April 14, 2016

Data from RxWiki’s Digital Pharmacist platform is pointing to a rise in the number of electronic refill requests from patients. 

April 13, 2016

IRI recently began tracking sales of TENS devices as part of its first-aid accessories grouping.

April 12, 2016

The company said it uses web-based pharmacy benefit system MERLIN, which has 16 integrated modules that can aid in personalizing service for each client.

March 31, 2016

MedM has built a healthy activity cloud platform, allowing users to track everything from step tracking to blood glucose/pressure monitoring. 

March 30, 2016

Now customers who use the app can take a photo of their prescription and send it to their pharmacist through their in-app health record.

March 29, 2016

When it comes to buying products, consumers are particular about who and what they trust to get advice.

March 28, 2016

Almost half of consumers would utilize telemedicine services for medication management and prescription renewal, a HealthMine survey found.

March 28, 2016

The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.

March 23, 2016

A new paper from Innovation and Binghamton University's Watson Institute for Systems Excellence is touting the effectiveness of an approach to optimal fulfillment in a high-volume pharmacy.

March 21, 2016

The Iowa Press-Citizen is reporting on a program in five rural Iowa towns that serves as an example of the potential for telepharmacy as the state’s legislature considers a measure that would let regulators quickly approve them rather than considering them to be pilot projects.

March 18, 2016

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is introducing some new products designed to alleviate some of seniors' greatest worries.   

March 16, 2016
Buyers attending ECRM’s Home Health Care EPPS event cast votes on product innovation and packaging, and the winning product was selected from approximately 20 entries. 
March 15, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year. Download the full Generic Drug Report 2016 to read more.

March 11, 2016

As many as 88% of pharmacists provide medication management services, according to APhA's  2016 edition of the APhA Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services Digest. 

March 11, 2016

FlavoRx on Friday, alongside Maryland’s commerce secretary Mike Gill, unveiled its new reconstitution and flavoring device, the FlavorMaster.

March 10, 2016

Held April 9-10, “Exploring Successful Management for Pharmacy Operations” will look at objectives, approaches, tools and technology that can help pharmacies keep up with a constantly changing industry landscape.

March 8, 2016

“Better care, smarter spending, healthier people.” Those were the goals set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September when it unveiled plans for a five-year federal experiment to gauge the effectiveness of expanded medication therapy management for Medicare patients.

March 8, 2016

As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.

March 8, 2016
WHEELING, Ill. — MMF Industries is making a foray into prescription drug protection, launching its Med-Master line of locking storage units.    There are three Med-Master units —the Premium unit features a wireless RFID lock, as well as pill sorting tray, illuminated magnifier and dry-erase reminder kit; the Deluxe unit has the same features, but is secured by a three-digit combination lock; and the standard unit features a three-digit combination lock. All three are made of durable steel.   
March 4, 2016

With medication nonadherence leading to enormous health complications for millions of Americans — and generating staggering and needless cost spikes that add as much as $290 billion a year to the nation’s healthcare costs — the search for ways to get patients to take their prescription medicines as directed has become increasingly urgent.

March 4, 2016

Here’s a fact that keeps health plan administrators and anyone else responsible for budgeting health costs awake at night: 1-in-5 hospital patients ends up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.

March 3, 2016

A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.

February 19, 2016

For example, DoubleJump Interchange can help connect the dots between a patient's wearable device data collected at home, to their vital signs taken at a retail clinic, to their historical health data stored with their primary care doctor.

February 18, 2016

Smith Drug announced recently that it would be implementing P4 Technologies’ inventory optimization, forecasting and replenishment solutions for wholesalers.