04/22/2015 - 10:03am

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

Today, Target has moved beyond the data breach of late 2013, recording a 4.1% lift in fourth-quarter sales for the period ended Jan. 31, and discontinued its Canadian operations.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

“Our health-and-wellness experts are leading the way for the future of health care in our stores and beyond.”

For any retail pharmacy provider, that would be a bold, perhaps even overly confident, assertion. But coming as it does from Walmart, it’s something that both the U.S. healthcare system and Walmart’s competitors are taking seriously.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.

04/22/2015 - 10:02am

Walgreens forever changed its corporate trajectory with the execution of its “step 2” merger and acquisition of Boots Alliance, creating a truly international retail pharmacy operator with the restructured and rebranded Walgreens Boots Alliance.

04/22/2015 - 10:02am

With a new moniker designed to reflect its broader commitment to health care, CVS Health is “positioned for today, preparing for tomorrow,” executives told Wall Street during its 2014 Analyst Day in December.

04/22/2015 - 10:01am

If you were impressed by the recent switches of Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Nexium 24HR or Flonase — well-executed and model switches — well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

04/22/2015 - 10:00am

The mounting shortage of primary care physicians across the United States and the growing recognition that patients’ health care often is best delivered by a team of professionals working together are fueling a nationwide movement to give more pharmacists provider status.

04/22/2015 - 10:00am

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.