April 22, 2015

With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.

April 22, 2015

In line with industry trends, Wakefern’s Shop-Rite continues to sharpen its focus on health and wellness.

April 22, 2015

In early 2015, Bartell Drugs celebrated its 125th anniversary and named a new president.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 20, 2015

Kmart and Shop Your Way have unveiled the new Shop Your Way Pharmacy Rewards Program.
 

April 20, 2015

"Certain aspects of sporting events are similar to governmental advocacy. In both instances there are winners and losers," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey in a recent blog post. 

April 17, 2015

IMS Health is getting ready to launch a consumer version of its AppScript app, according to a MedCityNews report. 

April 15, 2015

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association recently recognized pharmacists for their efforts in prescription medication misuse prevention.

April 15, 2015

United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

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

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

April 8, 2015

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

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 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 2, 2015

Rite Aid's March results spurred a 3% lift in its share price Thursday morning. 

April 2, 2015

Sam's Club on Thursday sweetened the pot for its Plus and Business Plus members with an offering of five generic prescriptions without charge in most states. 

April 1, 2015

Walgreens is teaming up with Shedd Aquarium to provide on-demand access to medicines for animals. 

April 1, 2015

Meijer pharmacy plans to open a full-service retail pharmacy on the campus of the Spectrum Health Medical Center. 

April 1, 2015

On the heels of CVS Health’s decision to pull tobacco from its shelves, a sponsored bill that would ban pharmacies statewide from selling tobacco products is facing some headwinds from independent pharmacies, according to a local news report.
 

March 17, 2015

A new Harris Poll reveals some surprise findings on Americans' preference for generic or branded drugs.

March 16, 2015

The letter to the editor emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and diversion.

March 13, 2015

Patient access, lower costs, accountability and collaborative care: those are the watchwords that define the nation’s overextended web of health care in 2015. And community pharmacy — the true face of neighborhood health care — offers some timely solutions to all of them.