October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families. 

October 2, 2014

Cepia, a toy and game manufacturer, announced the debut of The Amazing Zhus, a collection of toy mice that perform magic tricks. 

 

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on healthcare costs through avoided hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease, according to a new article published Wednesday in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

September 24, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.

September 22, 2014

As the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria occurs at an alarming rate, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology announced that it released to the president last week a report, called "Combating Antiboitic Resistance."

 

 

September 22, 2014

Through a partnership with a Florida veterinary company, ShotVet, Walgreens is offering preventive care services for pets at select stores in Massachusetts, according to the Boston Herald.

September 18, 2014

Looking to serve a strong voice and advocate for Canada’s neighborhood pharmacy as they play an increasingly important role in healthcare is the new Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada.

September 17, 2014

The Ohio governor's office pushed for the firing of the executive director of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, according to a report released by the Associated Press Tuesday.

September 16, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of Hispanic consumers and in-store testing, in this multi-page report.

September 16, 2014

More than 75 locally-owned community pharmacies throughout Arkansas are enhancing patient care by participating in a unique nine-month medication adherence program.

September 15, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. 

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 15, 2014

Let’s face it: New products are the lifeblood of this business. If you’re a retailer, that’s why you went to NACDS Total Store Expo. That’s why DSN went to NACDS TSE, too. For two days, our reporters searched the show floor for the very latest and best new products and offerings at NACDS TSE.

September 12, 2014

Diplomat on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with area leaders to provide the necessary funding to expand Dr. Phil Zimbardo's Hero Imagination Project to the Flint, Mich., area.

September 10, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013.

September 9, 2014

Several organizations last week formed the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. 

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 1, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation on Thursday released a report touting the important heart-healthy benefits of phytosterols — compounds found in plants that can lower cholesterol. 

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 27, 2014

A&D Medical on Wednesday launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people monitor their physical activity and better manage their health.

August 25, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest beauty products that appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 25, 2014

With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo currently underway in Boston, the Boston Globe published an op-ed in its opinion section, Podium, which was co-authored by Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS and Michael Malloy, PharmD and dean of the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester.

August 21, 2014

The generic drug industry — and by extension, patients across the United States — is being adversely impacted by what some are calling branded drug makers’ abuse of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS.