September 25, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a letter to the editor in response to a Sept. 5 article in The Washington Post about efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.

September 11, 2015

NCPA’s arrangement with Ulta Lab Tests will offer community pharmacy patients direct access to lab tests and health screenings.

September 8, 2015

The role of the pharmacist in the U.S. healthcare system has expanded beyond dispensing to include vaccinations and medication therapy management, and that role could expand further with pharmacy provider status on the horizon. 

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 18, 2015

Drug Store News sat down with Tom O’Donnell, VP federal government affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to discuss pharmacist provider status and the latest pro-pharmacy legislative initiatives in the U.S. House and Senate.

August 11, 2015

Mindy Smith will lead the clinical advisory team to develop and deliver clinical service opportunities to PrescribeWellness’ virtual alliance of over 10,000 independent community pharmacies.

July 31, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."

July 28, 2015

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

July 23, 2015

With 3-of-the-5 CMS Star Rating metrics based on medication adherence, Cardinal Health unveiled a new suite of adherence-boosting tools under its Adherence Advantage program, here at RBC 2015.

July 16, 2015

OutcomesMTM provides medication therapy management for more than 5.5 million patients. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.

July 7, 2015

Health Mart is taking patient relationships to the next level. That was the key message Steve Courtman, Health Mart president, had for the standing room-only crowd of Health Mart pharmacy owners at the Health Mart annual meeting during McKesson ideaShare 2015.

June 24, 2015

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a piece of legislation earlier this month that helps expand patient access to pharmacists' patient care services. 

June 19, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged a Senate Committee to look to pharmacy in providing health services that can improve care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

June 12, 2015

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, a group of more than 25 organizations representing patients, has released newspaper and radio advertisements calling for passage of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

May 29, 2015

Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team. 

May 14, 2015

In lead-up to Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions.

May 7, 2015

Pharmacists and student pharmacists across the country have sent more than 20,000 letters and emails to Congress to support current provider status legislation, according to the American Pharmacists Association, marking the largest grassroots advocacy push on record in the Association’s 163-year history.

April 30, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance testing COPD adherence measure. 

April 22, 2015

Kmart has diligently worked to ensure that its pharmacies are the outlets of choice for customers.

April 22, 2015

The mounting shortage of primary care physicians across the United States and the growing recognition that patients’ health care often is best delivered by a team of professionals working together are fueling a nationwide movement to give more pharmacists provider status.

April 22, 2015

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

April 22, 2015

Privately held since 2005, Shopko operates a wide range of store formats with healthcare offerings, ranging from full-service pharmacies to optical centers.

April 22, 2015

The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act has gained 104 co-sponsors since its introduction at the end of January.