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CARE Pharmacies Ranks #17 in Dollar Volume and #15 by Store Count in Chain Drug Review

Chain Drug Review April 27, 2015 Vol 37, No 7   State of the Industry Edition The Top 50 Drug Chains in North America CARE Pharmacies comes in at #17 on the list in dollar volume and #15 by store count.  Sales reached approximately $463.3 million in 2014, which was a 26.6 percent increase from…

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CARE Pharmacies Ranks #38 on the Drug Store News Pharmacy Leaders – Annual PoweRx Industry Rankings

With more than $225 billion in pharmacy sales and more than 67,000 stores, the 2015 PoweRx list represents more than 80 percent of the total retail pharmacy business in the United States. This year, CARE Pharmacies comes in at #38 on the list.  View the complete list of the PoweRx Top Pharmacy Retailers here. In addition, read…

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Flexcare Diabetes and Wellness Center Earns Accreditation with American Association of Diabetes Educators

CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. is proud to announce that Flexcare Diabetes and Wellness Center has become certified as an accredited program with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Flexcare Diabetes and Wellness Center worked tirelessly to achieve this accreditation over the past two years, which involved completing numerous credits and applications, attending a two-day…

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CARE Member Jake Olson Featured in Chain Drug Review

Jake Olson, owner and operator of Skywalk Pharmacy, and CARE member, was featured in the October issue of the Chain Drug Review for his leadership and dedication to the Pharmaceutical industry. CARE Pharmacies CEO Michael Wysong describes Mr. Olson as a pharmacist who “simply optimizes everything that is right about community retail and specialty pharmacy.”…

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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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PQA Releases EPIQ Program

PQA is excited to announce the release of the EPIQ program, a resource developed by PQA that is used to train practicing pharmacists, professional stakeholders, and pharmacy students in measuring, improving, and reporting quality of care in pharmacy practice. EPIQ features 26 complimentary online modules with corresponding training videos, which serve as a source of…

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"Family History of Cerebral Palsy May Increase Risk in Children"

Cerebral palsy risks may be influenced by genetics (dailyRx News) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability among children. Past studies have uncovered various risk factors for the condition, and new research suggests family may play a role in a child’s risk for cerebral palsy. A recent study found that people who…

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"With Counseling, Obese Women Gained Less Weight in Pregnancy"

Nutrition and exercise counseling kept obese women from gaining too much weight and resulted in fewer pregnancy complications (dailyRx News) Obese women who become pregnant face many challenges, but researchers have found that a little help can go a long way. Obese women who stuck to an intensive nutrition and exercise program in the first…

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"Doctors Debunk Five Myths About Brain Metastases"

Neurosurgeons recommend that brain metastasis count should not guide treatment for patients who need personalized care (dailyRx News) New medical research continually contributes to how physicians treat their patients. As new information becomes available, older practices can become obsolete. A committee of experts is seeking to reject five myths associated with the brain metastases, or…

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"Losing Weight for Better Sleep"

Weight loss associated with improved sleep and overall mood (dailyRx News) Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people’s overall health, both mental and physical. And numerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night. And now, new research suggests that slimming down can have…

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"Norovirus a Common Cause of Illness Worldwide"

Norovirus has been a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting throughout the world (dailyRx News) The phrase “the stomach bug” is pretty common, but what is this illness with unpleasant symptoms? In many cases, it might be norovirus. The researchers behind a new study performed a review of previous studies related to stomach illness, or…

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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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