February 19, 2013

By now we are all well aware of the healthcare IT transformation taking place across the nation. This transformation is expected to continue for the foreseeable future with further implementation of Meaningful Use and the expansion of state Medicaid programs in 2014 as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements.

February 5, 2013

Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans.

July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17.

July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a license application by Sandoz, Novartis' generics company, for a potential generic biologic drug, the company announced Monday.

July 26, 2014

Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years with the company

 

July 25, 2014

Recognizing the important role that community pharmacy plays, McKesson has long focused on providing solutions to help pharmacists improve patient adherence and enhance patient outcomes as evidenced by programs and solutions offered through McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS). However, the growing understanding of pharmacists’ impact on adherence and its importance in today’s evolving healthcare landscape has validated pharmacy based solutions as McKesson bolsters its portfolio of tools.

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 25, 2014

On the final day of meetings at McKesson’s ideaShare 2014 Wednesday morning, Ann Richardson Berkey, McKesson SVP public affairs, reviewed the key political issues impacting pharmacy today — from controlled substances to provider status — and closed the session with an interview with Florida Rep. Matt Hudson, R-District 80.

July 25, 2014

DSN had an opportunity at McKesson ideaShare to talk to Eyad Farah, senior director of retail product development at McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, about McKesson’s digital strategy for retail pharmacy and helping pharmacies leverage mobile and digital technology to engage, support and retain patients.

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.

July 24, 2014

Cardinal Health announced at its Retail Business Conference that nine pharmacy schools across the country will collectively receive $2 million in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program in 2014.

July 24, 2014

Change. That is the word that attendees of this week’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference will hear over and over again, and it was the core theme of Thursday morning’s opening session.

July 24, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association celebrated the first International Self-Care Day event in the United States.

July 24, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter treatment.

July 24, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 24, 2014

Local residents, tourists and attendees of Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference battled the heat and gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to enjoy the Health on the National Mall event, co-sponsored by Cardinal Health and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

July 24, 2014

Medicine Shoppe pharmacy owner Jim Cherry takes customer service to a whole new level in Somerset, Ky., and it’s his commitment to the community and innovative pharmacy solutions that this year earned him the Medicine Shoppe International Franchisee of the Year award.

July 24, 2014

Walgreens today announced that Kermit Crawford, president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, will retire after 31 years in a variety of advancing roles with the company to take on new opportunities

July 24, 2014

Onco360, an independent oncology pharmacy and clinical support services company, announced that it has been selected to be part of the highly limited specialty pharmacy network of Zydelig tablets.

July 24, 2014

Rite Aid has appointed former Roundy’s executive Darren Karst as EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 20.

July 23, 2014

Health on the National Mall, co-sponsored by Cardinal Health and the National Community Pharmacists Association, showcased the expanding role pharmacists are playing in improving patient care.

July 23, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation launched its new Adherence Performance reporting tool, which uses pharmacy data to supply pharmacies with the data they need to make improvements on the adherence of their patient base, the company said.

July 23, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation announced the launch of the largest software release for its Pharmaserv pharmacy management system in four years at 2014 McKesson ideaShare.

July 23, 2014

McKesson's Frank Starn, president of global sourcing, announced that Ann Richardson Berkey, SVP public affairs for McKesson, will be retiring.