January 8, 2015

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

January 7, 2015

DSN examines three of PricewaterhouseCoopers' "Top Health Industry Issues for 2015" with broad implications for the retail pharmacy industry. 

January 7, 2015

More than half of Americans want to monitor their health with connnected devices.

 

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.

January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 5, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a Q&A with Owen Mumford's Travis Shaw, in this multi-page report.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 19, 2014

How is CVS Health planning to replace the loss of $2 billion in tobacco sales? By driving core front-end businesses and improving the shopping experience. In fact, CVS/pharmacy has big plans for health and beauty, Helena Foulkes, EVP and president of CVS/pharmacy, told analysts during the company’s Annual Analyst Day on Dec. 16.

December 19, 2014

Gallup has released its annual Honesty and Integrity Survey, and pharmacists maintained their ranking in the second position — behind only nurses and tied with medical doctors.

The survey measures the public’s trust of diverse professions, including but also well beyond health care.

December 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association is reminding the 250 million people who visit the pharmacy each week to utilize their relationship with their neighborhood pharmacist to meet their health care and information needs during the cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health on Wednesday announced that its Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has earned certification by BenchmarkPortal as a Center of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 16, 2014

Health Dialog on Monday announced that it has received Patient Oriented Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its disease management programs.

December 12, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a look at FDA reform and its potential impact on healthcare costs, in this multi-page report.

December 11, 2014

Clinicians are more open to utilizing burgeoning healthcare technology as part of their practice, and patients are more receptive to interacting with that technology, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report released last month titled “Healthcare delivery of the future: How digital technology can bridge the gap of time and distance between clinicians and consumers.”

 
December 11, 2014

Mscripts has built a comprehensive digital pharmacy platform designed to improve adherence and compliance among patients. “Traditionally, we’ve focused on two-way text messaging and mobile applications,” Mark Cullen, Mscripts CEO, told Drug Store News

December 11, 2014

Diplomat announced a new partnership with Novation through their Hospital Specialty Rx Program on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Are high distribution costs and overly complex regulations stifling pharmaceutical and health product suppliers’ ability to fully engage with the fast-changing healthcare marketplace? That’s one concern raised by a global survey of healthcare executives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America from United Parcel Service.

December 11, 2014

After a recent spike in the prices charged for some generic drugs led to outcries from pharmacists, patient advocates and federal lawmakers, a report issued last month suggests that drug costs can be controlled if the Food and Drug Administration changes the way it handles reviews and approvals.

 
December 11, 2014

Team up with other healthcare entities, or wither on the vine. That’s the new reality for community pharmacy, said Kermit Crawford on the eve of his retirement as president of pharmacy, health and wellness for Walgreens.