April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 14, 2015

Actavis and Medicines360, a nonprofit women’s health pharmaceutical company, on Monday announced that Liletta (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) in 52 mg is now available in the United States.

April 14, 2015

IBM creates new business unit to manage a HIPAA-enabled cloud offering that will help augment big data analysis of chronic disease states. 

April 13, 2015

Surescripts inks deal with vendors to enable more than 480,000 providers to utilize the technology to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country.

April 13, 2015

UnitedHealthcare on Monday announced it will fold Walgreens' Balance Rewards loyalty program into its Reward Me health incentive program. 

April 10, 2015

Surescripts has expanded its nationwide health information network to include PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market.
 

April 9, 2015

Alignment Healthcare, Vivify Health partner on a platform connecting at-home diagnostics to clinical interventions. 

April 9, 2015

Armada Health Care seeking to optimize specialty pharmacy operations with new integrated web-based software platform. 

April 9, 2015

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has announced that CVS Health and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will receive the 17th Annual John Gould Education & Workforce Development Award for their Health Pharmacy Technician Program.

April 9, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced its partnership with four technology companies to present Vision 2026 at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo.

April 9, 2015

Pharmacists are performing more patient-care activities in a variety of healthcare settings as the industry is opening up to more opportunities for women.

April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance will be a buyer in consolidating healthcare market, Stefano Pessina told analysts Thursday. 

April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday posted solid same-store sales numbers, driving U.S. sales up 7.4% to $21 billion, but has targeted 200 store closures in a cost-saving initiative. 

April 9, 2015

Weis Markets is losing one of its longest serving executives after the company announced that the chairman of the board is stepping down.

April 8, 2015

Community Healthcare Network is accepting applications to the first Nurse Practitioners post-graduate primary care residency program in New York State, one of only a handful of primary care residencies in the nation.
 

April 8, 2015

Strong same-store sales help lift Rite Aid annual revenue 3.9% to $26.5 billion. 

April 8, 2015

Former Duane Reade CEO John Lederer joins board of Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

April 7, 2015

A new policy statement issued by American Academy of Pediatrics urges use of metric system in dosing children. 

 

April 7, 2015

The CVS Health Foundation announced 55 new grant recipients as part of its multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide.

April 7, 2015

Private health insurance exchange enrollment doubled to 6 million covered, accordiing to an Accenture report released Tuesday. 

April 7, 2015

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday established a new Biosimilars Board. 

 

 

April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

April 6, 2015

A University of Southern California pilot currently underway at several California clinics is illustrating the important role that clinical pharmacists can play in team-based medical care.

April 6, 2015

Public health exchange enrollees fill more prescriptions, but also opt more often for generics or 90-day fills, than their commercial plan counterparts.