September 28, 2015
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Target has expanded its list of chemicals that it wants suppliers to remove from their products. The list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.
 
September 28, 2015

The Risk Evaliation and Mitigation strategy training for libido drug Addyi is now available for prescribers and pharmacists, Sprout Pharmaceuticals said. 

September 28, 2015

Approximately one out of every three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure and is subsequently at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. 

September 28, 2015

Target’s pharmacy and clinics are prepared for flu season, with some new offerings this year. 

September 28, 2015

Now in its fifth year, Walgreens and HHS have provided for $40 million in flu vouchers to date. 

September 25, 2015

CARE Pharmacies' latest board member helped lead the pharmacy businesses of Shopko, Delhaize, AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs. 

September 25, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a letter to the editor in response to a Sept. 5 article in The Washington Post about efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.

September 25, 2015

Learning together with other health professionals might become more mainstream for pharmacists, according to a report published Friday by the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative.

September 25, 2015

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

September 25, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gecko Health Innovations, which focuses on developing software and product solutions to aid in compliance and adherence improvement in the management of respiratory diseases.

September 24, 2015

CVS Health has committed $10 million to SU2C over three years, supported by an annual in-store campaign. 

September 24, 2015

Software solutions company RxNT and FlavoRx announced Thursday a streamlined way for prescribers and patients to get flavored pediatric medications, potentially boosting adherence.

September 24, 2015

The Mondelēz International Foundation announced Thursday a new push for wellness in Mexico, the U.S. and South Africa.

September 24, 2015

The discount program’s website provides members online tools for finding participating pharmacies, as well as drug prices and availability. 

September 24, 2015

News outlets in Miss. are reporting that the first Fred’s with a walk-in telehealth clinic — the result of a partnership between Fred’s and TelehealthONE — opened this morning. Residents who lack transportation, according to reports, will now be able to see a nurse practitioner without having to go to a nearby town, making access to providers more accessible. 

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 23, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is committed to bringing a range of exciting new Centrum multivitamin formulas to market that seamlessly fit into Americans’ everyday lives, the company said.

September 23, 2015

The pharmacy will be located in the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center in Ohio. 

September 23, 2015

Smith Drug Co. announced Wednesday that it had tapped a former McKesson and Walmart executive as its SVP pharmacy solutions.

September 22, 2015

In the spirit of helping pharmacists and retail healthcare teams lead by example, Drug Store News and higi have issued a call to entry for the next round of the Fit Pharmacist Challenge, which kicks off in October.

September 22, 2015

As many as 84% of consumers say they check the expiration date at least sometimes when using an OTC medicine for themselves. 

September 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced plans that would reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for many American consumers should she be elected President of the United States. 

September 22, 2015

Including local associates, their families, friends and other partners, Kroger expects nearly 7,000 to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.