — With the stalemate between President Obama and Republican leaders over a deal to replace the wide-ranging federal spending cuts known as sequestration continuing at presstime, the health care sector was bracing for reductions that will impact providers and patients alike. In areas related to pharmacy, Medicaid should not be impacted, but Medicare payments,

Rx innovation is focus at CVS

PITTSBURGH — CVS Caremark Corp. is reinventing pharmacy for better health, president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo told the Economic Club of Pittsburgh last month. “Traditionally people have thought about pharmacies as pill dispensaries, but we know that a pharmacy is much more than that,” Merlo said. “Delivering pharmacy care is about extending the

De Fazio exits Duane Reade, joins RadioShack

NEW YORK — Mike De Fazio, senior director of store concepts at Duane Reade, has left the drug chain to take a position at RadioShack Corp. De Fazio played an important part in the development of Duane Reade’s innovative store designs, including that of the retailer’s flagship store at 40 Wall Street in Manhattan, and

A new testing option at London Drugs

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs is offering customers a noninvasive look into their cholesterol history and health with PreVu, a skin cholesterol test from Miraculins Inc. The test measures the cholesterol found on the body’s largest organ, the skin, where cholesterol is accumulated with age. The test is conducted on the palm of the

Capabilities in pharmacy are enhanced by Kerr

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has completed implementation of the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System (EPS) from PDX-National Health Information Network Inc. The system is intended to improve pharmacy work flow and productivity, provide more patient safety, and enable the retailer to meet increased prescription volume and higher patient care requirements. “We are investing heavily in

Walgreens University opens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has debuted Walgreens University with an eye toward leading the chain drug industry in classroom and online programming that engages, educates and develops employees for rewarding long-term careers. Employees last month celebrated the opening of the new university here near the chain’s headquarters. With technology-enhanced classrooms, a mock drug store

Project Health gets under way at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has launched its annual Project Health wellness campaign, in which it vows to deliver more than $15 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities across the United States. More than 750 Project Health events will be held at selected CVS/pharmacy retail locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston,

Putting Magnacca’s move in context

Whatever your position, regardless of your personal bias, however objective your view, the departure of Joe Magnacca from Walgreens — he resigned late last month to accept a job as chief executive officer of RadioShack —was certainly one of the stunning developments that have periodically punctuated chain drug retailing in recent years, an event made

Rexall grasps community pharmacy’s potential

The changes transforming health care delivery, in both Canada and the United States, are creating openings for community pharmacy operators to expand the scope of professional practice. Retailers that are quick and nimble enough to seize the day will not only build their business but enhance patient access, improve outcomes and help limit total health