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March 28, 2009

In its 41-year history, Medicine Shoppe International has become one of the most widespread names in the retail pharmacy business, with franchises as far away as Taiwan, India and the Middle East.

March 26, 2009

The fact that the online grassroots campaign by independent pharmacy operators has enlisted more than...

March 26, 2009

TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit covers more than 9 million active duty members of the military, retirees...

March 19, 2009

Our industry received one more reminder of the leadership retail pharmacy has shown on health...

March 15, 2009

As the editor of the publication, I have both the blessing and the curse of...

March 12, 2009

The long-awaited breakthrough for follow-on biologics may be close at hand....

March 12, 2009

In a week where too much was made of MinuteClinic’s seasonal closings, Take Care Health Systems’...

March 5, 2009

First and foremost, this bill as well as others supported by the voice of community...

March 5, 2009

This week another force emerged from the private sector to take the lead on health...

March 5, 2009

When one of the retail pharmacy industry’s best-known merchandising gurus is pulled away from the...

March 1, 2009

What a difference a year makes. Walgreens’ management and shareholders were long accustomed to steady, record-breaking gains in sales and earnings, and a pedal-to-the-metal store development strategy, that made Walgreens the nation’s fastest-growing pharmacy retailer and a market leader in cities across the country. As recently as the company’s annual meeting in January 2008, former chairman and CEO Jeff Rein reaffirmed that strategy, outlining a bold plan for filling in markets across the country by opening roughly one new store every 16 hours and buying the prescription files, and sometimes the stores, of rival independent and small chain pharmacies. He also said the company aggressively would pursue new opportunities in specialty pharmacy and front-end merchandising.

March 1, 2009

I’m not willing to say it was a great move at this point.”—BusinessWeek Feb. 12,...

February 28, 2009

Despite all the debate over the use of cough-cold medicines in children under the age of 12, sales of cough-cold medicines didn’t do too badly last year. For the 52 weeks ended Jan. 25, sales of all cough-cold remedies — including cough drops, cough syrups, cold-allergy liquids and cold-allergy tablets — were up 10.5%, totaling $4 billion across food, drug and mass outlets (minus Walmart) according to Information Resources Inc data. Of course, the lion’s share of that growth comes courtesy of the latest allergy reliever to make its way from prescription vials to over-the-counter aisles. Factoring out the sales impact of McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s Zyrtec, which generated in excess of $331 million across its Zyrtec syrup, Zyrtec tablet and Zyrtec-D tablet, the overall cough-cold category still grew by 1.4%. Considering that’s on a base of $3.6 billion, that represents incremental growth of almost $50 million.

February 26, 2009

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America released a report Thursday showing a record...

February 19, 2009

News that CVS Caremark pulled in record results for the fourth quarter and year 2008,...

February 19, 2009

Issue: How do you stop meth addicts from circumventing current pseudoephedrine purchase restrictions by buying...

February 19, 2009

Michigan has long been regarded as one of the nation’s most proactive states in the...

February 17, 2009

Four policy proposals drafted by the National Community Pharmacists Association will benefit patients, taxpayers and...

February 12, 2009

The announcement that MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic have entered a clinical collaboration is a major...

February 12, 2009

“We must all hang together, or most assuredly we will all hang separately.” That dictum,...

February 8, 2009

Dear Mr. President,...

February 5, 2009

Doesn’t anybody here pay their taxes? Tom Daschle, the former powerful leader of the Democrats...

February 5, 2009

This full-page ad taken out by Walgreens is important as it comes at a time...

February 4, 2009

There has always been an undercurrent of thought that a pound of prevention might save...

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