June 26, 2012

What can McKesson do for me that will help drive my success and assure my continued viability in a fast-changing and competitive healthcare market? That question was on the minds of many independent pharmacy owners attending Tuesday’s business and educational forums at ideaShare 2012.

June 26, 2012

A regional pharmacy chain has extended its relationship with a healthcare services company.

June 26, 2012

Heinz has named Dave Woodward EVP, in charge of Heinz North America, effective immediately.

June 26, 2012

An overwrought U.S. healthcare system in desperate need of new solutions and new ways to cut the unsustainable cost spiral will demand a new, more engaged and more patient-centered role for community pharmacists.

June 26, 2012

Kashi has launched two USDA-certified organic cereals that combine organic corn flakes with a touch of natural sweetness.

June 26, 2012

In many ways, the future of community pharmacy relies on evolving the role of the pharmacist to drive better patient adherence, improve health outcomes and perhaps most importantly, from a business perspective, to get paid for it. To help independent pharmacy owners and community pharmacists step closer to that future today, McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the country, showcased Tuesday its Sponsored Clinical Services Network to hundreds of attendees here at McKesson ideaShare 2012.

June 26, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association is celebrating July as the month of the independent pharmacy industry.

June 26, 2012

The life of a patient with diabetes is a juggling act to maintain good glycemic control — from daily blood-glucose testing to eating healthy and staying active. This is a complex and sometimes inconvenient task requiring significant commitment. Today, the American Diabetes Association estimates 60 percent of diabetes patients do not adhere to their treatment regimen.

June 26, 2012

The maker of Nature Made has expanded the brand to include a total of 20 offerings across three new product lines.

June 26, 2012

Winning the patient adherence battle is about aligning all stakeholders, from the patient to the pharmacist, to payers, employers, physicians and pharma, in a collaborative, patient-centered model that not only educates patients, but also actively engages them in managing their health and treatment regimens. To find out more about how McKesson is helping community pharmacists deliver better patient care through one-on-one interventions and coaching — and get paid for it — DSN spoke Tuesday to Peggy Yelinek, VP and general manager of McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions.

June 26, 2012

SodaStream is expanding its reach to new channels, according to published reports.

June 26, 2012

Despite reporting an uptick in organized retail crime, the National Retail Federation revealed that retail theft rates decreased in 2011, according to preliminary results of the organization's latest National Retail Security survey.

June 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to Supernus Pharmaceuticals for a drug to treat epilepsy, the company said Tuesday.

June 26, 2012

Walgreens is partnering with health authorities and service organizations to provide pharmacist-administered testing for the virus that causes AIDS, the retail pharmacy chain said.

June 26, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an antidepressant made by Pfizer, the company said.

June 25, 2012

Beauty is not just about making women (and men), well, beautiful. But it is increasingly about providing consumers with solutions that will save them time and money, and, perhaps even more importantly, provide value. And those products that deliver value, help consumers save money and make their lives just a little bit easier stand to win big.

June 25, 2012

Executives from Coca-Cola and Facebook on Monday morning shared social media best practices and strategies here at NACDS Marketplace 2012.

June 25, 2012

Disneynature is bringing its latest adventure to Blu-ray combo pack, digital and on-demand viewing this summer.

June 25, 2012

The U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai has promoted one of its executives.

June 25, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made by Actavis, the drug maker said Monday.

June 25, 2012

A federal court has ruled against Mylan in a case filed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries over a drug to treat multiple sclerosis.

June 25, 2012

Good Neighbor Pharmacy has recognized five community pharmacies for their efforts with exceptional patient care or demonstrated improvements in their business approach.

June 25, 2012

Owning and operating a community pharmacy has never been the easiest way to prosper in the healthcare field. But in the face of unrelenting reimbursement challenges, big-chain competition and the pressures imposed by powerful pharmacy benefit managers that dictate take-it-or-leave-it contracts covering the majority of patients and prescriptions, it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of independent and small-chain pharmacy owner/operators wouldn’t trade places with any other health professional.

June 25, 2012

The board of directors at Ingles Markets have declared cash dividends on all of its class A common stock and class B common stock.