August 27, 2012

The 2012 elections mean a lot of things to a lot of people, communities and industries, and retail pharmacy is no exception.

August 27, 2012

Bloomberg has tapped a Symphony Health Solutions company to provide U.S. prescription audit data to Bloomberg's more than 310,000 professional service subscribers worldwide.

August 27, 2012

The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

August 27, 2012

Sales and marketing services company Crossmark makes sure that “products are in the right place at the right price in the right assortment in the right display location and the products are locally and seasonally relevant.” That is what Joe Crafton, Crossmark’s president, told the Dallas Morning News, which recently profiled the company.

August 27, 2012

Delhaize Group has enlisted the services of Retalix for in-store software for Delhaize Group's 3,300 locations — including more than 20,000 point-of-sale terminals — across Eurasia and the United States.

August 27, 2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has earned a spot on Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

August 27, 2012

A provider of healthcare revenue, payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions has expanded its technology-enabled solution that aims to improve business and clinical outcomes and care continuity.

August 27, 2012

Holly Shaskey-Platek has been appointed to serve as SVP merchandising for Family Dollar, the retailer announced.

August 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of a diabetes drug made by Takeda, the agency said Friday.

August 27, 2012

Pharmacy is in a state of deep transformation, but it could take some time for the trend to gain traction.

August 27, 2012

Genzyme announced it has received a refuse-to-file letter from the Food and Drug Administration in response to the drug maker's supplemental biologics license application for the approval of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) as a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis.

August 27, 2012

The Grocery Manufacturers Association inducted Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Richard Jurgens, as well as Dean Pappas, CEO of Clement Pappas and Co., into its Hall of Achievement.

August 27, 2012

Can you feel that? 
It’s the seismic shift that currently is occurring in health care in this country. And really, it’s just a tremor. The intense stuff isn’t expected to hit until 2014.


August 27, 2012

Jennie-O has introduced new and improved turkey bacon.

August 27, 2012

Meijer will double match every customer's $10 Simply Give donation made Sept. 2 to 8 in support of Hunger Action Month.

August 27, 2012

Mobeam and ProLogic are joining forces to enable the processing of digital coupons on mobile devices.

August 27, 2012

Do you doubt the importance of having a multichannel strategy to reach shoppers? If so, consider the fact that — for as little 2.5% off — nearly half of your customers will walk out of the store to make their purchase online. How about a 5% discount? Well, that number jumps to 60% of shoppers who will leave.

August 27, 2012

The effort by community pharmacy to rise to the occasion and showcase its life-saving and cost-reducing power in health care has never been stronger. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson had for attendees of the NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference being held in Denver. However, he also warned against complacency.

August 27, 2012

OPI Products has announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand's new president and general manager.

August 27, 2012

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from July 19 to Aug. 1, 2012. There were a total of 745 respondents who were recruited via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers ages 18 years and up who opt-in to participate in reasearch with AccentHealth.

August 27, 2012

Almost 2-in-3 patients reported that the individual pharmacist plays a key role in which pharmacy they choose, but less than one-third of patients tap into that accessible health resource on a regular basis, according to an exclusive survey conducted by AccentHealth and DSN. 


August 27, 2012

The nation’s vast, multi-trillion dollar healthcare industry churns up plenty of statistics — a constant stream of them, in fact. But here’s one that may get your attention: nearly 70% of people in the United States don't have or don't use a primary care physician.

August 27, 2012

AccentHealth’s Andrew Schulman, VP marketing, recently sat down with DSN to talk about a new regular DSN feature debuting in this issue called “Patient Views,” and how this series of surveys can help inform pharmacy operators and healthcare suppliers alike.


August 27, 2012

Q.bel Foods has introduced its whole grain chocolate wafer bars.