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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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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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Device Weighs in On Healthy Kids

Tablet maker Fuhu steps it up with fitness wrist bands that turn activity into play.

Tablet manufacturer Fuhu is making a play for the kids’ fitness market with its activity-tracking wrist bands.

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Treated With Kids’ Mitts

Fuhu makes low-cost, durable tablet targeted to children’s market.

Software maker Fuhu sees a little opportunity in the tablet business for its new child-targeted Nabi.

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Fuhu: All Grown Up

SPECIAL SECTION: Fastest Growing Private Companies

Fuhu gets its hands on the top spot of L.A.’s fastest growing private companies thanks to its kids’ tablets.

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Maker of Tablets for Kids Sizes Up Future Strategy

TECHNOLOGY: Fuhu sees bigger screens as means to connect with whole family.

Kids’ tablet maker Fuhu is making a play for the whole family with new and larger devices.

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Drug Downturn

It is 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning and Ellis Herz is shuffling through a stack of computer printouts.

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Company Opens Windows for Business Tablet Use

TabletKiosk sees iPad’s popularity boosting its business-focused devices.

TabletKiosk CEO Martin Smekal says the iPad has come in handy in promoting his company’s business-focused tablets.

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Touchy Subject

MANUFACTURING: Fuhu takes on titan Toys R Us in fight for tykes’ tablet market. A victory could be short-lived.

Maker of kids’ tablet squares off in court against Toys R Us and its rival device.

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Supplement Supporter Gets Tenacious About D

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

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Mac Tablet Maker May Face Bitter Pill

TECHNOLOGY: Apple’s own device could hurt startup’s sales.

Apple’s “tablet” plan could be a tough pill to swallow for a local startup with a similar product.

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Quick Rise, Sudden Fall

MANUFACTURING: Fuhu’s bankruptcy prompts bid from giant toymaker Mattel.

Rival Mattel makes play to buy Fuhu after a surprise bankruptcy filing by the kids’ tablet maker.

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My Favorite Sites

Favorite Websites of Gary Chang, film composer, Gary Chang Music Co. Inc.

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Drugstores Surviving Onslaught Of Chains by Banding Together

Independent drugstores were headed for the endangered list a few years ago, but in Los Angeles community pharmacies are holding on tightly, even as drugstore chains move into their neighborhoods.

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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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Mattel Inks Deal for Mobile Games Based on Its Characters

In a move to link more of its traditional toys to technology, El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc. has struck a deal with Hong Kong mobile games developer Animoca to create games based on the toy company’s brands.

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San Pedro’s Oldest Business to Close Next Week

Seaside Pharmacy, founded in San Pedro in 1889, has survived two world wars and the Great Depression. But what it could not survive are changes in the pharmacy industry that have prompted many independent community pharmacies to shutter their doors, the Daily Breeze reports.

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Strategies

Dick Tracy is a prudent investigator and a technology maverick. He uses bleeding-edge technology in his righteous pursuit of the bad guy, and that technology usually works!

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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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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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