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.

September 19, 2014

Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, spoke on Friday before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

September 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-a-week injection to improve blood-sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

September 18, 2014

Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy adults ages 18 years to 64 years has yet to top 40%.

 

September 18, 2014

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network, on Thursday announced the launch of Good Neighbor Pharmacy University, an online central resource for network members to access information and education.

September 18, 2014

Kmart Pharmacy has announced that it is offering flu shots in stores for as low as $24.99. In addition, Shop Your Way members who receive their vaccination can get a $5 Kmart gift card with coupon available in select circulars and online.

September 18, 2014

McKesson donated four million pairs of latex gloves to World Vision, the wholesaler announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has offered its support for new legislation — S. 2862, the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access, and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 — which calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.

September 18, 2014

Looking to serve a strong voice and advocate for Canada’s neighborhood pharmacy as they play an increasingly important role in healthcare is the new Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada.

September 18, 2014

More than 50 Washington, D.C.-area pharmacists and student pharmacists administered flu shots and performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demonstrate the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services.

September 18, 2014

John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, on Thursday morning announced a sixth Rite Aid Health Alliance partnership with Physician Direct ACO in Detroit. 

 

September 17, 2014

An analysis done by the CVS Health Research Institute provides insights regarding patients taking Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), a new and costly treatment for hepatitis C.

September 17, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Tuesday participated in a White House Industry Leadership Roundtable discussion on ways to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons. 

September 17, 2014

With National PA Week just around the corner in early October, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is looking to help educate consumers about the important role that physician assistants play in making health care more accessible.

September 17, 2014

Out of Africa has expanded its portfolio with a new line of Whipped and Creamy Shea Body Butters in four all-natural scents: Vanilla, Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Pomegranate.

September 17, 2014

Pharmacy First, an independent network of community pharmacies, on Tuesday announced their partnership with PrescribeWellness.

September 17, 2014

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, recently wrapped up its seventh cross-country journey, providing free skin cancer screenings and prevention information to communities nationwide.

September 17, 2014

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 17, 2014

The mHealth Summit on Wednesday announced that Walgreens' chief medical officer Harry Leider will open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on Dec. 8.  

September 16, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of Hispanic consumers and in-store testing, in this multi-page report.