January 3, 2012

While physicians and pharmacists alike generally view electronic prescribing with favor, several barriers stand in the way of their realizing its full benefit, according to a November government study.


December 23, 2011

Rather than take off for Christmas, the editors of Drug Store News took a look at the year ahead and the stories, issues and trends that will make headlines in retail pharmacy in 2012.

December 16, 2011

Medbox has acquired Prescription Vending Machines and will operate it as a wholly owned subsidiary, Medbox said.

December 12, 2011

Pharmacy retail technology services company QS/1 is working with American HealthTech, a technology provider for long-term care facilities, to provide interoperability between the two.

December 6, 2011

Pharmacy technology provider PDX is partnering with Mscripts to allow existing PDX Classic and Enterprise Pharmacy System customers to add mobile to their customer-facing offerings, the companies said.

December 5, 2011

Upon entering eRxCity on the second floor of a medical building at the corner of Mott and Canal streets in Chinatown in New York City, the store’s whole concept becomes clear from a slogan printed on the wall across from a flat-screen TV showing Hong Kong soap operas: “The next generation pharmacy.”


December 5, 2011

When someone says “pharmacy automation and technology,” the image that most likely springs to mind is a pharmacy robot dispensing pills in a bottle or pharmacists managing operations or looking at patients’ medical records and electronic prescriptions with the latest pharmacy software.


December 2, 2011

Zipnosis, which offers an online Web portal that allows patients to have virtual visits with a clinician for minor ailments, and Verizon Wireless have announced that Zipnosis will be a featured technology in the Verizon booth at the mHealth Summit Convention in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5 to 7.

November 14, 2011

A division of Catalina Marketing has introduced a healthcare solution designed to drive medication adherence and create healthier outcomes for patients.

November 11, 2011

SoloHealth on Friday announced the company was awarded with Intel’s information technology healthcare award, the “Intel Innovation Award,” during the 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit that took place earlier this week in Atlanta.

November 9, 2011

A majority of doctors in the United States now prescribe electronically, the country's largest e-prescribing network said Wednesday.

November 9, 2011

QS/1 and ECR Software have released an interface that links the ECRS Catapult point-of-sale system and QS/1's NRx pharmacy management system, the two companies said.

November 1, 2011

A provider of software-based communication solutions for the healthcare realm will integrate one of its technologies into an online program that allows healthcare providers and caregivers to remotely monitor, record and track patients' health status and medication use on a daily basis.

October 31, 2011

Health Market Science and PDX are offering PDX system clients access to the HMS Provider MasterFile, the companies said.

October 31, 2011

Texas-based supermarket operator United Supermarkets has teamed up with FlavoRx to roll out the Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology at all of the chain's pharmacies.

October 27, 2011

Winn-Dixie is looking to help pharmacy customers better manage their prescriptions by introducing a new mobile application for iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones.

October 24, 2011

Tens of billions of dollars have flooded into health IT in recent years, making that sector "as sexy an [investment] as social media and gaming," experts say.

October 21, 2011

SoloHealth on Friday announced a nationwide rollout in 2012 of its next-generation health-and-wellness kiosks, the SoloHealth Station, with the goal of replacing many of the 25,000 outdated blood-pressure machines found today in retail locations nationwide.

October 19, 2011

How many times have we heard it said that one day in America there will be a nationwide health information network that will link patients, providers and payers seamlessly, efficiently and securely, across a universal standardized system?

October 19, 2011

PakSense has launched a new label that monitors time and temperature of such perishable items as food, vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biologics during distribution and storage.

October 19, 2011

Stayhealthy and Adflow Health Networks have entered a partnership that is designed to expand the presence of biometric testing solutions and engage consumers in retail and nonretail markets.

October 19, 2011

Technology in retail pharmacies has traditionally 
meant the adoption of robotic dispensing systems and electronic health records, but in recent years, pharmacy retailers have been bringing technology to the consumer level.


October 7, 2011

Kroger is installing Avery Weigh-Tronix's tabletop pharmacy automation systems in its stores, Avery said.

September 26, 2011

Cap-n-Lock has launched an easy way for people taking prescription drugs to keep them out of the hands of children and teenagers.