October 1, 2014

Express Scripts on Wednesday announced that its two nationally available 2015 Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plans will offer a preferred retail pharmacy network featuring Walgreens.

October 1, 2014

"We're moving to a personal relationship with our customers, which in retail has never been seen before," said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. 

 

October 1, 2014

Protein Sciences Corp. on Monday announced today that doses of its Flublok influenza vaccine have been released and are now available for shipment.

October 1, 2014

Ranbaxy Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of Absorica (isotretinoin) 25 mg and 35 mg capsules into the U.S. healthcare market. 

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on healthcare costs through avoided hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease, according to a new article published Wednesday in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

October 1, 2014

Walgreens last month posted an aspirational video to its YouTube channel that really captures the signficance of its "Get a Shot. Give a Shot." campaign conducted in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

September 30, 2014

Wholesaler H.D. Smith last week promoted Dmitrey Kuznetsov to VP generic pharmaceuticals. 

September 30, 2014

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is recalling the Halloween Squish Ball Novelty Toy, product number 057800879657, because the product may burst when squeezed and has small parts, which could detach posing a potential choking hazard, the company has announced.

September 30, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were up about $1.50 to more than $61 per share as the market opened Tuesday morning following the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. 

 

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 29, 2014

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions and KEW Group agree to make KEW's diagnostic services available to Specialty Solutions' community oncology customers.

September 29, 2014

CARE Pharmacies last week announced that they have selected PDX’s Enterprise Pharmacy System as the regional drug chain’s pharmacy system of choice. 

September 29, 2014

Health experts argue that there are tactics that payers and purchasers can deploy to help improve patient access.

September 29, 2014

"Successful retailers are credited with being innovative. And I think innovation means stretching beyond traditional boundaries," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

September 26, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray as a treatment for bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

September 26, 2014

Drug Store News director of continuing education and clinical content Suzanne Feeney, PharmD, will take over the Drug Store News twitter handle @drugstorenews, as part of the global #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon on Thursday, Oct. 2.

September 26, 2014

The Boston Herald has reported that Walgreens is expanding its partnership with Florida veterinary company, ShotVet, to offer pet care services, such as vaccines and micro-chipping, at select stores in Massachusetts.

September 26, 2014

As part of its new Women’s Wellness initiative, Schnucks Pharmacies has announced that four different oral breast cancer medications (Letrozole, Megestrol, Anastrozole and Tamoxifen) will be available for $9 with a valid prescription.

September 25, 2014

Celgene Corp. earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is the first and only PDE4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to the company.

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.

September 25, 2014

AbbVie on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease patients ages 6 years and older when other treatments haven't worked well enough.

 

September 25, 2014

Tensator, a provider of queue management and customer journey solutions, has announced that TY KU, a sake and spirits company, realized a 600% uplift in sales following the deployment of Tensator’s Virtual Assistant signage at a national retail chain in Monterey, Calif.


September 24, 2014

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with three academic medical centers — the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System — to enhance access to care for patients.

September 24, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.