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Greater Good

Special Report: HEALTH CARE

GoodRx’s business blossoms as consumers look for cheaper access to prescription drugs

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Obagi Medical Reports Strong Quarter, Plans for Online Pharmacy

Obagi Medical Products announced strong quarterly earnings and plans for a new online pharmacy.

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GoodRx Shares Plunge After Amazon Announces Online Pharmacy

Shares of online prescription drug price service GoodRx Holdings Inc. have fallen nearly 28% in two days.

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HEALTH---WellPoint Out To Buy Online Drug Provider

WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the state's second largest health care company and parent of Blue Cross of California, is getting into the mail-order and online pharmacy business.

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Supplement Supporter Gets Tenacious About D

Dr. Soram Khalsa wants vitamin D to get more respect.

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CVS to Buy Target’s Pharmacies

If you like CVS Pharmacy, you’ll now love Target’s as CVS has announced it will buy more than 1,660 Target’s pharmacies, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Shopping Site Looks to Bottle Up Prescriptions

INTERNET: GoodRx teams with 4D to reach corporate customers, health plans.

GoodRx hopes to fill patients’ prescription needs with its comparison-shopping website.

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Blowing The Lid Off Innovation

Company’s bottle caps help patients know when to take pills.

A Thousand Oaks company has captured time on a bottle with its caps that track when to take pills.

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Buying Spree Could Transform ValueClick Into Web Contender

In a burgeoning online world, advertisers are still trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. So is ValueClick Inc.

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United Health Group to Buy Catamaran

Minneapolis-based health insurer UnitedHealth Group has agreed to plop down about $12.8 billion to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. of Schaumburg, Ill., CNBC reports.

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Best Ways for E-Commerce Sites to Retain Customers

One of the keys to successful e-tailing even more than with conventional retailing simply may be overcoming inertia. It's easy for customers who don't already shop with you to continue not doing so.

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Taking Pants Offline

Born Again Clothing's Rags-to-Britches Tale Turns From Internet

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Another Super-Cheap Airline Possibly in Works

Phoenix private equity firm Indigo Partners, which turned around Spirit Airlines, reportedly is negotiating to buy Denver’s Frontier Airlines with an eye to converting it into an ultra-cheap carrier, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Will credit unions become conduits for the e-shopping malls of the next millennium? If Adam Walker, founder and chairman of Burbank-based American Member Advantage Inc., has anything to do with it, they will.

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Weekly Brief

When Bob Nickell decided to leave his job as a general retail pharmacist in order to start his own independent pharmacy, he knew he would have to create a niche in order to survive. He came up with the idea for The LivingWell Pharmacy in 1994 and the stor

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Silicon Beach Report July 5: Hyperloop One Announces Results of Full-Scale Study

Hyperloop touts benefits of proposed Helsinki-Stockholm project, Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy, and more.

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Snapchat Rolls Out E-commerce Ads

Snapchat has begun testing e-commerce ads as part of its effort to diversify revenue streams.

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If you've been wondering whether to invest by computer, the answer is, "Absolutely yes." The time has come, even for technodummies like me who try new things later rather than sooner.

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Crescent Capital Group Finances Purchase of European Pharmacies

A unit of Crescent Capital Group, an alternative credit investment company based in West Los Angeles, has provided financing for the purchase of a European pharmacy chain purchased by Bencis Capital Partners.

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Travel Site Maps Out Plan For Apparel

Luxury Link teams up with Gilt to fashion clothes collaboration.

Travel website Luxury Link heads into the fashion business through a partnership with Gilt Groupe.

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