January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congress handed community pharmacies a Christmas present in December, voting to exempt them from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.


December 23, 2010

The CVS Caremark-sponsored study that illustrates pharmacists and nurses are the most effective healthcare "voice" in promoting medication adherence among patients is important because it marks the first step toward unlocking the potential of the collaborative care model (i.e., pharmacists and nurses), and getting those people who matter to pay attention.

December 16, 2010

The Natural Products Association last week announced the 14th annual Natural Products Day to be held here April 6, 2011.

December 14, 2010

Legislation to ban patent litigation settlements between branded and generic drug companies appears unlikely to find success, according to published reports.

December 10, 2010

A decision by Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program has drawn praise from the American Diabetes Association.

December 7, 2010

The results of the 2010 mid-term elections were dramatic, putting the Republican party firmly in control of the House of Representatives. And the GOP’s “Pledge to America” promises big spending and tax cuts, as well as a repeal of the health-reform law, in direct opposition to the goals of the Obama administration and most Democrats. To gauge the election results and what they mean for pharmacy retailing, Drug Store News interviewed Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Cirrus Healthcare Products recently introduced its ClearEars product, earplugs that contain a polymer that draws water from the ears. ClearEars also is appropriate to alleviate symptoms of glue ear, a condition in which thick, sticky fluid collects behind the eardrum.


December 1, 2010

Independent pharmacists are hailing a move in Congress to exempt pharmacies from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.

November 30, 2010

Recent public perception that the Food and Drug Administration had not been doing its job — ensuring that Americans' approved medical devices and medicines are relatively safe — may be impeding fast approval processes, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report published Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 24, 2010

Most of the newly elected and re-elected Republican members of Congress, Tea Party candidates in particular, vowed to whittle down or repeal healthcare reform once in office, but the healthcare companies that stand to benefit hope to change their minds, as some of their lobbying activities last quarter have shown.

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...

November 18, 2010

No matter how you slice it, the flexible spending account changes that are part of...

November 17, 2010

A coalition of six associations, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the National Association...

November 14, 2010

A backlog of more than 2,000 drug entities and devices is awaiting approval. That’s the...

November 14, 2010

In a ruling hailed by retail pharmacy leaders, the Department of Defense now is insisting...

November 11, 2010

There’s been quite an uproar following healthcare reform’s flexible spending account proposal that in January...

November 10, 2010

Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council...

November 4, 2010

In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even...

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

November 2, 2010

A study presented last month before the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress determined that the...

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...