May 10, 2016

When I started covering this business about 20 years ago, there was a lot of attention around channel blurring. Today, convenience is however the consumer defines it.

May 9, 2016

At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.

May 5, 2016

NCQA Utilization Management Certification is a quality assessment program that focuses on consumer protection and customer service improvement. 

May 4, 2016
Twenty-five grants will be awarded in the first year and 50 will be given out in each of the second and third years.
May 4, 2016

The findings underscore the value of home infusion services – where medication is delivered intravenously in a patient's home – for the health care system, including patients and payers.

May 4, 2016

There are now 31 MinuteClinic locations in Northern Virginia and 52 in the DC Metro area, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores.

May 3, 2016

Revenues in CVS Health's Pharmacy Services Segment increased 20.5% to $28.8 billion, primarily driven by increase in prescription volume and growth in specialty pharmacy. 

May 3, 2016

Galderma is bringing a new product to the personal cleansing aisle that aims to offer an innovative in-shower alternative to body wash and soap.

May 2, 2016

CVS Health has launched expanded health care services to support the health and well-being of people with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other liver diseases in Hawaii.

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

April 28, 2016

In addition to New Hampshire, CVS Pharmacy locations in 22 other states can now dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription.

April 28, 2016

RxCrossroads, a subsidiary of CVS Health, unveiled plans for significant expansion of its distribution center in Louisville, Ky., the Courier-Journal, a USA Today publication, reported Thursday. Acquired in 2005 by Omnicare and later in 2015 by CVS Health, RxCrossroads offers a portfolio of specialty distribution, pharmacy and patient support services. Anticipating a surge in customer demand, the company has laid out plans for an $11 million building, with $8.7 million in equipment and $600,000 in additional startup costs, the Courier-Journal reported. (Courier-Journal

April 27, 2016

New results of a poll recently conducted by CVS Health and Morning Consult found 72% of respondents would be interested in a drug take back day in their community. 

April 25, 2016

There are now 56 MinuteClinic locations in Chicagoland, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores. Chicago is MinuteClinic's largest metropolitan market in the United States.

April 21, 2016

In addition to the 13 CVS Pharmacy locations in Target, CVS Pharmacy operates 11 free-standing stores in Utah.

April 19, 2016

CVS Health is teaming up with a Bay Area startup to fulfill digital purchases at local brick-and-mortar stores.

April 18, 2016

The CVS Health Foundation is teaming up with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) on a new scholarship program to support student excellence in projects related to healthcare- and pharmacy-related quality.

April 15, 2016

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 14, 2016

CVS Pharmacy is bringing its CVS Pharmacy y más to the Los Angeles market.

April 13, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic is providing customers of a CVS MinuteClinic in Ohio with access to its experts for both online and mobile doctor visits, Fast Company reported Wednesday. "Some of our best doctors see that this [telehealth] is where the world is going," Peter Rasmussen, the medical director of distance health at the Cleveland Clinic, told Fast Company. "We want to meet the expectations of patients now and in the future." (Fast Company

April 13, 2016

After 13 years with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Ted Peterson recently retired as VP of CHPA to start a new company. DSN asked some of his colleagues and counterparts about the impact he has had on the business.

April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 5, 2016

The accreditation program evaluated CVS Specialty based on such organizational standards as pharmacy care, pharmacy operations and specialty drug and patient management, as well as   the company’s customer service, communications and disclosure standards. 

March 31, 2016

Over the next five years, CVS Health has committed $50 million toward creating the first tobacco-free generation through its #BeTheFirst campaign.