July 30, 2012

Rite Aid is touting its vaccinating pharmacists as the back-to-school season begins.

July 27, 2012

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health found that expanding Medicaid to low-income adults led to improved health and reduced mortality. It is the first published study to look specifically at the effect of recent state Medicaid expansions on mortality among low-income adults.

July 27, 2012

With the Supreme Court maintaining a status quo of sorts with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month, retail pharmacy operators are going to need to continually drive efficiencies into their businesses, McKesson chairman and CEO John Hammergren noted during the wholesaler's first-quarter conference call.

July 24, 2012

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has teamed up with the National Association of Community Health Centers through a $3 million multiyear partnership.

July 24, 2012

Significant product recalls and the ongoing recession have driven consumer behavior change in the OTC aisle, according to a new report published Tuesday by Kline.

July 24, 2012

The maker of Splenda has introduced a new zero-calorie sweetener.

July 19, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday honored the 100th anniversary of the "vitamin," a term that was coined by Casimir Funk, a Polish-American biochemist, in 1912.

July 17, 2012

A consumer push for healthier snacks has led to an explosion of yogurt sales. Sales of yogurt have increased every year since 2006, according to Mintel.

July 17, 2012

Health reform will stand. So what’s next for the pharmacy technician?

July 16, 2012

Pharmacy retailers have a relationship with the healthcare-reform law more complicated than most individuals and businesses.

July 16, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week named six new companies to its membership roster — voting members OmniActive Health Technologies, POM Wonderful, Procter & Gamble and Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems; and associate members Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the Natural Marketing Institute.

July 16, 2012

There is so much noise out there about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what it means for America that at times I wish I could just stick a banana in my ear — actually, make that two bananas, one for each ear.


July 13, 2012

Vitalah on Wednesday launched a seven-count box of Oxylent — now formulated without sugar and touting zero calories — that is available in three flavors: sparkling berries, sparkling blackberry pomegranate and sparkling mandarin.

July 12, 2012

Cardinal Health on Thursday kicked off its Retail Business Conference, the company’s annual trade show for independent pharmacies catering to more than 7,000 attendees.

July 11, 2012

The House of Representatives' vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has drawn praise from the National Retail Federation.

July 10, 2012

Free Standing Insert coupon activity decreased 1.2% over the first six months of 2012 versus the same time period a year ago, Kantar Media reported Tuesday.

July 10, 2012

Wonder has introduced a new bread for kids under its Smart bread line.

July 6, 2012

The sweeping healthcare reforms encompassed in the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will transform parts of the American healthcare landscape. But the nation’s fiscal challenges and the unsustainable cost increases generated by the U.S. health system also will drive fundamental changes in the way providers, payers and patients search for a more cost-effective and accountable set of solutions to a health system in crisis, said McKesson’s top public policy expert at ideaShare 2012.

July 5, 2012

As states grapple with tight budgets, rising Medicaid costs and the anticipated expansion of Medicaid following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers should consider how community pharmacists can help reduce expenses. In addition, new evidence offers a fresh reminder of the perils of managed care in Medicaid and the need for proper oversight of managed care entities.

July 2, 2012

Obamacare will stand.

July 1, 2012

The Supreme Court's decision last week to maintain the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act doesn't mean much. Not really.

June 29, 2012

While saying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — whose constitutionality the Supreme Court largely upheld in a 5-4 decision Thursday — would be beneficial by creating a larger population of insured patients, the leader of one of the country's largest specialty pharmacies said it didn't address the problem of waste in health care, according to published reports.

June 29, 2012

The upholding of the individual mandate within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court drew a response from several industry groups, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday identified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a tax, which means the constitutionality of the healthcare-reform package cannot be addressed until after that tax is assessed.