March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

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. 

February 12, 2015

In a series of special reports, Drug Store News looks at some of the top trends impacting pharmacy in this pivotal year for the nation’s health system.

 

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.

March 31, 2015

Pharmacist participation conflicts with role as healthcare provider, group says.

March 31, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of health system and healthcare provider affiliations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to more than 50.

March 31, 2015

According to Mintel Beauty and Personal Care research, seasonality takes hold as a key beauty trend.
 

March 31, 2015

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic has become the first retail clinic provider to offer Department of Transportation physicals for interstate commercial drivers.

March 30, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has announced the completed endowment of the APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management William H. Briner Distinguished Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Award with a pledge from the National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies.

March 30, 2015

Half of adults would say "no way" to meeting someone for a date if they had a cold sore, according to a Carmex survey. 

March 30, 2015

The supplement industry criticized the agreement between GNC and the New York Attorney General's office. 

March 30, 2015

GNC on Monday announced an agreement with the New York Attorney General's office affirming that all of the products called into question by the office were actually in full compliance with cGMPs. 

March 30, 2015

OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group’s freestanding pharmacy care services business, ramps up PBM business with a $12.8 billion deal.

March 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Adminisration on Friday revisited the issue of supplemental applications proposing labeling changes for approved drugs and biologic products. 

March 26, 2015

The value of medication therapy management is not fully realized because the ROI is difficult to measure, noted a Cardinal Health blog on its Essential Insights site. 

March 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday launched its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.

March 26, 2015

Kentucky last week became the seventh state to restrict DXM sales to adults. 

March 26, 2015

The Emerson Group added two OTC veterans from Novartis and Bayer to its executive leadership team. 

March 26, 2015

As the National Association of Chain Drug Stores raised the curtain on this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, it presented Shopko’s Ryan Swensen with the first-ever NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact of the Year Award.

March 26, 2015

Hundreds of pharmacy advocates met with members of Congress during the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day.

March 26, 2015

Pursuant Health (formerly SoloHealth) on Thursday partnered with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise on a new health-and-wellness platform. 

March 25, 2015

NACDS leadership was on hand as the White House introduced the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.