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.

August 2, 2015

Though the focus at ThoughtSpot 2015 has been on AmerisourceBergen’s independent pharmacy customers, the company is shifting its focus to issues that are front and center in the minds of its chain customers with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo just three weeks away.

August 2, 2015

AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy introduced a slew of new programs at ThoughtSpot 2015 this year. Drug Store News caught up with David Neu, EVP AmerisourceBergen and president Good Neighbor Pharmacy, at the show to discuss how those new programs will help Good Neighbor Pharmacists better navigate the future.

August 2, 2015

The common saying goes what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — but that’s not true if you’re coming back from Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot 2015 annual meeting. For them, what happened this year in Vegas will help enhance their pharmacy operations for years to come. Drug Store News, with the help of AmerisourceBergen’s top brass, identified the three ThoughtSpot takeaways GNP owners will be implementing on the Monday they’re back from the show.

August 1, 2015

AmerisourceBergen's newly named Elevate Provider Network will support independent pharmacies in their efforts to improve profitability.

July 31, 2015

Brush Buddies, a provider of educational oral care products, launched the Soniclean Pro One on Tuesday.

July 31, 2015

Revlon announced the launch on Thursday of Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge, a philanthropic effort focused on women’s health initiatives.

July 31, 2015

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment rosacea.

July 31, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week announced that they expect the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 to remain stable at about $32.50 per month.

July 31, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."

July 31, 2015

In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS.

July 30, 2015

Hair care brand Alberto VO5 on Thursday declared August its third annual “National Anti-Frizz Month,” offering frizz-taming advice and savings on frizz products via the brand’s website and social media channels.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health and IBM on Thursday announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing for care management services for patients with chronic disease.

July 30, 2015

PetSmart Charities on Wednesday awarded a $200,000 grant to Forgotten Cats, a nonprofit organization that traps, neuters, vaccinates and then releases cats back out into the wild, according to Delaware Public Media.

July 30, 2015

Rite Aid announced same-store sales increased 2.4% for the four weeks ended July 25.

July 30, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. To commemorate the anniversary, Drug Store News has put together an exclusive report on the effect that Medicare and Medicaid have had on the retail pharmacy industry and how it has transformed the role of the pharmacist.

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.