March 13, 2015

Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.

March 13, 2015

“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.”

March 13, 2015

With health reform and the shift to accountable, evidence-based medicine slowly but surely transforming the nation’s massive but troubled healthcare system, new moves are afoot in both the legislative and executive branches of government that will further elevate the role played by the nation’s 300,000 pharmacists.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.

March 12, 2015

The company is looking to capitalize on the momentum by accelerating what is already the retail industry’s most aggressive new store expansion plan.

March 12, 2015

Retailer participation in freestanding insert (FSI) coupon events and digital coupons distributed on retailer websites benefited from double-digit increases.

 

March 12, 2015

CVS Health’s chief medical officer Troyen Brennan said in an interview with Reuters that the entry of copycat biotech drugs could cut prices of expensive medications by 40% to 50%.

March 12, 2015

Reuters reported there may be more merger and acquisition activity on the horizon for Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

March 11, 2015

A new FMI survey found more supermarkets are focusing on health-and-wellness offerings. 

March 11, 2015

A new PLMA study on shopper loyalty among consumers ages 25 years to 45 years dispels many long-held assumptions.

March 11, 2015

James Russo, SVP, Global Consumer Insights, Nielsen, talks about the three opportunities mass beauty has to drive growth in 2015, and also discusses the importance of ad effectiveness and product packaging to break through the clutter.

March 10, 2015

"As my son and I visited colleges over the past year, it occurred to me that the process he was going through was not dissimilar to how consumers may approach the selection of their preferred pharmacy setting," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

March 10, 2015

The recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization has named a new president of the Denver division.

March 10, 2015

HDMA’s 2015 Distribution Management Award goes to Cardinal Health for streamlined receiving and replenishing solutions. 

March 10, 2015

Purdue Pharma's Stephen Seid honored with HDMA's 2015 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership. 

 

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 9, 2015

Dollar General is on the move and expanding its presence to three new states.

 

March 9, 2015

Robert Simpson, Jr. will retire as president and COO of Jelly Belly Candy Co. on March 31 after 15 years at the helm, the company said. Waiting in the wings to fill the position will be Lisa Rowland Brasher.

March 9, 2015

A recently released Accenture survey examines customer expectations around a personalized shopping experience with retailers, including social channels, and explores the issue of digital trust.

March 6, 2015

CVS Health's chief medical officer is addressing the National Business Group on Health.

March 6, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved Zarxio, making it the first approved biosimilar product in the United States.

March 5, 2015

CHPA announced its strong support for the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270).

March 5, 2015

Costco sees a lift in second-quarter sales and net income benefits from a tax benefit.

March 5, 2015

IRI to integrate its national consumer panel data and point-of-sale transaction data with Kantar Shopcom's retail purchase transaction loyalty card data to help advertisers measure consumer touchpoints.