December 7, 2010


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — It’s the kind of low-price power play that gives smaller-scale independent pharmacy owners — and chain drug store operators too, for that matter — the willies. In what promises to be another potent and potentially market-altering exercise in massive scale and competitive clout, Walmart has linked up with insurance heavyweight Humana to launch what it says will be the lowest-cost prescription drug plan for seniors who rely on Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.


November 30, 2010

Leaders in specialty pharmacy gathered in New York on Tuesday at the New York Athletic Club to attend the second annual Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable discussion presented by Drug Store News and Armada Health Care.

November 15, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday formally established the new Center for...

November 15, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule shortening the traditional 30-day...

November 14, 2010

Humana and Wal-Mart Stores on Monday announced that Mary Lee Reinscheld became the first Medicare...

November 11, 2010

Retail pharmacies scored a big victory in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule,...

November 9, 2010

Budget cuts in Washington state to its Medicaid programs have created a “perilous situation” for...

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 10, 2010

A new push to crack down on the massive and costly fraud and abuse that...

October 5, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

October 4, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

September 30, 2010

Due to the nation’s deep recession, states experienced rapid growth in their Medicaid enrollment and...

September 30, 2010

Launching a pre-emptive campaign to capture a major share of the Medicare prescription market, Walmart...

September 22, 2010

The independent pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management industries both praised new efforts by Congress and...

September 15, 2010

More money is flowing from the federal stimulus coffers to states as the White House...

September 14, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday issued a statement to the House...

September 14, 2010

A new study released Wednesday by the American Lung Association, and conducted by researchers at...

September 12, 2010

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

September 9, 2010

It’s about time....

September 6, 2010

The recently installed head of the federal Medicare program is pushing hard to promote new...

September 2, 2010

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson and National Community Pharmacists...

August 25, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday expanded Medicare coverage of evidence-based tobacco-cessation...

August 24, 2010

More than 3 million older Americans may have to switch to a different Medicare drug...