August 28, 2015

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

August 26, 2015

See some of the biggest innovations in pharmacy technology from the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo. 

June 8, 2015

Health information network Surescripts has signed an agreement with eClinicalWorks to extend its electronic prior authorization service to all users of eClinicalWorks software.

May 19, 2015

Surescripts processed two-thirds of all new prescriptions in 2014, according to its annual report released Tuesday.  

April 30, 2015

Surescripts has announced that it is collaborating with PDR, a provider of drug information, prescriber communications, and behavior-based patient and consumer health information, to expand the coverage of the electronic prior authorization solution CompletEPA.

April 22, 2015

Established in 1942, Lewis Drug made its mark as the first self-service drug store in South Dakota. Today, Lewis continues to go strong with an even greater emphasis on improving patient health outcomes.

April 13, 2015

Surescripts inks deal with vendors to enable more than 480,000 providers to utilize the technology to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country.

April 10, 2015

Surescripts has expanded its nationwide health information network to include PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market.
 

March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

March 13, 2015

Connecting all the dots in health care. That’s the ultimate goal in the health industry’s migration to an electronic platform, where doctors and other prescribers write prescriptions digitally and send them — directly and immediately — to a patient’s pharmacy for dispensing.

March 2, 2015

The implementation of an e-prescribing mandate in New York hits a snag as state legislators agree to a delay.

February 23, 2015

Surescripts expands reach of its electronic prior authorization solution and now reaches 250,000 prescribers.

February 19, 2015

Pipeline Rx seeks to expand healthcare resources and enhance medication safety for patients in rural and remote areas.

February 19, 2015

Surescripts on Thursday released a step-by-step video guide targeting both small providers and health systems to enable adoption of electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.

September 23, 2014

Care4Today Mobile Health Manager, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has announced the launch of a patient dashboard for health care providers and pharmacies to provide timely monitoring of self-reported medication adherence for their patients.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.

August 25, 2014

Pharmacy health information technology has come a long way in the past five years, but there is still a significant amount of opportunity for pharmacy operations to plug into the HIT network — opportunities that will augment pharmacy’s value to the healthcare system in improving adherence and reducing abandonment.

July 10, 2014

With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.

May 22, 2014

Surescripts on Wednesday announced its service has routed more than 1 billion electronic prescriptions in 2013, representing a majority (58%) of all eligible prescriptions in the United States, sent by 73% of all office-based physicians.

April 14, 2014

AssistRx last week introduced a new technology that simplifies the prescribing of specialty therapies while streamlining communications between prescribers, pharmacies, patients and manufacturers. It’s smart technology that can lead to patients receiving specialty medications weeks earlier than ever before, the company claimed.

April 7, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a written statement in lead-up to Monday’s hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health urging transparency in how federal agencies conduct enforcement activities to help curb prescription drug diversion and abuse.

March 12, 2014

New research presented at the World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, finds that the MedVantx MedStart Connect generic medication sampling program implemented in the primary care physicians' office, led to significantly increased patient initiation of new prescriptions as well as continued use of the medications, and could possibly lead to savings for health plans.