March 23, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most back-to-school shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season. As many as 53.5% of shoppers are placing hand sanitizer into that BTS basket, according to a survey conducted by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News, and 50.3% are stocking up on immunity boosting supplements. 

May 16, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy for Healthcare Data Solutions, to discuss how comprehensive prescriber validation data solutions can save a pharmacy operation billions of dollars in costs.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

July 29, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association expressed support for the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., on Wednesday.

July 29, 2015

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

July 29, 2015

Rite Aid has announced Reliance ACO, based in southeast Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

July 28, 2015

In its largest acquisition to date, medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical acquired DeVilbiss Healthcare from Vestar Capital Partners in early July.

July 28, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition will host a conversation with key regulators of the dietary supplement industry at annual meeting. 

July 28, 2015

A GAO report released Monday suggests that the Drug Enforcement Agency should take steps to improve communications with pharmacists, manufacturers. 

July 28, 2015

Mediterra nutrition bars feature various fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains, providing options for different snacking occasions throughout the day.

July 28, 2015

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

July 28, 2015

Procter & Gamble has named David Taylor as its next president and CEO.

July 28, 2015

Voters from all political parties support sunshine legislation that would make promote transparency in generic prescription drug payments by pharmacy benefit manager corporations, according to a national survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association released Tuesday.

July 28, 2015

The new SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid is designed to aid parents in examining the throat area. 

July 28, 2015

Americans feel healthier under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

July 28, 2015

Sandoz on Tuesday announced the launch of a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort Respules (budesonide inhalation suspension) in 1-mg strength. Sandoz expects to have 180-day generic drug marketing exclusivity for the 1-mg strength.

July 27, 2015

In a move that will reshape the generic pharmaceuticals landscape, Teva announced Monday that it would be acquiring Allergan Generics for $40.5 billion. 

July 24, 2015

Anthem, Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna Corporation in a transaction valued at $54.2 billion.

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

July 24, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today announced that the Exhibit Hall for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will take place from Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, is sold out.

July 24, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy has partnered with Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy to offer Pharmaca patients access to specialty pharmacy services.

July 23, 2015

To get a better sense of why more independent pharmacy owners are gravitating toward the co-branding option, Drug Store News talked with John Fiacco, VP of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, and pharmacy owner Jerry Callahan. 

July 23, 2015

John Balch is committed to Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy’s underlying mission of making its stores healthcare destinations — something that has seen him fully embrace the company’s new co-branding option.