July 10, 2017

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson stressed pharmacy’s role as “a working partner” with whom the government could collaborate to find solutions.

July 10, 2017

The program would restore access to chain and independent pharmacies for TRICARE beneficiaries, who currently have to obtain non-generic medications through mail-order pharmacies or military treatment facilities.

July 7, 2017

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group’s nutrition division ThriveRx is celebrating 10 years of supporting parenteral and enteral nutrition patients with a website redesign and the rebrand of its Maximize Health program. 

July 7, 2017

Despite the new Walgreens-Rite Aid agreement removing the possibility for Fred’s to acquire nearly 900 Rite Aid Stores, the Memphis retailer remains unfazed and committed to its focus on healthcare efforts and front-end improvements to get profitable by year’s end. 

July 6, 2017
Budweiser has begun its rollout of packaging celebrating the states its breweries are housed in.
July 6, 2017

As pharmacy margins continue to shrink a little each year, a pharmacist in Seattle has discovered how to expand pharmacy margins through the incorporation of clinical services from Cardinal Health while shrinking something else — her customers’ waistlines.

July 6, 2017

Pharmacy owners who are retiring or getting out of the business often face the question of what to do with their pharmacy. The solution that preserves the community business, while continuing to serve their patients, is to find an independent pharmacist buyer — which can be a daunting process.

July 6, 2017

With the FBI estimating that U.S. robberies have caused $390 million in losses in 2015, one of the most important steps independent pharmacists can take for their businesses and customers is security. Thinking a pharmacy is immune from theft or robbery is one of the biggest misconceptions said Cardinal Health’s Director of Security Jason Blumenauer.

July 6, 2017

In the weeks leading up to Cardinal Health RBC 2017, DSN sat down with Cardinal Health’s director of reimbursement solutions Jeff Monroe to talk about the company’s latest Reimbursement Consulting Services (RCS) dashboard, as well as its Central Pay and Reconciliation customer platforms, and how these solutions are enabling pharmacies to better identify additional patient care opportunities, improve medication adherence and drive performance against the CMS Star Quality Measures.

July 6, 2017

Medication therapy management (MTM) is a tool that more pharmacies are incorporating into their practices as a way to both strategically boost engagement with the local provider community and strengthen ties with patients, while at the same time improving adherence, lowering overall health costs and driving more revenue into the pharmacy. But most of all, it improves patient relations and entices those patients to remain loyal to their community pharmacy.

July 6, 2017

The state regulatory environment is on its way toward becoming friendlier to telepharmacy, or the practice of providing pharmaceutical care via telecommunications to patients at a distance, especially those patients living within a “pharmacy desert.”

July 6, 2017
Walmart Specialty Pharmacy provides such services as prior authorization, identifying the lowest possible price for medications and creating a personal care plan for patients. 
July 5, 2017

The beauty devices market in the United States was worth $730 million in 2016 — including hair regrowth devices — according to the consumer research firm Kline.

July 5, 2017

The pharmacy chain highlighted the collaborative practice agreement as a way for physicians to take part in new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services alternative payment models that allow physicians to be reimbursed for services that pharmacies can help them provide.

July 5, 2017

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

July 5, 2017

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.

July 5, 2017

L’Oréal Research and Innovation global VP technology incubator Guive Balooch was on hand at Viva Technology in Paris in mid-June to highlight the strides the company and its brands are making at the intersection of beauty and technology.

July 5, 2017

The drug had annual market sales of $248 million for the 12 months ended April 2017.

July 5, 2017
Schmidt’s will donate 5% of the proceeds from its new scent, Waves, to the Surfrider Foundation, which works to protect the oceans through an activist network. 
July 5, 2017

The products in the collection are made with extra virgin coconut and shea oils, as well as creamy coconut milk and acacia senegal.

July 5, 2017

Adult bath products, including Epsom salt soaks and aromatherapy, that offer a Zen-like experience are bubbling to the surface in mass stores and helping to perk up sales.

July 5, 2017
Walmart also is testing a self-service kiosk for pickup of groceries ordered online, with the installation of a 20-ft.-by-80-ft. kiosk, or small building, in the parking lot of its supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
 
July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

July 5, 2017

Rite Aid emerges from the Walgreens Boots Alliance transaction as a much leaner, multi-regional chain with a much smaller debt load.