July 22, 2014

Fresh from Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting at 2014 McKesson ideaShare, attendees eagerly gathered to take part in the Health Mart University Live sessions that addressed key topics for independent pharmacy success.

July 21, 2014

During the Opening General Session at McKesson’s 2014 ideaShare conference, Frank Starn, SVP and COO of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, and Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart, presented Milwaukee, Wis.-based Hayat Health Mart Pharmacy with the grand prize as the 2014 Pharmacy of the Year award winner.

July 21, 2014

Even before the official start of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center was buzzing with attendees eager to take advantage of the robust lineup of continuing education courses held on Sunday and Monday.

July 21, 2014

This year’s McKesson ideaShare 2014 kicked off with a bang as thousands of community pharmacy leaders flocked to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the annual event and seize the opportunities to grow in today’s changing healthcare landscape.

July 21, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System already is impacting how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs, noted Samuel Stolpe, director of quality strategies for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, during a Lunch and Learn session Monday at McKesson ideaShare called “When the Stars Align: Prepare Your Pharmacy For Success.” According to Stolpe, it’s going to become a bigger influencer going forward, especially as the industry develops a pharmacy Star metric that will have a public element and certain health plans experiment with pay-for-performance models to incentivize higher Star ratings among pharmacies.

July 21, 2014

Addressing 3,000 independent pharmacy attendees representing more than 1,000 pharmacies at the McKesson ideaShare 2014, Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson’s U.S. pharmaceutical unit outlined the myriad of opportunities open to community pharmacy today, and how McKesson is investing in its independent pharmacy offerings to help those independents realize every one of those opportunities.

July 15, 2014

Desert 2 Desert has been named the winner of the DSN-sponsored “Best New Product” award at the ECRM Sun Care, currently taking place in Tampa, Fla., for its My Cabana Boy sunscreen applicator.

July 14, 2014

Walgreens on Monday expanded vaccine availability at all of its more than 800 locations across Florida as new state legislation takes effect to help bring greater patient access to vaccines.

July 2, 2014

Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 — many more in some states than in others — according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlights the danger of overdose.

June 27, 2014

SilverScript Insurance Co., a CVS Caremark company, has entered into collaborations with seven accountable care organizations across the country.

June 27, 2014

The Stephan Co., a maker of hair care and skin care products, has announced that its Imágen hair care brand is supporting the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Latina Business Women Association's 11th Annual Latinas in Business Awards.

June 26, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced that it has launched its new weight-loss diet aid Chews 2 Lose Appetite Suppressant Gum and has signed a distribution agreement with Windmill Health Products.

June 24, 2014

Publix is test-marketing a website that allows shoppers to register for special offers in lieu of a card-based loyalty program, The Tampa Bay Times reported on Monday.

June 19, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has unveiled its revamped public facing website to include more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects.

June 18, 2014

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

June 17, 2014

The Hamacher Resource Group has announced that Dave Wendland, VP and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, will be speaking to members of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy June 27 at their 2014 Midyear conference in Palm Beach, Fla., and on July 21, will speak to independent pharmacists attending McKesson’s IdeaShare conference in Orlando, Fla.

June 16, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has announced the Top 10 Scanned Showcase Products at this year’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference.

June 11, 2014

Advanced Care Scripts, a division of Omnicare Specialty Care Group, on Wednesday announced that it has been added to the limited-distribution network for Celgene's Otezla (apremilast).

June 10, 2014

Cheerwine, a soft drink brand, on Tuesday announced that it would be expanding to markets in Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle via distribution with Buffalo Rock Co., a Pepsi bottler.

June 9, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi-Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on June 7 began to rebrand three Winn-Dixie stores as Harveys stores in Albany, Ga.

June 6, 2014

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has named Africa Miranda — singer, model, activist and star of Bravo's docu-drama TV show "The New Atlanta," — as its new brand ambassador. Miranda already is featured as one the models for Creme of Nature's Argan Oil from Morocco product line.

June 6, 2014

GelStat Corp. on Thursday announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mastix Medica.

June 5, 2014

Moraz, a cosmetic and skin care line, is launching its products in the U.S. market for the first time.

June 1, 2014

Suppliers are given the opportunity to showcase their products for retail buyers at the GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference. Drug Store News highlights some of the hot beauty products in the showcase this year.