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Walgreens DC initiates new RFID system

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK A Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., has set up an RFID system to prevent paperwork and shipment errors.

Blue Vector, an RFID company based in Palo Alto, Calif., provided the system, which will send out automatic advance shipment notices for products as they leave the distribution center.

The system comprises 45 RFID portals at dock doors, several dollies and almost 200,000 totes with EPC Gen 2 RFID tags. Walgreens plans to install a similar system at its distribution center in Windsor, Conn.

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The Little Clinic opens two more Florida locations

BY Antoinette Alexander

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. The Little Clinic has opened new clinics at Publix stores located in Tampa and Deerfield Beach in South Florida.

The new Deerfield Beach clinic is the 11th location opened by The Little Clinic in South Florida.

The new clinic in Tampa marks the 12th location in the Tampa area to open within Public.

The clinic operator did not disclose further details but did say that additional clinics are under construction in both Tampa and South Florida.

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FDA denies approval for Fentora non-cancer treatment

BY Alaric DeArment

BOSTON The Food and Drug Administration has denied approval for Cephalon to market Fentora for treating pain not related to cancer, the company announced Monday.

The opioid painkiller is approved for treating breakthrough pain in some cancer patients, but the company applied for FDA approval to market it for treating chronic back pain and neuropathic pain.

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