April 22, 2015

Picking up almost 600 new stores in 2014, McKesson’s Health Mart is a forward-thinking pharmacy franchisor that focuses on a key component of community pharmacy success — the pharmacist-patient relationship.

April 22, 2015

The mounting shortage of primary care physicians across the United States and the growing recognition that patients’ health care often is best delivered by a team of professionals working together are fueling a nationwide movement to give more pharmacists provider status.

April 22, 2015

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

April 22, 2015

Privately held since 2005, Shopko operates a wide range of store formats with healthcare offerings, ranging from full-service pharmacies to optical centers.

April 22, 2015

Ahold USA’s COO James McCann earlier this year outlined the driving force behind the supermarket operator’s overarching initiatives — improve customer perceptions of its U.S. operations across quality and service, as well as price.

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

With a new moniker designed to reflect its broader commitment to health care, CVS Health is “positioned for today, preparing for tomorrow,” executives told Wall Street during its 2014 Analyst Day in December.

April 22, 2015

With its treasure-hunt style shopping and broad array of brand and private-label products at attractive prices, Costco has successfully carved out a unique business model that resonates with its 76 million cardholders.

April 22, 2015

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

A Tractica report released Monday projects a sharp increase in utililzation of home-health technologies by 2020. 

April 20, 2015

Professions Quest launches a massively multi-player online serious game called Mimycx to help educate healthcare professionals.

April 17, 2015

Generic Pharmaceutical Association branches out with the creation of the Biosimilars Council. 

April 15, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced the launch of its newest evaluation program, which creates a roadmap for how sites delivering intermittent or outpatient treatment — but do not act as a primary care provider for a majority of its patients — can fit into the medical home neighborhood.

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 14, 2015

IBM creates new business unit to manage a HIPAA-enabled cloud offering that will help augment big data analysis of chronic disease states. 

April 13, 2015

Surescripts inks deal with vendors to enable more than 480,000 providers to utilize the technology to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country.

April 10, 2015

Surescripts has expanded its nationwide health information network to include PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market.
 

April 9, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced its partnership with four technology companies to present Vision 2026 at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo.

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 8, 2015

Strong same-store sales help lift Rite Aid annual revenue 3.9% to $26.5 billion. 

April 6, 2015

A University of Southern California pilot currently underway at several California clinics is illustrating the important role that clinical pharmacists can play in team-based medical care.

April 6, 2015

The Little Clinic, which is a subsidiary of Kroger, has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for the third consecutive time.

April 1, 2015

The recently Food and Drug Administration-approved AirStrip Sense4Baby monitoring system will enable remote self-administered non-stress tests as part of a comprehensive prenatal care model.