March 18, 2015

Bipartisan legislation to improve medication therapy management services for senior citizens enrolled in Medicare received a nod from NACDS.

March 18, 2015

The CVS Health Foundation reveals the first four grant recipients in its "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program.

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

Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

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 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 6, 2015

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

March 4, 2015

The introduction in January of bipartisan legislation that would grant retail pharmacists provider status for Medicare patients in “underserved” communities certainly sounds like a step in the right direction.

March 4, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance and AllazoHealth announced the formation of a formal research partnership to study and improve medication adherence metrics.

 

March 4, 2015

One of retail pharmacy’s core customers — today’s working mom — is very much focused on health-and-wellness these days, and with good reason. 

March 3, 2015

Researchers have assessed the relationship between changes in a person’s activation level and changes in health outcomes and cost.

February 27, 2015

J&J formed Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions to facilitate the development and implementation of programs that focus on wellness and prevention. 

February 26, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health expressing concerns about pharmacy-related budget proposals.

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 25, 2015

Leading up to a Senate hearing examining recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, NACDS expressed support for the commission’s recognition of preserving pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.

February 23, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy's Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman gift $5 million to the Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy. 

February 23, 2015

Kim Coalter, a staffer for Rep. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., toured Fred's Super Dollar pharmacy in Mississippi last week.

February 17, 2015

CVS Health weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs on the healthcare system in a commentary that appears today on the Health Affairs blog.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Amazon on Tuesday announced the grand opening of Amazon@Purdue, its first-ever staffed customer order pickup and drop-off location, housed in the Krach Leadership Center on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

February 3, 2015

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