Starting in August, licensed pharmacists at more than 560 U.S. Sam's Club pharmacy locations will administer flu shots and nine immunizations recommended to help protect against diseases, such as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. All Sam's Club pharmacies are open to the public.
In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools in the United States.
AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network have announced a new charitable endeavor with KaBoom!, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most.
At its annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacies, Cardinal Health presented its special publication Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Guide: Innovating Independents. This report highlights 14 unique programs, implemented by independent pharmacists from across the United States, that improve patient care and drive business results.
According to a new report released by Express Scripts, the stress associated with providing unpaid care for a sick or disabled adult can create additional detrimental effects on the caregiver's health, leading to a 29% greater use of anti-anxiety medications compared with non-caregivers.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.
Among the renewed services, Chain Drug Consortium participating pharmacies will be able to utilize the Emdeon Clinical Exchange eRx Network, which is designed to enhance interoperable information exchange and help improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton joined attendees for day two of the NACDS Total Store Expo Monday morning to discuss her experiences as secretary of state, leading diplomatic talks on a variety of foreign policy, and she spoke extensively about her work on health reform.
Meijer announced that it is expanding its mPerks digital coupon program to include pharmacy purchases, allowing customers to personalize their savings and earn rewards in the areas they shop the most whenever they fill a prescription.
The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness about the oral complications that often occur during cancer treatments, and to provide patients with the necessary knowledge and resources to manage these side effects, which can compromise health and quality of life.
Perrigo Co. announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug applications for fluocinolone acetonide scalp oil, 0.01%, the generic equivalent to Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil, and fluocinolone acetonide topical oil, 0.01%, the generic equivalent to Derma-Smoothe/FS Body Oil.
Teva Pharmaceutical and Perrigo Co. announced the launch of the generic equivalent to Temodar (temozolomide). Teva will manufacture, market and distribute the product in the United States, and both companies will equally share in the cost and profitability of the product in the country.
As part of its continued commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health announced that six pharmacy schools across the country will receive more than $625,000 in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.
As pharmacy evolves from medication dispensing to a key component of the healthcare system, strengthening the pharmacist's role in health care was the dominant theme at a recent conference sponsored by a coalition of pharmacy groups.
VoicePort announced the launch of its Medication Synchronization automated solution with two U. S. pharmacy chain clients and are in final stage negotiations with several others in support of helping pharmacies deliver increased patient health-and-wellness.
Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?
Any specialty pharmacy provider that wants to succeed in today's healthcare arena has to align its capabilities with patients, prescribing physicians, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers. But success also depends on delivering cost savings and high-touch patient care services to managed care and health plan payers that depend on it.