September 9, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has hired Brenda Gauthier as its director of payer relations, the company said.

September 7, 2011

Total revenues of the top 100 brands in the nationwide Catalina Network of food, drug and mass grew by just 0.7% during the 12-month period ended in early July, according to new research by Catalina.

September 7, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday upped the ante in its pursuit of administering more flu shots this year — through Sept. 20 guests who use their Customer Reward Card when getting a seasonal flu vaccination will pay a $5-discounted rate of $24.99 for the shot and will receive five free bonus grocery items — fresh fruit, orange juice, hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues — valued at $12.71.

August 30, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday urged the federal government to reject Florida’s request to extend and expand its Medicaid managed care pilot program statewide from five to 67 counties.

August 30, 2011

According to Winn-Dixie's chief Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie is riding a strong headwind into fiscal 2012 powered by a number of influencers, including a marketing program that better sustains margins, its loyalty program Fuelperks!, an improved stocking system and a significant focus on improving the customer experience.

August 29, 2011

Nutrition 21 on Friday announced that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

August 26, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Thursday announced its Children's AccuDial line of pediatric medications featuring the company’s accurate weight-based dosing label has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.

August 24, 2011

Hundreds of retail healthcare professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month for the fourth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

August 24, 2011

For the first time this year, the number of holiday air travelers is expected to decline for a major travel holiday as airfares are up 13%, AAA reported Wednesday. The number of overall holiday travelers likewise is projected to decline as compared with last year.

August 24, 2011

If the legacy of a man is measured in the number of people he positively influenced, then surely Charlie Bowlus was a titan of our industry.

August 23, 2011

Less than one month after joining the specialty pharmacy network of health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has received an accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the company said.

August 23, 2011

Publix announced that it now offers free 30-day supplies (up to 30 tablets) of lisinopril to customers with a prescription for the medication.

August 22, 2011

The other side of the retail clinic phenomenon is urgent care, which also is growing as the need for alternative sites of care becomes more apparent, and providers look to fill the gaps in health care. This is why it is important to note the news of Solantic’s expansion plans.

August 18, 2011

A provider of urgent care, wellness and employer health services throughout Florida is planning to offer more than 50 jobs statewide.

August 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced that flu vaccinations are now available in all Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacies to help prepare guests for the upcoming flu season.

August 16, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a 29-store Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced that it is supporting back to school for parents with activities that include cash donations to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and free backpacks filled with school supplies.

August 12, 2011

The Chain Drug Consortium on Thursday dispensed a formal letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission expressing its opposition to the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit management companies Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

August 11, 2011

It is with great sadness that Drug Store News reports the unexpected passing of ECRM CEO and founder Charlie Bowlus, who has died from complications following emergency surgery three weeks ago.

August 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic continues to expand its list of strategic alliances, with its latest partner being Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest health system in Indiana.

August 10, 2011

GelStat Corp. on Tuesday announced it has retained Scarsdale Equities as its financial adviser to explore various strategic alternatives.

August 10, 2011

PureBrands on Tuesday announced the introduction of Sheets-branded automated kiosks that will be placed in high-profile areas across the country, including malls, office buildings, stadiums and arenas in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida.

August 10, 2011

Just one week after opening a remodeled store in Apopka, Fla., Winn-Dixie has opened another reformatted store in St. Johns, making it the company's first overhauled location in the North Florida area.

August 9, 2011

Winn-Dixie is putting the pedal to the metal for its Fuelperks! rewards program.

August 8, 2011

The news that MinuteClinic has surpassed 10 million patient visits is important because the pace at which these milestones are occurring speaks volumes to the increased patient acceptance.