March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

March 25, 2015

Zewa launches a suite of products to help track and report health statistics for patients, including a blood pressure monitor, a weight scale and an activity tracker along with a health app to capture and store the data. 

March 23, 2015

Walgreens' chief medical officer makes an appeal for pharmacist provider access.

March 20, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance and WebMD are scheduled to speak at this year's Lions Health conference. 

March 19, 2015

A new Kalorama Information report highlights the value and projected growth of retail-based health clinics.

March 18, 2015

Bipartisan legislation to improve medication therapy management services for senior citizens enrolled in Medicare received a nod from NACDS.

March 16, 2015

Healthiest You on Monday launched a healthcare price comparison app that helps ascertain the cost of procedures and pharmaceuticals. 

March 13, 2015

Patient access, lower costs, accountability and collaborative care: those are the watchwords that define the nation’s overextended web of health care in 2015. And community pharmacy — the true face of neighborhood health care — offers some timely solutions to all of them.

March 13, 2015

How do the nation’s pharmacists rate with Americans? According to Gallup, the answer is very, very high year after year.

March 13, 2015

The CDC and AMA on Thursday launched the joint Prevent Diabetes STAT program. 

March 13, 2015

Connecting all the dots in health care. That’s the ultimate goal in the health industry’s migration to an electronic platform, where doctors and other prescribers write prescriptions digitally and send them — directly and immediately — to a patient’s pharmacy for dispensing.

March 13, 2015

A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) is symbolic of the growing recognition of pharmacy’s vital role in healthcare delivery.

March 13, 2015

An Altarum report found that national health spending increased 5.7% in January 2015 vs. January 2014. 

March 13, 2015

As the editor of Drug Store News, I am frequently reminded that the stories we report on extend far beyond the industry we cover.

March 13, 2015

Community pharmacy leaders routinely host pharmacy tours in their stores throughout the year to help demonstrate firsthand to members of Congress and policy-makers the important interaction pharmacists provide patients every day, and the importance of supporting measures that help promote pharmacy to help expand patient access, improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

March 13, 2015

Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.

March 13, 2015

With health reform and the shift to accountable, evidence-based medicine slowly but surely transforming the nation’s massive but troubled healthcare system, new moves are afoot in both the legislative and executive branches of government that will further elevate the role played by the nation’s 300,000 pharmacists.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.

March 12, 2015

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care now offers a nationally recognized accreditation program specifically designed for healthcare organizations with multiple care sites, such as retail-based health clinics.
 

March 12, 2015

CareClinic has received top honors for “Innovation in Health Care Delivery" as Bartell Drugs and Group Health eye expansion.

March 10, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation on Tuesday launched KnowYourOTCs.org, a new go-to source for consumers seeking information on the safe use, storage and disposal of over-the-counter medicines.

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 9, 2015

Primary care physicians are facing a patient overload and, in some cases, they are referring their patients elsewhere for medical care.

 

March 6, 2015

CVS Health's chief medical officer is addressing the National Business Group on Health.