In this exclusive 20-page special report, DSN examines Walmart’s mission to be America’s destination for health and wellness — and the leadership team charting the course. Walmart executives — including president of health and wellness Labeed Diab, SVP of baby, paper goods, chemicals, OTC and optical Carmen Bauza, and others share the company's vision in pharmacy, OTC, specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, optical and more.
"I often use the analogy of puzzle-making when I moderate strategy sessions with clients. Why? Because it provides a framework from which to fuel the conversation and the ideation that moves an organization or a brand forward," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McKesson has made significant strides in the past year to deliver on the three focal points identified by the wholesaler last year to help grow the businesses of Health Mart member pharmacies and independent owner/operators partnered with McKesson, Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical unit, told a record 5,000 attendees during the Opening General Session of McKesson ideaShare 2015.
As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.
Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.
DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.
In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.
CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of clinical collaborations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to nearly 60 major health systems and healthcare providers across the country.
Pharmacy organizations have written a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking officials to delay enforcement of a July 1 electronic product-tracing deadline for prescription drug dispensers.