April 22, 2015

With its treasure-hunt style shopping and broad array of brand and private-label products at attractive prices, Costco has successfully carved out a unique business model that resonates with its 76 million cardholders.

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 6, 2015

A University of Southern California pilot currently underway at several California clinics is illustrating the important role that clinical pharmacists can play in team-based medical care.

March 25, 2015

A new media initiative gets underway to promote the role that pharmacists can play in addressing challenges seniors face.

March 13, 2015

How do the nation’s pharmacists rate with Americans? According to Gallup, the answer is very, very high year after year.

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

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 12, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation reveals the 2015 recipients for its longest running program, Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care, which offers pharmacists seed money to implement or support innovative patient care services within their pharmacy practice.

February 25, 2015

Green Shield Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the British Columbia Pharmacy Association, aim to improve health outcomes and reduce costs with new Pharmacist Health Coaching program.

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

December 11, 2014

The University of South Florida Health College of Pharmacy in November opened a 1,500-sq.-ft. concept pharmacy called the USF Health Pharmacy Plus that sees 5,000 patients per week and features advanced robotics, medication therapy management and pharmacogenomics to better prepare its 320 pharmacy students for a future in retail pharmacy.

December 11, 2014

The Kermit Crawford era at Walgreens is drawing to a close. As of Dec. 31, Crawford, one of the industry’s best known and most respected pharmacy executives, will retire as president of pharmacy, health and wellness at the nation’s top drug store chain. 

November 4, 2014

PrescribeWellness on Tuesday announced its 2014-15 Pharmacy Advisory Board. This Advisory Board will collaborate to address and forecast opportunities and issues affecting independent pharmacies.

October 16, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Burmans last week received the new “Shaping Healthcare Delivery” award at this year’s AmerisourceBergen’s ThinkLive Conference. 

October 9, 2014

At a time when nearly every media outlet is covering Ebola, Enterovirus D-68, or a new outbreak of an infectious disease, the American Pharmacists Association is reminding Americans that the nation’s pharmacists are ready to help.

October 3, 2014

In celebration of all that they do, October is designated as American Pharmacists Month. Drug Store News wants to hear from you! Have you had a pharmacist that went above and beyond to help?

October 2, 2014

CVS Health is thanking its 26,000 pharmacists during American Pharmacists Month for their role in changing the way health care is delivered to increase access, lower costs and improve quality in the company's retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies nationwide.

September 18, 2014

More than 50 Washington, D.C.-area pharmacists and student pharmacists administered flu shots and performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demonstrate the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services.

August 19, 2014

Walgreens gifted $350,000 to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

August 14, 2014

Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits present potential opportunities for pharmacists based in physician offices, concluded two experience articles published in the July/August 2014 edition of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

July 30, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the election of Jean-Venable “Kelly” Goode of Richmond, Va., as 2015-16 APhA president-elect.

July 22, 2014

Fresh from Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting at 2014 McKesson ideaShare, attendees eagerly gathered to take part in the Health Mart University Live sessions that addressed key topics for independent pharmacy success.

June 23, 2014

Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale officially marked the grand re-opening of the company's Beverly Hills store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning.