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.

July 2, 2015

Specialty pharmacy PANTHERx has expanded its specialty pharmacy business and doubled its workforce, according to a local news report.

July 2, 2015

Pharmacy same-store sales a big driver behind June results at Rite Aid. 

July 1, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association requests applicants for the APhA Board of Trustees, APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science.

July 1, 2015

DSNTV recently met with CVS Health's store leadership team in New York City to walk through one of the company’s new stores and learn more about the big changes unfolding in the aisles.

July 1, 2015

New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report released on Wednesday.

July 1, 2015

Under a new law that took effect on Wednesday, Floridians can now get more vaccines at their local pharmacy instead of going to a doctor’s office.

July 1, 2015

An analysis of five pharmacy case studies conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association has found that medication synchronization brings positive results to community pharmacy.

June 30, 2015

The GPhA's Biosimilars Council cautions FDA against adopting distinguishable names for biosimilars and biologics. 

June 30, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday a bill that would require more children who enter day care or school to be vaccinated.
June 30, 2015

CRN’s melatonin guidelines are the latest in a series of proactive recommendations that the association has developed as part of its self-regulatory initiatives.

June 30, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued guidance indicating that the agency would give pharmacies  an additional four months to comply with product tracing requirements scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015.

June 30, 2015

The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance has issued a statement calling on parties negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership to make access to affordable medication a priority.

June 30, 2015

Sam's Club's monthly complementary health screenings represent approximately $150 in tests. 

June 30, 2015

Vitamin Angels announced Dr. Jatin Joshi, CEO of InstaVit, as the winner of its golf bag giveaway at the recent ECRM Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition event. 

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.