Approximately 530 Alabama independent drug store owners are seeking relief of as much as $5,000 per store per year in business license fees by excluding prescription sales from gross receipts, according to a report published Friday by the Alabama Media Group. State legislation has been introduced to that end, but is opposed by local municipalities looking at stark revenue reductions. "Cities like Montgomery and Mobile claim the hit would be excessive," the report noted. "In Mobile, city officials estimate that computing a store's gross sales by including prescription medicine has brought in an average of $465,000 annually for the past five years." (AL.com)
"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same-day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” Piedmont CEO Kevin Brown said.
Drug retail same-store sales enjoyed a 3.4% increase in the Canadian retailer’s fourth quarter, and increased by 4% for all of 2016.
Longtime associate and manager Wendy Thompson honored during Feb. 16 ceremony at the company’s North Carolina headquarters.
DIRs are as much about patient access as it is about pharmacy business issues.
Significant flu activity gains are being reported across North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, Walgreens noted.
The pharmacy staff at cancer-specialized specialty pharmacies have completed a cancer-focused curriculum of advanced education courses, focused on colorectal, lung, prostate and breast cancer, as well as various blood cancers.
Some 275 retail and CPG executives descended on the New York Athletic Club in December to talk about the future role the industry can play in chronic care management, how companies can embrace technology to better serve customers and patients and where the industry is headed at the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.
Retailer now offers more than 600 exclusive snack and grocery options that are free from artificial trans fats, which are believed to lead to rising heart disease occurrences.
The operator of 10 pharmacies will offer in-store specials for a 10-week period.