February 2, 2012

Rite Aid's comps increased 2.2% for the month of January, compared with January 2011, the company said Thursday.

February 1, 2012

A possible pill mix-up has prompted Pfizer to recall more than two dozen lots of a prescription contraceptive drug, the drug maker said.

February 1, 2012

CVS/pharmacy has introduced a program that allows pharmacy patients to receive immediate notification via text message when their prescription is ready to be picked up, the drug store chain said.

January 31, 2012

A goal to standardize risk evaluation and mitigation strategies and modernize the U.S. drug safety system in a proposed reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act has drawn support from the country's main chain retail pharmacy lobby.

January 30, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced its acquisition of the prescription files and inventory from 33 Kmart pharmacies in 16 states.

January 27, 2012

The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday published an op-ed online that called for more rule-making to govern dietary supplements in an effort to rein in the criminal activity of illicit prescription drug manufacturers that openly disregard the laws currently in effect.

January 27, 2012

Within the first week of 2012, Walgreens signed 125,000 patients to its Prescription Savings Club. By the second week, that number had blossomed to 200,000 patients and subsequently exploded to 500,000 new signees by the middle of week No. 4.

January 26, 2012

Medbox is introducing two new prescription drug vending machine systems in 2012, the company said Thursday.

January 25, 2012

Pharmacy customers looking to view and compare prescription drug prices now can do so on their iPhone or Android device.

January 25, 2012

The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund announced on Tuesday that it has awarded CVS Caremark a three-year contract to provide prescription drug benefits to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees, retirees and dependents, beginning July 1.

January 24, 2012

In its battle with Express Scripts, Walgreens is not only seeking to retain that prescription base payer by payer, but also patient by patient, as evidenced by the more than 500,000 customers who have taken advantage of Walgreens' Prescription Savings Club since Jan. 1, according to company officials.

January 23, 2012

Pet medications now are available at all Kroger pharmacies in the Houston area, the company said.

January 20, 2012

Users of Mscripts' mobile pharmacy application platform will have a host of new features to make managing prescriptions and shopping easier, according to a presentation the company gave Friday at the Health Innovation Summit.

January 20, 2012

Walgreens’ contract with Express Scripts expired, and millions of Walgreens customers covered by ESI were forced to either move their pharmacy business or come up with some other way to stick with Walgreens. Drug Store News interviewed Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson on what the company is doing to hold on to those customers and how it is appealing to payers.

January 20, 2012

A mass merchandise retailer based in the Midwest has become the latest chain to join the move toward smartphone apps that allow customers to manage their pharmacy prescriptions.

January 20, 2012

Walgreens in early January brought the latest example of its flagship retail pharmacy to life in Chicago. And, like it’s counterpart in New York, the interactive technology really sets the store apart from traditional retail pharmacy experiences.

January 19, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association is calling for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow senior patients to enroll in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan via a special enrollment period, particularly if patients believe that "material misrepresentations" led them to sign up for a "preferred network" plan with inadequate pharmacy access.

January 19, 2012

As we welcome a new year, it is exciting to see all the changes headed our way. With all the movement around healthcare reform and technology, we in the pharmacy industry are quick to point out that this industry is years ahead of the rest of health care in terms of payment solutions and automated workflow. The rest of the industry is running to catch up — but right now the pharmacy industry is far from where we need to be to address critical factors in our industry. That said, there are tremendous opportunities that several companies are bringing forward with new technology that can truly revolutionize the delivery of health care.

January 19, 2012

Walgreens has transformed 68 locations in the Indianapolis market into health and daily living destinations.

January 18, 2012

A wide range of factors and "moving parts" will likely make 2012 a challenging year for pharmacy retailers as the economy, generic drugs and the dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts figure prominently, analysts say.

January 18, 2012

Harris Teeter has launched its Rx Punch Card promotion, which can help loyalty program customers save on groceries when they fill or transfer a prescription to one of the chain's pharmacy locations.

January 17, 2012

The main lobby representing pharmacy benefit managers is launching an advertising campaign amid scrutiny the industry has received lately from the public and lawmakers.

January 16, 2012

The results of CVS Caremark’s study, which found that its Pharmacy Advisor program increased medication adherence rates and physician initiation of prescriptions, is important as it further underscores the benefits of the program, and those benefits are bound to becomes even greater as the retailer gears up for the next generation of the clinical program.

January 16, 2012

It couldn't have been choreographed better if Bob Fosse himself had orchestrated Walgreens' annual shareholders' meeting.