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Rite Aid opens COVID-19 testing in Eastern Washington

Beginning this week, Rite Aid has expanded a COVID-19 testing program to include two Spokane locations. The retailer said it's offering self-swab nasal tests that will be overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, at no cost to adults, but they must pre-register online to schedule a drive-thru service time. 

Clock runs down on Walgreens-Rite Aid deal; no extension set

Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina says he still believes in his company’s purchase of Rite Aid but can’t say whether the companies will extend the deal just three days from their agreed deadline to complete the merger.

Rite Aid acquiring prescription benefits manager EnvisionRx

Rite Aid’s $2 billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for health care companies: Finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation’s third-largest drugstore chain is buying EnvisionRx, which, like all pharmacy benefit managers, can exercise considerable influence over how much patients pay for their medications.

North Spokane Rite Aid robbery suspects arrested

Spokane police arrested two men they say robbed a north Spokane drugstore Tuesday night. Eric Reisen, 22, and Thomas Sweeney, 24, are both in Spokane County Jail after police say they robbed a Rite Aid location near North Division Street and East Rowan Avenue. Reisen and Sweeney showed a gun and a note demanding pharmacy clerks hand over all the OxyContin, according to an affidavit. The clerk placed numerous bottles of OxyContin in a bag, as well as a bottle with a tracking device inside, according to the affidavit. The two men then fled the store, leading police on a short high-speed chase.

Spokane Police arrest two suspects in overnight robbery

Eric Reisen, 22, and Thomas Sweeney, 24, are both in Spokane County Jail this morning, hours after police say they attempted to rob a Rite Aid location near North Division Street and East Rowan Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and the two men led police on a short chase before fleeing their getaway vehicle.