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10/31/14 - Food 4 Less pulling out of the Las Vegas market [Las Vegas Sun]
Management said today it is converting six locations in the valley to Smith's Food& Drug stores both brands are owned by Kroger Co. and closing eight others as it exits the Las Vegas market. The following stores will be remodeled as Smith's: 3013 W. Craig Road; 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., 3602 E. Bonanza Road; 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North; 4965 E. Sah
10/30/14 - PCMA: New NCPA Report Calls for "Lock-In" Pharmacy Program to Fight Medicare Fraud and Abuse
"The key is stop' drugstore shopping' and prevent improper prescriptions from being filled in the first place," said Pharmaceutical Care Management Association President and CEO Mark Merritt. "The best way to do this is to allow plans and patients to pick a select number of pharmacies where certain prescriptions can be filled." A recent report by t
10/30/14 - Report: Drugstore Chains Drive Retail Clinic Growth
The number of retail health clinics in the United States is growing steadily, thanks to drug store chains, according to Kalorama Information. So growth has been most evident in drugstore clinics, particularly CVS, "said Bruce Carlson, Publisher of Kalorama Information. Kalorama points to CVS as the leader in retail clinic store locations, indicat
10/30/14 - Rite Aid says sales reading picked up in October
NEW YORK Drugstore operator Rite Aid said Thursday that a key sales measurement improved in October on strong results at its pharmacies. Rite Aid said sales at stores open at least a year grew 5.5 percent over the four weeks that ended on Saturday. Shares of Rite Aid Corp. gained 8 cents to $5.33 in morning trading.
10/30/14 - Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments [Yerepouni Daily News (Armenia)]
CHICAGO- Suddenly it "s Apple versus Wal-Mart in the fight for shoppers" digital wallets. The difficulty of the task became clear this week when drugstore chains CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid, in a move apparently aimed at shoring up the retailers "pay system, stopped accepting payments on Apple Inc" s iPhones. The "skirmish," as Apple CEO Tim Cook
10/27/14 - Apple Pay Face Challenge as CVS, Rite Aid Reject System [Yerepouni Daily News (Armenia)]
Apple Inc.' s bid to replace the consumer wallet with its mobile payment system ran into a roadblock as CVS Health Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. disabled the technology in their drugstores. CVS and Rite Aid are among 220,000 U.S. merchants that already have technology in place to read the short-range wireless signals that enable customers of Apple Pay o
10/27/14 - Drug Retailers Block Apple Pay, Rival Product May Be Introduced
Drug retailers Rite Aid Corporation and CVS Health Corp will not offer customers the opportunity to pay for purchases with Apple Inc.' s mobile wallet system, Apple Pay. According to the New York Times, the move to block out Apple Pay is due to the companies belonging to a consortium of merchants known as Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, who may
10/27/14 - EDITORIAL: Wal-Mart may help Obamacare succeed [Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.]
Oct. 27 In 2006, Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, turned the pharmaceutical industry on its ear by offering prescription drugs at a low price. For a mere $4, customers could get a 30- day supply of more than 300 common prescription medications under the Wal-Mart plan. "Each day in our pharmacies we see customers struggle with the cost of
10/25/14 - FEATURE: Speech privacy protection systems finding way into medical field
At Ebira Pharmacy, a drugstore in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, speakers in the waiting lounge start making a muffled sound when a patient talks to a pharmacist in a booth. The system picks up conversations with a microphone and then coverts them into unrecognizable sounds, according to maker Glory Ltd. In addition to drugstores and hospitals, banks are
10/25/14 - Martha Stewart? Essentials Named Finalist for SupplySide CPG Multivitamin Editor's Choice Award
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness& Wellness Week- Inergetics, Inc., a leading developer of nutritional supplements, is proud to announce its Martha Stewart? Essentials line of vitamin supplements has been named a finalist for the 2014 SupplySide CPG Multivitamin Editor's Choice Award, one of the most prestigious awards in
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