December 1, 2011

Assured Pharmacy officially has opened the doors of its Kansas City location, making it the company's fifth specialty pharmacy.

November 28, 2011

A study published online earlier this month by the American Journal of Cardiology concluded that supplementation with vitamin D conferred substantial survival benefits, specifically in patients with documented deficiency.

November 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association last week teamed up with the American Medical Association in a joint op-ed published in Roll Call that called for the repeal of the over-the-counter prescription requirement for flexible spending accounts.

October 5, 2011

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius will receive her seasonal flu vaccine and will talk about the importance of prevention measures and flu season preparedness Wednesday morning at a Walgreens "health and daily living" pilot store in Chicago.

September 15, 2011

A value-based benefits project saved a group of employers in Kansas City, Mo., nearly $11 million in direct healthcare costs.

September 6, 2011

Tom Thumb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, on Friday announced its purchase of seven convenience stores in the Memphis area currently operated by Schnuck Markets.

August 24, 2011

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August 23, 2011

Mars Chocolate launched the first phase of its construction of a 350,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility located in Topeka, Kan., on Tuesday.

July 27, 2011

Assured Pharmacy has signed a lease for its fifth pharmacy, which will be located in Kansas City.

July 14, 2011

Four legislators on Thursday introduced legislation that would restore over-the-counter medicines as qualified reimbursements under health spending accounts and flexible spending accounts without a prescription.

July 14, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday its support of legislation that seeks to repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires consumers to obtain a prescription to use their flexible spending accounts for over-the-counter medication purchases.

July 12, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday proposed a framework to assist states in building Affordable Insurance Exchanges, state-based competitive marketplaces where individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase affordable private health insurance.

June 29, 2011

Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., have established the first-ever Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus, an effort endorsed Wednesday by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

June 24, 2011

Stop & Shop opened a new store in Andover, Mass., on Friday, the company said.

June 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has seized elderberry juice products that have been distributed by Wyldewood Cellars.

May 26, 2011

Capping off a meeting that brought hundreds of independent community pharmacists to Washington for the National Community Pharmacists Association Legislative Conference, members of Congress joined pharmacists at the Capitol on Wednesday to discuss the cost-saving services provided by local pharmacies now and in the future.

April 25, 2011

Payless ShoeSource is expanding its beauty offering with the availability of a new beauty brand, SXY by Unforgettable Moments, arriving in stores this week. Featuring nearly 20 affordable beauty and body items, the new line represents yet more competition for chain drug beauty.

April 18, 2011

Kansas on Monday officially made the move from a paper tracking system for pseudoephedrine sales to the electronic tracking capabilities afforded through the National Precursor Log Exchange, according to an Associated Press report published Monday.

April 4, 2011

The dean of the Kansas University School of Pharmacy has won an award in recognition for service to the elderly, according to published reports.

February 11, 2011

Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

February 8, 2011

Pharmavite spokeswoman Suzy Cohen, a noted pharmacist, author and frequent talk show guest, on Monday offered fresh advice for consumers perusing the dietary supplement aisle.

October 24, 2010

Retail pharmacies aren’t the only ones embracing technology like pharmacy automation. The government is doing...

September 21, 2010

The National Institutes of Health has retained ScriptPro as a provider of pharmacy automation systems,...

September 12, 2010

When President Barack Obama signed an emergency federal spending bill Aug. 13, it gave cash-strapped...