August 5, 2015

The approval of the acquisition— valued at $17 billion when it was announced in February — is based on Pfizer divesting certain products from its portfolio. 

August 5, 2015

See photos from Drug Store News’ event celebrating the launch of its July issue. 

August 5, 2015

 Data recently presented at t AADE15 suggests that people with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar and benefit from following a structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose schedule even if they don’t require insulin.

August 4, 2015

Armada Health Care on Tuesday announced a partnership with the clinical pharmacy services unit at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to work on its ArmadaOne specialty pharmacy platform. 

August 4, 2015

CVS Health's implementation of Specialty Connect had a greater effect on revenues than prescription volumes.

August 4, 2015

As much as $91 million of revenue from new drugs helped drive a 49% increase in sales and a 19% increase in prescriptions dispensed through Diplomat. 

August 4, 2015

Since the inception of Meijer's free prescription program in 2006, more than 27 million free prescriptions have been filled, saving Meijer customers more than $390 million.

August 3, 2015

Executive director Mindy Smith is departing the American Pharmacists Association Foundation for PrescribeWellness. 

August 3, 2015

Healthcare technology company PerceptiMed announced in mid-July the appointment of the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Richard Carmona, to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1.

August 3, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week released a progress report urging state and federal regulation for the thousands of websites that illegally distribute medications.

August 3, 2015

The metrics BodiMetrics track include an EKG, pulse rate, blood oxygination, systolic blood pressure and temperature. 

August 3, 2015

Rite Aid promotes several executives into new roles that will help further the company's objective in becoming a comprehensive retail healthcare company. 

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 Pharmacy 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 Good Neighbor Pharmacy 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.