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CARE Pharmacies Member Michael Kim Featured in Drug Store News Article

Two weeks ago, the National Community Pharmacists Association hosted a well-attended, day-long seminar titled “NCPA Specialty Forum – Exploring the intersection of specialty medications, community pharmacy and patient care.”  This event was centered around the notion that independent pharmacies should play a larger role in specialty pharmacy because channeling all of the specialty patients into mass outlets…

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CARE Pharmacies named to the Hot 100 Retailers list by the National Retail Foundation

CARE Pharmacies was one of only two Maryland based companies named to the National Retail Foundation’s recently announced annual Hot 100 Retailers list. The other Maryland based company is the internationally renowned sports apparel company Under Armour. The recognition places the local pharmacy cooperative in an elite crowd of prominent national businesses and corporations. The…

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NCPA member wins runoff for GOP nomination to House seat

(Source: NCPA)- Overcoming PBM industry opposition, NCPA member Buddy Carter won the Republican nomination for an open seat in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in a July 22 runoff. Carter, a pharmacist for more than 30 years and owner of three stores, defeated surgeon Bob Johnson 53% to 46% in a hard-fought campaign. Carter finished first among six…

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Skywalk Pharmacy helps sponsor the First Annual Kids Run to Read

CARE member Skywalk Pharmacy helped sponsor the first annual Kids Run to Read benefitting SHARP Literacy, Inc. and Summer Foundation, Inc. held at the Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run on Saturday, June 14. Kids ran one mile and finished at the main finish line. Each child received a #1 bib, medal and goody bag for participating. For…

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"Risk Factors for Falling Asleep at the Wheel"

Drowsy driving tied to binge drinking and lack of sleep (dailyRx News) Falling asleep behind the wheel is a dangerous situation. Preventing such situations requires knowing what can lead to drowsy driving — a topic that researchers recently explored. A new study looked at survey results measuring a number of behaviors and risk factors from…

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"Vaccine Not Always Enough to Prevent Pneumococcal Disease"

Invasive pneumococcal disease in children not always covered by current vaccine (dailyRx News) Vaccines can be used to protect against both viruses and bacteria. But bacteria have a secret weapon that makes them harder to fight. Bacteria can have different strains, or “serotypes,” that can make humans sick. This trick means that vaccines usually have…

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CARE Announces 2nd Year of Record Disbursements to Member Pharmacies

For Immediate Release May 13, 2014 Linthium – MD – CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc. announced today a record disbursement of patronage revenue to its member pharmacies.  “2013 was another outstanding year for CARE Pharmacies”, Michael Wysong, CARE’s CEO said.  “What a better way to stand by our mission of servicing our independent pharmacy members well,…

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Break-ins and Robberies Reported

Attention CARE Pharmacy Members and Surrounding Communities: Please be aware that there have been reports of a rash of break-ins and robberies targeting local pharmacies over the last several weeks. Several local pharmacies are reported to have been robbed. CARE Pharmacies has several preferred security vendors that provide safes. Pharmacies with safes are less likely…

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