May 22, 2013

Several members of Congress are requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse a decision to prohibit independent pharmacies from delivering diabetes-testing supplies to homebound seniors.

April 25, 2013

Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing.

April 3, 2013

Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said.

March 28, 2013

Fred's will be looking to extend its pharmacy penetration to as high as 70% of all stores in the next three years.

March 18, 2013

CARE Pharmacies announced the addition of Mark Ey to their corporate team as director of operations.

January 30, 2013

Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?"

December 5, 2012

Walgreens last month acquired UCH Pharmaceutical Services, an independent retail pharmacy based in Indiana, the company that helped broker the deal announced Wednesday.

October 26, 2012

The owner of an independent pharmacy in New York has won a national award for his diabetes education and counseling efforts.

October 12, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of pharmacy students are interested in owning a community pharmacy after graduation, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

October 11, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company's headquarters located here on Nov. 7.

September 17, 2012

McKesson on Monday named Steve Courtman president of Health Mart, a franchise of 3,000 independently owned pharmacies.

September 11, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association and a number of independent pharmacy entities on Monday refiled its complaint against Express Scripts concerning its acquisition of Medco, demanding either Express Scripts be compelled to "unwind their merger" or alternatively be required to divest assets acquired from Medco.

August 27, 2012

The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

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 13, 2012

Eight pharmacy students have won scholarships worth $12,000, according to a group that calls itself the country's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.

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 6, 2012

Independent pharmacy owner-operators, by definition, stand somewhat alone. It’s the nature of their calling, and it defines their particular brand of pharmacy retailing as a responsive, patient-focused center for community care and high-touch, individualized personal service.

July 6, 2012

Community pharmacy is a profession, but it’s also a business. To that end, McKesson has over the past three years provided a comprehensive and confidential online resource for prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers and for students interested in a career in independent pharmacy.

June 26, 2012

In many ways, the future of community pharmacy relies on evolving the role of the pharmacist to drive better patient adherence, improve health outcomes and perhaps most importantly, from a business perspective, to get paid for it. To help independent pharmacy owners and community pharmacists step closer to that future today, McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the country, showcased Tuesday its Sponsored Clinical Services Network to hundreds of attendees here at McKesson ideaShare 2012.

June 26, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association is celebrating July as the month of the independent pharmacy industry.

June 25, 2012

Owning and operating a community pharmacy has never been the easiest way to prosper in the healthcare field. But in the face of unrelenting reimbursement challenges, big-chain competition and the pressures imposed by powerful pharmacy benefit managers that dictate take-it-or-leave-it contracts covering the majority of patients and prescriptions, it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of independent and small-chain pharmacy owner/operators wouldn’t trade places with any other health professional.

June 25, 2012

McKesson, one of the largest healthcare services companies in the country, on Monday extended its technology solutions to change the way community pharmacies collaborate, communicate and share information with customers and peers.

June 25, 2012

Day one here at McKesson ideaShare 2012 and the thousands of independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners from all across the country who convened here Monday, at the Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort, looking for business-building solutions and industry to help them stay relevant and differentiate themselves with their customers and patients, were not disappointed.

June 18, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association currently is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the group's annual convention and trade expo this fall.