05/16/2011 - 2:48pm

CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

05/16/2011 - 2:22pm

A segment on NBC's "Today Show" that emphasized the importance of properly storing and disposing medication has received praise from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

05/16/2011 - 1:12pm

State lawmakers in New York have introduced legislation that would require simplifying and translating medication labels and providing oral interpretation services.

05/16/2011 - 12:35pm

U.S. Preventive Medicine's new version of a health management solution for small businesses now is available at Sam's Club.

05/16/2011 - 9:35am

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending, fell to 3.16% from an upwardly revised gain of 3.78% a month ago.

05/13/2011 - 2:20pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that it sent a letter to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in support of the administration's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse. Last month, the administration released its report, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," detailing its policy recommendations.

05/13/2011 - 1:40pm

In the wake of the turbulent economy, the cosmetic and skin care market, while not yet thriving, is showing signs of improvement. And drug stores and mass merchandisers prove to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing, according to a recent Mintel survey.

05/13/2011 - 11:28am

Safeway’s store in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 71,067-sq.-ft. store is the grocer’s second LEED-certified store and the first LEED-certified store in D.C.

05/13/2011 - 11:12am

Walgreens is 10 stores into transforming the popular Happy Harry’s Delaware pharmacy brand into Walgreens stores both inside and out, the News Journal, a Delaware daily, reported earlier this week.