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.

 

May 16, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy for Healthcare Data Solutions, to discuss how comprehensive prescriber validation data solutions can save a pharmacy operation billions of dollars in costs.

December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

April 27, 2015

Ateb announced the appointments of four Ateb pharmacists to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s measure development teams and stakeholder advisory panels for 2015.

April 27, 2015

More and more, Sam’s Club as a brand is becoming associated with health care, and not just through its 604 pharmacy operations, 567 optical locations and 420 hearing facilities.

April 27, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced that 2- and 4-mg Nicorette mini Lozenge is now available at most retail location in the United States following a shortage in supply.

April 27, 2015

DunnhumbyUSA, a customer science company, and Kroger on Monday announced a new arrangement that the companies said will offer great flexibility regarding the use of data to create opportunities for innovation and growth.

April 27, 2015

The past year has been an eventful one for Hy-Vee.

April 27, 2015

QS/1’s Pharmacy Management Systems have been upgraded to exchange data with CCNC’s PharmaceHome, a software application that conducts medication reconciliation to manage the care of Medicaid recipients in North Carolina

April 26, 2015

Drug Store News on Sunday caught up with Brian McNamara, region head of Europe and the Americas of the recently christened GSK Consumer Healthcare, representing the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to talk about what a consolidating OTC market means for the industry, and how GSK will be coming to market.

April 26, 2015

“You’re going to need a bigger boat,” Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, told attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program Sunday morning.

April 24, 2015

Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider that serves patients via its network of services and facilities — including its in-store QuickCare clinics — has selected Valify as its strategic purchased services partner to help identify, build and track savings opportunities.

April 24, 2015

Carma Laboratories, the manufacturer of Carmex lip balm products, has appointed Keith Edgett as VP of research and development.

April 24, 2015

Sandoz on Friday announced the launch of levoleucovorin injection ready-to-use single use vial, a generic version of Fusilev, which is marketed by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. 

April 23, 2015

Retail health clinics are now a part of the health care landscape with the potential to become a much more powerful enabler of a “culture of health,” according to a recent report by Manatt Health, the health care division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

April 23, 2015

Procter & Gamble posted on Thursday third-quarter earnings that were largely in line with expectations as segment results proved to be a mixed bag.

April 23, 2015

Looking to help beauty mavens stuck in an at-home styling rut, Unilever’s Suave has developed the new Suave Professionals line of products for a new style-it-yourself approach.

April 22, 2015

“Our health-and-wellness experts are leading the way for the future of health care in our stores and beyond.”

For any retail pharmacy provider, that would be a bold, perhaps even overly confident, assertion. But coming as it does from Walmart, it’s something that both the U.S. healthcare system and Walmart’s competitors are taking seriously.

April 22, 2015

With more than $225 billion in pharmacy sales and more than 67,000 stores, the 2015 PoweRx list represents more than 80% of the total retail pharmacy business.

April 22, 2015

Kinney Drugs, the New York and Vermont drug store division of KPH Healthcare Services Inc., continues to roll out innovative health programs.

April 22, 2015

What supermarket pharmacy provider scores highest in consumer satisfaction? That would be Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, the largest employee-owned U.S. grocery chain.

April 22, 2015

With more than 520 independently owned stores in nine provinces, Pharmasave has a solid reputation as one of Canada’s most-trusted community drug stores.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens forever changed its corporate trajectory with the execution of its “step 2” merger and acquisition of Boots Alliance, creating a truly international retail pharmacy operator with the restructured and rebranded Walgreens Boots Alliance.

April 22, 2015

Cardinal Health on Tuesday increased its specialty pharmacy heft with the acquisition of Metro Medical, according to a Drug Channels Institute report.