One week following the re-election of President Barack Obama, DSN spoke with Mike Cantrell, president of AmerisourceBergen's Good Neighbor Pharmacy, on the impact — and opportunity — healthcare reform holds for community pharmacies.
As we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News, it sure had been a busy week for telehealth news, and by that measure, no headline was bigger than the news that Walgreens had decided to expand its partnership with Web-MD into three more states — Illinois, Washington and Colorado.
After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers.
Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.