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  • Walgreen Co., the number one US chain drug chain, reported that January total sales increased 12.6 percent to $2.68 billion, from $2.38 billion during the same period a year before.

    Pharmacy sales were up 16.3 percent for the period.

  • CVS Corp., the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain, posted fourth quarter earnings of $200.1 million, up from $98.2 million a year earlier.
    Fourth-quarter sales rose 6.6 percent from a year earlier, to $6.34 billion, with same store sales up 6.7 percent for the period.

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