April 21, 2015

"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. 

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.

June 29, 2015

Cosmederm Bioscience's new anti-itch creams addresses both chronic and acute itch needs. 

June 29, 2015

Tris Pharma will supply the new Robitussin long-acting dextromethorphan. 

June 26, 2015

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.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 26, 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.

June 25, 2015

DripDrop, a new rehydration solution for children, adults, and seniors, is now available in Rite Aid stores nationwide.

June 25, 2015

Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy was named the 2015 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize winner Thursday evening at the McKesson ideaShare 2015 Opening General Session.

June 25, 2015

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.

June 25, 2015

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.

June 25, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a piece of legislation earlier this month that helps expand patient access to pharmacists' patient care services. 

June 24, 2015

Rite Aid announced on Wednesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Services.

June 24, 2015

According to a new national survey, more than a quarter (27%) of U.S. adults admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth.

June 24, 2015

The Little Clinic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, has expanded into Kansas, marking the company's 10th state to operate retail clinics.

June 23, 2015

Cosmederm Bioscience on Tuesday announced the introduction of ItchFreeZone.com, a new resource for all things itch.

June 23, 2015

CVS Health announced on Tuesday that Norman de Greve will join CVS Health as chief marketing officer, effective July 15.

June 23, 2015

Eisai announced Monday that the Food and Drug Administration had given Fycompa approval to be used as an adjunctive therapy in treating primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.