July 7, 2015

Phil Hagerman, CEO and Chairman of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., joined attendees as a special guest speaker for a “Specialty Lunch and Learn,” at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015. “Specialty is the new pharmacy,” Hagerman said.

July 7, 2015

Attendees at McKesson ideaShare 2015 met the sunrise Friday morning with a special breakfast session that aimed to help independent pharmacies navigate the changing reimbursement landscape and gain entry to more narrowly focused preferred pharmacy networks.

July 6, 2015

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative has selected Lombard Pharmacy and owner Craig Kueltzo as its 2015 Most Valuable Pharmacy.

July 6, 2015

Class was in session here at McKesson ideaShare 2015 on Friday with a series of Health Mart University Live! sessions focused on building leadership skills, gearing up for quality measures and a business-building workshop where owners shared best practices and opportunities to grow the business.

July 6, 2015

McKesson hosted its annual RxOwnership lunch event here on Friday at ideaShare 2015, offering an insiders’ look at the market for buying and selling pharmacies, and the considerable advantages ownership entails.

July 2, 2015

Bob Graul, director of McKesson's RxOwnership program, will take charge of financing new pharmacy operations through First Financial Bank. 

July 1, 2015

New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report released on Wednesday.

July 1, 2015

An analysis of five pharmacy case studies conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association has found that medication synchronization brings positive results to community pharmacy.

June 30, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued guidance indicating that the agency would give pharmacies  an additional four months to comply with product tracing requirements scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015.

June 26, 2015

As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.

June 24, 2015

Pharmacy organizations have written a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking officials to delay enforcement of a July 1 electronic product-tracing deadline for prescription drug dispensers.

June 18, 2015

Rite Aid's latest pharmacy initiative improves patient convenience and medication adherence. 

June 17, 2015

To talk about the challenges and opportunities facing community pharmacy, Drug Store News will host a special webinar on  June 23, presented by Health Market Science, a LexisNexis company.

June 17, 2015

The FDA has introduced a new website for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, called REMS@FDA, to provide a standardized source of information about approved REMS.

June 15, 2015

Information technology will play an increasingly critical role in how all health providers administer care, collaborate with one another in a team-based approach to care, and engage with patients themselves.

June 15, 2015

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., proposed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would impact how the military addresses supplementation. 

June 15, 2015

The credibility of the vitamins, minerals and supplements business has been attacked in recent months.

June 11, 2015

Ateb, a provider of pharmacy patient care solutions, has announced the formation of its inaugural Community Pharmacy Advisory Board, comprised of pharmacy leaders who will serve as an “internal institute” within the Ateb organization.

May 28, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy has unveiled new technology to make prescription label reading easier for the visually impaired by partnering with AccessaMed to bring a special prescription label into all 26 Fruth Pharmacy locations.

May 26, 2015

The 21st Century Cures legislation would foster drug development. 

May 20, 2015

HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" takes a hard look at the sports-nutrition supplements men and women in the military are taking to remain combat ready. 

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

Meijer on Wednesday acquired a specialty pharmacy operator to enhance its customer offerings, particularly to patients with complex chronic conditions.