May 19, 2015

The complex issue of prescription drug abuse and access are not receiving the comprehensive approach that they deserve and greater collaboration is needed among all stakeholders to help find solutions. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores CEO Steve Anderson and U.S. Pain Foundation president Paul Gileno shared in a joint op-ed published Tuesday in The Tampa Tribune.

May 19, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed three new performance measures to assess the use of opioids. 

May 19, 2015

Surescripts processed two-thirds of all new prescriptions in 2014, according to its annual report released Tuesday.  

May 18, 2015

Pharmacists who participated in a care team for patients with high blood pressure helped lower chances of death by stroke by 23%. 

May 14, 2015

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions will emphasize the importance of patient-reported outcomes in developing chronic disease care programs.

May 14, 2015

Merck Manuals has created an online reservoir of health information targeting both healthcare professionals and caregivers. 

May 14, 2015

In lead-up to Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions.

May 13, 2015

ASOP launches campaign warning consumers on the dangers of online pharmacies. 

May 13, 2015

H.D. Smith on Wednesday inked a multi-year agreement to serve as primary wholesaler for Southern Illinois Healthcare. 

May 13, 2015

HDMA is teaming with GIRP (the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers) and IFPW on the second annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference in Brussels, Belgium. 

May 12, 2015

After many months of content development, web programming, and review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled the new Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work web site.

May 11, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline pledges $20 million toward creation of Qura Therapeutics, a joint venture with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dedicated to finding a cure for HIV.

May 8, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday reported Hispanics have higher death rates than whites from diabetes and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.

May 8, 2015

More moms are managing their child's health on mobile devices, mscripts research finds. 

May 7, 2015

The Tallahassee Democrat published an opinion column by National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson, emphasizing pharmacists’ unique position in helping to address complex prescription pain medication issues.

May 7, 2015

Walgreens is responding to a high number of whooping cough cases in Washington with vaccine offer. 

May 6, 2015

The Arthritis Foundation on Monday realigned its strategic focus to better aligned with consumer advocacy. 

May 6, 2015

The Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force recently requested the Department of Health and Human Services to begin the budget process for its National Pain Strategy to speed implementation. 

May 6, 2015

NACDS emphasized the need for a comprehensive solution that combats prescription drug abuse while preserving legitimate patient access to medications.

May 5, 2015

A new poll finds that while most healthcare executives support value-based reimbursement, few would abandon fee-for-service entirely. 

May 5, 2015

PrescribeWellness has inked a strategic partnership with ScopiaRx, a cloud-based services company that identifies drug-related risks in patients taking multiple medications.

April 30, 2015

The strength of AmerisourceBergen's overall business helps drive second-quarter revenue by 14.8%. 

April 30, 2015

American physician survey finds that Americans are lacking the tools to fight chronic disease. 

April 30, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance testing COPD adherence measure.