January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congress handed community pharmacies a Christmas present in December, voting to exempt them from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.


January 5, 2011



SALT LAKE CITY and RALEIGH, N.C. — As health-related links and applications for smart phone users explode in popularity, Kerr Drug now is offering seniors and their caregivers a simple way to get immediate help in an emergency. The chain has begun offering a new rapid-response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.


January 5, 2011

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs said Wednesday it would host an educational summit on the use and impact of new pharmacy and health-integration technologies next month in Las Vegas.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — Pampers is looking to provide new resources and support for Latina moms and their babies through its latest initiative. The company announced the creation of the Madrinas Network, which will offer moms the opportunity to opt-in to receive tips and information on their baby’s development through a mobile messaging platform, and to join the Pampers Madrinas network at 
Facebook.com/PampersLatino.



January 5, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas — Unveiling its second pharmacy automation alliance in the space of a few weeks, integrated pharmacy systems provider PDX announced a new partnership in December with Health Market Science, a leading source for health provider data and solutions. Both firms said the goal is to make the prescription verification process safer and more accurate for dispensing pharmacists.


January 5, 2011

CHICAGO — At first glance, there doesn’t seem a natural connection between the CD-ROM version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” and health education. But one company’s smashing success with interactive games led to its venture into prevention and disease management.


January 3, 2011

A new joint healthcare venture between GE and Intel was launched on Monday, and both companies promise it will improve the quality of life for seniors.

January 3, 2011

The Continua Health Alliance and member companies Intel, Trac, Andago, Bluegiga, Texas Instruments and ZyXEL will demonstrate personal connected health solutions this week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, held from Jan. 6 to 9 here, the alliance announced Monday.

January 3, 2011

With the Consumer Electronics Show approaching, Sears is launching a social media initiative designed to give bloggers early access to consumer electronics information and provide readers with the latest technology news.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

December 9, 2010

Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

December 7, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — An overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent poll want to choose which companies and government agencies can view and use their health information.


December 7, 2010

New York — Given the high costs of medication nonadherence to the healthcare system and its responsibility for numerous hospitalizations every year, a number of companies have devised means to combat the problem. One pharmacy benefit manager is doing it online.


December 7, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas — Blending the power of one of the most widely used pharmacy automation systems with a massive database of prescribing physicians, two major pharmacy technology providers have unveiled a new partnership designed to give dispensing pharmacists immediate access to real-time prescriber data.


Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX and Healthcare Data Solutions announced the alliance in November. The goal, according to both companies, is to link users of the PDX Pharmacy System with a real-time prescriber verification process.


December 7, 2010

Sometimes shifting trends in business, society or technology can seem to crystallize, giving business leaders who are paying attention a clear view of a market’s future direction and forcing a fundamental realignment of their companies’ strategy. Such was the case four years ago for Innovation Associates, a leading pharmacy technology provider and the company behind the PharmAssist robotic automation system.

December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — The leading maker of home prescription lockboxes has unveiled a high-tech security device that brings cutting-edge fingerprint recognition technology to consumers.


The Rx DrugSafe Medicine Lockbox, unveiled by Rx Safes, provides home security by only allowing access to parents, guardians or other authorized users, the company said. Each safe can recognize up to 120 users through their fingerprints, and can store up to 12 medication bottles.


December 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Building up its automated packaging capabilities for high-output pharmacies, Tension International Automation Solutions has acquired the exclusive rights to Maverick Enterprise’s automation technology.


The agreement includes Maverick’s UPM Tote and BottlePacker systems, along with the company’s Single BottlePacker and ErgoPack packaging technologies. TIAS also will take over service and support for Maverick’s existing automation systems.


December 3, 2010

Integrated pharmacy systems provider PDX and Health Market Science, a leading source for health provider data and solutions, have teamed up to improve the accuracy and safety of the prescription verification process.

November 15, 2010

There is a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and prescription...

November 14, 2010

Poor medication adherence is one of the nation’s “most persistent” healthcare problems, costing the U.S....

November 14, 2010

Moving, in its own words, “beyond e-prescribing,” paperless platform provider Surescripts has begun expanding its...

November 7, 2010

The developer of a wireless mobile application designed to help manage diabetes announced that its...

November 7, 2010

Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes...

November 4, 2010

Rite Aid will introduce Rite Aid Online Care to the Pittsburgh market, a service that...