December 8, 2014

Fruth Pharmacy, which operates 27 stores in Ohio and West Virginia, has introduced a new program called “Gopher” to the community.

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 8, 2014

As Congress continues consideration of the bipartisan conference agreement to the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson issued a statement.

December 4, 2014

Rite Aid's positive pharmacy results helped fuel a pre-market surge of 2.4% to $5.59 in premarket trading.

December 3, 2014

Datarithm on Wednesday announced their partnership with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative on a cloud-based platform for forecasting, balancing and cycle counting prescription inventory.

 

December 3, 2014

Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

 

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

November 20, 2014

ShopRite has unveiled its new pharmacy app to help patients manage their prescriptions through their iPhone, iPad or Android device.

November 17, 2014

mHealth — the use of mobile technology devices and smartphones for healthcare purposes — is transforming health care as more Americans adopt mobile devices. 

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

Last year, Drug Store News covered extensively the results from Thrifty White's successful medication synchronization program. DSN recently checked in with Tim Weippert, Thrifty White EVP pharmacy, to get an update.

 
November 13, 2014

Cardinal Health recently launched a new online tool, developed by eHealth, that its retail pharmacy customers can use to help their patients compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 7, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association urged the president to support changing the mandate that consumers obtain a prescription in order to utilize FSAs and HSAs to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

November 7, 2014
Don't google it, check a reliable source. That's the advice a Belgian healthcare website, Gezondheid en Wetenschap, recently advertised in this YouTube video that you have to play to believe. Sadly, they need to advertise such advice. Because do you know what is notably absent in the country? A pharmacist. 
November 5, 2014

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield patients can now have prescriptions filled at Wegmans, with free home delivery.

 

November 4, 2014

Across the front-end, CVS Health is in the midst of enhancing its digital capabilities. That , along with insight into the impact of its exit from the tobacco business, was the message Tuesday morning during the company's third-quarter conference call.

November 4, 2014

MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to offer users a contextual personalized medication experience through a feed based on users’ medications.

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

October 30, 2014

Rite Aid announced sales results of $2 billion for the four weeks ended Oct. 25, representing an increase of 5%.

 

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.